Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Guard Girl Gifts

I wanted to give my Guard Girls a little gift for Christmas. I've spent the last three years going to the band reviews with these girls and they are all so nice and such fun. I just wanted to do something nice for them. So I got this glittery red felt and cut it into 30 hearts. Then I used fabric paint to draw on a big "L" for Lincoln High School. Luckily the school color is red so it's Christmasy too. Then I cut 30 pieces of red ribbon for the hangers and I started sewing them together. There is just something so relaxing about sitting and stitching this blanket stitch again and again.
When I get halfway around I stuff in a little cotton and some lavender, finish sewing and Voila! a heart sachet. Or Christmas ornament. But really, their guard bags could use a little freshness so I'm hoping they use them as sachets. (You know something like that when you've been on the bus with them for hours and hours.)
So that's what's keeping me busy here Amongst The Oaks. That and dreaming of a white Christmas, which never happens here in Central California. It has been cold and a storm came through the mountains, but I don't think the snow will come this low, but I can dream, can't I?


Content in a Cottage said...

Those hearts are beautiful. I am sure the band girls will love them.

I love to do blanket stitching too!


tam said...

What a great idea and a very sweet gift! I am sure they will enjoy them and they are sure to become a cherished part of keepsakes!
~Tam :)

Tara said...


Nice, sweet idea! You're super to them!

Beverly said...

Laura, wow! These are fantastic. I know they must love them.

Neabear said...

What a cute gift idea! They look great. Lincoln High School? Seems to me that is one of the large school bands we would see at the band reviews when our kids were in band. My daughter graduated in 2002 so it has been awhile since we have been to a band review. We went to as many as we could during their band years.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I was on Drill Team in high school and never received a gift from my advisor! How sweet you are. These are adorable!