Now that she's opened it, I can share the gift I made my sister for her birthday. We Aussies have a national penchant for souvenir teatowels, and Nettie and I are particularly fond of charming ones. So at around the time of the presidential inauguration, I began searching online for an Obama teatowel to send to Nettie. I failed to unearth anything that wasn't godawful, so I made my own. I cut a freezer paper stencil and used fabric paint on a large flour sack kitchen towel. Both the giver and the recipient are pretty happy with it!