Just a place where I can share what I have made (where I may have procured the pattern from), patterns that I have created, or recipes. Sometimes, I might even talk about my life. Sometimes, I might get on my soapbox, about things that most people would not care about, but I do care and I have the right to spout off. If you know who a recipe might belong to, that was shared, please tell me so I can give proper credit.
24 October 2016
Christmas Gifts and Decorations to Make
Before my mother passed, I loved to make gifts for my family. I loved my family and wanted to share the love I felt for them by making things that they could enjoy. I made dishcloths, I made afghans, hats, scarves, etc. After my mom passed, I learned that she had shoved the things I made into a box and backs of drawers and they were never used. My youngest sister wrote how much she hated what I made and how useless it was and that she wished I would make things she liked and/or wanted. My heart broke and I stopped making things. This year, my wonderful nephew, requested socks. We picked out the yarn (and yeah, I started them and I work on them when I can) and I looked at all the things that I had started and not finished. I began working on the WIPs (works in progress) and decided I needed to finish. I also sorted things into portable and non-portable. Socks are both, but I don't work on them where they can be harmed or lose stitches (small, tiny stitches). In my email, there are tons of links for Christmas decorations and presents and courtesy of my wonderful nephew, I was reminded that there are people who like the homemade gifts and I need to make just for them. I will continue to save these links, because my children love the things I make and they love getting things all year long and they love to decorate for Holidays....Christmas included. So I will make for those I love and give only to those who know the effort and love that go into things that I make, for the rest, I will ignore them or give them money (aka gift cards) since that is what matters to them, not love.