Saturday, January 26, 2008

Winter Doldrums Topic #2

This week's Defeat the Winter Doldrums topic is...

There are many people who ADORE receiving hand-knit or crochet items; but there are just as many who have no appreciation whatever of how much love, work, and time goes into a hand-made item. Share a story of a hand-made gift you gave to someone and how it worked out - good, bad, or ugly!

My best story / memory of gifting is the Booga bag that I made for my Mom and gave to her this past Mother's Day. My Mom knits & crochets and always wanted to teach me both, though I never got much past knitting a rectangle (aka blanket for my dollie) when I was about 7 or 8. At least not until about 4 years ago when I decided knitting might actually be cool and I wanted to try it again! Mom has knit & crocheted me many, many items over the years... but the Booga bag was the very first thing that I got to knit for her. Seeing her use it really makes me proud!


Speaking of Mom, a quick update... she is on her 2 weeks on, 1 week off rounds of the chemo pill until about May now. Thank you for checking in on her! Also, thank you for the kind words about my friend Melissa... she did, tragically, loose her Dad on Wednesday. Much love to her and her family at this difficult time........

4 comments:

Rhonda said...

I miss cross-stitching and I did other stuff when I was younger...hope your mom is doing OK. I didn't know.

If you're in the mood, come by and play a game. I've tagged you for a meme. Here it is: Big Bang World Record.

Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

I checked out your Booga! It's gorgeous!! Hope you got the next one made for yourself!!

Alaina said...

How cool to have something you make appreciated and used.

Happy Knitting :)

Beth said...

Nichole I am sorry to hear about your friends loss.As for making things by hand my mom mad I spent last summer making a whinnie the pooh wall hanging for my cousin. It was fun to do. To see the look on her parents face was priceless, we wanted to get it done without them knowing and we did. They where stumped when they come over when she was 3 weeks old as to why I had asked her to come over. Im hoping to get back into doing more quilts and hangings soon, once our kitchen is redone.

Again sorry about your friends loss:(

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