Saturday, July 28, 2018

Gifts from Japan

I met Bobbie Allen right before she and her husband moved from Rapid City, South Dakota to Misawa, Japan.

"I wish we had met sooner," I told her. "It would have been so nice to have had another hobby/horse friend in the region."
I was right. That would have been nice. However, it's also been nice having a friend in Japan. Last week I received an unexpected box from Bobbie.
The contents included a sampling of Japanese candy
You know someone is a really good friend when they're willing to share their private stash of Sake Kit Kats with you! 
There were souvenirs from Australia... 
and the Tokyo Airport. 
So cute! 
She also sent some new additions to my 1:9 scale world. 
Poka Tia needs chopsticks! 
 I love this one so much. A "pen stand"...
turned tool stand! 
My favorite things, however, are these awesome stackable organizers. It's not obvious from the photo, but these are perfectly sized for hobby hardware. They are so much better than anything I've ever found here in the US.
Thank you so much, Bobbie, for the awesome and extremely thoughtful gifts. I am so lucky to have you as my friend, no matter where you live!


  1. Bobbie is such a sweetheart <3

  2. This is so true to her character --!

  3. nice!
    maybe you've been looking in the wrong place for those type containers. Very similar to embroidery floss containers I've been using for beads, etc for many years.from JoAnn fabric. and heres onr from Michaels

  4. If you don't mind me asking, what would your address be for fan mail?

    1. I'd rather not post it publicly. You can email me at