Sometimes, the biggest gift is received by the giver - and this was one of those times. This past spring, we joined my daughter, for a couple of weeks, in Italy, where she was studying. We had the privilege of meeting the woman who hosted her homestay. I had made the Alby scarf for her, and it was such a treat to present it in person.
My daughter helped me (by phone and LONG distance) to choose colors, and I was so happy that they looked so pretty with her eyes.
What a blessing this lady was -- of course room and board had been paid, but she gave my daughter so many things money can't pay for -- kindness, care and concern when she was sick, friendship, good advice, and so much more. She even invited us for a meal in her lovely home. It's hard to out-give a generous soul, and so my knitting was only a token. So glad we got to meet face to face. Ciao!