Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sweet Valentine

Hi Knitters,
My daughter came out of piano lessons today with a special gift for me. She wrote me a song for Valentine's Day called, Knitting. She was so proud and excited to tell me about it. Her teacher, Amy, does such a great job getting the kids interested in all sorts of different ideas about music and piano. I certainly don't think my daughter thought she could write a song at this point. My daughters are lucky to have an inspiring teacher like her.

Anyway, since it is a song called Knitting, I thought I would play it as my gift to you for Valentine's Day. It isn't much but here it goes:

Phew! My recital days came back quickly. I always got so darn nervous for those things.
Valentine's Day is a fun holiday, not much pressure just hearts, candies, chocolates, cards and a hug here and there. I pretty much love this little holiday. Plus you can't beat Valentine colors. We made heart cookies for both of my daughter's classes. They did most of the work.
I'd like to say I did all of the dough making but I bought the mini-hearts frozen and ready to bake at a store called U-Bake. This is my new home away from home. For these cut-outs it is a gift from heaven. You couldn't make them any better yourself and since you have to bake them your house smells cookie delicious.
U-Bake also has that glossy frosting that hardens. Perfect. The colors are already mixed for you and they can sit right on your shelf, no refrigeration. How's that for an advertisement? I have used this store's cookies more often than I could count.
Happy Valentine's Day, knitters. I appreciate you.
This was from last year's Valentine's Day. What a year it has been...
best, susie

17 comments:

Oiyi said...

Awww..what a sweet gift from your daughter!

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

That was so sweet!!!!!

Now can we have cookies......

They look so good!

Annette said...

How wonderfully sweet!

So sweet of your daughter to write you this song (how old is she?), and so sweet of you to share it with us.

peaknits said...

I don't think I can imagine a sweeter Valentine's day gift than that song! Perfection! And the cookies - I so need to go to u-bake! Happy Heart Day!

Wool Winder said...

What a special Valentine's Day treat. I'll think of that song today with a smile on my face as I knit.

AndreaLea said...

What a sweet, thoughtful gift. :)

I wonder if U-Bake does mail/online orders...

Becky said...

The composed piece is priceless. Your daughter's teacher is wonderful incorporating lots of creativity into piano lessons.

I am going to have to check out the UBake - not sure if they have them in this area.

Knittin Kudzu said...

That little tune is a real treasure! Heartfelt thanks to you and your daughter for sharing with us!

melissaknits said...

Cool Kid.

Betz White said...

awww, that is so sweet! thanks for sharing it with us!

Denise said...

How sweet of your daughter to write you a song. My daughter (7yrs) has been taking piano lessons for about 3 months now:-)
Yummy cookies too.

sUsAn said...

Awwwhhhhhhhh! Thank you for sharing this precious gift from you daughter!
My daughter (8) started taking viola lessons this year and has made up a few pieces so I will have to share this with her in hopes that she will begin writing them down. Have you seen the wonderful Moleskine music notebooks that have the musical staff printed on the pages? Might make a good gift for your young composer!

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

What a perfect Valentine's Gift from your daughter! She did a great job.
:-)

Jennifer said...

Oh - looks like you had the single best Valentine's Day Gift in all of knitterdom. What a sweetheart.

yarnophiliac said...

ok -- your daughters son made me cry. What a lovely gift and you are very right, an amazing teacher!

Sorka said...

Totally awsome song!!
Thanks for sharing.. you sharing the cookies too? hehe
Denise
knitchat.com

Kathy Kreeger said...

Belatedly (I came across a link to your blog from Ravelry) - if you make frosting at home from a mix of confectioners / powdered sugar, a little bit of butter and some milk it will set hard as well. Must easier for transporting that way!