I have what could be termed, an “eclectic” group of friends. It’s actually sort of an interesting phenomena, because–unlike most people, who seem to lots of friends in common with one another–my friends are sort of grouped into various categories of my life. Crafty friends, Blazers fans friends, politics friends, friends I’ve worked with, friends who knew me when I was a kid. Not very many of them reach across these random delineations–and, actually, not many of them know each other. This is probably a result of my having so many different interests that are not particularly related. (Although, I never thought of it before, but I wonder if this is actually more normal than I assume–maybe pop culture, a a la Friends has made me assume that most people have large groups of friends that all hang out together? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.) Anyway, despite this, two of my friends–Susan and Bryan–seem to reach across these categorizations, since I have loads in common with both of them. Funnily enough, they’re both people whom I’ve only known a relatively short while. And they both, obviously, know me pretty well–since they’ve recently bestowed upon me some totally awesome crafty gifts.
Bryan recently mentioned to me that when he was helping to downsize his 96-year old grandma into a smaller living situation, he came into possession of her “sewing kit.” Yes, this was the term he used. So, when he asked me if I wanted it, I assumed he meant some thread, needles, maybe a spare button or two. That sort of thing. You know, sewing kit stuff. So imagine my surprise when Bryan showed up at our house with this tin of goodies.
Yes, what looks like an ancient can of “Gay Nineties Cookies” (and please fill me in, if you know what on Earth those are), was actually a treasure trove of vintage buttons and sewing notions.
We had quite a good time sorting through everything…
Here are a few of the highlights…
I’ll definitely need a copy of Susan’s new book to figure out uses for all of these special buttons.
And speaking of Susan, she completely blew me away with some fabulous gloves she embellished.
When Susan gave me these (right before we went to this game), this was what she said,
“The right glove represents Channing [Frye]. Because he’s ‘right on.’”
Needless to say, I was thrilled, thrilled, thrilled with this incredibly thoughtful gift.
So that’s that. I just had to do a bit of bragging on how wonderful these two both are. I’ve been a bit stressed out lately, and their thoughtfulness really helped–probably more than they realized. ‘Cause that’s what friends are for… (Cue the music.)
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