Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Elves on over-drive! Someone mentioned a dearth of tatting showing up here. But my shuttles have not been sitting quietly. I made myself a promise at the beginning of the year that I'd spread more tatting around than previously - and I have. Today the first of the "bookmark brigade"
made its way to their intended recipients. Here are most of the ones I made for this group of people. At a Wednesday Afternoon Club meeting, I offered each person a bookmark for a holiday present. Each person had brought a contribution to the local food pantry plus gifts for mental health day-patients. No one expected to actually receive a present themselves, which made it even more fun. "But who am I supposed to send this to?" one person asked, confused, hardly believing it was a present for her. Everyone seemed really impressed. That these are all tatted made them more special. "I'm putting mine straight in my Bible," said another.
For today's second act, I finished the binding on
this twin-sized quilt for someone I only know as Christmas adoption "number 23" - an older person without funds and alone at Christmas who had very little on her wish-list other than bedding for a twin-sized bed. The quilt was pleasant to work on, the pattern was quick, and I had it professionally quilted so I only needed to trim it and bind the edges.
It feels particularly, wonderfully, holiday-spirited to know people are getting good surprises they didn't expect... But the elves are not done yet!