Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank You gift

One of my favorite movies is The Sound of Music so when I found out it was brown paper tied up with string over on  CAS-ual Fridays blog I had to jump right in, of course I had to finish singing the song first and believe me I am NO Julie Andrews. 




What I made for the challenge are a couple of Thank You gifts.  I had ordered these bags from "Mish" and I knew I wanted to use them for the project but the problem is they were too big for what I needed so out came my sewing machine.  Of course when the sewing machine comes out for a 10 minute project it becomes a 1 hour project because of AVA.  The thread is pulled out when my back is turned, she is on the peddle with foot up, somehow she gets the spool of thread and it unwinds ....... seriously I should have a primetime sitcom.  An hour later I have sewn up 10 of these smaller bags that are seen in the post today and I have the rest stashed away with the ones I got from Mish ...... her sewing is so straight.  I hope the girls getting these gifts look at them with a head tilt because my sewing is always a bit off.

 Here they are all packaged up and ready to get to the post office.



The focal image on the front is held on with my "string" and it is a 2 in,
a focal image and a pretty magnet.



Here is a wee look at the cards on the inside.  I put 5 in each package
and they are 31/2 x 5.  




On a quick side note when I worked for American Airlines my job was to meet and greet high profile people and one night I had to meet and take Julie Andrews to her flight.  While I was waiting for her office to call I was in club and of course my friend and I could not miss an opportunity to be nutty so we started singing a nice selection of Julie Andrews movie songs.   On my way out the door to meet her  I walked around the corner and she was standing there smiling ......... right there listening to us sing and laugh.  I do not know how many shades of red I was but I am sure Pure Poppy was in the mix.

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

18 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Sue Ann these are wonderful! Love the gorgeous colors you chose. Love the little packages you created. Great Julie Andrews story too. You can always tell the story about the time you sang for Julie Andrews:)

Joyce said...

Wonderful gift packaging and cards. I've got that set out to play, and may just make some of these (without the sewing--never works for me). I love your Julie Andrews story.

Terri said...

What a great gift set! I need to start using my Rosie Posie stamps too. Thanks for the inspiration. Great story about Julie Andrews. Happy New Year To you and your family too!

Rhonda said...

What fun packages!! The Sound of Music is one of my favorites. Just watched again last week. Wonderful Julie Andrews story!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Your packages are beautiful. Wish I was getting one. Also makes me regret not buying this set. Love the colors you stamped on the cards.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Sue Ann! These are ADORABLE!! I love that you made that image into a magnet, so clever. And the cards are soooo pretty! Egads, maybe I'm going to end up "needing" Rosie Posie after all. LOL about the Julie Andrews story, that's soooo funny!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous project and I love your story!! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lee said...

What a gorgeous project so beautifully 'wrapped up' and such a delightful story too.

Tricia said...

Those turned out so pretty.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE these, Sue Ann! I'm seeing so many things made with Rosie Posie that I'm loving, makes me wish I'd bought it!

Mad for Paper said...

These are just gorgeous. I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.
TFS
Ang

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy New Year Sue Ann! What a beautiful set! WOW!

Lindsay said...

These are gorgeous Sue Ann! LOVE those flowers and the packaging!

Monica K. said...

Beautiful collection of cards! Love the Rosie Posie stamping around the edge. What a great gift! And your Julie Andrews story made me laugh. ;)

Dana said...

I'm crying with laughter just thinking about you and your friend singing a Julie Andrews greatest hits run down in her presence! OMG. What a story Sue Ann! You are awesome.
These are also awesome. I think my jaw actually dropped open when I saw them. I really, really want to come play at your house and sew and laugh and create and play with little miss Ava too!
I'm hoping you have a wonderful and happy new year darling!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your thank you gifts are wonderful! I love anything with stitching and I think yours looks great! What beautiful note cards you've created here. I laughed at a couple of things in your post. . .how Ava "helps" and your wonderful Julie Andrews story. I'm a big fan of hers. Hope you are well! Best, Curt

Kara said...

these are gorgeous!! i want this set!!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

For the record, these are adorable!!

xo