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.