This is a delicious homemade orange cranberry loaf I received as an early gift from my 14 year old niece Ellen. She really "gets" the lessons I have been trying to teach and to live.
Every year I make gifts for my nieces and nephews. I make things they don't need or want, but things that make me happy, and as a reminder to myself and to them, that the most important things in life cannot be bought. I want to remind them that life is all about the relationships you create, not the stuff you accumulate.
This is a Christmas gift for a family member that I am still working away on. I finally got the letters hand stitched while riding on the bus to work this week (the students are gone home for the holidays, and I had lots of seats to chose from!)
This is the Country Quilts pattern I am trying to make, called "Always Home". It is NOT at all a "great beginner project" as the package states!
It is a very complex project with lots of little 1" pieces, but I am really enjoying it. I have the scrappy sashing pieced, and have started to build trees and houses. I am wondering tonight if this might become a gift for next Christmas since I seem to be running out of time! LOL!
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Link up your hand stitching blogpost below and share what you are making for loved ones this year?