Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Simple gifts

It's only December 2, but already I'm getting bummed by advertisements on TV and in print, hyping the "latest and greatest" in holiday gifts. What child could possibly want a motorized hamster, for instance, when the little tyke could have the real thing? And in this economy, ads showing luxury sedans with big red bows on their roofs seem sadly out of taste.

So I was inspired to "go back to the basics" in my newest design, called simply "Gifts." It incorporates the traditional gifts of the Magi--frankincense, gold and myrrh--nestled in the straw of a stable against the background of a night sky, holding the promise of a single star.

I'll be stitching this with well-known threads--and a not-so-common one, so do come back and check my progress in a couple of days!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

This catches my breath!! How very beautiful it is, and meaningful - as without words, it reminds us of what started the gift giving tradition in the first place. The first Christmas gift. wonderful. Now I'm anxious to see stitching in progress.

M&Co. said...

I always look forward to your stitching projects!

Cool City Stitcher said...

'Couldn't have said it better if I'd thought for a long time. The true meaning of Christmas - I love it! Beautiful.. and thank you!

BFromM said...

I love this design I love the simplicity, and the message that is subtle, but very powerful. I definitely want to see how you stitch it.

Oh, and sometimes children would want a motorized hamster because their mother does not want any thing else in the house to take care of! (Not that I would have any personal experience with that...) (which also doesn't mean that their mother stood in line at 4:am to get the hamsters, because she's not crazy)

threadmedley said...

This is perfect for the Christmas season! And I agree with you completely about the ads on TV. I long for simplicity myself and miss having the kids around me at this time of year.