I was the recipient of two treats in the mail this week!
First, I won a blog anniversary contest at Bird Brain Designs. Christine makes handbags and totes and pouches, often from up-cycled leather. I chose this small purse, made from a leather jacket.
I love the interior fabric with her logo on it.
I am thrilled with it. Thank you, Xine!
The next parcel was from Debra as part of Corner to Corner. As you may have noticed I participate in the weekly Corner View, and we are now sending a tenugui around the globe with a small gift inside.
Thank you so much, Debra!
And I will now be sending some goodies back to the US.
I made my mother this Herb Garden Shawl for her birthday which was this weekend. I finished the cast off on the morning of - whew.
I usually knit her socks but I wasn't feeling in the mood for those this time and then Heather posted this pattern that she had made a few times and I knew it was the perfect thing to give.
My mum lives in a retirement home and like most elderly folk, she is often cold. I thought this would be a perfect wrap for evening sitting and tv watching and reading. She is not found of fussy things and would not have appreciated a lacy shawl. She was very happy with it. It is warm and stretchy.
I used acrylic (Red Heart Curly Q) as I wasn't sure how careful the laundry staff would be with pure wool.
Her favourite of my cats loved it up a bit at every opportunity and she was happy about that (and also I imagine, that I removed the cat hair)
Hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend.