You’ve all heard me talk about my friend Sara – she taught me how to cross stitch, to mention one of the very many ways she’s made my life better – so even though she doesn’t (yet) have a blog, hopefully you feel you know her.
Yesterday, a very surprised mailman delivered a very large box to our house. You could see how curious he was about it. He may deliver a fair amount of small packets, but he’d not seen anything of these dimensions other than around Christmas time. I got the distinct feeling he was hoping I’d open it right in front of him – LOL! But I waited till I’d gotten the okay from Sara, and then until Niek and I could open it together. And what a shock! Look what Sara made for our wee Arden, and look at how much he likes it!
Arden’s still sleeping in our room, and probably will till near the end of the summer, so until he gets his own room (which is currently Max’s room), we’re hanging it in the living room where everyone can enjoy it.
In addition to the gorgeously stitched and framed sampler, she sent Arden his very first mailart! Can you believe how adorable this is? It makes me itch to do an MA … but there are many projects that need to be wrapped up first. (I have to admit that it takes me ages to put together a good MA.)
Sara is family-of-the-heart – my kids call her Grammy Sara – and our time with her and her husband Ken was one of the high points of our last visit home to Maine. I’ve known Sara since I was 18 and it’s simply not possible to list all the ways that she’s made my life happier and helped me to become a better person. She’s truly an angel on earth, and I hope she knows it! I love you, Sara!!