Käthe awoke from a deep slumber this afternoon when a package arrived with her name on it.
No really, it’s true!
The package was from my aunt Ulli who recently visited us, and who has a Käthe Kruse doll herself that she was given for Christmas when she was a little girl of six, in Chemnitz, Germany.
Käthe was beside herself with excitement and proceeded to rip into the package.
“Slow down there, young lady!” I suggested. “Your present isn’t going anywhere!” But there was no stopping her. Käthe knew that any package from Ulli would surely contain…
…yes! A quilt! Käthe’s very own quilt, handmade by Aunt Ulli! Before we knew it, Käthe had wrapped herself in the beautiful quilt made just for her.
“Can you see me now?”
“Hey, there’s something written on this inside! Can you please read this to me?” (Such good German manners.)
“It’s made just for ME!” Käthe exclaimed excitedly. “Thank you, Ulli!” She repeated it over and over again.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
And then, Käthe spent the afternoon playing with her beautiful new quilt.
And then there was some Hide-and-Seek…
And some hanging out with friends…
And then Käthe insisted on introducing her new Ulli quilt to our Ulli quilt. It was a touching moment of deep quiltness.
…until Käthe got sleepy and asked, “If I sit with my new quilt at the piano, will someone play me a lullaby?”
And before we knew it, Käthe was wrapped cozily in her beautiful new Ulli quilt…
…and fell fast asleep. And if no one’s woken her…
…that’s where she is still, sleeping soundly after the most exciting day she’s had in a very long time.