Sunday, December 19, 2010

Giving the Garden

I'm going to a holiday gathering today that's a teensy bit high-pressure. I'm wearing my go-to boots, checking my eye makeup before leaving, and practicing asking interesting questions so I can talk to people I don't know.

One thing I'm not worrying about is hostess gifts. The nocino really worked out well, and who wouldn't like little teensy pickles? Handspun yarn, repurposed manila folders, and there you have it -- something no one else could give.

For all the ups and downs, gardening lessens my stress overall.


Mr. H. said...

"Practicing asking interesting questions so I can talk to people I don't know." We just went through this when we were invited to a neighbor's for a vegetarian type dinner party extravaganza...a first for us. It was great, they all loved food and gardening...two of my favorite topics.

Hope you have a great time and I love your gifts.

Unknown said...

I wish I was at that party. It's been a long time since we asked each other interesting questions!

Heiko said...

We'll be doing something similar this week, touring the neighbourhood bearing homemade gifts.

Stefaneener said...

Mr. H., I did actually do much more listening than talking last night -- a personal first! I'm sure your neighbors loved hanging out with you.

kimberly, I know! It takes real dedication.

Heiko, your neighbors will surely enjoy your visit.

michelle said...

I know how you feel, I just don't know what to talk about if it's not about gardening or food! Your gifts are lovely, I hope the recipients were duly impressed.

Kristin said...

Truly one of a kind gifts and the tags are funny.

kitsapFG said...

I love the gifts and I hope you had a splendid time!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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