|Block 13 - Belle
Belle's accompanying letter was all about "Gift, Fun, Fellowship". Whilst I don't celebrate Christmas, I could relate to the comments regarding inexpensive exchange of gifts. There is no need to spend a fortune on a gift for someone only to find that they don't appreciate what you have given. One of my favourite swaps this year had a spend limit of USD10.00 on swap extras. We could not spent more than this on the extras that we included with our main gift. This meant that we had to be creative. It is amazing what you can make out of inexpensive embroidery floss, ribbon, zips, and fabric scraps. It is also a great way to learn new skills and try new patterns. How much more enjoyable is it to receive a beautiful hand made gift, knowing how much love and effort the maker has put into it!
|Block 24 - Coral
Coral's accompanying letter is "Take Time for Enjoyment". We all need to take "little whiles" in the midst of our busy days - whether it is some quiet sewing time, play time with children, kitty cuddles, or just sitting out in the fresh air. Life goes by way too quickly, don't forget to enjoy it before it passes us by.