Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Current excitement

For years now I have asked my immediate family (hubs, kids, parents, brother and his family.  Eleven of us total) if we could for just one year do a homemade Christmas.  Where everyone give and receives homemade gifts.  Not homemade by someone else and given as gifts completely homemade by each family member...this past Christmas they all agreed!  For Christmas of 2016.  I can not even express how excited I am about this.
Everyone knows I love to sew and my dear brother made a comment a few weeks ago about not being surprised at Christmas because everyone was going to get a blanket from Tammy this next year.  I laughed.  He thinks he knows me so well but the reality of it is I have several months to scour over pinterest to find just the right gifts for each and everyone of them.  And though some are crossing their fingers and praying daily that they will get a new quilt (Janae) not every person will. 
Today I did start work on one of my gifts and cannot wait to see it done.  I am truly looking forward to all the fun stuff I am going to make this year and can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. 
Here's to keeping our fingers crossed that everyone holds up their end of the deal with homemade items.  Because it isn't about how much money you spend on gift it is the thought and love that goes into choosing something for each person and thinking all the fun memories you have with that person while you are working on a unique gift for them. 
Thank you family for indulging me with this request I am absolutely blessed to have each and every one of you in my life.  (Now get working on your gifts it's  almost March already!).
Thanks for reading
Have a great week.

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