I am supposed to be working on Danny's strip for the Stitch Tease bee, but I am desperately trying to make a bunch of small gifts to take with us on our trip to Europe. We will be meeting some old friends in Vienna and also I will be meeting some bloggy friends for the first time and I want to have something to take to them. But my biggest challenge is we will also be meeting about 20 cousins that I didn't even know existed until a few months ago.
When researching my family history, on my dad's side, I randomly wrote to someone in Slovakia with my grandmother's maiden name. Sure enough, it was her nephew's son. So I have been in contact with my "cousins" for a few months now and we are going to meet them in July, when we travel to Europe.
We will be seeing these people at the end of our trip. I don't know how many men, women or children, or what their ages are so I am stumped as to what to bring. Also, how do you pack gifts for 25 people and still have room for clothes and travel necessities? What do you bring to a friend or host when you travel?
241 Tote made with Juggling Summer
some pot holders made with a Stitch in Color
and some made with the Circa 1934 blocks left from the Cutting Corners quilt
a simple clutch made with Juggling Summer
and a zipper pouch made with a Stitch in Color
Since we will be seeing the majority of these people at the end of our vacation we will probably end up buying a few things along the way. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.