It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 23, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 23, 2018

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.

Author Unknown

Today I’m thankful for anything Handmade

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It seems to me that those handmade gifts I’ve received over the years are the ones I’ve kept longest and appreciated most.  When you hand make something you give of your precious time.  Whether it be cooking, sewing, knitting, or painting.  They are true treasures of the heart.

They say that making things by hand is great for decreasing stress, relieving anxiety and improving your mental health.  I know for a fact that its a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you finish making anything from a homemade pie to a quilt.

Making things by hand yields personalized results.  No one can reproduce the work you make because it come from uniquely you.

Memories are stitched with love.

Author Unknown

The word craft means strength or skill and describes an activity that involves making things by hand.  Kids are great at making cards or little gifts for their families.  They love to craft, but they are not the only ones.  When you know that someone loves you enough to put their time into making something, it becomes a keepsake to remember them by.

I love to paint and at Christmas, with the exception of a few stocking stuffers,  everything I give is hand painted with love. It’s the only way that I can give everyone a gift.  My family is large and it would cost a fortune to buy everyone something.  

Even though I use a pattern for what I paint, each item is unique.  Every brush stroke is different and so no two things are ever really alike.  They are truly a gift of love and time.

Love is the thread that binds us.

Author Unknown


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Handmade is anything made with love.

jack69 said...

The paintings I have seen prove your are pretty danged good at it. And yes, handmade is GOOD. I have two small wooden pieces my grandson made for me, I will always treasure!

Sherry and jack

betty said...

Hand made is always the way to go if one has time to do it for gifts. They truly are appreciated!


Mevely317 said...

Tho' they were as ugly as homemade sin, my parents seemed to keep every little thing their daughter created. I couldn't understand it then … but now I sure do! Looking around my little home, I see extraordinary ordinary articles which still warm my heart.

Barbara said...

Young people don't seem to be into handmade things right now. I guess there is so much distraction and busyness for them.

Chatty Crone said...

I think it is wonderful that you made your gifts - and I do think that they will appreciate the gift -


homemade is better for sure.