No, that’s not a typo. 🙂
My aunt went to Cuba last month, and, for reasons I don’t fully understand, came back to the snow and cold a few weeks later. (Oh, so “all-inclusive” and “indefinite” don’t mean the same thing?) She did, however, bring me back the coolest souvenir ever: a little wooden trivet, with a picture of a cat on it, pieced together like a mosaic out of all different types – or at least stains/finishes – of wood, with the name of the town burned into the wood along the bottom. This thing is gorgeous, and I’m almost afraid to use it for its intended purpose.
Obviously a thank-you note was in order, and luckily, I had picked up Issue 237 of The World of Cross Stitching a few days before and seen the quick-stitch thank-you cards featured in it.
I did alter the design a little bit from its original iteration: I could not find a card in my stitching stash with a big enough circular aperture, so I left out the backstitched border and French knots that made the design circular and re-positioned the lettering so that it was justified rather than curving inward. I also changed the colours, because, well, why not?
I’ll be sending it up her way tomorrow, and hope it conveys my sincere appreciation. 🙂