here's what i made for my grandparents for christmas this year:
i bought a vintage u.s. map on ebay and stamped hearts over the cities where all of their children and grandchildren/great-grandchildren live. they stated many years ago that since they had downsized they didn't need anymore "stuff" for christmas...
...so i have fun coming up with a new sentimental gift to make them each year.
in other news i've been embroidering up a storm the past few days, and the perks of inheriting all of my (other) grandmother's sewing notions is i get to find treasures like this whilst digging around looking for needles:
oh i wish we still had packaging like this... isn't it just fabulous!?!?