"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of one's friend springs
from his earnest counsel."
Over the summer I mentioned I was looking for a pattern to make favors. You helped me find the pattern but it was in a old magazine I couldn't find but it lead to an even better pattern. I wanted to make favors for my table guests at our annual church "Women's Tea". Each year we hold a tea where different people host a table and the church provides the food. Each host is in charge of decorating her table any way she wants to. We have about 25 tables and what joy it is just to see how each are decorated. Every year I host a table of ten for family and friends. I plan my theme all year. I like to stitch an item for my guests to take home as a reminder of our wonderful time together. Last year at this time I found plates and mugs that either said Joy, Hope or Peace on them. I knew that would be my theme.
I decided to make scissor fobs this year and this was the pattern that I used. Here are my nine fobs. You can't tell but the red in the trees is beads. Each one went into a bag that also contained a box of tea and some sweet treats. Most of the ladies at my table do some kind of craft so I thought who can't use a pair of scissors.
Here is my table. The sugar cookie at each plate was their name tag to show where they would sit.
One of the guests at my table brought everyone a sleigh she made out of a square plastic cup she glued candy canes to to make a sleigh and then filled them with candies. She didn't even know my center piece was a sleigh filled with flowers.
What a wonderful time I had being with family and friends enjoying a cup or two of tea. This is one of favorite traditions I take part in each year. This is about the time I look around to see what I might use as my theme next year.
I hope everyone is enjoying this season of remembering the birth of our Savior.
Always keep love in your stitches,