Friday, June 13, 2008

Some Friday Night Lovin'

I don't think I have ever shared this wonderful gift that my partner and I were given for Christmas last year. My Mum made it and completely surprised us. We had no idea that she was even making us something. This is a pretty major achievement for my Mum. She's not very good at keeping surprises a secret. She gets too excited and ends up either telling you she has a surprise or going the whole hog and telling you what it is. I've inherited it too. I'm hopeless at keeping my surprises a secret.

Anyway, it was a complete surprise and a beautiful, warm, thoughtful gift that just yells "I Love You" every time you look at it. My partner and I often affectionately say it looks like someone vomited a blanket. We spend lots of time discussing which of the panels are our individual favourites, which are the nicest to touch and which are the most comfy for the cats.

The left over wool that my Mum gave me when she was finished has now been passed on to
Curlypops to give her some supplies for her new foray into knitting. I was so pleased to be able to pass it on to someone who will get a lot of use out of it. It comes with lots of great energy and love attached to it too. I'm sure Curlypops will knit some great things with it.

Speaking of great energy and love, thanks to all the lovely friends who left me such kind words about
my pimple. I think its well and truly on the mend now. I just needed to stop putting concealer on it and get the horrid thing out in the open to heal.

I have a very relaxing weekend ahead of me. No plans. Don't you love Friday nights with the whole weekend stretched out before you. What's everyone else up to for the weekend?


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your colourful blanket! I always love things taht have been stitched or knitted with love. Our weekend is going to be a busy one - have interstate visitors arriving tomorrow!

CurlyPops said...

That quilt is so cool! I love all of the different textures and fabulous. It must have taken your mum absolutely ages to make it!

Shellbells said...

am going camping with the kids to our property not far from Byron Bay...hope we dont freeze but am looking forward to the smells of an open fire!!! have a good one

Belinda said...

Handmade is best yet again, a vomitted up blanket - i love it! Glad to hear that pimple is clearing up, fresh air will no doubt help it heal ;)

Claire F said...

Love that blanket, it really does scream 'I love you'!

Thanks for sharing the pimple story!

Karin said...

That quilt is making me smile. It's great. How fun! :-)

I just read about your emotional pimple. I'm so sorry! I hope the pain is subsiding, both emotionally and physically.

Many ((((((((Hugs))))))))) coming your way.