Friday, December 5, 2008

#4 - Home Alone

For this challenge we needed to make a card that reminded us of our childhood Christmases. Most of what I remember was chaos. I come from a family of five kids, so you can imagine the paper flying and noise.

However, I distinctly remember my mom participating in the neighborhood ladies Cookie Exchange for a few years. My sister told me that she remembers the group being called "JUGs" (not to be confused with the periodical "JUGGS") - "Just Us Gals." And I remember my mom going off to trade yummy Creme de Menthe brownies for lots of other cookies, some good, some not so good, but when you are a kid, you don't turn away sugar! I always loved looking over the plate or container that came back and all the lovely colors.

I also recall my mom baking in the kitchen. I don't remember an apron, but I do remember the wooden spoon. I think she may still have one from a loooongg way back, too. So, I decided to make a tag that I could put on a package of cookies for a friend instead of a card. I cut a wee slit on the pocket of the apron so that I could slip a wooden spoon in and out of it, but I am not sure that you can see that in the picture.



Ok, one more to go, I think...

10 comments:

Alanna Harris said...

cute...love the little spoon!

Rachel Hope said...

Great idea for a cookie tag, love it!!!

Jill said...

That's darling Elena! I bet your Mom will love this

Michelle Clark said...

Love the spoon in the pocket. I need to make some of these for my holiday cookies.

Anonymous said...

So cute..especially that sweet little spoon....lol on the "JUGS"...TFS! Tinla

Dana said...

this is precious!

Jennie M said...

This is so sweet Elena! And I love the little spoon on there! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

lexi said...

so cute--i love that wooden spoon in the pocket!

Rhonda said...

So cute! I remember my mom cooking in the kitchen as a kid, she had a little apron like that but it was gold (yellow) chocolate brown and orange, very 70's!!! She still has it and I love it cuz of my childhood memories!

PJ Coleman said...

I remember Mom's wooden spoon too... ouch.

Thanks for the memories Sis,
PJ