It’s Father’s Day in the US, and I’m off enjoying the day with my family.
It’s also the fourth anniversary of a very special group of women who met on LibraryThing (read more about us here). Each year we have a “Solsister” celebration, with a gift exchange that works just like a Secret Santa. Christmas in June — yay!
My Solsister’s gift arrived a couple of weeks ago. I like this swirly floral gift wrap:
The envelope warned me of spoilers inside, so I resisted the temptation to open it. Our official anniversary is today, but I wanted to focus my attentions on Father’s Day. So on Saturday evening (when, after all, it was already Sunday in Australia!!), I just couldn’t take it anymore. I unwrapped both packages, and look what I found inside:
The book is The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen, and looks like something I’ll love. Now see that quilt? Isn’t it amazingly wonderful? That was in the larger package! My solsister, Wendy (aka Caribousmom), is so very talented, and so thoughtful. And perhaps best of all, she’s making a similar quilt for herself. As she wrote in her card, “when I sit curled beneath it with a good book, I’ll think of you and imagine you also reading wrapped up in the warmth of your quilt.” UPDATE: Wendy blogged about the quilt too; read more here.
What a wonderful sentiment. I’m really touched, and I look forward to many hours of reading wrapped up in my quilt.
Thank you Wendy !!!
Read more from The Sunday Salon here.