The postal person delivered a puffy package day before yesterday. From AUSTRALIA, no less! It was my Secret Santa Christmas Swap from an as yet unknown friend. I opened the package to find two things inside. One was my surprise gift, to be placed under the tree until Christmas morning. The other was a tree ornament, to be opened right away and placed on the tree.
Would you look at this darling Santa? I used to do some counted cross-stitch, about a hundred years ago, so I have some idea of how much work went into it and how long it took this lady to make it. What I've no clue about is how she got it mounted on some sort of stiff stuff so that it would hang nicely from the tree. I'm SO pleased with it, and am eager for the grandchildren to see it.
Meanwhile, the gift package waits. I'm trying to be obedient and let it wait. So far, so good. But it's only been two days . . . .