Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Sweet Sisters" Gift

My Sweet Sister

I received a belated birthday gift in the mail from my sister Jan (my only sister) that sent me over the moon.  She commissioned Suziqusthreadworks to create this beautiful art book that has felted pages to put my needles and pins.  I am very surprised I actually got the booklet, I know it was delayed in the mail coming from Australia, but more than that is the fact that my sister let it go.  See we have this habit of buying things for each other and then keeping them.  We don't live near each other so when we do get to visit I might say "Jan I really like that sweater you're wearing" and she'll say "well I bought it for you"  lol!

Go take a look at Suziqu's blogsite to see more of her fantastic works.

Here is one of my favorite pics of me and my sister as young girls.  The picture was blurry when taken and I don't know if there is anyway to make it clearer. The fact that it's from 1959 and aged a bit adds to the poor quality. But I love we're in the swing that hung from the big oak tree in our back yard growing up, wearing matching dresses my mother made us.

A sister is someone who loves you from the heart,
No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart

Or my sister might prefer this quote: :-)
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.  ~Charles M. Schulz


jan b. said...

LOL ... calling yourself crabgrass?! I prefer to think you might be a dandelion. >wink< But truly, I'm grateful you were my very first bff and remain so today.

suziqu's thread works said...

It pleases me immensley that you so love your little book which you can use as you please!
Thank you for sharing it here - so sweet!
I'm sorry that it arrived so late but our intention was good!
You are so blessed to be able to share the sisterly love and closeness that you do - a thing to cherish forever!
Love all that you are doing here Lorri and it is a pleasure to visit!
Wishing you a wonderfully successful and inspirational year ahead in your teaching ventures as well as in your creative works.
Hugs from here,

The Creative Beast said...

LOL!!! That last quote is HILARIOUS!! What a beautiful gift your sister sent to you and all the more precious since you actually received it, instead of her keeping it ;) I will have to check out the site to see more beautiful goodies! Hope to see you at Artful Journey in February =-)

Joanne Huffman said...

Such a beautiful book! Jan found the perfect gift for you.