We are a lucky family!
When the cousin my husband didn't know he had came looking for his biological family
the story had an extremely happy ending.
Not only did my husband get his very first cousin, but we also acquired his mom Meg,
the gracious lady who not only adopted him, raised him, and then later helped him find his missing links.
They are both every bit a part of this family as anyone else,
and have been for twenty years now.
We don't usually give handmade gifts at Christmas,
but Meg is someone who you just don't head to the mall for.
She appreciates the time and thought of handmade gifts,
and anything that won't damage the planet.
Meg has been a reduce, reuse, and recycler for as long as I can remember.
I believe she is a pioneer of sorts.
While the rest of the family heads to the mall to shop for our gifts, Meg brings a big box labeled "Meg's Book Box" filled with books that she has collected from garage sales through out the year. She carefully chooses books with each of our interests in mind, and then gives us a handmade Christmas card that says,
"Please pick out a book from my pre-loved book box."
A highlight every year!
So my daughter and I went to work and made these little reusable produce bags.
They are made from old linen pieces I had hanging around,
some string and a little fabric paint.
My nine year old did the stenciling
and I did the sewing.
Hopefully Meg thinks these are as sweet as we intended them to be
and if nothing else appeciates the thought that went into them.
I'm linking up to Cindy's party come join the fun!