Monday, September 08, 2008

Blue Monday...


...turns into HAPPY - SUNNY - FANTASTICALLY - WONDERFUL Monday! I thought I pulled the perfect surprise...only I was wrong.

I'm not sure if you remember THIS story I told last year. If you haven't already you've gotta read it before going on, start at the 3rd paragraph...I'll wait.



When you saw me knitting Anne Hanson's Bleeding Heart Stole, it was not for me. In Victorian flower language the Bleeding Heart flower means "Undying love & fidelity" I knew this stole was perfect!



I had been sworn to secrecy, so I couldn't tell you that this was my friend Sherry's WEDDING STOLE! She and my friend Bill were to get married tomorrow while on their trip out West...only they surprised me and were married today. I thought I had the perfect plan set, we wanted to be there with them when they married but understood completely why they planned things this way. However, I thought I had another surprise for them...I contacted the minister who was marrying them to ask if I mailed him a letter from Hubby and I if he would give it to them after pronouncing them "Husband & Wife". It all worked out perfect, they were very surprised, and then again so were we!
(I'm doing an endzone dance, shouting YESSSSS!!!)

Oh, we have a huge celebration planned, every year we have a gathering (I'm sure you remember last year, and me petting the Highland cattle?!) They will reveal to the rest of our friends about their nuptials...I'm special, cause I'm the one who introduced them...I've known for months now and have kept my mouth shut!!

And to think, this morning I was feeling SO blah...boy it ended MUCH better! I'm writing this so quickly I know I'm forgetting something...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

13 comments:

JustApril said...

GORGEOUS! I'd love to have seen their faces when they got that =) awesome!

Becky said...

What a beautiful stole, and story.

issy said...

What a great Monday it turned out to be!!

Opal said...

I agree with Becky! Beautiful stole with a beautiful story. :-)

Dani said...

The stole is gorgeous Robin! Congrats to your friends!

Channon said...

What a great story!! Congrats to the newlyweds, and to you. It would KILL me to keep a secret that long!

Karen said...

What a great story, Robin! And that stole is soooooooooo gorgeous. So glad you shared all of it!

Anita said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend! Congrats to the newlyweds!! :)

lilypily said...

Fantastic. :)

Sue said...

Wow, what a beautiful stole! I'm totally impressed!

Aunt Kathy said...

LOVE it.

Firefly Nights said...

The stole is beautiful and the previous story was both sad and heartwarming at the same time.

Rachel said...

Great story--and that stole looks stunning. You did a great job on it (I love Anne's patterns) and I'm sure the bride loved it!