I sat down at my computer, I found an image of an apple that I like then I digitized it. I dug through my stash to find fabric that would go with her kitchen and found a pattern for the long double pot holder you see there in the back and for the dish towels I just winged it. All that sounds like a lot but really it didn't take long.
Then I decided I'd expand on the apple theme and make her an apple pie! So I went to the store, picked up some granny smith apples and of course some ice cream. Oh and I also picked up a couple steaks, after all it was my anniversary! Okay, so once I got home I started the apple pie right away. I dug out my favorite pie crust recipe. Pealed and put the apples on to simmer (so I could get more apples in the pie) and in a matter of an hour or so I had a 6 inch apple pie all ready for delivery. I need to deliver this a day before her birthday because I'll be out the entire day of her birthday.
So I'm now ready to deliver my goodies to the birthday girl. I give her a call to let her know I'm coming over with a surprise...and no answer... Then I go to my PC to email her and to my surprise she's posted on FB and well...to my horror she is in SEATTLE.... How could I forget! LOL now, the rush is over and there never even needed to be a rush cause she's not due back till Sunday! Anyway a trip to Seattle is definitely better than an apple pie so she still is having a wonderful deserving Birthday, and when she gets back...well she'll have a frozen apple pie to thaw!Lesson learned....WRITE things down if your memory is failing you!