This is a draft post from Shannon – posted by her mom, Gretchen

I recently had a few occasions to make gifts for friends, which is always fun. The first was for a dear friend who has herself made some *amazing* gifts for Emmie, and even some for me! She is, as I often like to brag about her, an award-winning fiber artist (knitter, spinner, weaver, and probably some fiber arts I’ve never even heard of before). Sadly, my talents are nowhere near hers