A few weeks before Christmas, I got an e-mail saying that a friend in my Bible study group, Karmen, had suggested we all make each other something for Christmas. Now I wish I could tell you that I had a godly response and thought "Well praise the Lord! Another opportunity to serve my sisters in Christ!" Instead, I thought this: "Has Karmen lost her mind! It's Christmas, for heaven's sake! I can't take on one more project right now! Sheesh ..." But then I thought, "You know, it would be kinda fun. Shoot, I think I'll do it." And would you look what my gift from Karmen ended up being? This wonderful hand-embroidered tea towel! (My gifts to the group we call the Bible Girls: Crocheted scarves, all easily made in one evening.)
It was a *very* good season for tea towels this Christmas. Here is one I received from my friend Maureen. I love the hot pink colors and the appliqued design!
And here is one from tea friend Mary Jane. These old-fashioned tea towels are some of my favorites, and I was so thrilled to get one in a red and green colorway. Three new tea towels was a great way to end the year. And maybe next Christmas I won't be so grumpy when someone suggests we give handmade gifts!