Monday, December 29, 2008
I truly hope everyone had a blessed Christmas, full of family, friends, good food and safe fun! When my 7 yr. old grand daughter asked for a apron for Christmas just a week before the rush, I combed through my fabric stash and found a quick answer to her request. I took a pretty purple hanky and after playing with it for a bit, came up with a make do apron with plenty of pockets, I added some frilly lace and bold rick rack and I was done! She loved it even if it's a bit big on her, but I figured for only taking a hour to whip up, and her first apron, I think it will work just fine till I can make her a proper one, one that she will be able to hold onto and hopefully pass down to her daughter, someday.
This apron was the beginning of several homemade gifts this season, I was overwhelmed at the thoughtfulness of a few of my gifts, true treasures...The first one came from my little sister who remembered I collect English China but took it one step further and found a 1930's set that I had marked in a magazine from the summer, it was a true act of comfort and joy. I collect English china in honor of our Mom who was from England. The second treasure came from a daughter in law, who legally is not anymore, but to us, she will always be apart of the family. She took a zip up sweat shirt jacket and with some felt and embroidery thread, came up with likeness of our four grandkids, us and our dog, sewn on with love. It is adorable! And lastly, a handmade birdfeeder from my oldest son, who knows and shares my love of birds, watching and feeding. He made me a huge birdfeeder, this fancy eating station will hold 5 lbs. of birdseed! So, I will be warm this winter while watching the wildlife outside and sipping tea from apart of our past....I am so blessed! Photos will follow soon because this post doesn't pay tribute to those who took the time to share the spirit of the season the old fashioned way, with love....
Posted by Sue Neitzel at 6:40 AM