Tonight is the staff dinner at Aspens Steak House– a wonderful local restaurant that is only about one mile from my house. We always choose names for a gift exchange and over the years, this had turned into a gift card exchange. Well, if everyone is getting a gift card, we might as well buy our own from a store we enjoy. This year we have a new rule – you must make the gift.
All the staff have been busy planning their gifts. I got Stella’s name and she loves batiks. Last time we worked together, she saw my Quilt in a Cup and really liked it so I decided to make one for her.
As you might be able to tell, I used a variety of batiks for her cup. The cup is large and not convenient to carry so I decided to make a bag for her to tote it around in.
The cup fits inside perfectly – even enough room for a small snack beside it. I love the batiks I used for the bag. I also found 4 interesting buttons, all different that I used to hold the handles in place. I used QuiltSmart interfacing to make this bag. It is the Smart Bag. I am excited about giving it to her tonight.
Also, I opened up another Advent gift. I got more chocolate, this time with hot pepper in it! I am saving it for later. Today Doriana will be opening a list pad.
Can’t wait to see what I receive tonight and what is in tomorrow’s Advent gift.