Okay, somehow the December holidays got the best of all of us. I am assuming it's because they are so fast on the heels by Thanksgiving, but just last week I had only received about three holiday cards. I am married into a big Italian family who take their holiday cards very seriously, so two to three dozen would be have been more usual.
I began checking with other friends and family, and they, too, had not gotten more than a couple of cards. Then suddenly this week, we were swamped by cards. Need I add that I have yet to get my own out?
If that's the case with cards, then you can imagine where I stand with gifts. It's not good.
But there is one thought that gives me comfort. I know that when my back is totally against the wall holiday gift-giving-wise, and I can't bear the thought of fighting the mall crowds … I can always make a bag.
Bags make the best gifts. Who doesn't love them? Fit doesn't matter for the recipient, and they are among the quickest items to stitch up, as well as a great way to showcase your favorite stash scraps. They are useful and beautiful at the same time … the perfect companion for any number of daily activities from going to market to going out on the town. And no matter how many bags someone might have, there's always room for one more, especially if they fold away for easy storage.
So while I can't come to your house and help you finish your gifts list, nor, as much as I may wish, can you come to mine, I can give you this gift of the perfect gift idea, in my opinion: bags!
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What is your favorite go-to item for gifts when you are running behind? I would love to know!
On behalf of the whole Stitch team, I want to wish you a very happy holiday. And may you never have too many bags!