I like to take a little something to the host/hostess when invited to someone’s home.
A bottle of wine is nice, and so is something a little more personal like fresh bread in a hand stitched flour sack, or an embellished dish towel and napkins.
But, if you are going to be an overnight guest, something a little more special is in order.
This is my favorite – hand embroidered pillowcases.
You can find these kits at any craft store. The pillowcases are included with the design already imprinted. They usually include thread too, but here’s a little hint….nothing is lovelier than white-on-white or cream-on-white. It matches any decor. And, as an added bonus, it is much more forgiving of stitching mistakes than using brighter colors.
It does take a while to hand stitch something like this, but who wouldn’t love to receive it as a gift? Knowing that you put so much time and care into its creation will indicate to your host just how grateful you are for their hospitality.
It’s also a nice touch to fold the linens around acid-free tissue paper. It makes the nicest sound when picked up. Spray the tiniest amount of linen spray on the your creation, and you have a hostess gift that is sure to be appreciated because it is one-of-a-kind.