Although we’re having great weather and I’m still picking up multiple leaf bags full of the neighbor’s pine cones, I’ve basically closed out the gardening season and moved indoors.
The sewing and embroidery machines have been running, and I’ve made table toppers, a wall hanging, and a few Christmas ornaments.
The wall hanging was a panel that included a large colonial house on the left side. I wasn’t interested in the house so I cut it out and then cut trees from that section and affixed them with invisible thread to fill in the space. Fun stuff for a sewing nerd.
This past weekend, a Facebook machine embroidery group I belong to caught on fire with a discussion about giving, receiving, and thanking people for hand crafted gifts.
There was a wide range of responses from love hand crafted gifts because of how special they make a person feel to preferring not to get any because it’s not their thing and they would rather have a gift card. Some said they would also like to receive a simple thanks for a gift while others felt it wasn’t needed.
What are you feelings on hand crafted gifts and do you prefer a thank you when a gift is sent or are you fine with no response? Let’s chat.
Happy Monday and stay well.