Oh what a gift the gifty gie us!

:) We had our family party, and it was a blast! We got some very fun gifts, and had a great time with everyone!

Ruby came home from the shop in time for me to get most of the sewing I planned to do for the event. I wanted to make personalized dish towels for the group.  Some ended up being a bit plain, due to time constraints.  I bought the waffle-weave and other dish towel fabric from fabric.com and hemmed it, then embroidered some text and motifs. Several of the motifs I got from embroidery library.com, and they are beautiful, and the text fonts are from Husqvarna Viking.  Need I say that I took advantage of some of fabric.com’s outrageous online percentage-off sales?

a selection

Oh, the title of the post, a mash-up of the Robert Burns poem which is supposed to translate as,

Oh, that God would give us the very smallest of gifts (then, To be able to see ourselves as others see us)

Grateful for the very heart-felt thoughts of the speakers at church today, who talked, emotionally, about gifts.  I had to keep dabbing my eyes.  And then we sang “Once in Royal David’s City” which always gets me weepy at the end: “And He leads His children on to the place where He has gone…”

I love my family and am so pleased that I’ve been allowed to be with them during this life! Thank you Father in heaven.  I cannot see myself as others see me, but I hope my family members see that I love them…

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