LadyBugsAndBumblebees sent me a fabulous package that I want to share with everyone. She sent one of my favorite candies but the commonality is that it was also her grandmother's favorite. I think I would have really liked her.
Then LBBB knows that I'm gathering things to create a miniature Santa's workshop so she crocheted two rugs and scarves plus hand-stitched two pillows for my dollhouse. It reminded her of her childhood when her mother would create a miniature outdoor scene using a mirror as a lake and cotton as snow.
LBBB and I both love to read and we both crochet (a lot!), so she made me a crocheted Kindle cover. It has a double padded lining and is done in my favorite shade of blue. Perfect!
We each love totes and use them like crazy. And again she's used my favorite colors (black, white, blue, cream) for the exterior and one of my favorite patterns (paisley) for the lining. The size is absolutely wonderful for some of my larger crochet projects. I found out last month that I'm going to be a grandmother, so a baby blanket is going to be the first project for which I'll use it. What a great way to christen the tote!
The concrete things we have in common were pretty easy to identify, but we've also looked at the less obvious commonalities. As LBBB has listed: we both value our spirituality and are involved in our religious communities, we are both generous souls who enjoy doing things for our communities, and as former teachers who no longer teach, we acknowledge that being out of a classroom doesn't take away our knowledge, experiences, or achievements. Then too, we each have two daughters, LBBB has a son, I have a SIL, and we have husbands who have been with us through good times and bad and are still hanging in there with us! I'd say we're pretty lucky women.