Search for Gift 2012
And here it is upon us again, the end of yet another year. 2012 will remain memorable for me always, its the year I had to step away from being a wife and became a widow. Somehow I cringe writing that but I must face reality. Seven months later, and I still turn around, thinking I heard that laughter, heard that clearing of the throat, or that soft humming. I so much wish that we could hold onto moments in life but time marches on, without a care for anyone or anything. Of all the things that I have learned in the last few years, and the one that is so extremely obvious…enjoy the moment. I have no regrets as I led an extraordinary life with an extraordinary person and I’m happy for the memories.
The tradition that I started years ago, of ending my year with a special gift for my friends around the world, continues still. It is my way to say “thanks” for all the support shown by you throughout the year. It is a challenge for me to find the perfect gift, I will admit, but it comes from the heart. This year, I started out thinking of something simple. Little did I know that finding that simple something would be a journey in itself!
Initially, a branch was created and that is where my “writer’s block” or should I say “artist’s block” hit me. I could envision simple ornaments hanging from a branch, but couldn’t see any further. I finally put away the branch and went on to draw simple items, a wreath, an ornament, a stocking….and that is when it hit me. Ofcourse, create the designs in such a way that they could hang from the branch. And so, dear friends…here are some very simple yet special gifts for you. The designs can be stitched by themselves or hanging from the branch. There are eleven designs, somehow I couldn’t stop…so I also created some corners. They are always so neat to embroider onto napkins or even gift tags.
I wish everyone a great happy holiday season. Much love and hugs to all, Sadia