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Mother’s Day or Any Day!

Are you the type that only gets or gives gifts on “remarkable” days (i.e. holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries)? Or are you like me and love instant gratification?

My husband says he does some of his best gift buying when he is not even present! And I have to say sometimes he really outdoes himself, especially when I discover the perfect gift and I happen to be by myself. In my world, it is all good. I accept that I am not a sentimental person. I enjoy each day and do not wait for certain days or occasions to let those closest to me know how I feel.

My sister’s birthday is coming up - we will text on our sibling group chat. I probably will not even call her on “the” day. Normally we talk the day following our birthdays so we can take our time and hear about the event. I do not get her a card or gift but when I am out shopping and see something I know she would love, I get it and send it to her. She does the same. The other day I got a surprise package from her with a t-shirt with a daisy on it and with a sweet saying of “Keep Blooming”. And wrapped up in the shirt was a ceramic cactus ornament. These two gifts represent our relationship—present and past. She edits my Blooming Daisies Crafts blog and the cactus is reminder of our Arizona childhood. She knew they were perfect for me. As a matter of fact, I am wearing the t-shirt as I write this!

My BFF loves to send cards, however this year on my birthday she was experiencing a family emergency and ended up taking pictures of cards and sending them to me. We had such a good laugh over that, it was decided that we would do it this way every year!

My husband and I ask for wish lists from our grandkids and kids to make sure we get them what they want. I mean, I am sure everybody wants new socks - especially here in Florida where I can count on my fingers how often I wear them any given year. My nephew’s grandfather has told him and his cousins that the last grandchild to submit a Christmas wish list will get nothing that year. No child has missed out that I know of, but it has been confirmed that the kids have not taken any chances and returned their lists, post haste. I may have to steal that idea.

Speaking of “post,” I have to go there—toy catalogs! I am so sad for my grandkids. Who, in my generation, does not remember pouring over pages and pages of toys in the Sears & Roebuck catalog? Did you dog ear each page? How about spill milk on it as you looked through it at breakfast? I am so serious. I think that the time my siblings and I spent with our noses in the catalog rivals the screen time my grandkids have each day. Okay, my screen time, too. However, now I am shopping, comparison pricing, and checking reviews while sitting in my office chair, not lying on the family room rug with my sister. It was quality time.

With all of this being said, life is short. First, if you see that perfect gift for someone special, buy it. As Mother’s Day approaches, think about sharing your favorite hobby with the next generation. Blooming Daisies Crafts offers fabric prints in Grime Guards and WIP bags for all ages and the selection of Needle Minders is bound to include a character to suit any personality. Second, do not be afraid to make gift lists for yourself to make sure you get exactly what you want. Yes, that includes Blooming Daisies Crafts! Take your time as you shop our website to pamper yourself (or a loved one) with new accessories for cross stitching. Make sure to “copy and paste” our links and add them to your electronic gift list to make sure you get exactly what you want!

Blooming Daisies Crafts news:

Just posted today: Purple Villainesses WIP Bags including the size 15x15 for Candle Mats! Also available as grime guards or Q-Snap bags, this print is for those that love the “mean girls” in the story books or maybe embrace their own inner badness. The ladies are also featured under “Villainesses” as well as “Schooled in Cruel” in Q-Snap/Scroll Grime Guards. These prints can be matched with the following Needle Minders:

In honor of Mother’s Day, Blooming Daisies Crafts has a Buffalo Print Mama Bear Needle Minder! For the animal lover, check out Cat Mom or #DogMom. But do not stop there! “Flip” through the Blooming Daisies Crafts online “toy catalog” for plenty of other fun items!

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Love your blog today and always!! Maggie

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