Monday, December 26, 2011

GIFTS FROM THE HEART

I normally spend months preparing for Christmas, and in a matter of hours, the day becomes a part of our past.  Thanks goodness for photographs to freeze frame and capture our memories.  
I love making gifts for my family and friends, and I try each year to accomplish as many homemade gifts as possible.  Gifts made from the heart.

As usual, I always have too much on my plate, and I am scrabbling to get my holiday gifts complete.  This year was no exception, as I was busy sewing on Christmas Eve.   I wanted to make something for everyone, but it didn't work out.  Unfortunately, I have two gifts still in the sewing stage and I will be trying to get these projects done.
In September, I launched my holiday gift project (aka HGP's).  I set out making 12 gifts and completed 10. 
Here is a recap and picture of the complete projects:

HGP #1:  Quilt for Jacob
HGP #2:  Quilt for Krista

 HGP #3:   Quilt for Kristina

HGP #4:  Tote for Mom

  HGP #5:  Quilt for Elaine


HGP #6:  Quilt for Kenny

HGP #7:  Tote for Maribeth


HGP #8:  Holiday Pillow for Misty

HGP #9:   Work Still In Progress   :-(

HGP #10:  Pillowcase for Riley

HGP #11:  Pillowcase for Cooper

HGP #12:   Still in the works.  

While it was a productive year for gifts from the heart (which included dozens of homemade cookies and candies), I am going to try and start my HGP's earlier next year!

3 comments:

HELEN said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE MY TOTE. IT IS PERFECT!!! COLORS, DESIGN, LOVE THE ZIPPERS TOO. MOM

Anonymous said...

Love the totes too! Can't wait for mine.

Love, L

Anonymous said...

HGP#5....need pattern. Still have not found my book.

Love, L