Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mom!








Today is my moms 65th birthday. She almost didn't make it. She was very ill some time ago, but she's back in full swing, and having a p-a-r-t-y! She's a very social person, and one party will not do, of course not. And right she is, because you'll never know, when it will be your last party!
So, happy birthday, mom! I wish you lots of fun (wish I could be there)! ;o)
I made this heart sachet for her. The pattern is from Interweave Press by Vicki Sever. I've wanted to do this heart for a long time, well, since I first saw it's picture.
I used Trekking XXL, color # 103 (only 9 g, Hannah is knitting socks, with the left over ball).
I filled it with lavender. Unfortunately, I could NOT find genuine dried lavender ANYWHERE! Do any of you have an idea where to get this? I found a little paper bag at Michaels, but it's only scented paper dust? Very awful. I wish I could have gotten the real deal! It does smell good, but if you hold the heart, and don't even squeeze it, the "dust" is coming through the tiny wholes.



14 comments:

Pat said...

Oh - such a beautiful heart sachet...that Trekking color was perfect!
I'm going to try to grow lavender this summer - I'll let you know how it goes!

Carrie K said...

Happy Birthday, Monika's mom!

I have no idea where to get real lavender but there's got to be a ton of it around here somewhere (Bay Area). I'm allergic to the stuff.

Cute purse!

Abigail said...

Congratulations to you mother on the birthday.

I love your sachet!
It's so cool to see so many going around in different yarns, it's amazing how different one little pattern can look with just a different yarn!
(btw, it amused the heck out of m while I was making mine to turn it upside down with all the yarn ends hanging out... it looked kind of like a weird jellyfish!)

as for lavender:
I don't know what kinds of stores you have around you, but I found lavender at my local Kinney's (it's a drug store, similar to Rite Aid or maybe Walgreens), near the candles and incense. (I think it's actual flowers, but I could just be scented paper chunks, at least it's not powder)

monica said...

That looks beautiful in the trekking, what a great choice. My brother used to have lavendar growing around his front porch, but I don't know if he still does or not. Happy birthday to your Mom

hakucho said...

Very pretty...I consulted with my friend Martha ;) Copy and paste the link below:
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=tvs2640&contentGroup=TV&site=living&rsc=ns2006_m3



Happy Knitting :)

Kris said...

I hope your Mom had a great birthday. The satchet is beautiful.

LadyLungDoc said...

Try http://www.okanaganlavender.com

Knittypants said...

What a sweet gift for your mother.

I found dried lavender at a soap making shop and made some scented sachets from it.

Anonymous said...

hallo monika
das hab ich gefunden
http://www.happyvalleylavender.com/
lavender_shop.html
lg
mercedes

Dave said...

Happy Birthday Mom!

Every year that goes by, we learn to appreciate mothers more and more! Take care!

Violiknit said...

Beautiful sachet! Happy B-day to your mom!

Dipsy said...

Happy birthday to your Mom, and all the very, very best to her!
I so love the heart sachet that you made, very beautiful!

Sheila said...

Very beautiful. Happy Birthday, belated to your Mother. PS I love the sock pattern you forwarded. I can't wait to get it on the needles.

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

I was never able to find any dried Lavender in the US... My Mom send me some from Provence (France)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/928/dsc023176x4ch0.jpg