Tuesday, June 28, 2011
One of my twin mom friends wrote to me a few weeks ago about a little girl, just turned 4, who has been rediagnosed with cancer. Cancer. How is that possible? How is it possible that a small child should fight for her life against a disease with no mercy? No child, no person, should ever have cancer. Ever.
Alexandria is brave. Recently, after starting a new round of chemotherapy, her hair started to fall out. Rather than be depressed that she was losing her hair, she asked her mom if she could cut it off instead. If only, I could look at something that devastating as simply a means to a change.
Needless to say, I have been touched by Alexandria's story. I hug Gracie and Luke tighter and pray for her every night. Kris asked me if I would be willing to sell her some hats for Alexandria. I don't sell my hats. I only give them to people I care about deeply. I told Kris that. Then, I asked what Alexandria's favorite color is.
Tomorrow, this box will leave via the mail.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Target has straw bags for $2.50. At that rate, they cost less than a gift bag! Since I have gifts for Gracie and Luke's teachers, I thought these bags would be a great alternative to paper gift bags. Here's the thing: they really needed to be personalized.
So, out came my crochet hook and a number of flowers later, I had the beginnings of two really cute bags. The flowers were sewn on with a tapestry needle and the same yarn used for the flowers.
If you would like to make your own, click here.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I think I'm in love!
Yarn: Worsted Weight
P.S. I took this picture with my new Samsung tablet!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A while ago, Lucy offered a pattern for her Summer Garden Granny Square. I knew when I saw it that it was something special. A few days ago, I decided to try it and I fell deeper in love. I fell so much in love with the granny square that I decided to create a pillow (my current obsession). The bonus: It's my coworker, Alison's birthday tomorrow and it would make a great present for her.
Just look at what I made:
|See those Granny Squares?|
|These are the true colors.|
|The back was a little different.|
I'm so excited to see her fact tomorrow. These pictures do not do this pillow any justice. It is so lovely!