In the midst of the back pain roller-coaster last week, was my Birthday. Not ideal!
(I mean the timing of the pain was not ideal, being that I can't do much about the birthday!)
Anyway I did have as a good a day as my pain would allow, & at least got the night off from cooking by way of my girls making nachos for dinner... that said, I had made a cake earlier in the day... no one in our house misses out on a cake, even if you have to make your own.
The day was tinged with a little sadness... no sweet singing down the phone from my MIL in the morning & her treasured voice sending love... I know it's often said that the 'first of things' is hard, & yes that aspect of the day was.
One of my very first swap partners was Kaylee (Krafty Kaylee) & we've kept in touch since that time... for this year, we agreed to do a one-to-one Birthday Swap... so I had a lovely parcel of goodies to open on my special day. Thank you Kaylee for your gorgeous gifts... you already know I love it all!
The hussif was inspired by Jenny of Elefanz... so handy with its various pockets, pincushion & needlekeeper. Now I have a few months to make Kaylee's gifts & send them off to her.
Maria also sent me wishes & a fabulous mini quilt... just love the words! It will be hung proudly on the wall of my new room. Maria knows I have already decided to name the room, but I'm not revealing that just yet. Check out the border fabrics - the green print is pins & I just love the various haby items on the blue fabric. It's the perfect wall hanging for a person who only a couple of years ago thought she'd never make a quilt!!
I also received mail from my gorgeous friend Leanne... one of her fab pouches (don't you love the fabric?!) and some yummy Kate Spain fabric pieces. Your parcel was a happy surprise Leanne & I really appreciate your thoughtfulness... thank you once again. xo
Speaking of the new room... oh delays, how you frustrate me... things have ground to a standstill at the time when work needs to be done to finish inside MY ROOM, wouldn't you know it?! (The workshop is virtually finished, ggrrr...) Not to worry, I have plenty to keep me occupied & it will get done soon enough.