Saturday, January 5, 2013

Love Languages and Gifts

Love Languages

I haven't actually read the book The Five Love Languages (it's on my increasingly long "to read" list!), but I know enough to have sorted out my own, and those of the people closest to me.

Gifts may be on the lower end of what I like to receive (quality time and touch tie for first)...but when it comes to the love languages I like to give, they're near the top. I'm not sure why this is, or if it's normal for people to have two separate lists (giving/receiving). Guess I really do need to read that...


My brother showed me a picture of this cross-stitch a while ago. After finishing one leg, I realized the pattern  would be about a foot tall, so I made a new, smaller one. It fits in a 5x7 frame.

5 points if you know what show this is from!
My brother set this in his cubicle at work, and says his coworkers chuckle as they pass by. Aww.
As a girly girl, I've always been interested in making jewelry. I just recently learned some new tricks and wanted to experiment with them, so I made necklaces for some friends, and my mom.

I picked charms and beads to match their personalities.
A closeup of the necklace I made Mom, using a charm she owned.

My grandma taught me basic crochet when I was younger. I haven't learned many difficult steps yet, but I enjoy making shawls, purses, hand warmers, and other simple pieces.

My mom and grandma each received a poncho this year.

Did you give or receive handmade presents this year?
I'd love to hear about them!