I always save my wrapping paper, smoothing it as much as possible before I store it. I then use it for backgrounds, or recycle it into gifts. After carefully measuring the book I am giving Sally, I sewed it into a gift bag. I do this because I always have more thread than double-sided tape.
Since there was writing on the back of the wrapping paper, I had to sew two pieces together for the gift tag. I tried to write "Happy Birthday" while sitting at my sewing machine. The part of the machine that comes off for making cuffs, fell after I put pressure against it as I was writing "Happy." The entire writing is "Happy Birthday Sally, Love, E."
The place Sally chose to eat was closed the day we went. Since we were in a part of town we don't normally visit, she decided on a local pub. Quite a letdown from the noodle place she had originally wanted to visit. I'll show photos of the area and a brief shopping trip while there, next month.
Please note Sally's Wichita State University Shocker's tee she got as a gift.
She's now figuring out
how to get the tag off.
She was trying to be so precise and careful with the paper,
I finally suggested she just rip it open. I really didn't want to take it home and recycle it another time.
Looking through the book,
she was surprised how small the lines were.
Thankfully, she liked it, especially because she LOVES flowers. She was even impressed with the dust jacket.
But now it was time to eat. She chose a Ruben sandwich and I had a cheese enchilada.
Sally got a salad and pickle and I got chips. She got a choice with her sandwich, but I didn't have a choice.
At this point, I wasn't sure if I had taken pictures of our drinks, so made sure I got a clear shot of my water with lemon, and Sally's beer. Her water was on the other side of her plate.
Now it's your turn to share your post. The rules are extremely simple.
Your drink related post may be anything
from a photo of a
glass, cup, or mug, to an actual drink, or even a sketch or a digital,
hybrid, or traditional page in your scrapbook, art journal, or altered
book. Maybe you'd prefer to share a tag, or photography. You might
choose a postcard or decorated card. Or
you prefer to review a place you visited, a movie or book. It makes no
difference as long as it's drink related. And don't forget that the
more unique and outside the box it is, the better I like it. Please tie
it back here, and
please link only to your T post, not your entire blog. When you link,
Bleubeard, the T gang, and I will be by to visit. Bleubeard
would also like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time,
even months ago, if you choose.
For Day 4 of 22, I recycled a piece of used wrapping paper.
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