A Moment Like This


I have to say that I was a bit surprised when I gave my co-worker the sweater for his daughter, that should be arriving any day now.

He got a little choked up and was extremely appreciative. There were a number of things that played into the emotions, like the reminder that he is about to become a daddy again real soon. But I think part of it was the fact that I made him something. (I say this, because when he first saw the sweater on this desk, he asked who bought it. When I said that I made it, his look totally changed to a look of “Wow!”)

That reaction is one of the reasons I keep doing what I do. When I get it, it feels better than weaving in the last thread.

Copyright 2009 by G. P. Donohue for textillian.com


4 responses to “A Moment Like This”

  1. Aww, that’s so cute. I’m sure it’ll be a truly cherished gift. I’ve got two folks at work who are expecting, and I’m contemplating either small quilts or woven baby booties. (One of them is having twins, a boy and a girl.)

  2. Wow, that looks SO soft, too. Cuteness all around! Will you post a photo of the baby wearing it?

  3. isn’t it wonderful when your work is appreciated? the sweater is delightful. 🙂

  4. What a darling sweater! I love the buttons, they are the magic touch. I’m so glad to hear your gift is deeply appreciated as I think most of us have experienced mediocre responses to our handmade gifts from time to time.