Has this ever happened to you? The canvas for the perfect gift hasn’t come in yet. Or you are still stitching and the Christmas finishing deadline was back in the Fall.
Not that this hasn’t happened many times before to me, but last year I actually had a good idea for what to do about it.
Yes, I’ve wrapped up and given the unfinished canvas, but somehow that never seems special enough. And I feel guilty exposing my work in progress to others.
Last year, very close to Christmas I found this delightful Botswana angel from Painted Pony. My DH and I love the Number One Ladies Detective Agency books and he has wanted to visit Botswana for decades. So I thought this would be perfect for him and ordered it right away.
But what to do, it couldn’t get her by Christmas, it couldn’t be stitched, but I wanted to announce it.
I went to the store and bought a Christmas card with a blank inside. I pasted a picture of the canvas, taken from the Web on the inside front and wrote that I’d be making this for him in the New Year.
He was so delighted he posted it on the wall above his desk.
A nice way to turn an unfortunate necessity into a virtue.