Why yes, it is well over a week after my birthday, and nearly two weeks since the birthday festivities kicked off with the arrival – in my office – of my first gift. gMarie and the Knight were in cahoots, and a pink pearl wisteria (not in bloom, so no photo) has come to live in the woods. I can hardly wait to see it in bloom, but I hear that indeed… I’ll have to wait. Hrmph.
That was followed by quite the birthday eve eve on Friday. My sweet sis sent my packages to work for me to open early, and I didn’t wait a moment to slap on my Count Me Healthy bracelet. I’m currently using it to count my veggie servings, but I can also see it being used to count rows in a short lace repeat (knitting)… The beads slide. Not too easily, but that’s the point; they’re counters, not floating charms!
She also gave me a really pretty commerically made lace bolero, but you’ll have to wait until I wear it and get good photos.
The Friday goodness continued with lunch with Amy. While Amy’s gifts – and cards – are always thoughtful and spot-on, I’d much rather share a photo of her fabulous made from a vintage pattern (by her talented mom!) attire.
It was beastly hot and I will confess that I feared the heat would cancel our date. I think Amy was pretty darned close to miserable, but she looked great and we had a fabulous afternoon together. I suspect that will be our last lunch before Zoe arrives, so it was an extra-special way to kick off my birthday celebrations.
I’m glossing over the flowers and Edible Arrangements that also arrived at work on Friday. That’s not to say I don’t treasure them, but this post is long enough without me reconstructing every moment of my birthday giftings.
Grace also sent a special birthday package with much goodness, but Sissy has insisted that I share the cute monster, who does happen to be napping on the shawl, also from Grace. As with the felted basset I got in May, the purple monster is currently hiding out in a safe, high-up location. The girls have never bothered one of my “toys” but I do have to take measures to assure they understand that certain items are MINE, even if they do show up in a color that MIGHT lend one to believe they were intended for a fur-girl…
Sue and her pack also sent a very special box, and I’m sure some of the goodies will show up in other posts, but the card she sent was without a doubt the most must have been made for me commercial card ever. If not for the apple-green collar I know Sis has NEVER worn, I’d wonder if someone stole a photo of the DIVA on a sand crab hunt!
There will also be a special post on another day… the Knight found me what appears to be the bag of my (current) dreams. But you’ll have to wait until I finish putting it through its paces…
Thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday one of the best ever. I wish I could thank each and every person who sent a card, gave me a gift, or left a note on my Facebook wall, but there are only so many hours in a day…