Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

We remember and thank those who have made our lives, as we know them, possible. Their sacrifices eclipse our imaginations, and their stories dwarf our accomplishments. We pray for them, and we thank them.

We Have Hanami
Here she is, being modeled gracefully by the office chair last night...

...and being blocked today:

I started Hanami on March 11, and completed the knitting portion on May 14th. It was blocked today, and I'll add the finishing touches within the next couple of days. This is a gift for my Mom, who saw it already in its un-blocked and crumpled state. I gave her a shawl pin for Mother's Day, and couldn't resist showing her what I had in mind for it.The shawl pin is from nicholasandfelice's shop on Etsy. Hammered aluminum, very light and reasonably priced. If you click on the link, you will see the matching sterling earrings that I got for moi. (The Mother doesn't wear the pierced earrings, and they were just too wonderful to pass up.)

The Big Event

that brought us together was The Daughter's graduation from Virginia Tech.

I am such the proud Mama.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Your shawl and pin looks beautiful, i'm sure your Mum will love it. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation. Ali's is next year. I should have remembered memorial day as it is our wedding anniversary and we came to New york for our honeymoon all those years ago. We saw some of the days ceremonies as we arrived. Jane x