Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade gifts

I went over to my sister Jodie's house today to do a few things for her.(Because she works full-time and-well, I'm a bum.)

I delivered 'Candy'-the rug, because she said she would like to have it and my sisters usually get what they want.  Isn't that right, girls???

Anyhow-I took my ipod around and took pics of some of the things I had made and then given as gifts.  Also, one item that Dave's aunt made and gave to them and then something that Jodie makes and gives as gifts as well.

An unnamed rug!



There's the hankie blankie (or bandana blanket) I made Jess one year for her birthday.

There's a tied quilt I made Jess for her birthday another year and also another unnamed rug.

Here's a little lap quilt I made for Jodie (Kim got one too)  for Christmas one year.  And it's hand quilted-I doubt that's ever happening again!  The hand quilting that is!

Jodie makes stuff too-she crochets washcloths to give as gifts.  And I love that basket, it's made from paper.

There's Smokey-aka Mok or Mok Mok or Motor.  He's lying on 'Davey' the rug!

This is a tiny quilty that I gave to Jess.  I quilted it with my sewing machine.  (I went through a tiny quilty phase-I made three and then the phase was over.)

Oh, I've always loved this basket.  Dave's aunt makes these.  It's made from pine needles and walnut shells.

There were quite a few more things (like Jess's rainbow rug, two shower curtains, etc.), but I didn't get pics.  Phew!  I didn't realize all the stuff I'd made and given over the years!  There will be more in the future, I'm sure-'cause I sure LOVE to make and give.  :)


Dawnie said...

I was thinking I want to be your sister, but you have blessed me just as much with the beautiful, beautiful things you have made and given me. Does the world know what a generous, kind, giving person you are? You are going to have many jewels in your crown one day!! Jodie, you are so fortunate to be so loved!! Love seeing all those treasures!!!!!!!

Luisa said...

Me too I'd want to be your sister. So many thoughtful gifts. So fulfilling to make your own and give. Love the quilts I have had a bandana quilt in mind for a long long time ah well maybe in 2012.

Anonymous said...

You are the sweetest girl!!!! How many LUCKY sisters do you have??? I am the middle..I have one older, and one younger..I treasure them both SO very much!! I am also SOOOOO Happy to be the recipient of your generosity! Handmade gifts are just the best...aren't they! Thank you again Holly for sharing some of your homemade goodness with me:) XO

Rhonda said...

AWww- such a wonderful sister you are! What wonderful gifts. You are a wonderful gift giver and friend! That basket is too cool!

Nichole said...

I can't believe that basket is handmade! That's amazing! And those gifts are so beautiful. It's got me thinking about the upcoming holidays!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You're a generous soul. I wish I had a sister to share things with -- sometimes, brothers just don't "get" it.

Wendy said...

Didn't it make you feel good that Jodie keeps and uses all of your lovely gifts? I'm still trying to find what I am good at. Remember the crochetting? It didn't work for me. Neither did the knitting. Hmm.... maybe someday God will show my my talent. Until then, I will just enjoy your talents :)