Gifts of the Heart

Thursday, December 29, 2005

I got a great gift !!!

I want to thank Scott aka 4ply for the beautifully soft scarf and absolutely wonderful handmade birch knitting needles. The scarf is the most beautiful shade of dark green done in Lion Brand "Wool Ease"(sorry no picture because I haven't seen the sun in two weeks and it's too dark for a good picture). Also included was a great handmade counted cross stitch label that says "scotty original" with a cute little scottish terrier.

I've gotten lots of compliments on my scarf...I better keep a close eye on it!

Thanks again Scott :)

Carol (himimom)

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Himimom's the greatest!

Here's the beautiful Irish Hiking Scarf sent to me by my Gift Elf Carol (Himimom).

Couldn't wait to get a good pic for posting!

Thanks, Carol!!


Sunday, December 18, 2005

it's gone

I mailed my gift to connie yesterday. we had not been in touch much, so i emailed her, and found that she had been wondering about me too, lol! i hope she likes it! at least in minnesota, she's not too far away from me. here's to good knitting and holiday fellowship!


Thursday, December 15, 2005

My gift arrived today!

I received the most beautiful hat and mistake rib scarf done in Lorna's Laces Shepherd worsted wool today. I don't think the yarn could be more beautiful.

Thank you Jolene!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sent my gift yesterday to Jolene

I sent Jolene's (Babette's) gift yesterday--and she sent mine on Monday. What an exciting week! Here is a pic of it all wrapped.

(I can never get pics to post here. It is frustrating me since I tried 3 different ways!)

Monday, December 12, 2005 for me!!

I was so excited today when I opened the package from my gift elf, Victoria!! To my amazement I found several skeins of Elann's pure alpaca in a very lovely shade of eggplant! I was amazed bc I was going to order this same yarn to knit this shawl: that I had seen on Elann's ad on KR!! She knows me too well, I must say :0)!! It is very soft and, oh, so pretty! I'm afraid that the photo doesn't do the color justice bc it's a deep purple/eggplant, a very beautiful color! Thanks so much, Victoria!!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Gifts of the Heart from Sermom/Barbara

You know, this heartfelt, loving blog and gift-exchange opportunity is all due to Barbara's gentle and caring nature. The previous entry received a snarky troll post aimed at her. However, I think Barbara is a queen. I am considering that the phrase "drama queen" should be capitalized to co-opt the snarkiness and "steal the language", in Alicia Ostriker's words. Some people live with large enough hearts to be unpretentiously feeling and expressive about life. Some people resent that openness and want to dis them. In that sense, I am standing proudly as a Drama Queen! Which reminds me of a lovely movie where a whole town learns to understand a group of Queens--"To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar". (Yes, I know the differences between a Queen, drag queen, and a drama queen...but still). See it folks! It's a keeper, very upbeat and courageous-encouraging! All the townfolk declare themselves to be queens too at the end! You'd have to see it "in context". It is great.

So here's from one Drama Queen to many others...
We are pleased to meet you! Life is a wild ride and we are facing it together!