Friday, January 6, 2012

Pretty Dish Rags

from this


to this


to this

I will never use a ratty dish rag again. Since I have begun making these little dish rags, I have given away about 20 or so during the Holidays, but an added bonus is the fact that I never need to use a ratty old dish rag again,and,too, when I need something to keep my hands busy,or simply need a small gift for someone,I can whip one up in about an hour.That's just enough time to sit with Pop in the mornings around the wood stove,drinking our first cup of coffee, while we watch the morning news, or watch a couple of Western reruns with him of an evening, before we both nod off to sleep.I try to keep several made up for last minute gifts. We visited the clinic yesterday, for our regular 3 month blood tests, and I had 3 dish rags with me, to give to the ladies working there. When I realized there were 4 ladies working, I quickly began the fourth dish rag, since I carry a ball of yarn and a needle with me at all times.I have accumulated loads of yarn from consignment shops,garage sales, flea markets, and even unraveled an unused afghan,so I have plenty of colorful balls of yarn lying around at all times.
We stopped by the local restaurant for breakfast, after our blood tests, since we had to fast for the test.That is our usual routine on blood test day. Nevertheless, when we had finished our meal, I began to finalize the fourth little rag I had started for the fourth lady at the clinic. I finished it just in time for us to leave the restaurant. We usually linger and socialize with all the locals anyway, so I had plenty of time to get it done, and Pop drove me back by the clinic to deliver the dish rag to the fourth lady.We stopped by the Post Office to mail my brother,Jerry,in Geogia, his Christmas calendar,plus a few samples of my dish rags,when it hit me that I had not made any for the ladies there. I had given one to our Mailman's wife,Teresa. She had rode with her husband,Billy, during the Holiday's while she was off from her job at the school. She and I worked together there, until I retired in 2005.Now I need to make one for each of the ladies at the Post office. They do make a quick and easy last minute gift,and useful,too.That's the kind of gift I love to give.

4 comments:

  1. I love giving and getting useful gifts!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Sue, they're beautiful, I wish I lived closer to you so you could teach me how to crochet!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you, ladies. It's such a joy to find such a simple craft that is so relaxing, and yet I'm making something folks can really use.Everyone has so many collectables that are only to look at and collect dust.I know I do,so I try to stay away from that kind of gift to others.

    ReplyDelete