Wednesday, October 01, 2008

gifts

A while ago, I posted about the pay it forward exchange.  And the gifts that I received were unbelievable!  The kind where it really makes your day when you receive something so wonderful, right on your doorstep. 
Jeni, from magnusmog, mailed me her very own hand dyed, hand spun beautiful yarn.  All the way from the other side of the world.  I absolutely love it, and can't wait to create something with it.  She also included a felted broach, (that Libby is fighting me for) and a little journal.  Thank you Jeni!  I love it all!
Then came the box from Melana, from sheepish one.  Can you believe that she knit me this beautiful scarf?  I am in love with it, and wore it yesterday.  I can't remember how long it has been since someone knit me something!  Seriously.  Well, my mom used to knit for me a lot. However,  once I learned how to knit, that was the end of that.  It felt so good to receive something so beautiful. The time and effort are SO much appreciated  Melana Thank you!
                                                                      circa 1972
Oh yes.  Here is the wonderful lady who used to knit for me.  Who taught me everything I know.  And today is her Birthday!  Happy Birthday, Mom.  I love you.  

Happy October.

35 comments:

Philigry said...

i love that scarf. it is so nice on you.
look at your mom! those abs! wow!
happy birthday to her!

TD wool design said...

happy day to mom! and those gifts are incredible! you're a lucky lady :)

kim said...

I remember that scarf from Melana's post. It is beautiful! Such lovely gifts to make your day special! Happy Birthday to your gorgeous mom!

lucky knitter said...

It's your turn to receive. Beautiful gifts! and your mom looks like a model! Happy Birthday to her!

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Very nice.

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Stephanie said...

What nice gifts! Its always fun to receive such surprises in the mail!! Happy Birthday Mom!! What a nice old picture. Love the short hair!

TLCknits said...

Lovely gifts!... Happy b-day Mom!

Jodi said...

Oh what lovely gifts! I'm knitting a Juliet scarf right now, and it's a great pattern -- you don't get bored since it's not as repetitive as most lace scarves.

Thanks again for posting the Toasty pattern -- mine are knitting up beautifully.

tiennie said...

Happy birthday to your pretty mom!

Those gifts are fantastic! Lucky you to get to enjoy them!

Danielle said...

Very nice! I'm working on some Pay It Forward gifts right now.

ali said...

How fun to receive such pleasantries! (is that a word? I think so, I'm going with it...)
I recently participated in a lovely little handknit washcloth and handmade soap swap (from Ravelry) and my mom, sister, and 2 friends joined in too... We should've let the moderator know of our connections, as it turned out my MOM knit for me! And I knit for a personal friend! Too funny! It saved on postage, but it would've been neat to knit for a new friend! Oh well, there will always be more swaps, right?

Fun stuff!

happy knitting-
ali

dana said...

I stumbled on your blog through other blogs and adore all your photographs. I love finding a blog that feels like I'm thumbing through a craft magazine. Beautiful things you've knitted!
- dana
http://dana-made-it.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

Teaching you to knit was a wonderful gift. I hope your mom has a great birthday!

Alisha said...

Your mom was and still is so beautiful!!

Love your gifts! So nice. It is true there is nothing like getting a little something special at your door step.

house on hill road said...

beauty all around!
happy birthday to your mom!

Windy Knitty said...

Beautiful presents!

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a great picture:)

MadMad said...

Beautiful presents - so cool! And what a beautiful mom - now we know where you get your looks!

KeanaLee said...

Great gifts, that yarn is gorgeous! Happy Birthday mom!!!! What a great photo.

Denise said...

Ha, I just posted about the PIF :) but it looks like no one wants to join in! If that is the case I will probably make 3 gifts and donate them to a good cause around Christmas time?
Love the goodies you got, and Happy Birthday to your mom :-) It's my birthday month too, she must be a Libra (best sign of the zodiac, if you ask me) ;)

t does wool said...

happy BD to mom!! lucky you with all your goodies!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh my gosh Leslie, that picture of your mom is fantastic!

Meggie said...

LOVE the photo of your mom! Happy Birthday Barbie!

nicole said...

What a hot mama! Happy birthday!

With all the beautiful things you make for others, you deserve a little sweetness for yourself!

sweetp said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum. I love that scarf, gorgeous

pinkflowerbuttons said...

these are gorgous, your mum looks terrific. Happy Birthday to her.

seashoreknits said...

I love your happy birthday posts to your mother every year - so so sweet! They make me smile and tear up, as I have lived miles and miles away from my mother my whole married life! Aren't mothers the best? And aren't we so blessed?
And isn't it fun to get mail goodies? :)

pricklypearbloom said...

wow, lovely gifts. And happy birthday to your mom!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday B.F.! You look just as great today as you did in that '72 picture!!

Julie said...

What beautiful gifts... and how blessed you are to have a loving mom who passed on her talent to you! Happy Birthday to her!

Nantucket Dreams said...

talk about paying it forward! the yarn, the scarf, the pin! wow! the yarn is so so pretty...the colors are amazing! can't wait to see what it becomes

amandajean said...

happy birthday to your mom! what a pretty lady!

Life in the Bizzy Lane said...

wow ! how incredible! three great photos, love your pif , what an excellent idea! (i'll have to remember it) beautiful scarf , must be a great friend! and your pretty mom! happy birthday to her! and happy weekend to you!

Yarn It said...

Such nice gifts! I really love the scarf. And happy belated birthday to your mom!

Renna said...

Wow, your mom was quite a looker! :-)

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