Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Fun with Christmas Gifts

Baymax Santas?

My daughter made a set of round coasters based on the movie character Baymax, using punch needle embroidery.  She had glued on a felt backing to the coasters and had left them on the dining table for the glue to dry.  I saw them and decided to have a bit of fun with them, and placed them on my Santa place mats.

Baymax Variation

And Baymax in his armor:

Baymax in Armor

She gifted them to one of her friends as a Christmas gift, yesterday.  

I made a set of coasters, too, using pre-printed fabric I had in my stash, but, I haven't gifted them yet.  I don't think my friend checks my blog, but, just in case she (or her daughter) does, I won't post a picture of them, yet.  

Today, I took care of some bill paying in the morning (homeowner's and earthquake insurance), did the embroidery details on the coasters I made, and did several loads of laundry.  I've been experiencing some acid indigestion issues the past couple of days (too much of spicier than usual food, I think) so, I had some bread rolls with cold cuts for brunch and a baked potato for dinner.  Daughter had bread rolls with cold cuts for her brunch and leftovers (sausage, cauliflower, etc.), for her dinner. 

She also baked a batch of peanut butter cookies and a loaf of zucchini bread in preparation for a holiday dinner she's hosting on Thursday for a group of her friends from middle school and high school days.  

Today, I am grateful for:

- Time spent with my daughter
- Being able to pay my bills
- Working appliances
- Cards from friends and family
- Antacid tablets!

Today's joyful activity was making Christmas gifts.

Plans for tomorrow include maybe going to the Sri Lankan store to buy some of my favorite tea if they have any, some ingredients for the semolina cake (Love Cake) that we make at this time of the year, and a few items for the almsgiving.  

How was your day?  What are your plans for Wednesday? 


  1. I've not heard of Baymax but he looks fun on the coasters. I'll look forward to seeing the coasters you made for your friend. Poor you suffering from acid indigestion it's good to have antacid tablets in just in case. Now it's Twixmas the time between Christmas and New Year a time to finish the leftovers :)

    1. I hadn't heard of Baymax, either, Eileen, until my daughter told me about him! He's a robot, apparently.
      I've had issues with my digestive system and I've cut down quite a bit on my consumption of chilies. I don't add a lot of hot chili to my curries and I avoid things like celery and bell pepper that seems to trigger indigestion in me, but Sri Lankan food is very spicy and my friend's curries are hotter than mine.
      I like the term "Twixmas"! :)

  2. Boxing Day was very quiet. Just the two of us... And I worked hard all day to finish the gifts I'm making for the grandsons who arrive tomorrow. After all the excitement of the granddaughters over Saturday - Monday, we needed some space and peace

    1. Glad you were able to have some peace and quiet in between visits from the grandkids! :)

  3. I had to look up Baymax. The coasters look just like it, and I like your version of Baymax Santa. I hope the eating of less spicy food helps your indigestion.

    1. I had to look up Baymax, myself, June, when she first mentioned it. Thank you; not eating anything spicy yesterday helped. Today, I have eaten a little bit of spicy food (got lunch to go from the Sri Lankan restaurant), but, I'm limiting the amount and so far, it's been OK. :)

  4. You daughter is so talented! I hope your indigestion gets better soon. Hopefully some blander food will help.

    1. Thank you, Sharon.
      Yes, the blander food helped and the indigestion is better, today. Of course I ate some spicy food today, but, just a little bit and I think it's OK. :)

  5. What a fun thing to do with your daughter's coasters. Like some of the other commenters, I had never heard of this character either.
    I'm glad your daughter is keeping us informed as to what is popular in modern culture! lol
    I hope your indigestion has gone away.

    1. I had not heard of Baymax before she told me she was making the coasters. Then, I watched a trailer for the movie.
      My indigestion is better - it went away for a day and then, I ate more spicy Sri Lankan food from the restaurant and I was back to square one! :D


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