Thursday, August 31, 2006

finished work


i love making gifts for others because in some ways it insures that projects get done. in others it is just such a wonderful feeling to know that you are making an object that others may enjoy. i had been working on a few wedding gifts for some friends getting married and was able to push through to the end without cutting out intended projects. it seems as if these days i envision more things than i can finish but with this one it was complete. during the process of sewing the floor mat and aprons i was thinking of this couple and wishing the best for them. the labor of love was truly poured out during this whole process. i had given myself enough time to finish the work and in doing so i was able to enjoy the production and not just the end result.

the wedding was wonderful. small and beautifully put together. the intimate size of the event made it even that much more special knowing that a select few were chosen to help celebrate the event. i wish the newly weds many blessings and adventures in this new life together.

7 comments:

kirsten said...

so agree - handmade gifts rock, and - i can usually manage to get that gift made for an event, but my personal project list is huge and always growing. i do better with a deadline.(*sigh*) oh well!

beki said...

What beautiful gifts you've made, a lobor of love indeed!

Tracy said...

gorgeous work!

LillieBug said...

Oh! They turned out so well! And I'm glad you had the time to enjoy working on them.

Wendy said...

Congratulations to the newly weds and what beautiful gifts you made for them.

melissa f. said...

oh the pillow turned out beautifully.

Belinda said...

I can totally relate, I just love making things for friends. especially "just because" pressies. The only thing is that I often put my projects on the back burner. This month I plan to rectify that and make some stuff for moi and the kids.