I absolutely LOVE getting all the mail we do. It's fun to hear from readers, and though I don't have time to respond to every contest entry or short note scribbled after a sub renewal, I hope you all realize that I read everything and enjoy it to no end.
I especially enjoy mail when we get little surprises! Here are my two latest favorites. First up is another card from Emma. For those of you who don't remember, Emma is the granddaughter of our warehouse guru, Fran. She sometimes joins Fran in the office, and she is always smitten with our little guy, Arthur. Apparently Kelly recently ordered some Girl Scout cookies from Emma, and here is Emma's thank-you note:
(If that doesn't make your heart melt, I just don't know what will.)
And now my other fun piece of mail, courtesy of the wonderful Martha Puff, who recently finished her end of the monumental task of two--yes, two!--galleries for our April issue of American Miniaturist. The first features some beautiful spring pieces by very talented artists, and the second gallery has been making my tummy rumble for days on end as I cutout photos of cakes and pastries. Yes, it's a food gallery, and trust me, you will want to eat something before you look through the article, or you will end up making brownies for yourself at night. Anyway, Martha sent me some beautiful pieces from Sue Ayers of Sue's Little Things! This photo is courtesy of my new iPad (yay!), and I haven't played with the settings, so the photo is a bit low-quality. But if you look below, you will see a print-quality photo of some of the same pieces, upcoming in our April issue. Enjoy!