More specifically, a little paper bird. And the message came in the form of a book - one that Sarah made and that I now treasure:
I lack the vocabulary to describe it's construction. But I have, in spades, the ability to admire the craftsmanship and artistry in the finished product.
I think she sent it to me in a bid to stop me from stalking her. Because I have to confess that I have been harbouring a slight obsession with bookbinding for a while. It made me ask for this last Christmas:
And have a go at making and altering some of my own:
1. Stab stitch book, 2. Accordion book, 3. Altered book, 4. Notebook2
And now, I've enrolled in a little course in September. Not that I'm expecting to learn a tenth of the skills of Sarah, or develop a smidgen of her artistry. But it's a beginning. And I've always felt September to be a natural point for starting to learn something new.
What will you be trying?