Thursday, August 30, 2007

Winter Wear

To me, any hand made gift is a heart made gift, so when my cousin Sheryl, who I have not seen in 6 years, came yesterday with a bag of hand made knitted scarves for me and my children, I was touched beyond words. I do not have the gift of knitting, so I was very impressed with the detail in her work. She commented "It is just straight knit, no pearl", and I smiled gracefully telling her how much I love straight knit. I had no idea what she was telling me, but it did not matter. I just loved the fact that she had created these for me and my children. Charlotte and Zach have been wearing their scarves around the house. Thank goodness the a/c is on!! Kyle received a scarf identical to Zach's only larger. He is off with his buddies and has put his scarf in his room, so no pic. Sheryl also made a beautiful hat and scarf set for my grandson TJ. Here is Charlotte modeling my beautiful scarf. They are all so soft.We are all set for winter now and believe me, we will need them!! Cousin Sheryl lives in Florida, but she was born and raised here in Northern Illinois. She understands the importance of a good scarf! No one in my family quilts except for me so my aunt and cousin were very excited to see my quilts. It felt good to see facial expressions and hear ooooh's and aaaah's of admiration for a job well done. That is why I admire the workmanship in the beautiful scarves that were made stitch by stitch for my family.

Well another week of school is over. Tomorrow we have cooperative cooking with 2 other home school families. We will be making butter (yes, shaken in a jar), and homemade banana bread to put it on. I will post on the home school blog about our cooking experience tomorrow afternoon. I love Thursday afternoons, because I get to turn this...
back in to a cutting/pressing table that looks like this.... To be honest, that is an old picture...the table still looks like the previous one. However, I am off to take care of that. Notice the roll of toilet paper...Zach's idea of a great way to clean up the glue he spilled. And the bin in the middle of the table..teachers current stitching project ;) Off to right the table and perhaps put it to some sewing use!

12 comments:

Guðrún said...

How thoughtful of your cousin to knit these scarves, and your children are so cute.

Linda said...

Bren the first thing I noticed was the beautiful smile on Charlotte's face, a different little girl. Hat's off to you mom!!!! Love the scarves, so cuddly looking.

Libby said...

A gift from the hands is from the heart - the scarves are wonderful.

I can't wait to hear about the butter making. I did this with The Princess when I volunteer in her 1st grade class during 'Pioneer Days' Such fun to watch those kiddies shake and shake and shake *s* We still make butter years later for holiday meals - using the KitchenAid, of course.

HsKubes said...

What lovely scarves! I'm sure y'all will enjoy them a lot this winter. What a sweet blessing from your cousin.

~ Christina

Passionate Quilter said...

Wow, what a nice cousin! And anything handmade is extra special!

meggie said...

Charlotte does make a very pretty model!
Aren't hand made gifts just the best- they will be extra warm because they were made with love!
Happy sewing for your weekend.

Lily said...

Handmade gifts from other crafters are just the best - and we are the best receivers because we know how much work goes into them!

Alice said...

A lovely warm scarf is so comforting and has so many uses. I'm sure your cousin loved you for appreciating them so much, just as you loved having her enthuse over your quilts. Well done.

Jenny said...

The scares are really pretty on such cute models. I remember making butter in grade school. It was the best thing I ever tasted.

dot said...

What a lovely gift for her to give your family. You just never know how much you need a scarf in the winter unless you don't have one.

Karolee said...

Beautiful scarves - your cousin does great work.

Congrats on finishing another week of school - and have fun making butter!

Darlene said...

Cute scarves for adorable kids.

I can't wait to hear more about the butter and banana bread. Enjoy.