And So It Goes

I have to laugh-really laugh. My family is great although just doesn’t know what to do with me at times.

I asked them what they thought of my latest handmade gift.

Child #1: Yes, I think that anyone would be glad to get something handmade. Good job, Mom.

Child #2: What is it?  (This is the same child if I ask about how my outfit looks she will respond-it depends -are you staying home or going out? Brutal honesty…from this child.)

Husband (wise and previously been through the” make a Christmas gift season”) : Who is this for? Any     cookies this year?  Have you thought about Christmas cards?

My response-

Child #1-Thanks
Child #2-It is a felted yarn basket. For you. Your only gift. What you have always wanted. To store your yarn. What every 16 year old wants.

Husband: No cookies this year. No Christmas card  either. Make your own or start addressing cards.

Oh boy. Maybe there is a reason I stopped making gifts the month of Christmas.

Maybe I should of thought of it in July.


Happy Sewing, my fiends. No friends, that is.  Way too late to be blogging…

5 thoughts on “And So It Goes

  1. Anonymous

    And your first born is just grateful she wasn’t there to be asked the question! hee hee! 🙂

    Step off the crazy-go-round and take a deep breath!

    My 3 handmade gifts for this year are complete, just in need of yarn ends sewn in…am I planning on completing them…not anymore! And that’s ok! It was about the process for me this year and I will wait to find recipients who I know will appreciate the handmade aspect of them.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Kim Hambric

    Too funny! Thanks for the laugh.

    Aside from little school projects from my daughter, I haven’t been given a homemade gift in decades. I’ve given them — without much response from the recipients.

    I’m actually thinking about making a few cookies (that’s a few cookies–not a few kinds of cookies). Card? They’ll get done, especially once the hubby writes the Christmas letter.

    Happy Holidays!!!

  3. Rayna

    Kids! I absolutely laughed out loud at their responses – especially the “depends on whether you are staying home or going out.” :-). Sounds like something mine would say – and they are all grown/married with their own kids. ARGH.

    All the grandkids get money for Chanukah except my 2 year old, who gets Elmo. Easy.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!


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