Fast forward to the current date and yes, she sent me the needlepoint. It was around an 18 count which means 18 teeny tiny little stitches to the inch. Further, Ruth is fighting macular degeneration in her eyes. This means her sight is going. She did this needlepoint for me and had it framed. The holes were so tiny she had to use 3 strands of embroidery thread and match up the colors. She did this because she loves me. I cannot believe she did it for me. So let me share it with you. It is a real work of art and it is going up on my wall in a day or two (we have to have the rain stop so Jerry can get in his workshop and find the right nail thingies that go in the wall and make it very secure).
Thank you, Ruth...I love you so much!