Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Nurse Giggleswitch is an amazing woman. She works a full time job and goes to school. Next year she will finish her nurses training--right now she an LPN and is finishing her Bachelor's degree. She taught herself to crochet. Her mom was a crocheter (is that a word?) but she didn't learn from her mom, she learned from words on paper. Who does that? Not me, I'm still downloading the photos of my new camera by pulling out the card, putting it in my old camera and downloading it from there. (I change the subject a lot, don't I?)

Anyway, several weeks ago we went North to the land of the c-c-cold--although it SNOWED here today so maybe we are the land of the cold too. Or maybe it's the last days when you can't tell the seasons by the weather. Let's not talk about that. (Changing the subject again.)

So, we went to see Nurse Giggleswitch and Lord Bumhampton. We had a great time. She gave me this!
A beautiful afghan in my favorite color--red! I love it. It hangs on the rocker and as I go out the door I snatch it, just in case. When driving with Phil you always need more warmth. He rolls down the window or turns on the air conditioner. Has he seen it outside today? Photo's tomorrow, maybe. It snowed. A lot.

Anyway, here it is, keeping my legglets warm as hot buttered toast. I LOVE it. On the trip north that day I covered my legs with pillows! Honestly, I did. "Little Red" worked 95% better all the way home. I even had a nap. (And then I threw up in the middle of the night and was sick a week. Little Red kept me warm during my puny time, too.)
Yesterday, Phil received a present in the mail. Who doesn't like that? When he opened it up this is what he saw: His own personal afghan in BYU colors, yet. And the note that went with it.
Here it is, in it's infancy.And here are her talented hands. And last of all, this is our fine boy, eating breakfast. This has nothing to do with this post but since I changed the subject so often I might as well do it with photos, too. And here is one of the watch doggies, waiting for our arrival.

Thank you, my darling daughter-in-law. I love Little Red.

But most of all I love you.


Pam's Place said...

Beautiful afghans! What a sweet thing for Nurse Giggleswitch to do for you. Crocheting is getting to be a lost art among younger women, too bad, too. It's such a relaxing thing to do, and when you're done, you have something wonderful to show for all your relaxing.

hillary said...

awwwhhh, are you going to be in trouble for showing the secret furniture? It so nice.

Bless her darling heart and all her abundant energy. I love her too.

Bonnie said...

What lovely gifts and beautiful too. I love Trish and she is so talented as well as thoughtful. I especially love the different colors and the style of the stitches on the blue afghan.

Annette said...

I love your pictures. Particularly of your daughter-in-law's hands. Beautiful afghans.

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

Beautiful! I wish I knew how to knit -- I think I lack the motor skills ;)

Shawn said...

These are amazing! You have wonderful kids and kids-in-laws.

How lucky and how smoofy!

tearese said...

what thoughtful gifts! Maybe someday when I'm not so busy, I could teach myself to crochet from words on paper.