I've been doing some more stitching to give away as gifts. I hope people appreciate the thought and time that went into a project but most people don't realise the time it takes to make a homemade gift. I'm sure others who are crafty/creative encounter the same thing. I haven't made gifts for a while partially because of that fact. There are some people I woudn't give a handmade gift to even though IMO a handmade gift usually has a lot more thought put into it. I have picked out patterns to stitch that match the person I am stitching them, I have spent precious time stitching the items and I hope people appreciate them. Sometimes it takes another crafty person to appreciate a handmade gift.
This is from a STITCHY KITTY free design. For a while now my mother-in-law has been inviting an older woman from their community to spend the holiday with us. She loves dogs and I think she'll really like this.
I've finished stitching this one but have yet to make it into anything.