Sometimes the folks you meet online are some of the best friends you make.
There is this lovely man over on the 'ville.... nick name "jimbo" many crocheters know his talent of creating the most beautiful crochet hooks! And sometimes the most wild. Well..... let me tell ya........... I am sure I got the most meaningful / beautiful treasure he has ever created!
Jimbo had an auction going on over on his blog (http://www.jimbosfrontporch.blogspot.com/ )
I had popped over to see what new hooks he had up and I just went crazy when I saw he had a hook made from 'baseball bat' wood! It was even my favorite size hook! I HAD TO HAVE IT!
I sent in my email with my bid.............. along with a long email that just went on and on about how that hook had just touched my heart and I had to have it! You see... my 3 younger boys all play baseball........My daddy was a crafting kind of guy and had dabbled a bit in wood creations.... Daddy loved watching the boys play ball.... and after he passed away.. the boys all carry him with them by wearing his number on the back of their shirts. (#73)
Daddy was the 73rd heart transplant patient at the hospital he was at. Its been a lucky family number for us.
Seeing that simple hook created such a rush of emotions for me. It would be so neat to own it. The memories I could create with it. So I placed my bid... watched like a hawk on the auction and waited for the day of announcement of the winner... which just HAD to be me.
The day before the auction was to end... someone outbid me. I raced to my email to get a note to Jimbo to place my counter bid.............I received an email back shortly there after telling me I couldn't bid on that hook...because I had already bought one. Huh? What? I did? Um? Ok?
Yep........... that beautiful man created a hook for me that I will forever treasure!
And here it is............. my "Home Run" hook! Made from Baseball Bat wood... size "I" hook with the #73 burned beautifully right onto it!
**please take some time to go visit Jimbo's blog! He is such a blessing!**
hugs... love... & blessings.