When I was in elementary school, the report card system spoke to our academic achievements and our behavioral traits. I did well on academic achievements. Behavioral traits were another story. To my mother's despair, more than once I brought home a report card with an "X" by the dreaded statement: "Does not follow directions." In the eyes of the third, fourth, fifth grade teachers, this was a terrible flaw indeed. Those of you who know me today are muttering, "Some things never change." A terrible, terrible flaw.
Except in the case of Lorraine. As my SSCS partner, she was instructed to create a hand-made gift. And send it to me.
Do you see what the woman has done? The bounty barely fits into the camera's window! And there simply wasn't room for the darling little hand-made package decorations. First and foremost is a gorgeous, exquisite hand-stitchery which will go up on the wall without delay. A darling bag, too, which has at least a thousand uses. And a needle book and a stocking, each sporting amazing hand stitchery that I find so challenging. But it won't be challenging for long, as Lorraine has also sent me two small projects of my own to do! Friends, I kept unwrapping and unwrapping. And smiling and smiling!
Isn't she lovely and generous? And wasn't Chookyblue marvelous to match us up together? I feel so blessed. And spoiled.
Yours for ignoring directions,