I consider myself a very lucky woman to have such wonderful friends. My mom is also a very very lucky woman.
Her friends at church are all in a knitting/crochet group together, and everytime theres a wedding one of them makes an afghan for the bride.
Today after Easter Service, they came up to me and gave me this.
(for scale, that white bit in the upper left corner is a door, and the brown thing to the right is the leg of a chair)
It is so beautiful, I immediately burst into tears. As a knitter, I know how much work and love was put into this beautiful (and enormous) blanket, and to have done it for lil ole me, who only comes to the church about 5 times a year (when I'm visiting my parents).
Fiber people are truly the most generous in the world.