Hostess Gift

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.
  1. CAPRI said:

    I love it that you are talking about Hostess Gifts! You mentioned them once before. I think a lot of people don't consider them necessary any longer. I went to a Luncheon last year and took a small something to the friend who did all of the organizing and planning and I swear she looked at my like a had a third eye or something!Maybe we can get the tradition started up again.~Capri

  2. I love the idea of hostess gifts. A good hostess should know that he/she is appreciated. Glad you feel the same way!

  3. Hi Kristina, was wondering how you were. I like you, we could get along. I had a great paragraph to share then I had to create an account. (all good things) miss you and hope you are doing better then ever! Dennis in Alaska. OXOXOOXOOOXXXXOXOXO

  4. @dsgallear Thanks for the kind words!

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