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Topic: A warm gift for a SAD time  (Read 6397 times)
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« on: February 26, 2006 06:04:49 PM »

I finished this shawl about a month ago, and was going to give it to my Mom in April for her birthday.  Well, she called me this morning and told me my Grandmother (her Mother) died last night.  My family is on the west coast, I'm on the east, and I won't be able to go home for the funeral.  So, I decided to send this to her now as a BIG HUG from me, because I know that's what she really needs right now.   I just wish I could be there to do it in person instead.   Sad

Have any of you given crafted gifts for sad occasions?

btw, I got the pattern here: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-diam.html?noImages=
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006 08:14:20 PM »

It's very beautiful.  It's a wonderfully appropriate gift.  I'm so sorry to hear of your gramma's passing.  We make prayer shaws for our hospital ministy so I think it's a great gift to give.  Take care...

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006 08:19:06 PM »

Aww, that's a beautiful shawl and your mother will really appreciate it. A big hug is really what she will need and this way she'll always be wearing it Smiley  I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother.   Cry 

My aunt recently shaved her head due to chemo for breast cancer.  I'm in the process of making a chemo cap for her.  I'm sure she'll cry her eyes out when she gets it, but I just want her to know I am always thinking of her even if we aren't that close in miles or smiles. We have had our lil differences, but family is family regardless.   
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006 08:45:58 PM »

That's a beautiful shawl and will be a great reminder to your mom of your love.

A friend of mine was losing her father to cancer and I never knew what to say, so I knitted her mittens.  I explained to her that I didn't know what else to do.

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006 09:45:21 PM »

i'm really sorry to hear about your loss.  your knitting is really beautiful and i'm sure your mom will love it, not only because of your amazing work, but also because of the emotional support and consideration that went into making it.

i am in a similar situation right now, being away from both my mother and grandmother, while my grandmother's lung is slowly deteriorating due to cancer.  i'd love to knit a quilt with squares made by my mother, my grandmother and myself before my grandmother passes -- especially since my grandmother taught both my mom and myself how to knit.  your project really inspires me to actually see that idea through.

i think its absolutely amazing how something like knitting, or crafting in general, can not only result in the creation of beautiful work, but also the development and expression of individual relationships and feelings.


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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006 03:01:16 AM »

Thank you all for the kind words.  You all have reinforced my belief that hand made gifts are the best especially in difficult times.

dialectic material:  I think your quilt idea is wonderful, and something you should definitely do.   I have some beautiful baby blankets that my Grandmother crocheted for my kids, and I will treasure them always.

Thanks again everyone, take care!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006 11:38:04 AM »

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Your shawl is beautiful. I don't think you could give your mother a more appropriate gift.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006 12:00:55 PM »

i think that's a beautiful shawl! you did a wonderful job...

last summer my great grandfather died unexpectidly....he was in the military when he was young and still very active with the vfw....my mom, brother, dad, and uncle (and soon myself..) are all in the military too...i knit a small bag that we put everyone's rank into and placed it in his hand before they shut the casket...i know it's kinda corny, but it meant a lot that he'll always have a piece of each of us near him...

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006 12:59:49 PM »

i know it's kinda corny, but it meant a lot that he'll always have a piece of each of us near him...
It's not corny at all, It's a very sweet thing to do.
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006 02:31:14 PM »

i know it's kinda corny, but it meant a lot that he'll always have a piece of each of us near him...
It's not corny at all, It's a very sweet thing to do.

I agree... NOT corny at all.   I'm in the military as well, so I totally understand what it meant to all of you.
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