Saturday, December 8, 2012

a friend and a trade!

my friend Isabel stopped over a couple days ago. she lives down the block and i still have the Christmas stocking she made that mom had gotten from her for me when i was little. she loves my lemon pearberry soap and uses it in her kitchen. i love and use knitted wash cloths so was happy to make a trade!

Isabel has knitted for years and has sold many of her wares.. she also has spun wool among other things. i have been saving the cats hair and have a big bag full to hopefully be spun someday. years ago i did a basket class for her fiber arts group and they each went home with a finished basket.

a wonderful treasure! it must be vintage by now.... 

i am finely on my way decorating, hopefully i will get it done today
 soo i can get busy with my gift making...
enjoy your day and thanx for stopping by!                         jody


  1. That's very sweet. A visit with a dear friend and 2 happy swappers! It's great you still have that stocking.

  2. I'm impressed that you still have that Christmas stocking after all those years, (of course I don't mean to say that you're old) lol. just that you have taken great care of your gift.

    It's so nice having a good friend to swap with and everyone is a winner. Have fun decorating and gift making.

  3. Hi Jody...How wonderful to still have the stocking that she made. Also how sweet to do a nice trade like that. My great aunt used to knit dish clothes...they are the best.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. A perfect trade. I have a friend that knits dish cloths and I never use anything else. Your stocking is a treasure.

  5. how precious are the hands of one who creates. you always do such a wonderful job of photographing those hands in such a caring and touching way. i love the way you care.

  6. She has such a kind smile, so great you can each swap what the other needs! The soap sounds wonderful. Nothing like a visit with a friend!! Cat hair???? huuummm!!

  7. You will be busy today! I'd like to finish the decorating here today, too, but it is definitely going very slowly. Might not get it done today after all.

    Enjoy your day!

  8. Hi Jody, what a sweet lady, and treasures she makes, love homemade s, right from the heart. Blessings Francine.

  9. Hi Jody,your friend has such a great smile!Hope that you have a great day.Hugs,Jen

  10. How sweet!
    Happy decorating. I am still working on mine and I've about given up even thinking about making gifts...sigh.
    Hugs :)

  11. Nothing like a true fiber friend, love the stocking! Happy decorating!

  12. Hi Jody,
    Oh I love special posts like this...such fun memories. I love that you both have things you both love and can trade off.
    Enjoy your decorating time - always so much more fun when one doesn't have a time schedule.