A Little Llama Gets Me Every Time


You know when you have that friend who is the hardest and easiest person to shop for. No. Not because they’re impossible. Hardest because they have great style but easiest because you know what they like and dislike? (likes=llamas & vegetables. dislikes=chocolate.) Well, in friendships such as those, I turn to handmade gifts that suit that style perfectly. And not to pat myself on the back too much, I think this one hit the nail on the head.

Except… the present ended up being a little late because I stumbled on the pattern last minute. I knew I couldn’t not make it though. So, I trudged forward, making sure I got it finished within a few weeks. When her birthday rolled around, I mentioned I had something, but it wasn’t ready yet. Her response? “Is it a llama toyidermy?!” I kid you not. Can’t even make that up. I just smiled and said it was a secret.


But here’s how it all went down. First, I found this pattern on Etsy. Then I took a trip to the craft store to pick up all the necessary supplies. I was even able to find the frame there too. Then it was a matter of cramming some needlepoint into the end of the day while I watched the Olympics. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.


And her response? Well she said it was a “great gift” and she couldn’t decide whether she’d put it on her work desk or her wall at home. Guess I should get started on Llama #2.


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