Anyways, she has made the boys some wonderful things in their two years, books and stuffies and the like. But she brought it this birthday. I have no idea where she found the time or the energy as she works full time when not crafting. But she made them their very own roadway system map, complete with home, school, park and lake and all out of durable beautiful felt, hand stitched in many places. And along with that came some fun and funny cars and buses to toodle along the roads.
I was blown away when we opened the box and found the cars, I thought the rolled up item was a quilt. And when the boys saw it, it was open season. They spent time running their new cars along the roads, then made it a point to gather all of their other wheeled vehicles and take those for a spin too.
They love touching the little sewn features and naming them... house, tree, birdie, fish, lake, slide, park...it goes on and on.
One of the things that truly strikes me about this and other special handmades is what they say about my children and their impact on people. That they are beloved to people who want to create and hold and play and see them grow. It is an amazing thing to be a part of.
And the piece. It is currently hanging on the wall as art for now until I am certain there will be no willful pulling apart of this love. I mean, I take it down for play when they ask, but I just want to see it whole and free of dog hair for a little while longer.
And then when they are done (like they ever will be) I want to frame it and keep it safe until the next generation can take in all of it's loving expression.
We love you, memes. You are so much a wonderful part of our lives and family. Kisses