Gift Giving

It’s the time of year for giving gifts and sharing with others. My husband grew up in a family who believed that love was shown by giving gifts, so he loved going all out with presents for our children. He would look at Santa’s bag and say, “We need another one for Beth because Chris has more than she does.”

I was too practical and would let him know what I preferred, such as a plant versus a bouquet of blossoms which did not last. He often would complain that he could not surprise me. Yet one of his gifts which delighted me was a large spray bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume, totally extravagant.

So this year I am giving a special gift to my granddaughter, but otherwise small gifts for each family member. In checking out my Christmas fabrics, I found a number of fat eighths, just the size for small bags. I stitched them up in no time.

Aren’t they cute? Of course they also were a way to use more of my stash. By the way, I still have not purchased any fabric this year. I do need to buy some upholstery fabric for a project, but will wait until the New Year.

Of course, the greatest gift of all was the Father giving us His Son, Jesus. That is the true meaning of Christmas.

May blessings, peace and joy be yours, dear friends, and may you have the chance to bless others.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

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