Handmade Gifts

Alina's ornament

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Today I am grateful for handmade gifts.  To think that someone would take the time to make me something using their own natural skills just warms my heart, especially if it’s from a child.  That’s why I’m glad we have another little one in our midst.

 

Our youngest granddaughter is a natural artist.  At only a little over a year and a half, she already loves pencils, paints and crayons.  Yippee!  I am planning on having her over to actually pain on a canvass, with an easel and acrylic paints.  Whenever that happens, you can expect another blog.  It should be interesting.

 

If she doesn’t take to that we’ll break out my new Spirograph, Play-Doh and my favorite. . .crayons.  Plus, when we were cleaning the basement we found an entire box marked “Christmas Crafts” so that is another go-to project.  I can hardly wait.

 

When we have a little one here I have a hard time pacing myself, probably because I pick up on their energy.  A little.  I want to do it all, RIGHT NOW!  But that can lead to disappointment for everyone so I’m going to guard against it.  Maybe I’ve learned a little since the rest of the grandkids are a little older now.  Ha-ha. Maybe not.  We’ll see.

 

But one thing I know for sure.  I will cherish her first hand-painted ornament forever.  And it will go on the tree every year, no matter what the “theme” may be, because our granddaughter made it and that is the best!  BING!  Heartprint!

 

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