Posted by: tgonzales | May 18, 2011

Middle of the Week Again; May 18, 2011

You know how when you crochet something and you give it to someone and you hope that they like it? You worry and fret about how it wasn’t perfect, and the person that received it crochets all the time, and is probably an expert crocheter. What if they don’t like it? Is it going to end up in a garage or estate sale and someone sells it for a dollar? I know I’m rambling, but that’s just how I felt when I mailed off the item. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m talking about the doily that I made for the first place prize winner in the Naming my Afghan contest. I felt very relieved when I heard from the winner (Donna Dixon) and her exact words were:

“OH, my GOSH!!!! it came today!!!!! goodie goodie goodie!!!!! the doily is beyond Beautiful P.S. it is as big as a table topper. ha ha. THANK YOU!!!!!!!! even Dad said it was beautiful! you do amazing work Tamara.” ~~~sigh~~~~I couldn’t believe all the explanation points and capital letters and these were the exact words that I needed to hear. I think she likes the doily and the words and picture made me smile and cry at the same time. What’s going on with you this beautiful Wednesday?


  1. Beautiful doily for a beautiful woman! I’m so glad Donna likes it, but then it IS a stunning piece of artwork!! Congrats to both of you.

    • RJ,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to comment. I’m so happy Donna liked the doily too.:)

      Love you,

  2. that’s adorabible. the doily looks great! iiiii am at my internship, about to go on a couple of errands. maybe getting a bit hungry. i’m going to call you as i venture out because there is a lot to tell! and by a lot i mean a little but it’s exciting stuff!! i still need to get cooking on my crochet items because i could use some extra cash moneys, howyoudoin. [i always say this and then i keep putting it off, so maybe if i still keep saying it i will actually start working soon! bahahaha.] i lo you!

    ps. OMGOODNESS. i went to post this comment and the page came up telling me to fill in the name and email again, so i went back and my comment was still here!! happy sigh.

    • Oh Chacho Aaron!!!

      I never learn about logging in before posting a comment either. But glad your comment was still there this time as you have said alot here. As normal you make me smile and thank you for stopping by to comment, it always makes my day.

      Love you,

  3. Congrats on the good feedback. It really is gorgeous!

    • CrochetBlogger,

      I appreciate you stopping by to comment and thank you for being here.


  4. Tamara, I was amazed to see this piece in person.. Impossible for anyone who enjoys crochet to NOT love it. You are talented and generous and funny! I am so happy to read the response from Donna, I think it was just the right amount of delight.

    Thanks for sharing all that you do and for the emotional “behind the scenes” of a creative soul.. makes me feel normal for the sudden bursts of tears and giggles lately!


    • Steph,

      I love how you make me laugh and understand me so well. Thank you so much for being a part of my life.

      Love & Hugs,

  5. I always feel the same way–second guessing myself all over the place! I’m glad I’m not the only one…

    But the doily certainly deserves such high praise! It’s GORGEOUS work! Well done, Tamara!

    • Mindy,

      I’m so glad you like the doily too. You do amazing work also; I’ve been visiting your blog but not commenting so much. That definitely have to change:)

      Love & Hugs,

      • No worries! I haven’t posted much of consequence lately since I’ve been trying to catch up on projects after a busy event a couple weeks ago. Gotta get cracking! =)

  6. As RJ said, the doily is “a stunning piece of artwork”. And Donna is also quite stunning – lovely photo of ‘them’ together. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your emotions, Tamara, and the pic. You rock!!

    • Kat,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, you always seem to know just the right ones to use. I love you my friend.


  7. Aww… That’s wonderful Tamara! I do understand what you mean. It’s nice to know when someone truly appreciates what you make and give to someone, and all that went into it… most importantly, I think, love… Have a great weekend! ~tina

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: