Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, almost 4 years ago

    So it will be now, when she opens her present to find one necklace…

  2. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, almost 4 years ago

    Something tells Alix’s allowance isn’t much of a sum… which why I guess she can only do handmade necklaces…

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    Typical family. So much for the surprises!

  4. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 4 years ago


    But she’s putting thought into the gift, and MAKING gifts. Doesn’t that count?

    You sound like a person to whom my friend sent a christmas card with an image from a wood block she cut herself, hand-stamped onto the paper she made especially for her cards that year, and personalized with a calligraphic message. One of her recipients said, “Oh. You couldn’t afford to buy cards this year?” That person fell off her christmas list.

  5. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, almost 4 years ago

    Love Alix!

  6. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    So cute!

  7. Fredcritter

    Fredcritter said, almost 4 years ago

    :D Thank you! You just warmed my heart and made my day!

  8. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah. Not too easy to find a genuine “churchkey.” That is, one that does not have a stupid magnet rivetted on to it.

  9. Wolfdreamer250

    Wolfdreamer250 said, almost 4 years ago

    Alix is what? Nine? Between 8 and 10 are the ages you expect kids to make handmade gifts. Any younger and parents buy it for them, any older and their allowance is expected to support the gift season.

  10. angusdad

    angusdad said, almost 4 years ago

    It probably would be in an antique store. We use to have one that mounted to the cabinet. Would love to find one of those again.

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 4 years ago

    I still have a cast metal parrot whose beak is a bottle opener (was my parents) and paint/enamel is rather worn. It is well over 50 yearss old and lives atop my frig (with a ceramic parrot pitcher and some colorful vases. Various bits of my bird collection live all over my house and yards and many have practical use but mostly just decor.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago

    A handmade necklace is definitely an ambitious gift. A lot of adults make them for craft shows.

  13. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 4 years ago

    if the churchkey did not have a magnet on it, you tied a string to it and it hung from the counter – just like I want to do to the TV remote.

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