I'm writing this on Sunday evening, and tomorrow's my birthday! Wooo-hooo!
Actually, I'm not a huge birthday celebrant, but I've gotten some special stuff in the mail from friends, and that puts a big smile on my face and makes me want to celebrate!
My dear friend Eileen shares a birthday month with me--her birthday was a week ago. Back in March, I took one of Jo Morton's classes and made the Hattie's Baskets quilt. Eileen offered to hand quilt it for me as a birthday gift. Eileen does really lovely hand quilting, something I don't do, so this was a really special offer. This weekend I received a package from her with the quilt and a couple other birthday goodies--a charm pack and a nail file. Of course, I will always treasure this quilt, and I've never seen Eileen do a more beautiful job of quilting than she did with this. Here are a couple photos of my goodies from Eileen. Once I get the binding on the quilt, I'll try to get a better photo--the lighting just didn't do her quilting justice! Thanks soooo much, Eileen!
My friend Sharon from Red Geranium Cottage sent me a wonderful package of goodies about a week ago. After I wrote about the Susan Branch Summer book, Sharon sent me the Autumn book, which is just an awesome visual treat! I can hardly wait until the weather gets cooler and it really IS Autumn! The quilting book is excellent too, filled with pie recipes and quilts to go with them. She also sent me a winter stitchery, a pad (with my initial on it!), a pendant, and a cookie that's just waaaay to cute to actually eat! Thank you, Sharon--what an incredibly thoughtful friend!
Today my husband went to Costco and came home with a strawberry cheesecake--yum! And the best part is that he says I don't have to wait until my "real" birthday to have a piece.
I think I might take a day off from blogging tomorrow unless I just can't stand to not write! I'm working, though, and we have plans for dinner, so I may be pressed for time. If you don't hear from me, don't worry--I'm just celebrating! I'll tell you all about anything worth telling on Tuesday.