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My Wonderful MIL and an Award

In Mother-in-law on September 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm

I had just started writing this post up on Friday of last week when my internet connection died. Comcast stopped by this morning to fix everything. It took them close to an hour, but the deed is done. I am ALIVE once again! Woo.

Now, I can finally tell you about the fantastic package my MIL sent to me for my birthday. She apologized for it being late … but when you see what she got me, you’ll see why I didn’t care one iota that it was late. I was just so happy to have received such an amazing present. Really, everybody should have a MIL like mine.

My MIL made both the card and the purse. The card is stamped and then hand-colored. The purse was knitted and felted. You can’t see, because I took a lousy picture of it, but it has really long straps. It’ll be a great purse for going bike riding with.

Next in the package was a pattern book … for aprons!

You see, my MIL reads my blog. She found this book the day after I wrote the post about loving aprons and joining the apron swap. I’ve already picked out my favorite pattern and hope to sew it up soon.

Speaking of my MIL reading my blog, Dan will complain to me sometimes that he can’t tell his mother anything new and interesting about our lives; she knows everything already from my blog. Of course, I just laugh at him.

The best part about the package was the llama fleece.

From Spinning

Oh my gosh, it’s so SOFT. It’s even softer than the alpaca that I have. Wow.
It also has an unusually long staple – compared to the alpaca and romney that I am currently spinning.

From Spinning

Thank you so much, Mom (and Tim too)!

About that award I mentioned in the title, well, Susan from KnittingAlone bestowed a Brilliant Blog Award unto me.

I’m so honored. Thank you!

Since I read so many blogs and it is difficult to just choose 7 blogs to pass this award onto, I will follow in Susan’s footsteps. I will tag the 7 bloggers who recently commented on my blog. In no particular order:

Vicki of Knitting Dragonflies
Loren of Musings at Windyridge
Mandy of Sew Spun
Lisa of Purling Along to Stitch-dom

Nancy of Nancy’s Arts, Crafts and Favorites
Carly of Knitting and Sewing and all forms of Procrastination
Nan of Nannybird’s Crafts

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  1. Blush! Thank you, Marie….am passing along the award tomorrow. Love the purse your MIL gave you!

  2. What a great gift! How thoughtful to not only make you the purse (wonderful color) but to also make the card. Really thoughtful present.

    Congratulations on the award!

  3. OOOO I’m jelous, more alpaca, and a purse also. Dang, you have some good karma going. And thanks for passing it along!!
    I will look forward to seeing some of that alpaca spun up!!
    Vicki

  4. I got some llama at a fiber festival a couple of years ago, and it was exceptionally soft, too.

  5. Oh my gosh! Your Mom In Law Rocks! What a wonderful package!

  6. Wow, that is a great birthday package! I love the purse, so much so that a red one just might have to be added to my thing to knit!

    Thanks for the award, love the way you passed it along too. Great idea, I know you said you got it from some one else, but I learned about it from you so it’s a great idea to me!

  7. Can you share your mil with me? Lovely gifts and I can’t wait to see the apron all made up! Whoo Hooo!

  8. What a nice gift! And so nice to have a MIL who understands you. On a side note, I’ve been talking about spinning a lot, probably from looking at your spinning and DH said the other day he would get me a wheel! Now I really have to pay attention to your spinning posts!

  9. Wow how great!
    Now you need a carder!

    I am giving away 5 MP3 players and it takes less than a minute to enter. Come on over to my Gizmos blog.

    http://www.todaysgizmos.com/contests/giveaway-2gb-mp3-player-with-thumb-drive/

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