A while ago I showed the table runner I made for my design school friend — and now I have her side of the swap to show. She loves paper like I love fabric and has spent the years since we graduated working for card and gift paper companies. She now has an Etsy shop with lots of goodies she makes on her letterpress at home.
She filled a box with lovely cards, tags, sketchbooks and personalized stationery just for me. Yikes, now I’m going to have to write more just to be able to use this wonderful stuff! The sketchbook on the bottom has quality paper inside, so I’m really looking forward to using it. Here’s a few of my faves:
Another reason I’m lucky is because tomorrow I’m taking a workshop with one of my favorite fiber artists, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs (the workshop is on page 8 of this program).
Can I just say that if anyone has a partner whom they can count on to get the kids off to school if one has to leave the house earlier or come home later than usual, or has the kids enrolled in some sort of regular daycare so one can run errands on their lunch break, or has someone on their payroll who is scheduled to care for the kids on certain days, or grandparents nearby to take the kids for that odd, once a year event — please give that person(s) a hug, a handshake, a bonus; any sort of appreciation of how wonderful it is to have someone or someplace that is always there. It’s not easy to arrange for care when you don’t need it on a regular basis as the formal places tend to want you to sign up for a certain number of days a week/year and using family and friends for child care assumes that you can count on that person being available on a certain day. It’s taken coordination with four friends and neighbors to go to this one-day workshop, but I’m glad I made it happen. I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow!
OK, go hug your caregivers now.