Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Christmas Scarf Story

A friend of mine at work has this neighbor.  the mom works 2-3 jobs to make ends meet for her 5 kids.  over the past few years I feel as i have come to know this family as my friend has bragged about them and how fabulous the kids all are.  My friend and her husband buy gifts for the kids and leave them on their doorstep each year for Christmas. 

a few weeks ago, she came to me (knowing i enjoy crafts) and asked if i wanted to buy a crocheted or knitted scarf made by one of the teenage daughters of her neighbor.  the girl was making them in secret after school and wanted to sell 10 of them....at $5 each  (gasp) so she could get her mom some Christmas Morning pajamas, slippers and a robe.  (yeah, this is where you get the tissues).  she said "my mom works so hard for us and i want her to be able to relax on Christmas morning". 

I OF COURSE jumped at buying one but NO WAY was i going to pay this girl ONLY 5 DOLLARS!  so i gave a bigger donation and have told this story to many many people.  see how beautiful that scarf is?  (on the left)


you see, Christmas is about stories like this.  a girl who has been raised with enough morals and values to do something this nice for her hard working mom.  it touched my heart in so many ways i cant even begin to tell you all.

so, being the crafty bag maker that i am....i decided this girl needed a cord bag of her own and maybe a little journal/diary/notebook. 




My friend was going to fill the bag with a few other goodies for the daughter.  i hope this story has put some warmth in your heart as it did me.

Happy Holidays to you all!

ps.......HEIDI is in charge of the first FNSI for December....click HERE for the details.

18 comments:

sunny said...

What a heartwarming story! It probably cost more than $5 to make that scarf. This girl will go far in life.

Brandie said...

What an amazing mother to raise such a sweet and thoughtful girl. This gave me the tears...good luck to her. That scarf is beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

I loved this story...it did touch my heart and gives me hope!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Too bad she didn't live close to me, I have a ton of yarn I would leave on the door step for her so she could keep on crocheting.

Jamie said...

Heart-warming...What a sweet girl! And how nice of you to make her something special!

Teresa said...

Your story has definitely nailed the real Christmas spirit of giving. You're right, this girl is special. She'll love your gift!

Stitchin' time said...

That's a lovely scarf and definitely worth more than $5. How much love must that girl feel for her mother to do this?
Cheers,
Robyn

Kristy said...

This is what Christmas is about. Loving and giving. Thanks so much for sharing this. Makes me cry with joy. K-

Manda said...

Lovely story and yep that scarf is def worth more than $5!

PinkGranny said...

What a tug at the heartstrings. I would have paid more too. This is a good story to write down and remember when things are hectic. Taking the time to make these scarves for her mother is so thoughtful. Thanks for the smile.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Thank you for sharing this story, I was down on the world today and you reminded me that there is still lots of good people out there! Just curious, did she sell all the scarfs? If she has any left I would be willing to make a donation for a couple of them to give as Christmas gifts...

Becky said...

That is such a great story! And how sweet of you and your friend to put together the cute bag and other things for the maker of the scarf. Thank you for sharing this touching story.

Wendy said...

That's a very touching story. I would pay more than $5 for a scarf as well.

Gayle said...

A beautiful story, that's what Christmas is all about.

Katharine said...

Awwww! What a lucky mother, and a lucky girl. That is exactly what this season is all about (here in Belgium the gift-giving holiday is early Dec: St Nicolas--to keep Christmas a religious holiday).

shez said...

Bobbi what a wonderful story it does warm te heart.xo

Linda said...

What a sweet story, yes, it did touch my heart. It's good that she has such nice neighbors and friends too. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas.

julandmatt said...

This is a great story...even after Christmas.

ALso,,,,love the bag. A diary was the perfect 'extra' for this young woman.

Julie