Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Stitch in Time
All three of these things were handmade by my Aunt J, and I just thought I'd show them to the net. The sheep is Zaya's, the doll is Mim's and the pig is mine. The pig was made some 20+ years ago, actually, and used to have a brood of piglets too. They still exist, I think, but I'm not sure where exactly. The sow appears to have lost her eyes over the years too, but I've kept her all this time.
There were other gifts that Aunt J made when I was young: two dolls, and some doll paraphernalia; a ceramic rabbit that is now sitting on Mim's dresser; and other things that are lost in the mists of childhood.
How can you ever repay someone for a gift that took such an incredible amount of time, talent and patience? I haven't figured out a way yet, but I'll keep thinking. If I just had some kind of marketable skill...
Anyway, in case I haven't said it in a while - thanks Aunt J. We really appreciate what you've done. If you ever need anything from me, let me know.