Don't you love sweet tokens of love and friendship?
If they are handmade or sentimental, that makes it all the more endearing.
During the holidays, our family drew names to exchange gifts.
My name was picked by my son's sweetheart, Jen.
These were some of the lovely gifts she gave to me. A handmade bouquet of roses in a sweet jeweled jar, a decoupaged ornament and two darling handmade journals in a shadow box for display.
Lovely as can be.
A Dear friend from Scotland, Christine sent me these exquisite hand knitted wearables.
Look at the loving workmanship.
You can see more of her loving stitches: here.
She also sent me some wonderful books and a writing pad. Don't you just love the cover papers?
And a sweet vintage porcelain heart box to add to my collection.
My Dear 'Sis in Law' sent me this vintage embroidered silver holder and some of her delicious homemade relish.
Her son and his darling wife just had a new baby boy.
So I crocheted a tiny sweater.
Only my second attempt at crocheting a sweater, after not crocheting in years!
It did take me longer than I thought, two months!
But I enjoyed every stitch.
We haven't had a baby in the family for quite a while.
This sweet new Mother lost her own Dear Mother just weeks before her little son was born.
My son's sweetheart works at Children's Hospital with critically ill children.
Christine's own daughter is suffering a debilitating illness.
My Dear Sister in Law and her Husband just lost their other son two year's ago.
All of these wonderful women are so loving and giving, despite the hardship in their lives.
These sweet Handmade Gifts and Precious Tokens of Love Mean So Much.
The gift of precious time infused with love.
Have you received a handmade gift from someone you love?