Special gifts for special people

December 21, 2011 1 Comment

Merry Xmas   The thing I love about xmas is the giving. I love to find or make that special gift for that special person and see the response when they open it on xmas day. It is not about the expense, it is about the thought that you put into what you give. I love surprises and my family are very good at surprising me also. I have just been putting the finishing touches on a special gift for my Son's lovely girlfriend Chantal. I have struggled with finding something special for her, ( she has worked hard at finding those special gifts for all of us. ) I really wanted to give her something to remember us and take away with her. Chantal and Peter ( my youngest boy ) are heading off on their O.E this May and I have tears in my eyes already. They will be away for at least two years, so I thought I would try to have a special xmas at home this year. Xmas means allot to Chantal and she loves her Santa sack that her Mum fills up each year, and even tho she is now 22 years old she is not wanting to give up on this special treat. Peter has been helping me with ideas, but everything I have wanted to give her she already getting from on of her sisters, she is the youngest of four girls, a very close family. After she told me about the Santa sack I set to work and thought that I would make her one she could take away with her so that when they are on their own overseas next xmas they would have Santa sacks to remind them of us. I have filled Chantal's with her favorite chocolates, ( as she is a chocoholic like the rest of us. ) some nice body lotion, earrings and a KIWI key ring. Here is a picture of her Santa Sack all finished and ready for stuffing.     I also have a lovely friend Elizabeth who has been working on a special gift for her sister. She has made up our Pine Valley Quilts Rose Cushion Kits. Elizabeth also hand quilted her cushion. I know her sister will be thrilled with this treasure.   Happy Stitching Sharon    


1 Response

Karen
Karen

August 03, 2016

Wonderful Santa Sack and beautiful cushion!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Sharon Keightley Quilts - Quilty Ramblings

Sew Along Treasures from the scrap bin. Week Two
Sew Along Treasures from the scrap bin. Week Two

October 24, 2019 1 Comment

Today I am going to start making my Shoo Fly blocks for the Treasures from the scrap bin pattern in my book Autumn Bouquet. There are a few things I would like to mention about my thought process. Firstly I do not cut all my fabrics in one go, I cut for each individual block. I have more tips to share here.............

Continue Reading

Sew along ! Treasures from the scrap bin Week One
Sew along ! Treasures from the scrap bin Week One

October 17, 2019 4 Comments

Hello Everyone Choosing fabric is a big topic to cover, there are so many options. I am going to go over how I choose my fabrics, and how to re-create the look of the quilt in my book Autumn Bouquet. Although please feel free to go with whatever fabric combinations you desire. I am so looking forward to seeing what you choose.

Continue Reading

Sew along ! Giveaway time
Sew along ! Giveaway time

October 10, 2019 35 Comments

Well, it's a good week for a giveaway! Martingale Publishing has been very generous to offer the first giveaway, which is, of course, an Autumn Bouquet book. Yay! For New Zealand winners you will get a printed copy in the post. For overseas winners, Martingale will email you a digital copy.

Continue Reading