by toogie 10d ago

Good morning Cuties! I wanted to show my collection of gifts that will be given on this trip. I have 50 gifts here and we have 44 passengers. With me being sick the last few weeks, this is all I managed, so I am thankful I started early.

We also had funerals. We buried my uncle yesterday (remember I made him the Boxy bag in the Farmall tractor with his name on?). Today, my niece by marriage and she is also the trip hostess, is burying her brother. Our trip starts Sunday, so I am very thankful this didn't happen next week, while we were gone.
I never got the first 'Rollin' in the Dough' boas back white, so a shame they won't be given. I do need to put a tag on these green Boas, to wash separately the first few times.
All laid out it doesn't look like much. I did hold a few zipper bags and luggage tags back for my stash, but not a big variety here. I also have some cord wraps that won't take much room up, if she needs a few more gifts.
I'm sorry I didn't get to make some of your suggestions, but I will keep them in mind for the next trip and thank you. I ran out of time.
I hope they like their gifts. Have a good day Cuties!-Toogie

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by katydid 8d ago

I am a little out of touch Where are you going? I have been sick since the last of Nov. and can not do all of this.

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toogie by toogie 8d ago

Going to Florida on a bus trip. I'm sorry you've been sick so long. Did you have the flu? So many people did this winter. Hope you feel up to sewing soon.

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by cfidl 9d ago

Excellent work! You are amazing and I hope you have a great journey!

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toogie by toogie 8d ago

Thank you Christine!

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by missqueenbee47 9d ago

Wow, what a smart lady you are. I need to connect with someone like you and your group - I hope you all have a great time.

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toogie by toogie 8d ago

Do you want to connect to sew or to travel? Thank you for looking.

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by sewfrenzie 10d ago

Wow! What a wonderful group of goodies for those n your travel group!!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you, I hope so. Everything is different than other trips, except the valet trays and the zipper bags. Those are a repeat.

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by mrskiki 10d ago

What a lucky group you are traveling with! Tell us how these are given out-do you play games for them? Have a wonderful trip. Hugs. Nan W

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Yes, we do play games, but this one will be the 'grand finale'. For it we have tickets, to which they have a stub to match. If their ticket matches the one drawn, they win. For this game though it is a 2 part drawing. We all put in a dollar (only if they want to play). The first drawing is for this bag, or whatever nicer gift, we have. The second draw is for the loot, the $44. if everyone participates. Instead of a dollar to shop, someone has $44.00! Just a bit of fun while traveling. You know 'kids' (us) have to have activities while riding-lol

mrskiki by mrskiki 9d ago

Sounds like tons of fun.

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by mariahail 10d ago

wow, you are amazing, lady!!!!******

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

lol- Can you tell my family that? lol they might not know-Thank you Maria!

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by cooperal 10d ago

My goodness, you have been busy! Love your variety and I'm sure everyone will appreciate whichever gift they receive. It is more blessed to give than receive so I'm sure that YOU will be blessed beyond measure. Hugs, Avis

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

I get my satisfaction when I complete something Avis, that's all I need. I'm sure they will all like whatever they get, as they are a great bunch of people.Thanks for looking!

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by dragonflyer 10d ago

Wonderful assortment of goodies, Toogie...I hope you have safe, wonderful trip and have time to relax and enjoy!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

RELAX that's what I'm looking forward to! Thanks!

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by orangetiger 10d ago

Upon seeing what wonderful gifts you make and give, you will have loads of new best friends.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

You think? Some of them have no idea where the gifts come from and I like it that way.
Although the last trip, to my embarrassment, my niece did announce all the gifts were made by me. I didn't want anyone to know, as they might feel like they should get me something. That is not what I intended. I did it to help my niece.

