"I'm actually strangely good at crocheting," says the anonymous Mother.
She needed a measuring tape and was on pins and needles the entire summer, working hard to finish on time. Thirty-two thousand blue and gold stitches later, she sewed the pieces all together, leaving a message in yarn for the first day of school.
"I have never seen anything on that scale, that was pretty huge. I drove up on the first day of school and it was out there, and it definitely made me smile," says Carly Part, a second-grade teacher at Woodsboro Elementary School.
It's called yarn bombing. In this case it's a tree front and center in the school yard that came under a colorful attack. It reads, "We love our teachers and staff."
"What I'm hoping is that when the teachers saw it, that first morning and every day they've come to work since then, they really feel the appreciation and gratitude, more than I could ever say it in words, or with a gift," says the anonymous Yarn Bomber.
"It's nice to know that people, even during the summer time, are thinking about supporting the school and thinking about ways that they can say thank you, and just be a part of our community as a school all together," says Hunter Robertshaw, a second-grade teacher at Woodsboro Elementary.
It got the whole school talking, trying to unravel who the mysterious yarn bomber is. Although the crocheters are still anonymous, after yarn bombing the tree they left the school a note, saying, "There are no words that can be said to thank you, the staff and teachers of Woodsboro Elementary."
And even though the staff has a hunch who did it, the yarn bomber's two kids are working hard to keep the secret, especially the youngest.
"The first week or two he'd come home and say, 'so and so said this to me.' I'm sure he's probably given me away a few times," says the Yarn Bomber.
"Thank you to whoever bombed us. It was a really fun surprise and I think the kids and the staff really appreciate it. So thank you," comments Carly.
And that's how this yarn-bomber wanted it: to wrap the entire community in a thank you.
The yarn bomber says stay on the look-out for upcoming yarn bombings in Frederick this November or December. To check out her Facebook link, click here.