NOTE: This post was first named “My Dishtowel Rant.” Reader Shirley wisely suggested that a better name would be Dishtowel Rave. I agree, Shirley! Thanks for your comment.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
• Ben Carson
Ben, that’s just one reason for my happiness. But it’s true that for any occasion– large, small or no occasion at all– I love giving gifts. But it can be tricky.
Goldilocks said, “This gift is too big!”
Too large or too expensive a gift like this jewel encrusted package or a trip to Paris for lunch would make a friend feel beholden and I don’t want that. (Let me be perfectly clear, I would not give a trip to Paris for lunch.Or a jewel encrusted package. So don’t ask.)
Goldilocks said, “This gift is too small!”
Too small a gift, like a coat hanger, is just tacky. Getting it just right takes some thought.
Goldilocks said, “This gift is just right.”
Nana Fun:Â This is 9 yo Laurel’s note to Santa. With grandchildren, there is always something to smile about.Â Like the fact that her house does have a fireplace and a chimney.Â Was she messing with ol’ Santa?
Many of you know this blog was down for almost two weeks before Christmas.Â Because of that, there is a backlog of sewing projects waiting to be shared.
With a long list of recipients and a month-long variety of unexpected demands on my time, it was apparent that the gifts must be quick and easy.Â Nothing is faster than machine embroidery on aÂ ready made item so most of my gifts were of that kind.Â Many were towels from All About Blanks.