Monday, October 27, 2014

A deer gift

The Mister recently went on a business trip to Tennessee, where he didn't even TRY some Nashville Hot Chicken.  I mean, come on!  If you're somewhere new and fancy (not sure Tennessee counts as fancy), then you try the local cuisine.  One of his lovely co-workers, out of the goodness of her heart crocheted me this gorgeous cashmere, cowl-neck scarf.  LOVE IT.  I feel so Claire from Outlander when I wear it.

outlander cowl scarf
So, I want to send her a gift, one crafty lady to another; and The Mister, who is a hater, says she will not know what to do with it.  I say pshhbbttt.  So my question is this: is it wrong to send somebody a crafty, hand-made gift if you're not sure it'll go with their personal style.  Because, I guess quilted deer heads might not be for everybody. le sigh

deer head wallhanging
Naw!  I really do feel that a quilted, miniature wall-hanging of a deer head can go anywhere.  Even if it's just in somebody's closet.  Or, if she really feels it'll clash, she could re-gift it....or, let's be honest, trash it because I doubt I will ever find out.  And if I ever do make it to her house and start wandering around searching for it, she can just tell me she lost it in a house fire.  Who am I to know differently.

deer head quilt
Tell me true, friends, should I send this to her, assuming as I do, that she'll at least think it's fun to get something in the mail and find it interesting at the very least, or should I listen to The Mister and make her something else?

It even has a little bit of French on one of the fabrics because she's originally from Quebec.  Come on!  I think it's a good gift.  She likes that my kids are learning French.  That reminds me, must have kids write her a thank you card on my behalf en Francais.

Let me hear it.  What's your opinion on this dilemma.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Crafty people love crafty gifts and she will love it xx

  2. YES! Poop on the hater. Your deer rocks the quilt-bah.

    And you're not Claire. I AM AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!

    Now that I've gotten that off my chest.

    Love you!!

  3. Love that scarf and I'm with Mel....crafty people appreciate crafty gifts. She'll love it!

  4. She will definitely love it! She's Canadian eh, and who doesn't like a good I right Andi-Claire?

  5. PS.....that is a gorgeous scarf and of course you look fantastic in it!

  6. I say do what your gut instinct tells ya. We gals are usually not wrong when we go w/instinct. I love the quilt. I don't know who Claire is but I see it evoked a very strong reaction from andi above, hahahhaa

  7. You HAVE tomsend it because she is going to love it, no question. Besides, anyone without sense enough to try Nashville hot chicken cannot weigh in on important decisions like this;) And you do look just like just like And-Claire with that beautiful handmade scarf!!


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