Monday, December 8, 2008

Good friends and being in sync

The invisible connection between good friends is interesting and something I suspect is stronger between women than between male friends. Men aren't surprised to see their buddy in the same blue sweater and that would never launch them into a discussion of did you buy that when it was a "buy one, get one at 50%" sale, and if so, what other color did you get? If the female friends are young enough, that discussion may be accompanied by an audible squeal over the sale or the fact that they both loved the same sweater.

Women may not want to find another woman in the same dress at any given event, especially an expensive formal dress, but when someone you like and admire buys the same item, it draws you closer and reaffirms your own good taste. (If Mary likes it enough to buy it too, I must have made a good choice.)

If you are a reader, have you ever called a friend to tell them not to buy a favorite author's newest book only to find that they just bought it and were about to call you with the same message?

Being in sync is a warm fuzzy and a smile maker.

Yesterday I went to see a Christmas play with a very good friend. We exchanged Christmas gifts. We share a love of handmade artistry. She gave me this beautiful blue handmade bowl from an artisan in Disneyworld. I have it tipped against a candle here to better show the interior. She also gave me the bag of homemade Christmas cookies.


Check the back of the label


Can you tell how she made them?


They are machine embroidered sugar cookies!

Unfortunately for this post, I didn't take a photo of what I attached on my gift package to her. It was a sugar cookie, also on felt, but with bugle beads as colored sprinkles sewn on.

Great minds and crafty fingers think alike.

My new bowl qualifies this as a Blue Monday post. For more Blue Monday posts, please check out Smiling Sally's blog.

Best wishes for a happy week to everyone, and may you all be as blessed as I am with friendships, both online and off.

14 comments:

Smilingsal said...

How fortunate you are to have such a close friend. Those cookies are super special, and that blue dish is a treasure. Happy Blue Monday!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your bowl is so pretty and the cookies are so cute !

Neabear said...

What cool yummy looking crafty cookies! I love them. Love the blue bowl too. Thank you for your visit to my post. And yes I should learn to weave.

ellen b said...

Hi Knitty! What a sweet thing to have a like minded friend. Love the bowl and the cookies!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How wonderful to have such a good friend and be so in tune to each other and your likes.
The bowl is lovely.

Sweetie said...

What a lovely bowl. The embroidered cookies are cute. Happy
Blue Monday!
Sweetie

CC said...

Love that pretty bowl and the cookies are so sweet. I would love to have those.. Happy Blue Monday.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Knitty, I loved all your pretties! That bowl is so wonderful, and those cookies are precious! Thank you for sharing this with us. You're so right about friends, too. :-)

Much blue love...

XO,

Sheila

Coloradolady said...

Those cookies are just adorable. How cute! That is what I need so I am not tempted to eat some around here!

Carrie said...

How wonderful to have a friend like that.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great swap goodies between you and your friend! You are two talented ladies! ~Rhonda :)

jeanne said...

I believe women who have close friends do get a fix on the others thoughts and mind. It is a connection that men do not have as a general rule.

Love your gift of the sweet blue bowl.

Hugs...Jeanne

imjacobsmom said...

Lucky you! You got the cutest gifts from such a special friend. Hope your Monday was just as special. ~ Robyn

MizSmoochieLips said...

Now those are some great cookies to get! Heh heh!