Thank you all for all the birthday wishes. My birthday is often sort of an emotional day for me, and not in a good way. In the past I have often felt discounted when it came to my birthday, which kinda sucks. But regardless of what goes on with other people, I chose to have a good day yesterday. And Eric helped to make it special too, guess that’s one of the reasons I keep him around. He brought me these beautiful red beauties Tuesday night. Red roses just look so velvety don’t they? We both took the day off work yesterday, to spend the day together. He brought me a sweet card first thing in the morning and then we went out sewing machine shopping (we never made it on Sat). I think we’ve narrowed down our choices, and after doing some research online, I’ll probably make a decision. Then, he took me out for Thai food last night, which was delicious. Saturday he is taking me to Star Wars exhibit at the Science Place museum (my request).
I opened up my mystery presents as well yesterday morning. My best friend, Julia, sent me Ink Circles Sea Stars, which I’ve been wanting forever and Just Nan’s Jump for Joy. Karen V. was the sender of the other package. She sent a sweet card and Little House Needleworks Emmaline Whitcomb from the Dear Diary series. I love those little charts (now I have two!). Thank you so much!! My boss gave me the Italian art book, as well as a 2008 calendar of Italy. The calendar is now hanging in my cubicle next to my ornament from Anna.
Deb sent me the sweetest e-card as well as this Blackbird Designs chart. And Jenn surprised me with a gift certificate to Down Sunshine Lane. I’ve never shopped there before, but I’ve already picked something out. Strangely enough, a chart I had a dream about and just yesterday morning thought “I really should get that.” I’ll show you what I chose when it arrives. Thanks to both of you!!
Birthdays, of course, are not all about the gifts, so I want to say again (I really can’t say it enough), how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I appreciate all the friendships I’ve made through this blog, all the friends I’ve gotten to meet (both of you!), and how much I feel appreciated by you as well. It is nice to have my little space here to talk about whatever I feel like, and receive the support and wisdom that you all bring to the party. Thanks so much for making my birthday, and every day, special just by stopping by.
Now, on to the stitching…I did decide to stitch on Midi Mystery 2 yesterday. Here’s what it looked like before yesterday’s stitching (although imagine it less blurry).
And here is what it looked like this morning. It was a relaxing and fun stitch. I appreciated having a little time to stitch on it. I’ll be going back to Katrina’s RR, maybe tomorrow. Tonight I am feeling kinda yucky and run down.
Thanks again for stopping by, and hope you’re all having a great week.
I am grateful for true friends.