Monday, May 07, 2012

An unexpected gift

Back in December 2010 (I can't believe it was that long ago) I finished a thread tablecloth that I'd been working on for, literally, years. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it because, naturally, I don't have a table. Not long after I finished it we got some good news that an old family friend had beaten back Demon Cancer and was also about to celebrate a Very Big Birthday, so I packed up the tablecloth and sent it along to her. I have it on good authority that the tablecloth was well received.

Last week I got an amazing and unexpected gift in the mail as a direct result of that tablecloth gift. Another friend of my mother's had gotten wind of the tablecloth gift. She is a long-time crafter who, unfortunately, can no longer hold a hook, and who didn't have anyone to pass along her trove of books to. So she sent them to me!

Here's part of the letter that was enclosed in the box.
Some thread, some squares for a bedspread, and the bedspread pattern.
And all these books. Just look at them! Some are quite old.
I can't wait to leaf through them and see what's in my future.
The best part is that this woman is also clearly a huge fan of thread and doilies.

So there you have it. An amazing gift from a very generous woman. It has left me wondering though: who will I gift all my books and stash and hooks and needles and looms to when I can't hold a hook anymore??


She said...

M - wow, unexpected are the best kind! Love the 'retro' covers to the magazines. I think the only thing that could get me to try crochet again is the snowflakes. What a lovely present, and it will be fun to go through all those - I expect doilies on all your chairs next time I visit! HA! You will find someone else to gift to 50 years from now when you are done crocheting... ;)

Loree Jackson said...

Oh my gosh how COOL! I love all those old books. The bedspread would be so incredible.