Happy Mail

It’s always so nice getting things, other than bills in the mail. Today some birdies flew in from Northern California and Kansas. I think I mentioned the Birdie project a few weeks back but let me elaborate since they are now seeming to be flying in to my mail box weekly. I have this wonderful group of Mama’s from all over the world who decided it would be fun to show our love and support for one another and make something for each other, a kind of  chain mail project of sorts. We all make 14 birdies, keep one for ourselves and then send out the other 13, one for each Mama. I will hopefully end up with 14 birdies of my very own from all over the world in just a few weeks. We loosely used this pattern. Once we get all of the birdies it will be up to us how we decide to hang and display them.

Carrie's birdie

Lizzie's birdie

Here are all of the birdies I have received thus far, including my own birdie.

five little birdies

It’s a joy receiving these little birds in the mail. Each one hand-made with love from a mother just like me,  mothers I have been conversing with for over half a year through the internet. Mothers that have become dear friends to me. Each bird has come with  a handwritten note and sometimes an inspirational quote. Something to lift me up for that day.

This week, I not only received these lovely birds but one of the wonderful, sweet Mama’s sent a whole care package, complete with birdie, chocolate, an original piece of art she had done and even a book for Ellie. It made my heart swell just to see it all!

Lizzies package

lizzies loves me

I am certainly feeling the love. Happy Mail, indeed.