Sunday, January 29, 2017

A wine tasting party

We were invited to one last week.
Even after the two hostesses knew
we are not wine drinkers.
How nice was that?

We were to bring a bottle of wine.
Not just any bottle,
but a big, bold red wine.

Like I said, we're not wine connoisseurs.
So what did I do?
I sent The Runner out to buy a bottle.

What did he buy, you ask?
He bought Freakshow.
(Truth be told,
he went after the name and the label
rather than the "big, bold red.")

Either way, I guess he did pretty good
because at the end of the evening,
the bottle was bone dry.

I brought the bottle home with us.
I was going to try to remove the labels.
I say "try" because I've tried before
and was completely unsuccessful.

I asked a friend her process.
She successfully does this all the time.

Thought about it for a minute
and then remembered something.
Not too long ago, I purchased magazine holders.
The way I removed those price tag labels
was using my heat tool
(like a hair dryer for you non-craft people.)

It worked.
Both labels came off the bottle clean as a whistle.

Why did I want the labels?
Well, to use on thank you cards for the hostesses.
Why else?

Thank you, Toni and Dana!
We had a great time.
(And between the two of us,
we had five glasses of wine.)
Yep - us non-wine drinkers!
Except I'm a cheater.
I don't "do red" so I took
a bottle of white zinfandel.


  1. What a great idea for a thank you note! I don't like red either but would have tried it just because of the name!

  2. Thank you so much for the beautiful card. It is one to treasure. So glad you were able to come to the party. Made it even more fun.

  3. What a great idea to use the wine labels! Beautiful cards.