It’s been a long time since I posted on a Friday. The last month in particular has been a long one as we all did our part to help Daddy fight his cancer.
Last week my husband had his right kidney removed. The days leading up to the surgery were difficult due to pain, nausea and fatigue. The surgery was more difficult than anticipated which led to a longer stay in the hospital.
That’s all behind us now though. My husband is home. He has finally turned the corner on his nausea and is starting to eat again. He’s almost pain-free, and life is beginning to feel a little more normal.
We’re cherishing this time before chemotherapy starts knowing that life will probably be difficult again for a while. This has been a hard time, but also a sweet time as we’ve learned once again just how good God is in His care and love for us.
It’s that gift-giving time of year again so I’ve been searching the internet for simple gifts my children could make for each other, their grandparents and their dad. I thought I’d share some of the results with you.
I’ve also been learning how to thrum. It’s a way of adding wool to your knitting to make it warmer and water-proof. I’ve enjoying learning this new technique, and it wasn’t as hard as I expected.
I love this idea of giving someone a personalized wax seal. I think I would write more letters if I had one just so I could use it.
This is a simple tissue holder. What grandma doesn’t need one or two or these for her purse(s)? And the bonus is that it only needs scrap fabrics. Anyone who does any sewing at all always has scraps around.
This is going to be an easy gift for little hands – fun too.
Here’s one I’ve made for my husband. It’s the gift that keeps giving.
This is another good way to use up larger scraps in your fabric stash. My children all used theirs until they were worn out.
Do you have any ideas for simple, handmade gifts? I’d love to hear them.