I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Christmas time and Christmas gifts.......at this time of year

may very well not be the topic you want to think about.
For me......."what should I give and  do for Christmas?"
seems to always enter my thoughts at this time.
Gift giving always causes me the most stress.......from the staying on budget to trying to make everyone happy.
I find it harder and harder each year to find that perfect "something" 
for those special people. 
Do you feel this way? 
I love to give handmade gifts........something unique........something from my heart
However.....not everyone likes handmade gifts,.....so  I am selective on 
who I do make them for.
I have begun the process of making some handmade gifts.........hoping to get them all
finished by the end of November,.....allowing me to focus on the
the decorating and to enjoy the season.......
without the worry of getting Christmas gifts at the last moment. 
Of course my passion is embroidery.......with a little crochet.......
so from crocheted dishcloths with embroidered dishtowels,
to embroidered pillowcases..........
this is what I am planning on making and giving this year.
I have several sets of stamped pillowcases

all with lovely designs........most of them vintage,
never used or embroidered.......

to be embroidered

and embellished,
and selected for that "someone special" 
on my list.

So tell me, how about you?
Do you make handmade gifts?  
What do you like to make?
Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
I would love to hear!


lil red hen said...

Your pillowcases are so pretty! Who wouldn't be extremely pleased to receive them as a gift. I do give handmade gifts: crocheted baby blankets, hand quilted baby quilts, aprons, etc. I think, if a person doesn't want a handmade gift, she'd better not invite me to her shower. :)

mamasmercantile said...

It was a delight to visit and see your post on Christmas gifts, I am just starting to think about what I am going to make this year. I love handmade gifts, filled with love both giving them and receiving them. Those pillowcases were an inspiration, I may have to copy that idea for myself.

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

Your pillowcases are very pretty and I love the crochet on the edge. I myself love to receive a gift that was "handmade". I enjoy making something as a gift for others too.

Debra said...

Your work is just lovely-anyone would be thrilled to receive what you make! I have started to think about Christmas, and perhaps I better get at making some things....

Miss Cindy said...

Your work is so lovely. The colors are pretty