Thursday, November 12, 2009

On Giving Gifts

Oh, thank you everyone for the Thelma love! I really needed a little boost this week and every comment made me smile. Right now, all my babes are sick and the boys both have double ear infections. Antibiotics are working, I think, so we are hopefully on the mend. My sister loved Thelma too, which makes me the happiest. But she wasn't really FROM me, even though I made her, so I whipped up a little something of my own.

I have to confess that my siblings and I don't usually do birthday gifts. It's not because we're stingy or unloving. I think we are often just too practical about the whole thing and, of course, we never want to put pressure (financial or otherwise) on anyone else to feel the need to reciprocate. But I often find myself wanting to give something and with a renewed sense of craftiness in the past couple years, I feel there are so many more options to express my birthday wishes in a frugal way.

Kathy, dear, hope it keeps you warm indoors and out.

It is better to give than receive, but maybe one of these days I'll manage to keep one of these for myself.


Feather said...

i love it! is that the same pattern you made your mom's from?

keep plugging along with the sickies. perhaps tonight is a good night for popcorn and wine?

nicola@which name? said...


beemahoney said...

I love it *)

Kath said...

I truly love it. It WOULD be in the 60's the week you give it to me!!!

Sherrie said...

I am waiting patiently for the holidays to be over :-)

lil songbird mama said...

love the scarf!
I do the same thing....knit something up and give it away...always hoping that someone will appreciate it as much as I did making it!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Beautiful work! And I hope you make one for yourself sometime very soon!