I also have to say, though, that my absolute favorite gifts were the quilting gifts. Not just because they are awesome in and of theirselves (they are), but because to me these gifts speak "We support you. We believe you can really do well with this new hobby, and we want to encourage you to keep at it." Which is a really amazing thing to say to someone, ya know? Especially when it's your parents saying it.
Yes, even as an adult I still like to hear that "atta girl" from my parents. What can I say, it just is.
So when I opened a gift of fabric and a pattern from my dad & Kim, I was floored.
|pretty fabric (maybe for the backing??? not sure....)|
|pattern & fabric for a Snowflake Tree Skirt for our Christmas tree.|
And, yes, that's a ruler peeking out underneath - a 6 x 24 - Hooray!
|the pattern -- won't that be pretty with those fabrics??|
Dad picked, Kim had veto; C & C helped too, I'm told.
They did a GREAT job I think.
And then when I opened a gift of quilting supplies from my mom, I was tickled pink.
|So many supplies! And a tote for storing/carrying them!|
pins & pin cushion, seam rippers, chalk pencils (multi-colored pack), lay flat tape measure, and fabric-only scissors!
So now I have a new project to work on, the supplies to do an even better job (and a tote to organize said supplies), and books full of inspiring patterns for future projects. I am just beside myself with quilting happiness.
I even got it all organized this past weekend, so my quilt stuff is easily accessible. I'll bring you that story and those pictures in a future post. Right now, the boys are all happy and playing together, so I'm off to cut some fabric....
What hobby do you enjoy? Does your family support and encourage you in it? How? I'd love to hear about it!