Here is yet another amazing crafty Christmas present that I have been lame about posting...
This one is from my mom -- it's made by a woman named Helen who lives near her in Ohio. It's a doily, crocheted with our last name. Super cool.
One thing that made it so special is the handwritten letter that Helen wrote to my mom:
She writes "This is the 1055th one I've crocheted since 1989" (Wow!) and then goes on to chat about her life -- recent surgery, her husband, some good friends of theirs. It's just wonderful. Makes me want to pick up a pen and write a letter!
You can find many artists on Etsy making these doilies and I cannot get over how many are undervaluing their work ($2-4 per letter!) (I did a search on "crochet name doily" and found these). Helen's work was also a bargain, so my mom sent her some extra money with the order for our name.
A few weeks later, Helen sent one with my mom's last name as well! She says she mostly gives them away and it's just a nice way to keep busy.
Shayne, we need to be more like Helen -- get busy crafting! (And writing letters, for that matter...)