Monday, June 3, 2019

T Stands For More Gifts From Friends

Once a month, my No-Name, No-Photos-Allowed group gets together.  Every year we vote for someone who will buy all the birthday gifts that year.  Thankfully, I don't have that responsibility, because we usually vote for our Fashionista friend, who loves to shop.  Sadly, no one wants handmade gifts, except me of course.  April was my month, and the money we put in annually for each person is spent on a gift my Fashionista friend deems appropriate.

Since I'm in my craft room, I only use my grungy 32 oz. Wichita State Shocker mug that has a lid.  Beneath my coffee (yes, I drink my coffee through a straw, because it's easier than holding the heavy mug to my lips and forcing my neck backward in an awkward position) is the gift my friends have chosen for me.

This was a really nice gift that I'm sure any mixed media artist will appreciate.

What better gift, you ask? Well, it's NOT a rocking horse, which I would have preferred.  Now I'll be forced to use these.  JUST JOKING.  I LOVE this gift.

Recently I moved my mica powders and Twinkling H20s to a more convenient location, so I had space in my craft room closet to hold these goodies.  Since the items can be removed by sliding out the drawer, I don't need to remove the items stored on top to get to any of these goodies.  This is a win-win in my organization book.

It's now time for you to share your own drink related post.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.

In case you didn't leave your response last week, PLEASE let me know if you want to exchange ATCs again this year.  I have recorded those who have left responses already, but I hope to hear from the rest of you this week.  To answer Caty's concerns, you have ONE partner and send ONE ATC only, dear.  Yes, no, in country only, International is OK, or anywhere are all acceptable responses.

29 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a lovely gift you got from your friends, and you will have fun with it for a loooong time. Your big mug is great, much better than small, dainty cups! I will join in internationally, I prefer swapping overseas! Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

wonderful gifts - and you deserve them! reminds me i also have those little tags with the metal frame, they are beautiful!
happy t-day - xox

Meggymay said...

It looks a lovely selection of goodies in your gift box and a super storage box as well. I think you will have fun using them.
I like the idea of a straw in the drinking beaker, it looks like it had a lid as well. Perhaps I should get a similar mug it just might stop my accidently dipping a brush into mine.
Sorry I am late, I totally forget to add my reply last week
I'd love to join in the ATC sw....anywhere.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

The perfect gift!

I can't remember if I answered, but I'm in for the ATC swap. Yes. Anywhere. Thank you for organizing it.

Susan Kane said...

What an amazing "stash" of supplies. (Quilters call their hoard of fabric, a stash). So this is where your creativity can start taking shape.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I'm not a good shopper either, but your fashionista friend certainly is! It's a gift. My gosh, it amazes me that she could put together something like that box for you.

Happy T-day! Eileen xx

Linda Kunsman said...

such a lovely and thoughtful gift- which suits you well:)
Yes, count me in for the swap-international is fine too! Happy T day!

kathyinozarks said...

A perfect gift for you-and what a fun idea for everyone to look forward to.
Yes I would love to make an atc in country-thanks for hosting
Happy T hugs Kathy

CJ Kennedy said...

What a wonderful gift! Very cool and practical. Use it in good health and creativity, Elizabeth.

My name is Erika. said...

At least your no name, no photo fashionista friend really knows you well and has super taste. That is an excellent gift! It's nice to have a group that regularly gets together, isn't it? That is as good (well almost-smile) as this gift. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

Halle said...

Great gift to help organize the little things.
Happy T day!

Meggymay said...

Hi Elizabeth the answer to you question about a ploughmans platter.
The contents are not always the same but they do always include a piece of pork pie, a variety of cheeses and pickles, a side salad and bread[sough dough on the OH's that day].
Yvonne xx

Mia said...

Lovely gifts, Elizabeth!!! Happy T-day!!!
And YES!!!!!!!! Please COUNT ME IN in exchanging an ATC!!! I would love to participate!!!! Hugs, Mia

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely gifts and you sure will use them to the fullest lovely posst,.xxx

johanna said...

i completely forgot to say: no atc swapping for me, please ♥

Lisca said...

What a lovely gift from your No-Name friends! Some thought went into that.
I smiled at your mug with the straw. That is a very good and simple solution to avoid an awkward, potentially painful position. Well done.
Yes, I think I will participate in the ATC exchange. It was such fun last time. I will be back home (going to Holland) on June the 27th so that leaves me aome time to create one. International is OK.
Happy T-Day,

CJ Kennedy said...

I think I missed the ATC response. Yes and anywhere

RO said...

What a really cool idea for everyone to get gifts, and I love it. I'm with you when it comes to organization, and if I could afford it, I'd get some type of organizational box every day. I've used them to organize in the bathroom and the kitchen and it makes a huge difference. I found most from the Dollar Tree, which was great. The office area is a different story, however(lol). I try to find craft boxes all the time, from Michaels or the Dollar Tree and I never seem to have enough, or the size I need to hold everything. That box you received is perfect and so neat to store your things. What a great gift! Hugs...RO

Anne (cornucopia) said...

That's a lovely gift you received. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with all of those goodies. Please put me into the "no ATC swap" list.

Sami said...

A beautiful gift that will get a lot of use with your art.

froebelsternchen said...

What a thoughtful goft from your friends Elizabeth! I am sure you will make use of many of theese goodies! Enjoy using them - for this they are meant!

Happy T-Day!
And once again - no Swap for me this year, you know why!

Happy T-Day Sweetheart!

Susi xxx
I am not at home tomorrow - whole day - hope you don't miss me too much here and at AJJ!

Darla said...

I'd be sitting there sorting through those bits and pieces all day. What a great gift.

Let's Art Journal said...

What a thoughtful gift, perfect for your artwork! I can't wait to see how you use them especially the metal pieces, do you think they will rust? 😀. Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous gift! Great storage space too - definitely a win-win gift! Hugs, Chrisx

da tabbies o trout towne said...

this IS a really nice gift Elizabeth; I would like to have gotten it and I'm not a mixed media artist !!! ENJOY :) ☺☺♥♥

Let's Art Journal said...

Forgot to say, no ATC swap for me thank you 😀. Happy T Day! Jo x

Caty said...

Oh, what a beautiful gift Elizabeth! I love it ! There is a lot of place to put many things, and everything is very well ordered. Enjoy it !
I've never had coffee with a straw, but I understand you perfectly, it's much easier. Happy T-day !! (on time haha)
Thank you for your answer concerning the ATC swap, anywhere is ok for me. Do you already know if it will be about a free or a specific theme? Thank you very much for hosting.
Well, I wish you a very happy Wednesday, and I send you big hugs.

Sandra said...

What lovely gifts and friends:)

Lowcarb team member said...

This seems to be a perfect gift for you :)

All the best Jan