Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Gift of Giving

This Mother's Day I gave myself the gift of making others happy.
For my mother, the lovely orchids you see to the left in this picture.  She was delighted with them and with me.

For my godmother, an Icarus shawl:

I knit this shawl for the fun of it, and as I neared the finish, I decided that it would make a nice gift for my god mother.  I didn't know that she's been going through a rough time lately with illness, both for herself and her daughter.  This shawl came at a good time.  But even better, I could tell she was just thrilled to have me visit, which I haven't done in quite a while.  You know how life can get in the way.

My sons cooked for me, and bought me chocolates and resolved not to fight with each other.  The sun even chose to shine by the time I was ready to walk the dog.

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's day too.


  1. Great post, and that is one beautiful shawl!

  2. Happy Mother's Day, Laurie!!

  3. What a lovely day you had. Beautiful shawl too.

  4. Lovely shawl, I saw it on Ravelry. How long did the no fighting last?

  5. great day

    lovely shawl