I think the word is out that I like Ravens. I guessed that after this Christmas. Not only did I get that wonderful mug I shared a few days back, but I also got a beautiful Raven print from my mother. And, then, out of the blue, a package came from a friend I only know online. Phyllis and I have sons the same age and met through an email list of other mother’s who were due to have babies in January 2000. The mailing list is still active although I only have time to read it occasionally. Phyllis and I have similar interests in books and quilts and so when we both started blogging, we both supported each other’s blogs.
Phyllis is an avid sewer and used to work in a fabric store. She makes clothes and quilts and is very, very handy with a needle and thread. She saw this fabric with flying black birds all over it and thought of me. She hemmed it into a scarf and sent it off to me. I love it. Enough to post this picture! :)
Phyllis is also a once and future novelist. She is the one person I know who successfully wrote her 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo. In fact, I think she topped 75,000 words which is really a little show-offy, don’t you think? I’d be jealous and annoyed except that she has 3 kids, including a daughter who was born in 2008. Phyllis amazes me and gives me hope that I can do it too!
Thank you again, Phyllis! You rock!