Giving, giving, giving, let’s forget we are on receiving end too, right? Monday we talked about giving, now it’s time to discuss the topic of being the recipient during the holiday season. I know since many relatives and friends know that quilting is my way of life they often impart on me gifts with a “quilting” theme. And why wouldn’t they? If you knew someone in your family, or close friend shaped their world around fabric wouldn’t your gift ideas possibly be: JoAnn Fabric gift cards, a tote bag with their company logo, or coffee mug with an adorable quilting quote? Heck YES!
Do any of the items above look familiar? Have you received any holiday gifts that are similar? I am not ungrateful and I truly appreciate those that take the time out of their busy schedule to think of me, but have you felt you’ve been put in the “Quilter’s Gift Box” when it come to gifts? The box that only has you receiving gifts pertaining to threads, and needles? Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not locked in the “Quilter’s Gift Box” let’s just say that the lid has, on occasion, been a little hard to open.
Now that you have had time to think back on what Aunt Sally or Cousin Kate gave you as a present in the past for Christmas, or the holiday season, I am going to ask you to share what you have received. Do you typically receive gifts in genre of quilting? If so what is the craziest or silliest item you have received? What present has meant the most to you? Inquiring minds want to know! What presents are found elgantly wrapped under a quilter’s Christmas tree?