katie is a big girl now. she is officially a teacher and I am so impressed, but not surprised by her accomplishment. and if you want to have the most creative and thoughtful pen pal, she's your gal. katie lives here in arizona now, but I loved it when she went back to Chicago for the summer to visit her family. I would spend hours of my day preparing homemade packages and letters to her. We would send our penpal love back in forth to each other till she came back for fall semester. she knows the lost art of letters and handmade gifts and encouraged me to preserve it in my own life. I usually don't give gifts unless I'm "inspired" or motivated (?). So when an idea is seen on the horizon of my very tired and busy mind, I force myself to chase it down even its simple like a care package to a cute girl.
I found out how to do an embroider stitch that agrees with my impatient fingers. I will probably be stitching everything in zander's closet now with his name or a desert animal and maybe throw in a little heart here in there. I got to leave my mark on him when he goes out and I don't wear perfume.