Wow, the weekend really flew! The boutique ate up most of my weekend time. Today I stayed home and did some chores and some sewing and just hanging out. I made some Lotto blocks for Tammy.. these are already my December blocks. Thought I'd get them done while I had the time and the inclination.
I also made a few quilted gift bags this weekend. I like to use these instead of gift wrap. I make them in a variety of ways.. they are all quilted and lined, and some close with ribbons, some with velcro, and some with buttons. They are NOT peek-proof, so these would not have worked when we had little kids. They would not have worked against me when I was a kid, either. In fact, nothing short of hiding the gifts at Fort Knox worked very well against my snoopiness at Christmas time back in the day!
I remember a few disappointing times when I watched a sibling open a gift that I had found and hoped was for me. And once I saw something through the wrapping paper and figured out what it was. I was sooo excited, but had to keep quiet about it. Then I tried to fake my excitement when I opened it, and I was a very bad actor. Not only did that ruin my fun, but it ruined my mom's, too.
It's more fun being a grown up and not snooping any more. Of course, the fun is different, also, because I'm older and don't need or want much of anything. And my husband is good about leaving a bag lying around. It makes it quite obvious what he got for me.
Were you a Christmas gift snoop as a kid? Do you still snoop???