I am a very, very lucky girl…
… to explain why I need to tell you a little story!
Have you met Gerry over at GerryART? She’s a gorgeous gal who lives in Missouri and spends as much time as possible knitting to her heart’s content! This lovely lady seriously makes me want to learn how to knit! I mean, I have been taught on occasion over the past few years but it doesn’t take me long to forget all that I’ve learned. But Gerry has renewed my interest… she is my idol, my mentor, my Queen of Yarn! And thinking about it, I’d be very happy to bow down to her feet because her socks are to die for!!!! I’m not kidding – check these out!!!
Well, Gerry had a little giveaway on her blog just before Christmas and I was the very lucky lady to win this absolutely stunning Saroyan shawl, so beautifully hand made with love.
Isn’t that pattern divine? I wish you could touch it and feel how very soft it is, it’s made with a variegated yarn that is 90% Merino and 10% Nylon. So snuggly, and it feels really nice on.
Gerry also made me a bespoke ‘Gerry Art’ fabric pouch to keep it in, together with the sweetest post-it notes and a paper-piecing pattern that I’m keen to give a go!
Thank you SO MUCH Gerry for offering such a wonderful giveaway! I really appreciate all the love and time you have put in to making this gorgeous item, and I cherish it!
When we create ourselves, we fully understand how much love, time and energy goes in to making a gift for someone. I have a very large baby shawl that my Nan crocheted for me when I was a teenager. She wanted to make one for all her grandchildren (of which there were many) before she passed on. I used the shawl for my babies, but never really appreciated how much love and energy went in to it until I started being a creator myself. Of course, don’t get me wrong, it was always very special and has become an heirloom, but it’s a different kind of appreciation when you can fully understand what it means to create. To me. I’m guessing that a lot of creative souls feel the same?
Well, I’ve had to dust the cobwebs off my sewing machine in the studio! *giggle* The kids went back to school last Friday and I’ve been missing them like crazy! We had a lot of fun and a lot of down-time, the perfect balance. I’m just about to start working on a couple of magazine projects, and also have a little tutorial lined up for you! Although the ole’ needle on the machine hasn’t been getting a lot of action, my sketch pad sure has been! I always find that when I’ve not had time to be actively creative, my mind pushes on in to overdrive!
I hope you’re feeling creative too! Because it’s a great way to be feelin’!
Big hugs! Vikki x