wip, handmade, six months
sadly this little book bag has been in progress for a couple of weeks. it is a birthday gift for my mother-in-law who works at an elementary school library. better late than never, i think i can get the straps sewn on tonight and pop it in the mail tomorrow. i think. hmm. i also had to whip up a baby gift last night for a coworker's shower today. as i was sewing i was playing that mental game of ping pong in my head that always occurs when doing something handmade for someone i dont know very well. you know what i mean? will they like, or better yet, will they even notice? is it even worth the effort when really they would be happier with a pack of diapers and some dumb toy? sigh. i never know. the first thing i ever knitted was a baby sweater for someone, i agonized over it (silly me started with a cow print pattern that required yarn bobbins) for weeks, trying to get it done in time, only to have it opened, glanced at and tossed in a pile. i am fairly certain it was never, ever put on the child. i was crushed. and i felt a little stupid as well. of course not everyone appreciates handmade, i understand that. my dilemma is should i give handmade because it makes me feel better? is that ultimately selfish? i dont know, i dont know. all this for a stupid burp cloth and bib. grrr. it will be interesting to see if this just gets tossed onto the pile. i will let you know next week.
and now onto a more pleasant subject, arlo! in the midst of all that mad quilting i forgot to post a six month picture tuesday. yikes! i mean, this is the closest thing to a baby book that i can muster right now, so bear with me.
i can not believe that six months has gone by already!! oh my goodness. arlo my love, you are truly a blessing that i never ever expected. i thought our family was set at four, but now i know that it was always supposed to be five. thank you for the joy you bring us, and at some level understanding that our life is so crazy right now and just going with the flow and being your laid back self.