Then one day I happened to look into a wooden sewing box that sister-in-law Georgine had refinished and fitted out for me years and years ago--back in the 1970s. I've used this pretty box as a decorative piece for years, but I had not looked inside it for ages, assuming it was empty. In that box was a crewel embroidery of Noah, gathering the animals two by two. I had begun this embroidery kit in the early 70s for my youngest daughter, Susan, who was born in 1971. At some point, I stowed it and its wool away in that box and then it slipped my mind.
It seemed eerily meant to be--for me to have forgotten and then rediscovered something that would be so perfect for my beloved great niece, a wonderfully appropriate gift for a young girl who had studied the Noah story so thoroughly for her Bat Mitzvah.
|This one is the best lighted one, but there's an odd|
shadow on the brown sheep to the
left of Noah!
|A close-up of Noah, and|
the shadow on
the brown sheep seems to be gone!
|Here are the rams with their curly horns,|
snails, and the porcupines again.
|The llamas, snakes, turtles, and|
the rams again.
|The giraffes that friend Nancy mentioned!|