Marc came home yesterday with the mail and said I'd gotten a big package. After it was made clear he was talking about the MAIL, I was delighted to find a gift from a Pretty Little Blonde Friend.
Opening the plastic package, I found 3 cards. What's awesome about Blondie is her sense of humour and ability to find create ways to express it. When I first came to the East Side for university, she sent me off with a bundle of cards and letters to open at very specific times: when I was hungover, the hottest day of summer, when I was feeling stressed, first day of exams...and MANY OTHER instances. They were a highlight of my First Year and my university pals loved hearing what she wrote.
For my birthday last year, she sent a cardboard cut out for an application to Hogwarts that she'd already filled out with my information, along with a new batch of cards. A few got misplaced last year but I found them a while ago and have one to open on Valentine's Day and on St. Patty's Day.
|I love her writing and preference for glittery ink (as you can see in the upper right corner).|
So, along with two VERY cool baking books and scented pencils, there was the CUTEST apron EVER, handmade by my talented buddy. It's PERFECT! Like, not a crooked stitch or overrun thread to be seen! Plus, it's the most gorgeous fabric. When Blondie was out visiting in the summer (with her cutie boyfriend) I was talking a big game about how I was going to garden. Although that didn't really pan out, she remembered my interest and made me this BEAUTIFUL gardening accessory.
|It's it AWESOME?!?|
|There are a whole bunch of these teeny post-its through both baking books. *sigh* She's just SO FUNNY!|
Sorry if I've made you jealous because I have such an amazing pal (but I get it, she's AMAZING so I'd be jealous too). There's nothing quite like unexpected love from a friend to keep a smile on your face for weeks!!
(ps. I'm fairly certain that she should get on the Etsy bandwagon because those aprons would be a BESTSELLING item, fo sho).