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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 09:50am on 04/04/2014
I have a mind like a steel sieve -- it traps all the wrong things, and lets the good stuff wash on through. For instance, I am never forget the baby blanket I made for A's daughter L, which serves as a chair pad for me, because, um, well, washing & blocking turned into accidental fulling. Or the red lace (feather-and-fan) hat and scarf I made for R(ED)... that the Post Offal lost. And then there's yesterday's story, LOL.

Aside from my infant-level of object permanence awareness, you just never know what will touch a person. I've been meaning to send a(nother) thank-you note -- an anniversary thank-you note -- to one of my mother's dear friends, with a photo of the tea caddy she gave me at high school graduation. Which I still use for my favorite tea, and which brings back memories of her & home & her kids &&&& every time I see it / touch it / use it.

So, here I am to ask -- have I made you something? Do you still have it? Do you like it? Can you post a picture of it in my comments here <needy>(so I can be reminded in the 4-am barometric-pressure-crashing hours that I don't completely & entirely suck as an artist & a friend & a generally sort of decent human being)</needy>?
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posted by [personal profile] intenselaura at 03:37pm on 04/04/2014
I have always appreciated very much that you made me a video copy of the Buffy musical. :)
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:40pm on 08/04/2014
Wow, I did? *Thank you* for reminding me!

"They got the mustard out!"
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posted by [personal profile] kalmn at 04:45pm on 04/04/2014
You made me a beautiful beautiful database. Also amazing dishcloths that now I wonder where the hell the juggler put them because the ones I'm using now are store bought and suck.
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:39pm on 08/04/2014
Send me your address & I'll remedy that...
 
posted by [personal profile] dr_brat at 04:47pm on 04/04/2014
I have two lovely hats.

But mostly, I have wash cloths, and wash cloths, and wash cloths. And I LOVE my wash cloths. People want to steal them from me, but I use them and use them and use them. I LOVE THEM.

Did I mention that I LOVE my wash cloths?
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:38pm on 08/04/2014
How are they holding up? ;-)
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posted by [personal profile] trinker at 05:05pm on 04/04/2014
You brought me a bag of baby clothes and went with me to try to get aftercare when I had just given birth to elderMonkey. I remain so grateful for that.
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:37pm on 08/04/2014
Omigosh, what an exciting few days that was. You had that clever car-seat-stroller, I remember our walk now! So very long ago -- how big is elderMonkey now?
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posted by [personal profile] prairierabbit at 05:10pm on 04/04/2014
I remember your great kindness in untangling a skein of yarn that I'd managed to get into an unholy mess while at a beach house. I think both you and Lorre worked on it. It was an absolutely lovely gift of time and patience, when mine had utterly deserted me.
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:31pm on 08/04/2014
Oh my goodness, that was fun! I had completely forgotten. Thank you!
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posted by [personal profile] snippy at 05:55pm on 04/04/2014
You made me THE INTERNETS, both in the sense that you helped make Usenet what it was when I loved it so, and that you made my current mode of access of the internets-as-I-use-it-today.

You also made me NEW YORK CITY in my only experience of it. :)
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:31pm on 08/04/2014
Awwww, thank you! (You must come back! And I'll bring my bike to your coast...)
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posted by [personal profile] serene at 01:02am on 09/04/2014
Now I want to hear which mode of internet access Piglet made. (I may have known the answer to this in the deep past darkness of my brain's memory, but tell?)
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posted by [personal profile] snippy at 03:16am on 09/04/2014
Well, it's part of her job. And also when she was here she set up my phone so I could look at my email account on it.
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posted by [personal profile] serene at 04:58am on 09/04/2014
:-)
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posted by [personal profile] firecat at 06:10pm on 04/04/2014
These tatted pretties live on my dresser. I think you made them at an AP? ♥






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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:29pm on 08/04/2014
Under the Welsh flag! How perfect. Mwah!

(From you, I have a LOVELY crocheted hat that keeps my head warm. I'll remind you with a picture when I dig it back out of the large box of warm things that my boy just put away for spring.)
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posted by [personal profile] firecat at 11:48pm on 08/04/2014
Yay! IIRC I made matching hats for you and Mr X.
 
posted by [personal profile] matthewdaly at 02:11pm on 08/04/2014
Handcrafts aside, the most special (tangible) gift I ever received was from you. It was a small hematite stone with the Chinese character for "faith" etched into it. Aside from the fact that faith is important to me and we had had some Usenet disagreements about it, it boggled me that you either remembered or researched that hematite is my favorite semi-precious stone. (Or maybe it was dumb luck; I wasn't sure it would be polite to ask.) I kept that stone in my wallet for years to remind me that I was understood and valued by someone who is more than a "generally sort of decent human being".

Then there is the following indoor winter hat and fingerless mittens you made for me (in my color) so that I could turn down my thermostat but still be warm and fashionable and able to type. I regret to report that fingerless mittens for indoor use will not be the next eco-friendly craze to sweep the nation, but I still wear the hat quite a bit and OMG all knitting is magic.

http://imgur.com/u2zc1Zp
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:20pm on 08/04/2014
There were multiple stone choices. The hematite one felt right. I didn't know why, but I knew it was for you.

Omigosh, that hat turned out swell! Thanks for reminding me. :-)
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posted by [personal profile] serene at 11:08pm on 08/04/2014
Sorry this took so long! I have a similar mind. Sieve-y as all get out. My beloved bracelet
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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:17pm on 08/04/2014
OMG, thank you!! I had COMPLETELY forgotten it. Until I saw it. :-) Awwwww. The locket! Squeeeee.
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posted by [personal profile] serene at 01:00am on 09/04/2014
The part that really got me at the time was how personal the charms were. Maybe especially the heart that is engraved "poet" on one side and "rebel" on the other.

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