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: This is 9 yo Laurel’s note to Santa. With grandchildren, there is always something to smile about. Like the fact that her house does have a fireplace and a chimney. Was she messing with ol’ Santa?
Many of you know this blog was down for almost two weeks before Christmas. 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. Nothing is faster than machine embroidery on a ready made item so most of my gifts were of that kind. Many were towels from All About Blanks.