I’ve had some unexpected good cheer coming my way this week by gifts I’ve received and gifts I’ve given. Since Christmas is just days away I thought why not share some of the joy? Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday and he was the King of giving gifts early. Since I was going to work from home at my Mom’s house to hand out with her I decided to give her an early gift – my Dad would want that. The sweater I’ve been working on for the last month was the perfect gift to give (full post on the finished object in the new year).
To say she was delighted was an understatement. It was the perfect thing to start what could be a sad day with something really good. She even wore it that day and it just solidified that I made the right choice by making her this sweater. Another gift that was opened yesterday was a tie I knit for my cousin.
He has been asking for a knit tie for ages and I whipped one up for his 50th birthday. He called me so excited and happy and promptly said he needed about 5 more in various colors. LOL Full post on that one in the new year as well).
And this week I was given an unexpected gift from a friend. A young man I used to work with who calls me his mentor does incredible wood work and he made me a pen. It’s one of the most beautiful pens I’ve ever owned and I have a small collection of pens I love and this one is right at the top of that love list. His note and words of kindness just made my week. It’s always amazing what just a simple thank you can do for someone.
This time of year is the greatest time of year and I’m so thankful for the wonderful friends and family I have in my life. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and I’ll see you next week!
Merry Christmas – Happy Hanukkah – Happy Kwanzaa – Happy Festivus