Little paper likenesses of people going from place to place, taking photo opportunities where they may and sending images home to their friends and family...
(if you haven't heard of this then I can't explain the origins, google Flat Stanley, and talk to your friends).
Well I don't have a Flat Stanley today, but I do have a FRED.
Fred is a relative of Flat Stanley (kind of) (not really).
Fred is a card that has travelled all over the US and Canada, and Fred had a mission!
A mission of love and comfort.
Fred started in Austin, Texas with Lydia of Understand Blue...and travelled through many friends...each of us adding one element of love to the card and made it's way to Sue in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
(SO MAKE SURE, you all start at Lydia's page HERE and see the journey and creation of FRED) all the way through to Tara's blog HERE which is the next stop. Then you'll see what it looked like right before we sent it off to Sue.
Sue is our friend in need, because she lost her dear mum...and while she was away in Ireland taking care of her family and honouring her mum's memory...Fred started making his journey to Sue. (We're not sure if she received Fred yet...so we've been SO careful to hide our secret. I'm pretty sure no one accidentally spilled the beans...which means we're all pretty amazing).
Anyways. I only added one small element to Fred before sending him off. I added the body/antennae to the butterfly. Sidenote: I did this on my lap because I was knee deep (okay, ankle deep) in a water crisis in the basement that week.
But Love and Friendship prevail and a Fred in need is a Fred indeed!
We love you Sue!
Here's Fred before I sent him off:
NOW...don't forget to 'hop' on over to see Tara's blog HERE which is the next stop.