The Reason I Sew…


My Grandma aka: GiGi

Over the years, I find that I sew for a number of reasons.  Sometimes it’s for hire but mostly it’s for love.

I sew because I love my Grandma, my mom, my husband, my kids, in short, my family and my friends.  I sew because I like to give my loved ones something that is one of a kind, that only I can give.  I sew because I enjoy the process of making the gift almost as much as the moment of giving the gift and seeing the look on their face when they open it.  (See my GiGi’s face?  Her smile makes my day!)

When someone takes the time to hand make a gift, whether it’s sewn, painted, or glued & taped, it’s like giving away a part of themselves.  The gift is sort of a token that says, “I love you.  I stopped everything else I was doing to take time to focus only on you and create this for you.”

I don’t know about you but, sometimes, when I make a gift instead of buying one, I’m not sure if what I have given is adequate.  In the end, I shouldn’t worry.

It’s always adequate to tell someone that you love them.  Whether it’s through sewing, baking, sending a card, a phone call, a visit, a hug…. taking the time to say, “I love you” is always a precious gift.

Well, that’s all for now.  Thanks for reading!

Why don’t you take a minute to let me know your reason/reasons for sewing.  I’d love to know.  Or better yet, take a minute to tell someone how much you love them.  It’s a gift that only you can give!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny

4 thoughts on “The Reason I Sew…

  1. Sandy

    This was our first year to do the Chinese Christmas. I made a dishcloth apron for my gift. Little did I know my sisters, mom and aunt were upset when they did not get to keep the apron because someone (daughter-in-law) took it from them. I now have 5 request for the apron. I was told my each they would rather have something I made. I had never realized how special something I made was to them. I will begin sooner in 2012 making Christmas presents. This will be easier than going to the mall to shop.

    Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and each of you have a Happy New Year.

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  2. Lee Sweeney

    I sew because I love it and to relax I do like to give home made gifts and like jenny I worry if it is enough but the time and thought that went into it is more than most people would do so Jenny we have to stop thinking it is not enough Have a Happy New Year

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