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by jrob Moderator 10d ago

Looks like a great amount of work to me. I hope when you get to Florida that the sun is shining and it makes you feel better. Hugs for your losses. Wish I were meeting you in Florida!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Oh I wish you were too!!!
I want to feel the sunshine on my skin and no cold, rainy weather. I just know I will feel better. Look in Projects what I just posted. I feel like the cat who just licked the milk off her face!-lol-very satisfied.-lol

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by peafarm 10d ago

Fantastic stash-how you accomplish and so sick I'll never know-I can't even do it when I am well, Crazy sicknesses going around this year. I am deaf in my right ear due to severe ear infection and left not hearing so well. Still coughing a bit. Had knee surgery in Oct and hurt it how I don't know, but hurts again, then end of Dec last appt for eye surgery. I noticed that eye drooping a little. I did sew today some, I promise--our downstairs heater is out and holding 59 in the downstairs right now so freezing. I hope your well and enjoy wherever your going--I hope somewhere warm.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

I hope its warm too Patti. Sorry you've had one thing after the other. Is your hearing loss permanent? I hope you get straightened out soon and warm up. I hate the cold.

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by shirley124 10d ago

Lovely gifts. You did quite a few considering you have not been well. Enjoy the trip. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you Shirley. I talked to her earlier and she wanted some cord wraps, too. I am glad I had a dozen ahead.

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by lilylady 10d ago

Projects well done, now sit back and enjoy your trip!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

I will, at least I'm sure planning on it anyway, but thank you.

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by asterixsew Moderator 10d ago

Congratulations on your achievements you have done very well considering everything else that's been going on in your life recently

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

It seems I only stop when the fevers make me sleep. Thank goodness those have stopped and MAYBE I will get to go on this trip. I still haven't packed......Thanks for looking!!!

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by clintonmiss22 10d ago

Beautiful gifts! I'm sure everyone will be pleased. And using the same colors - They all look like sunny Florida. I'm glad you got well. I was beginning to wonder if you would be well enough to make the trip. Have fun!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

I still haven't packed, but if I stay well this week, I'll go. I think sunny weather will do me good. Thanks!

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by pennifold 10d ago

Ooh! Toogie these are all gorgeous and we know how much effort goes into making any machine embroidery item. I think you are wonderful to do so much for this trip with all that has been going on in your life, but hey, you are amazing. Hope you are starting to feel better and I'm so sorry about all the losses in your family and your niece's family too. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you Chris. This was the only uncle I had left, my dad's brother. It was hard on my niece losing her brother only 3 1/2 years older than her.
You give me far too much credit, because we all know how busy you stay too. I am feeling better, although I thought I would freeze where I stood, at the graveyard! I huddled with some cousins and one of the ones on my right was shivering more than me! I hope it doesn't make me re-lapse and that is one reason I'm not packing until almost the last minute.

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by liliana1 10d ago

Great job. Your gifts look fabulous, all will be very much appreciated

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liliana1 by liliana1 10d ago

Hope your feeling better

toogie by toogie 10d ago

I am better thank you and hope to be fit by the week-end. Thank you for looking at the gifts.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 10d ago

You are amazing. That was a lot of work.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Oh Angie you do far more than me! Thanks though!

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by dailylaundry 10d ago

Love - love - love all the hard work - it shows - great job!!!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thanks Laura, I still am thinking of a tote maybe. I like to have a 'grand' prize. If so, I need to get busy again ....and pack!-lol

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by graceandham 10d ago

That's more than one per guest. Each is a surprise, right? You did just fine and you've had a lot on you lately. (Hey, why limit it to lately?)

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

We seem to always run short, if we decide to play more games. My niece is 'suppose' to have one for each, but just in case, I have 6 extra here.

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by kustomkuddle 10d ago

I think you did a wonderful job Toogie. I don't think you need to worry about how much you got done. People should be pleased with what they get. These are wonderful gifts. I think that it is wonderful that you were able to get this many done with as ill as you have been. I am sorry to hear about your uncle passing and others in your family. Hugs.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you.
I want to start on a project of my own but don't ever seem to be able, with one thing or another. Looking at this photo sure seems I used the same color a lot. May need to switch some things out.

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