Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Presents

I am having a home made Christmas.

There are 2 good reasons for making everything yourself.

1. People really really like handmade stuff

2. I really don't like to waste money on presents that people simply don't want, need or appreciate.

Now its not that i don't like my friends and family, its that i don't like the commercialisation of the winter holidays, be they Chanukah, Diwali, Christmas or the Solstice.

To this end I am struggling to make presents for my loved ones.

Presently I am battling with a cross stitch pattern based on one of my paintings. The software is just not happy with the colours I have picked and is insisting on picking dull browns and greys instead of the vivid yellows and blues of the original painting. I'm now resorting to picking each colour and stitch individually.

Thankfully the other presents have been fairly straight forward.

So here is wishing you a very merry festive season, and a happy healthy and prosperous new year.


Lynn said...

Wishing you the same dear threader!
I do hope your family and friends do indeed appreciate what you are laboring over for them.
I too enjoy making my gifts and did, a slew of crocheted hats, the stuffed snake and stuffed guitar for the little ones. Art piece for girlfriend. I think they'll all be appreciated too. My grandkids immediate response to the query of "What do you want from me for your birthday/Chanukah etc?" Is "Make me...." they KNOW! ;-)

sukipoet said...

handmade gifts are surely the best. lovely. and you are so talented, yours will be beautiful I know. May you have a peaceful holiday with much love and laughter. blessings, suki