Sunday, December 16, 2012

PASTOR JON'S CHRISTMAS BASKET

 
When I saw this basket wearing a red sweater, I knew this was the basket I wanted to use for our Pastor and his family for Christmas.  It's been my tradition for years to give Goodie Baskets for gifts for Birthday, Special Events, and Christmas.


Since I gave him the basket this morning at Church, I can post a picture and not spoil the surprise.  (He checks out my blog from time to time. HaHa)

The bottom is filled with three kinds of cookies, and the little snowman has a zipper compartment, and it's filled with a bag of my English Toffee.  I added a loaf of Pumpkin-date-nut bread and a loaf of Banana chocolate chip bread.  A few gold wrapped coffee candies and a bag of Almonds.

Making Christmas Baskets is so much fun.  This week I'll be putting together the Baskets for our Adult children and their families and some close friends.

We had a wonderful Worship Service this morning and a great message of Hope from Pastor Jon at this time of darkness for so many.  Light over Darkness...For unto us a CHILD is born!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks so festive! I'm sure they look forward to your baskets of goodies. I make them, too, as you know and they are just so fun to put together! It's also a nice way to use up wonderful little treasure we pick up throughout the year at the thrift store.

    I'm studying that sweater liner and wondering if it could have been a sweater in a previous life. Just cut below the armpits, sew up the cut, turn upside down in the basket and trim and stitch to fit around the handles. Then attach buttons on the sides. What do you think?

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    1. Actually, Betsy the liner in the basket was a linen fabric and the sweater around the edges and down the front with a button. Not sure how it was put together. It may have been knitted on the liner, and not a sweater in another life. Now I wish I had it back to take a closer look!!! I bought another one similar...going to check it out closely and let you know. I bet our friend Tanna would know how to make one...

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    2. Oh, yeah...it sounds like you are right. I may try one from an old sweater just to see if it's possible! There are always tons of sweaters at the thrift stores.

      However it was made, yours sure is cute!

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    3. I would be afraid of cutting a sweater because of the raveling!!..Know what I mean? If you do one, let me know how it turns out.

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  2. Where would we be without the LIGHT?
    Our service was wonderful too. Much prayer and a message of hope.
    Love your basket. I know your Pastor will absolutely love it.
    Now I'm off to get ready for tomorrow over night company. The first of our 16 Christmas Eve Services begins tomorrow. Let the fun begin.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Sue...16 Christmas Eve services...Will you have company for every service. I'll say it again.. You and Dave have such servant hearts...God Bless YOU!!!

      We went to a larger church tonight and heard a beautiful Cheristmas Concert. Blessed my heart.

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    2. Bayside Church is pretty amazing, isn't it.
      Without the volunteers none of this could even happen.
      We will only have company for tonight's performances.
      The rest of the time Dave and I are helping to prepare and serve snacks and dinners to the hundreds of volunteers working so hard. We are on a terrific team and so it's not just work but actually lots of fun.
      Would appreciate prayer so my gimpy knee and leg won't give out on me. Lots of standing can be hard on it.
      Love you and wish we could have you here for this special time. Perhaps next year??

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  3. Hi Wanda, I adore this basket with the red sweater! I know your Pastor/family will enjoy all the baked goods made by your loving hands. May God richly bless you and your family.

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    1. Isn't that just the cutest basket. Did I ever get a good find. And I found two others and one I gave away filled with goodies and forgot to take a picture. It was smaller, but looked like a snowman was holding it. Gotta go looking for some more tomorrow.

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  4. I remember your baskets - one being a bridal shower gift fifteen years ago with a beautiful yellow teapot and tea accessories!

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    1. Oh Susan...I do remember that now..
      That was also a tradition of Tea Pots and cups and a note that Communication is so important in a marriage relationship.

      Loving you tonight daughter of my heart!

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  5. The red sweater basket is perfect for Christmas! And, all the goodies look so fun. I know your pastor and his family are enjoying it very much! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Tanna, I was telling Betsy, you would be the perfect person to know how to make a basket like this...

      Christmas Blessing to you my dear friend.

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