1.20.2012

Quiet Love

Flashback to August of 2005. It was the hottest month of the year and I was over nine months pregnant and miserably uncomfortable. I complained to anyone who would listen about my swollen feet, sore back and lack of sleep. One day, my father was the unfortunate recipient of a particularly bad tearful episode. Having gone through this with my mother four times before in his life, he very smartly listened quietly then made his escape at the first opportunity. But a few hours later, he came back with a footstool that he had fashioned for me out of leftover wood and carpet.


It was the perfect height and size to rest my sore feet on and I treasure it still to this day. However, after six years, it was in need of a little crafty makeover:

my second crochet finished object

I am so pleased with how this turned out...that it turned out at all! I had my doubts, let me tell you. Especially when I got to the end of the granny square and had to figure out what to do with the sides. After a little bit of trial and error, I decided to just extend the granny pattern.


The bright colors make me smile. I can't wait to show my Pop what has become of his little gift of quiet love.



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21 comments:

  1. That is adorable! What a great makeover.

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  2. Bless your dad, and how gorgeous is the new made-over version. So bright and cheerful :)

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  3. I love it, both the original gift and the new look.

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  4. Wow. What a wonderful gift, and what a great crochet renovation.

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  5. What a thoughtful thing for him to do, and the makeover looks awesome!

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  6. that's amazing, I absolutely love it. love love love it!

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  7. What a wonderful thoughtful dad, and the new cover looks great!

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  8. How sweet! What a great Dad you have.

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  9. What a cute way to freshen up a loved object! And seriously, what a sweet Dad you have!

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  10. Beautiful story, and very happy colors!!

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  11. Fantastic. What a great story of love and what a great lesson in reusing. I love having things around that bring back memories... and it looks pretty sharp too ; ) Nice work!

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  12. You are doing amazing crochet work, I can't believe it's only your second crocheted FO! And I love a good backstory for such a sweet FO.

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  13. That is just perfect, full of homely crochet goodness and stemming from the sweetest and kindest of thoughts. I love it.

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  14. Oh my! It's so adorable! I love the bright colors.

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  15. What a thoughtful gift from your Dad. I love the bright colors and the creative use of a granny square.

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  16. I love the makeover. It's super inviting.

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  17. Beautiful story and make-over.

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  18. Ok, that is SO cool! LOVE it!

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  19. I want to draw hearts around this post for hours---seriously, thank you so much for sharing this story with us. It's wonderful in so many ways---your dad's love, and the creativeness you both share. Your crocheting looks beautiful, I can't believe that your second FO is something so inspiringly large (and wonderfully coloured, too!). I'm so excited for your dad to see it, it's a cheerful and beautiful work of art. <3 <3 <3

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  20. The granny square is perfect. Such a great story.

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