Monday, November 26, 2007

OH Me, OH My, OH Punkin' Pie!!

Okay, 1st of all, I did NOT even realize that I'd not been blogging (because of other endeavors @ hand)! I didn't even notice, for real, until last week when I was talking to my niece about knitting and she asked what was up with my blog?! She said she missed reading, that made my day...thanks Deb (fyi, my fave niece!). So, I'm back at it, this is going to be a short & sweet post (LOL, seems like I say that and it's always long, LOL, what can I say, I'm a talker!).

I hope that all of my USA pals had a great Thanksgiving Day! Of course, we don't need a national holiday to be thankful, it should be a part of our daily lives! As a matter of fact, I've got some AMAZING thanks to extend to a few people! So, let the THANKING begin.....

1st of all, check out my sidebar, have a look @ Vickie Howell's podcast badge entitled, "Craft, Rock, Listen." Well, I was reading her blog & read about her upcoming blog & while supplies lasted whomever put the badge on his/her blog and commented about it got this yarn! A skein of "Love" sent my way...HOW COOL IS THAT?! I'll tell ya how cool, not nearly as cool as the things I'm about to show you!

I have been blessed with the greatest of internet friends since my disability has worsened and it's not uncommon to find surprises from them! I must apologize many times over for not having posted these a long time ago, I could give you the list of reasons about why it wasn't done, but that doesn't matter, I should have found a way to post!

My dear friend Ellie is way more than a knitter (I say this because I met her in a knitting forum and she's an outstanding knitter!), she is quite the artist in many areas. Look at this beautiful card she made for me, the butterflies are made using the lace making technique, tatting! I was OVERWHELMED when I opened the card and saw this: gorgeous cross bookmark she made for me (using it for my bible, of course)!! It is just beautiful! I have to say, Ellie is the sweetest of friends and NOT because she made these lovelies for me, she has a heart of gold, as those who know her can attest! Thanks so much Ellie, you ROCK, my friend.

Last, but not least, a HUGE apology goes to my dearest of friends, Amy, for not postng this long ago! She is my bestest buddy, the very one who got me hooked on vintage yarn holders by giving me my very 1st one last year for Christmas. Well, she didn't stop there, I could go on & on with the surprises I've received from her, but this one, this one makes me cry with joy even now! One day she told me a surprise was headed my way and I had no idea what it could be! And to my wonderful surprise and joy I opened the package to find yet another: vintage yarn holder!!! To say the least, I was THRILLED! I opened it to see the size of the ball of yarn it could handle and I found something that stopped me dead in my see, she and I had been emailing for a long time about her knitting her Icarus shawl and loving it, I was so excited, couldn't wait to see the photo...I NEVER dreamed it was for me. Yes, this lace (fyi, with lace wt yarn) Icarus shawl she had been working on for months was for me ..."Why, you might ask?!" Simply because she is my friend and loves me (okay, I am crying now) (fyi, I tried many times, but couldn't get a picture that came close to showing the true beauty of this STUNNING shawl, pictures just don't do it justice!).

The moral of the story, among the greatest gifts that I have received friendship is the greatest one of all. Thanks so much God for such friends! And thank each and every one of you for being my friend. Mere words don't seem to express how very thankful I am for each of you! Thank you so much for all that you have done for me and most especially for the gift of your friendship.
LOL, like I said at the beginning whenever I say this post is going to be "short and sweet" it's never short...but always sweet, don't you think?!

Happy Holidays, Happy Knitting & God Bless Each One of You!


Wendy said...

Ya know, I've been thinking about you lately. I've been wondering if things are ok.... been meaning to shoot you an email. Glad to see you back on your blog.

Sandi said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I think of you often and keep checking in on you! I have finished 10 Flower Power Dishcloths - ready to be mailed out just as soon as I get them all wrapped up! I still have a few more to knit, keep you posted! Take care and enjoy the holidays!