I have a tendency to take things personally. It's a bad, bad thing. At the same time, this very tendency also makes me a pretty sentimental, sensitive, and insightful person. Which, I think, isn't really such a bad thing. I guess you could call me a woman of extremes.
For that reason, I've never found myself to be the kind of girl with a bunch of girlfriends. I just can't take the cattiness. I have more often than not found that my closest friends have been boys—I'm sure many of you can relate. There's just so much less fussiness and talking behind one another's backs with boys and that's how I like it. I suppose this might have something to do with having spent four years at an all-girls high school . . .
Well, now that I'm (as a friend recently wrote to me) a married woman of my upper 20s, I'm settling into some female friendship that I really do believe will last me a lifetime. This is a first for me and something I am really coming to cherish. Some of you—and you know who you are—have the uncanny ability to pull me out of a funk, to say what I need to hear right when I need to hear it, and to set me straight (yes, that is needed on occasion). I couldn't be more thankful for you—you really are a dream come true and I love each and every one of you.
Ahh, the out-of-print Wishing Flowers from Riley Blake's Andrea Victoria. I've been crushing on you for quite some time. And you're every bit as darling as I thought you would be!
Thank you, Mary Claire, for being such a sweet person and for picking me up on a day when I so desperately needed it!
Thanks, too, to Dar (Dizzy4Fabrics) for swapping with Mary and sending this perfect little package for her!