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Cards & More - Christmas gift from Friday's Child (October)
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Dec 30, 2016 17:04:43   #
Annekeetje
 
Remember my post on October 24, there was a gift I was not to open before Christmas? You can refresh your memory if you like here:
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-429969-1.html

I had to wait for 2 months and so I did. So I opened it on Christmas day and I have to share it with you all what was in there.
It is THE most gorgeous and sweet cookbook I ever received ever. On the back was such a sweet message I was brought to tears. I hope you all don't mind but I feel it was a private message and I like to keep it private but I can share with you in this cook book are all Betty's favorite recipes. Both my sons already picked a few I have to make (soon!).
Please take a look at this wonderful - all made by hand - cook book.

Thank you so much Betty for this wonderful gift. I love it all: the front, the design, the colors, the recipes... everything.








 
Dec 30, 2016 17:11:07   #
elfiestouch
 
WOW Betty has the most unique Gifts. What a treasure. You have to share the pattern for this Book, cause I am certain we all would like to make one. I can see a variety of possibilities.
It was well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 30, 2016 17:19:54   #
kiwi girl
 
What a great idea and a great gift. You went to a lot of trouble to make this, you are one special lady Betty.
Dec 30, 2016 17:52:59   #
Friday'schild
 
Hi Anneke! So glad you like the cookbook. I hope you enjoy the recipes your sons picked out.
The book is easy to make and only uses 4 sheets of 12x12 cardstock for the frame and pages...then lots of snippets of designer paper to make it pretty. I found it on a Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZtPBpzc-Bw
I hope you all make one. I've made them as cookbooks, as books with Bible verses in them to give to people who are going to have surgery and will have a hospital stay of a few days. Sometimes I ask people what their favorite Bible verses are and make it using them. I've made them with inspirational quotes in them, I've made them as photo albums, too. The problem with adding photos...is the book gets a bit tooooo puffy and doesn't want to close well. I don't like that! I've sold a bunch of empty ones at craft shows..and a few of the cookbook ones at craft shows, too. Sorry I was so mean to make you wait for TWO months. I'll TRY to be nicer! :) You'll have to let me know which recipes you use...and what you think of them. When the kids were home, and I tried new recipes...we all judged them on a scale 1-5...1 being yummy...5 being DON'T make this again..ever! ha!
Dec 30, 2016 18:32:13   #
ChristmasTree (a regular here)
 
Great idea and a work of art.
When the kids were in school they made these using colored file folders.
Dec 30, 2016 19:21:39   #
Annekeetje
 
Friday'schild wrote:
Hi Anneke! So glad you like the cookbook. I hope you enjoy the recipes your sons picked out.
The book is easy to make and only uses 4 sheets of 12x12 cardstock for the frame and pages...then lots of snippets of designer paper to make it pretty. I found it on a Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZtPBpzc-Bw
I hope you all make one. I've made them as cookbooks, as books with Bible verses in them to give to people who are going to have surgery and will have a hospital stay of a few days. Sometimes I ask people what their favorite Bible verses are and make it using them. I've made them with inspirational quotes in them, I've made them as photo albums, too. The problem with adding photos...is the book gets a bit tooooo puffy and doesn't want to close well. I don't like that! I've sold a bunch of empty ones at craft shows..and a few of the cookbook ones at craft shows, too. Sorry I was so mean to make you wait for TWO months. I'll TRY to be nicer! :) You'll have to let me know which recipes you use...and what you think of them. When the kids were home, and I tried new recipes...we all judged them on a scale 1-5...1 being yummy...5 being DON'T make this again..ever! ha!
Hi Anneke! So glad you like the cookbook. I hope y... (show quote)


Thanks for sharing how to make this book. I think it is a great gift.
I will let you know how the yummies turn out my sons picked but I am not only going to make the pizza's and caramel popcorn, ha ha ha!
We did the same thing when I was a kid and my Mom made a new dish, except we used 1-10, 1 never again and 10 The Best Dish Ever!!! She was a very good cook, some day I hope to come close to her skills.
 
Dec 30, 2016 20:47:39   #
Tapraol
 
Very nice booklet!
Dec 30, 2016 23:38:18   #
zara55
 
well worth the wait wonder if I could do a Scottish cook book
Dec 31, 2016 06:33:01   #
rujam (a regular here)
 
What a fabulous gift.
Dec 31, 2016 10:44:26   #
Annekeetje
 
zara55 wrote:
well worth the wait wonder if I could do a Scottish cook book


I would love to see that and the recipes too.
Dec 31, 2016 13:13:31   #
Friday'schild
 
A Scottish cook book would be wonderful, zara! Think small...I had trouble keeping the recipes short enough to fit on some of those tiny pages. You've talked yourself into a corner...now we ALL want a Scottish cook book...get busy!!!!
: )
 
          
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