Have you ever had an order that had you backed in a corner (yeah right) as to just how or what you were going to do that would fit the customers wishes? This was one of those weeks. A customer of about fifteen years, wanted a gift for his wife for their 33rd anniversary. Iv'e been making gift baskets for him with Hummingbirds of some kind in every one. This request is special because Larry is losing the battle with cancer that he has been fighting for about 5 years. The only different thing I hadn't already gotten for her was a stepping stone. They have beautiful flower and veggie gardens. You have probably guessed, not a single stone with a hummingbird to be found.
I regress to a couple of weeks ago when another dear friend ( Carol )came into the shop with a denim shirt that ended up too being big for me and I just put it on the dresser. While picking up my room Friday, I ran across the shirt. Yep, you guessed it (your getting good at this) It had humming birds on it.
I wanted it to be personal and be something no one but Larry could give her. Here is what I came up with . Let me know what you think.
Now you have to know Larry to appreciate this, but he is from old school and doesn't embrace or touch women not in his family, plus the cancer is now in this throat and he can only whisper. When I showed him the pillow he motioned me closer to hear him, but I got a kiss on the cheek instead. That to me was more than any thing he could have said .
Blessing to you and be safe.