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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Just a note


Thanks to all who have written asking about the shawl pin that I sent to Amanda...
It is every bit as lovely in person as it is in the photo.
Follow this link, and you can get one for yourself in either brass or silver.

And I have made the decision to withdraw from the Amish Shawl project. After reading the comment from Rosi on Diana's blog, and much thought, it seems that the most respectful thing is to let the Amish mourn in their own way. Diana and Shelly had a lovely idea - yet, the Amish customs are so different from our own.

9 Comments:

At October 14, 2006 at 2:21 PM, Blogger Carole said...

I have a very similar shawl pin yet I can never seem to get it "twisted" on just right. And I understand about the Amish shawl situation. I think you're making the right decision.

 
At October 14, 2006 at 3:13 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

The pin is beautiful. And I think that you are being totally respectful to the customs of their community.

 
At October 14, 2006 at 5:12 PM, Blogger Cynthia said...

The shawl pin is lovely. I believe the project is on hold; I think that the Amish have their customs and it is so important to respect them so good for you.

 
At October 14, 2006 at 6:25 PM, Blogger amanda said...

hehe...were you inundated with emails? it just goes to show you have impeccable taste!

 
At October 14, 2006 at 7:32 PM, Blogger --Deb said...

What a pretty shawl pin!

And yes--that matter of respect and distance is the main reason I didn't sign up for that. It's a wonderful, kind idea, but still . . . there are reasons they've chosen to be apart. The thought is still so, so sweet, though.

 
At October 15, 2006 at 8:46 AM, Anonymous Beck said...

I loved the shawl pin. It's going on my I WANT list right now. Thanks for linking it for us.

And I decided yesterday that I also agree with you about the Amish project. I liked the idea of doing something but at the same time I guess in the end our gifts might just wind up being reminders of things they'd rather not remember, instead of "woman to woman" compassion handed down. Gosh, sometimes its just so hard to know what is the right thing.

 
At October 15, 2006 at 12:27 PM, Blogger Phoebe said...

Glad you posted the link to where you got Amanda's pin. Once you are bitten by the lace bug it's hard to stop. Can't wait to see how the Bird's Nest looks finished!

 
At October 15, 2006 at 4:24 PM, Blogger Chris said...

It's hard to know what the right thing is, isn't it? I'm glad people are being aware and respecting the Amish beliefs.

 
At October 15, 2006 at 8:30 PM, Anonymous Christy said...

Hi there from sunny Florida! I'm about an hour south of Tampa. You must check out Knit and Knibble on Dale Mabry while you're in town. Very nice shop. Hope you have a wonderful time here. You've picked a beautiful week to visit!

 

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