When I picked up my Mom for the Christmas break, she had in her basket, two beautiful crocheted rugs made by an old friend. My Mom said Mrs. Heyens made these two just for me!!
How special is that?! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!! They are extremely squishy. Just perfect for cold floors in the morning during the winter. The brown, rust rug now has found a permanent home in front of my kitchen sink. The colors just mix perfectly with my decor and the match my new kitchen curtains.
Now Mrs. Heyens is from the old country (Holland) like my Mom and they have remained good friends throughout the years and always lived within 25 miles of each other. They stop and visit often now that they are older and their children are grown and gone. During the summer months, you will see Mrs. Heyens and my Mom riding their bikes to yard sales throughout their small town. Many times they are faster than those in vehicles that are thrifting as well! Very cute.
I am hoping that one day she will share the pattern for the rugs as I would love to make more for myself and others .... but that might be a secret. For now, I will have to be content enjoying the ones she made for me.
Please remember to give your loved ones a hug!