And as you might expect, we went our separate ways after high school. Off to different colleges, different states, different paths through Life. Me: marriage, house, sheep, kids, chickens, sewing, laundry, baking, pigs, cows and more sheep. Samantha: Wyoming, masters, California, doctorate, Pennsylvania, post-doc, Alabama, professorship and then off to almost every continent across the globe. Clearly one could make a case for Nature vs. Nurture here. Our similar childhoods are far eclipsed by our distinctly divergent adult lives. I'm as domestic and settled down as you can get; Samantha is sampling everything Life has to offer.
And we're still best friends.
So this Christmas I drafted up some unique designs and stitched a collection of souvenir dish towels. While Samantha doesn't think to stock her kitchen with aprons and hot pads and such, her bookshelf display of Egyptian artifacts is another story. So I make sure that she's equipped with appropriate kitchen linens. Each towel is a look back at where she has been.