Just ask my husband, and my momma 😉
For my 25th birthday, my darling husband gifted me with something my little heart wanted desperately: a sewing machine. This desire was two-fold. First, I have a mom who is a pretty decent seamstress, crafting diapers, curtains, doll clothes, and a number of our Halloween costumes. She was given her sewing machine by my grandmother when she was 25, so there’s a good history.
Second, as much as I am a product of my generation- university graduate, “good” job, plenty of stamps on my passport- I love everything to do with making, and keeping, my home and family.
My first project: gifts for the several babies whose birth our family is eagerly awaiting. Given that I haven’t touched a sewing machine since I made a gym bag in 8th grade, I figured a simple Rag Quilt would be a good place to start. In the last few days, I’ve made two of these blankets, and am reasonably pleased with the results. There are flaws, but a lot of love poured into both creations.
The first was for a friend’s daughter, back in the US. I might always refer to her as “Little Girl.” I know she’s going to be a bright light to those who know her. She has an amazing mom, dad, and older brother; they are a beautiful family, and I thank God every day for their selfless example.
The second blanket belongs to our nephew, Mr. Adam. I feel especially blessed to have the opportunity to make it, as there is much to pray about when it comes to this little boy.
Not to sound like a dork, but I really enjoyed the hours spent making these simple blankets. It was a good opportunity to really pray for the children who they’ll be wrapped around, and celebrate their futures. I love giving gifts, and I thoroughly believe that homemade presents are finest. Best: it’s beyond time to break out of this “me, me, me, me, me” season, and start doing for others.
Next project: Felt food for our three year old nephew, Luca. Christmas is just six weeks away!