When a beloved friend announced she's eloping in Italy to marry the man of her dreams, immediately I knew I wanted to make something special for her bridal luncheon. Such occasions make me so happy to be a reasonably creative person. I can purchase a decent pair of sheets, thread my needle and suddenly create a potential heirloom.
But the best part was the presentation. I think this shows my dedication to our friendship: admitting to a crowd of unknown women (and blog readers) that yes, I have been known to read a trashy novel...or forty. I was blushing while wrapping this, and I don't think it was the, ahem, balmy evening.
Mama, why is there a red light bulb?
- So Amanda can be cozy with her sweetheart.
Are these people being cozy?
- Oh. Um. Yes. Yes, they are.
It was worth it all to see her so pleased, so glowing, so in love. She puts the most passionate fictional heroine to shame.