The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
~Charles Dudley Warner
Today's post came about because I had been wondering what to give someone who spends a lot of time in the hospital. In April of this year, while my daughter was having one health crisis after another, an online friend of hers provided precious support and comfort. This young woman has a July birthday, so I was trying to think of a helpful gift. When people are limited as to what they can eat and what scents they can come in contact with, it's easy to give a present that they can't use. I do believe that it's the thought that counts, but it is nice when the person can enjoy the gift, too!
Do Say Give has a list of What to bring someone in the hospital which made me think about embroidering pillowcases and the rest of the list came from additional brainstorming:
Instructables on Embroidering Pillowcases
Molly and Mama on Embroidering a pillowcase with an iron-on transfer
Gluestick Blog on Making a fleece pillowcase
Make slippers or socks:
WikiHow on Turning your jeans into slippers
Shiny Happy World with a Free Sock Knitting pattern
Cool Crafts has a list of 30 Ways to make homemade sleep masks
A cup cozy:
Diana Rambles explains Turning a sock into a cup cozy
Something to put odds and ends in:
A video about Making a Denim Bucket with old jeans
Do you have gift suggestions?