The Gift You Burn Before Giving

A V 006It is Ashleigh Victoria’s 21st birthday. I was told about it a week ago and then I was invited to supper on Sunday night. I started wood burning a recipe box for her. Sorta a hope chest thing for later. I decided that I would put her name on the top and use blackberries as the design around the sides. I free-handed the three berry sides. and then decided to burn “My Favorite Recipes” on the back. Words are harder to plan and space. I hope she likes it. Oh, as a funny I am making a card that says, “Every girl on her 21st birthday needs diamonds and a dozen roses in a hand-painted china vase.” I have a miniature dozen roses in a miniature china vase with rhinestones. I think she will get a kick out of it. Every girl needs some crystal. I got her a crystal candy dish with two bags of M&M’s. One plain and one peanut. All Southern galsAV 1wood burning recipe boz 006 need to be trained in the virtures of Southern hospiality. And the best way I know is to offer company something sweet. Happy Birthday, Ashleigh Victoria!!!wood burning recipe boz 004 AV 2wood burning recipe boz 007

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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2 Responses to The Gift You Burn Before Giving

  1. that was an awesomely creative gift.

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