Tuesday, September 19, 2006

So Much More Than "Good Enough"

My mom recently bought a loom and has been weaving. Every Monday Night Dinner she shows us what she's learned, and the cool stuff she's weaving - little swatches of fabric, very cool.

Last night, at MND, she said "here... check this out," and plopped this shawl on the kitchen table. It was beautiful!! She kept pointing out little flaws, saying it ended up a "learning piece." I kept gushing over it, but she kept saying things like maybe she would felt it and cut it up, and make it into a purse or something. I said she was crazy! She pointed out the pretty colors, and how it was angora and wool, but also kept pointing out her mistakes...

I whipped it over my shoulders and gushed some more and told her she was crazy to cut it up, it was gorgeous and she should wear it, All The Time!

Then, I noticed my dad standing to the side, watching us. He looked at me, then looked at mom and said, "Well, are you going to tell her?" Mom said, "Well, I was making it for your birthday, but I just didn't think it was good enough, I can do better."

Dad said, "Yeah, I was all confused at your birthday last week when you opened your gift from us and it was a music box!"

So, of course, I pleaded "Can I have them both???!"

You can tell from this happy picture, I got to keep it. I love this shawl, that my mom made - just for me, and it's more than good enough, it's perfect.

28 Comments:

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Tell your mom the shawl is very beautiful!!!

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

Oh, my GOODNESS!! It is perfect!!

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger amylovie said...

Your face is priceless.

Amy

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Abigail 1870 pearl said...

Your right it is perfect... made with love and learning:D

Happy B-Day, may you have many more fabby ones to come

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger keohinani said...

this post made me

:)

really big. warm fuzzies for everyone! really cool, your mom.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Chris said...

It's a wonderful gift!! Hee hee - love the comment from your dad about the music box!

 
At 7:50 PM, Anonymous heather said...

Hey! Did you tell us it was your birthday when it was your birthday? I don't remember that.
I'm upset I missed it, dang it.

Happy birthday sweet Lynda. I love your woven shawl. Tell yo' mamma she's an awesome weaver. ;)

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Oooh, it is gorgeous!! The color is stunning! Tell your Mommy that she can adopt me as a daughter--me wants a shawl that purty :).

And your happy face: priceless :)

 
At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

How special! She did a wonderful job on it. It's a lovely color, too. And happy belated birthday!

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

SO JEALOUS!!! It's such a beautiful piece and that shade of blue looks amazing and makes your eyes look even bluer than they already are!

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger duchessofgravity said...

gorgeous and how sweet! of course it was good enough. it was made with love!

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger opportunityknits said...

Wow, it's so beautiful, the tweedy soft blues. I'm so glad she hadn't cut it up yet!

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Mary-Kay said...

L U C K Y !!!!!
(said in the tone of Napolian Dynamite)

Your mom's good. Very good. Nice work and GREAT birthday presant! I can't spell tonight, or tell if I'm spelling wrong. Sorry!

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Marsha said...

Your post made me tear up!

Sheesh, Kaity spins a gorgeous yarn.
Your mom weaves beautiful fabric.
You knit intricate cables & fair isle.
Your husband buys you yarn.
YOU'RE A BRAT - er, I mean very fortunate!!

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger miss88keys said...

What a beautiful birthday gift from your mom! It will be one of those precious items that you can pass down to your kids & will be in your family forever! Sounds like your mom is a bit of a perfectionist. Thankfully you sound like you're the perfect daughter in telling her there's no flaws in her work.

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

Belated Happy Birthday! The shawl is very beautiful!

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger Laura said...

what a nice post ... i agree, it's perfect!

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Your mom sounds like my mom. My mother makes lovely things, and always points out the flaws. I think your mom's weaving is gorgeous!

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Cherice said...

That shawl is beautiful (tell your mom my birthday is Oct 17 and a shawl would be perfect ;) )

My mom mentioned weaving just the other day. I think it would be fun to do.

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

Oh MAN!..is there ANYTHING Fran can't do? She and my mom are the last of a dying breed...the very best!

How beautiful it is...and how lucky we "girls of great moms" are!

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Coleen said...

wow! It's gorgeous. What a treasure!

Happy birthday!

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Barb said...

Oooh ... I want one. And since we share the most amazing mom ever, I might just have a shot! Between the three of you (Mom, you, Kaity), you continue to amaze and humble me with your craftiness! I'm so lucky.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Areli said...

Oh, this is such a sweet story, and your shawl is beautiful, what a treasure.

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

Well aren't you the lucky one. That is just a gorgeous colour and you will treasure it for many years! Made with a Mother's love.

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

That is awesome! Happy Birthday.

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Wow Wow WOW! What a fun post-birthday surprise. I would love the music box too.... but the shawl - how beautiful! Hm. I wonder if I can get my mom to start weaving??!! hehe

Happy Belated Birthday! :)

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! She's very talented.

 

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