a graduation present

Although I was officially said and done with my undergraduate education in december (diplomas and all), the actual ceremony was this last Thursday.

Due to that, I have been getting presents and its been awesome to say the least (including Joann gift cards!). But this blog is about one special item that is appropriate for a crafters blog.

Its actually kind of funny. I had to call in late to work for a showing of the condo, and my boss was oddly weird about it. Usually she understands life happens and simply says ok. This time, she wanted to know how late i would be, and told me that i could be late, but i had to come in early. Im thinking “oh no, the whole system is down or half the department called off – what a terrible day it must be to ask me to come in early!” and then she finally explains that they had a surprise party planned for me and they were all waiting to eat. Lol.

So I went early as asked and everyone made a dish of some sort. There was lots to choose from, it was really nice. I got some more goodies and then returned home to finish the preparations of the house.

Later at work, one of my friends showed up with THIS!!!

white_sewing_machine

We had been talking about it, because she saw it out somewhere and had asked if she bought it and fixed it up (it wasnt in working order) if I were interested in buying it off her (for the ultra low price of 25$!!!) Totally! She had decided to gift it to me instead (and I made the caveat that she would be getting things made from it;) How exciting is that?! And I love the retro colors!

On another note – many years ago I found these cute Thank You cards at a grocery store and bought them. I was saving them for a special occasion and never had one until now! Im very excited to do the old school thank yous (although i dread the whole post office stamp crap – why is it that there only ever seems to be 2 people staffed when 75 people are waiting in line?!)

thank_you_cards

2 thoughts

  1. That card made me think of the bday card you send me… Did i tell you that i took the envelope where your wrote “ruthy” all snazzy and framed it? I did not. I’ll pic it over sometime :)

  2. Very cool craftiness. The reason the post office is understaffed is that they are slowly going out of ‘business’. They just aren’t competitive anymore, especially considering how infrequent regular (non-business) mailing is these days.

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