It's a wonderful thing, creating something for someone you love. To pour love and care into what you're making. To think about them, about their special qualities and quirky ways, as you stitch, or knit, as you hook or bake.
As I wrapped up this blanket for my daughter, I thought about how special it felt to make this for her. My love went into each stitch. She's seen it, throughout its stages.....it's a difficult thing to hide. But you know something, that's ok. This isn't something easily purchased from a shop, this one took my time, lots of my time. Maybe, just maybe, by seeing how much time this took, she will appreciate and value it more. If not now, with her teen brain.....but in the future.
There was a big, big smile on her face as she unwrapped it. She's snuggled under it right now, like a lot of teens she spends a lot of time in her bedroom, this will help to keep her warm and cosy.
Yes, there's something incredibly special, and satisfying, creating something for someone you love.
Back tomorrow with my last Positive January post,
Amanda :) xxx