Thursday, December 29, 2011

home made Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting a home made gift.
I love the thought that goes behind a gift made with love.
We have a Christmas Eve tradition in our family.
We draw names at Thanksgiving, and everyone makes a home made gift
to be opened after dinner on Christmas Eve.
This year there were handcrafted pajama pants, a beautiful picture frame, a name plaque, a desk blotter, a lovely skirt and a sock monkey.  The stand-out, however, was the nerd garden
(made with love) by Enrique:
a nerd garden?

She LOVES it.

Also, under the tree this year were not one, but TWO surprises for me:
a hand pieced quilt from my piano student Louise
embroidered pillowcases from Lynn,
my friend Heather's mom who lives in upstate NY.

Christmas love.


LL said...

Nerd funny!

shirlgirl said...

What fun! I think the nerd garden is a riot! Your quilt and the embroidered pillowcases are lovely. Enjoy!

Jo Jo said...

I love your new quilt! The pen holder is the best but that monkey is a close second! We had some cute homemade gifts this year, but I love how yours has become a tradition for Christmas eve!

Swimmingmom said...

I love that tradition. I might just steal it!

Becky said...

I love your tradition!!! So great!