Thursday, September 22, 2011


I went to a friend's house last Friday for a Jewelry/Open House Girls Night Out. Heather was gracious enough to invite me to display my Premier jewelry and join in the fun.

During the evening, Mollie and I saw some "paper birds" in baby Ellie's room and Heather explained what the birds were all about.

Heather's mother, Linda, passed away from cancer over a year ago. We learned that while she was battling cancer, a friend made Linda a thousand origami cranes.

Thousand origami cranes is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.

Last night I decided to try folding such a crane and here are my first two. Notice one is bigger than the other. I folded them to represent Mollie and myself. A Mommy and baby. Also, they are special because I used Houndstooth printed paper. Roll Tide Cranes!!!

So, now only 998 cranes to go!!!

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