Monday, June 28, 2010
It’s a most very excellent lady’s birthday today and if there is one person on this planet with a heart that is warm and open and generous, who also appreciates the handmade, it is she. With the lovely Lisa, it is not a question of whether she will turn up her nose at non-store-bought imperfection, because she absolutely ‘gets’ that with the making comes thought, deliberation, care and a gesture of friendship.
Nope, the risk is always entirely the opposite. So much does this lady appreciate time and effort, that even if she absolutely aesthetically abhorred a handmade gift she would never let on and love it still for all it’s warm intent.
This also extends to the baking of cheesecake. Lisa, below is how your birthday treats started out. Not quite the pile of crumbledness that ended up on your doorstep after the extended, kid-accompanied, mini-disaster-laden, (WHAT WAS I THNKING?) bike ride to yours.
Happy birthday Chook.
PS. The scrappy scarf was completely inspired (and slightly varied using a single/treble/single/etc stitch) by Nicole’s excellent version here. I also used a treasured Liberty print for the fabric woven detail – it works well for scarf double-sidedness. How to tie a scarf? Pop over to Leonie’s. (I reckon funkily-tied scarves could be the wintry way to spot a crafty blogger). The cheesecake? Be warned. Resistance is an exercise in futility. Which is why we all rode our bikes to deliver the rest of ’em.