I have to say, our cup runneth over of late! The latest gift to arrive on our doorstep was a package from Daan in Holland, and...once again I am amazed with both the generosity and the sensitivity of those who have been sending gifts our way.
The package contained two beautiful long-sleeved t-shirts bearing a gorgeous mermaids of Daan's own design.
Now, it just so happens that Q has for some time been enchanted by the mermaid that graces (ahem) the Starbucks logo. This is more than a little embarrassing, but I have to agree with her - it is a lovely mermaid, with its flowing hair and the star on its brow. So it happened that one of Q's very first words was "mermaid". Not such a usual word to start out with, but...there it is!
Needless to say, Q was delighted with her mermaid t-shirts.
...remember that mermaid with the starry crown? Well, at the bottom of the package was a hand-carved rubber stamp bearing Q's name, and that very same mermaid!
Q nearly choked on her hot chocolate. Nothing she loves more than to match something she recognizes and loves! She is so proud. And I am so grateful! Thank you, Daan...I can't tell you how much this means!
btw you should check out Daan's shop VanDaan... fabulous stuff, shirts, hand-carved stamps, mermaids a-plenty, and so many beautiful designs! I am particularly in love with the insect rubber stamps.