The world was not created once and for all for each of us.
In the course of life things that we never imagined are added to it.
How does a girl who always wanted to travel the world do that without leaving the farm? Well now “If there is a will there is a way,” my Mom always says. I have the secret. I am pretty sure you know I tend to giveaway most of the hats I knit. They bring joy to others and I honestly never know where they may travel until recently.
These less than perfect hats have been mailed around Canada and the U.S.A. They have also been given to people who just dropped by to see them sitting lined up on my buffet. Oh yes I do that I have no idea why, I guess I just like to look at them I suppose. Each hat to me has its own personality and I try to give the hat to the person that would match that personality when I can. Also, each hat has a story and I am pretty sure those who have read my blog for the last year have noticed that.
Well now for the secret. I live vicariously through the stories of my hats never really knowing what and even if they are really having any adventures, imagination does come into play here. I like to think that they are on grand adventures somewhere exciting. I know that is a bit weird but that is me.
Yesterday I opened my email and there was a letter from a good friend of mine. I was so excited because I knew where she had just returned from and that my very special hat went along for that trip. I know this because she sent me a photograph of her back pack contents before her trip. An excerpt from that email read….
Hi Grace -
I thought you might like to see a photo of my lovely well-travelled hat on the side of a Himalayan mountain in India! I love that hat ... thanks again!
I was truly thrilled. That hat has a very special place in my heart.
If you remember the story about the Pink Baby Alpacas and my Mom you will know how much that hat meant to me. Well I happened to see Kathleen a few months back when she was visiting Ontario. I knew I had to give her that hat. It fit her personality perfectly. It was fun, confident and needed to seek out adventure, and I must add quite stylish.
You see Kathleen and her husband John are Canadians now living in California. They are truly world travellers and have been to every continent. They are also a very caring couple. They give back to every place they have ventured. Treating this world as it should be treated with respect to the environment and the people that live in it. I love that. This trip was no different.
Now Kathleen at my suggestion started publishing her own blog, she is a talented writer with amazing stories to tell and I thought they needed to be shared with others. Remember “world traveller?” I am pretty sure a lot of us like to visit the world we live in from the comfort of our chairs. I looked forward to her blog, hoping to transport myself away if just for a moment or two. I have always tried to explain the label “Blogger Family” to her and hopefully she will come to know just how special a world this can be.
Now back to the email. There was a beautiful photo of Kathleen sitting at the base of the Himalayan Mountains in India and there resting comfortably on her head was my Pink Baby Alpaca Hat. I knew from that moment on I was now and forever going to be living vicariously through this hat that will travel parts of the world I will probably never see.
Thanks Kathleen and I must say that is the perfect hat for you. I cannot wait to read more about “Our” adventure.
Can you imagine the sites this hat has seen or will see? Now you do not have to imagine. If you would like to read the adventures of Kathleen and her husband John, Kathleen’s Blog can be found here…
Oh yes I almost forgot to tell you. The first question Kathleen asked about the hat when I handed it to her was “Did Bossy2 wear it?” The answer was yes indeed she did but I have no proof of that, sadly it was one of Bossy2's DIVA days. She is going to be so excited when I tell her where it has been and not to forget Mom is going to love knowing this.