Friday, January 21, 2011

And it's not even MY birthday!!

It's DH's birthday! Happy 53rd Honey!! I hope you had a wonderful day and I hope you have many, many more wonderful days because I selfishly want to spend more time with you!! *Hugs*

It was a busy day for me today. I promised my buddy, Sonya, that I would stitch with her today. Thankfully the snow never amounted to much, and though it was a bitter cold, windy day, I climbed in my van and headed off for a few hours to stitch with Sonya. When I went out to get in my van this morning, it had all been cleaned off and I noticed the gas tank had been filled. Am I spoiled or what? We had a fun day, though shorter than either of us would have liked...but guess what? I finished parts one and two of Romantique Sampler SAL so I'm ready when the next two parts are released!! YAY!! I don't know why, but it took me forever to finish these two parts, I couldn't decide if I liked the lighter color and finally threw up my hands and finished stitching...I like it now!! I guess I had to see it in natural sunlight. Unfortunately the pictures were taken after sundown, so you can't really see how it looks. Maybe next time? Anyway, here's my progress! If you click on the picture it should enlarge it for you so you can see it a bit better.

Yesterday the mail man arrived with a round tube...from California...and in it was a little present from Gail. Gail has been my pen pal for a few months, and she's a very patient pen pal because I haven't been the best writer!! LOL My mind just hasn't been in the right place for a few months, but now that chemo is over I hope to be better at writing. My first letter back to her will be a thank you card, because just LOOK what she sent me!?!?!?!?! Isn't it beautiful? I have tried to crochet doilies before and they look like bowls when I'm finished because I crochet too tightly, so I admire anyone who can make them look like this. Thank you, Gail, and your Mom too (who made this lovely doily) I will find the perfect place to display it!! I truly AM spoiled!!!

And then today...a package that was sent on December 13th finally arrived! I can hear the collective sigh from England! Mouse has been anxiously awaiting for this to arrive, and I can tell you it was worth the wait!! Look at the lovely card she made, and the little clipboard "to do list" and one of my favorite candies....Peanut M&M's! I even got a I have two to write...I'll get right on that too...tomorrow. I'm going to put it on my "to do list". LOL Thank you so much, Mouse...I'm spoiled from every corner of the world!! And to think, it wasn't even MY birthday!!

I took DH out to dinner at the Cheesecake factory. YUM!!! I have to be careful because I could become addicted to their cheesecake!! I had the Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake for desert, but I was good, I saved half for tomorrow. Then we came home to watch a movie I had given him for his birthday..."Soylent Green". If you've never heard of it, I'm not surprised, it's a weird movie. It's definitely "SciFi" and gives you lots to think about as our world becomes more populated.

And that was the end of my busy day. So as soon as this is posted I'm headed to bed. Thanks for dropping by! *Hugs*


Jo said...

Fabulous gifts, my crochet skills are abysmal, I can only go in round circles! The post from here to the US sent in December has been horrendously late.

mmmm Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake...I'll have some sent courier please ;-) Take care x

Mouse said...

OOOOO doing a happy dance here that it has arrived finally ... well worth the wait then .. and yummmyyyyyy cheescake . lady like dribble all over the keyboard again !!! I'm with Jo Crochet skills are not top of the but that one is gorgeous:) love mouse xxxx

stitchin' girl said...

Your Romantic Sampler is gorgeous!! And, you are not slow! I too have the pattern and have not even started it - on my "to do" list today :o)

Babs in Alabama said...

If this comes up twice, so be it! What wonderful gifts, DJ; the crochet a pretty color I've never seen and all the other goodies.
M&M peanuts is my only indulgence...except for chocolate covered almonds :)Romantique is going to be beautifully romantic, and glad you had a good stitch day. You sound good and your letters are worth waiting for :)

Edy said...

LOVE your "new" face. You look absolutle Mahvelous!

Anonymous said...

You look lovely. What a wonderful friend!

Happy Day.

Peggy H.

Connie said...

Nice stitching on the Romantique sampler. I like the way the colors look on your fabric. I'm also stitching it and was also dithering about that lighter color - like you, I decided to stick with it. (Maybe it was the thought of having to rip and replace all of the first section if I made a change!) So now I can finish section 2 and be ready for the next parts to be released. Did you know that Angiedesigner had 414 sign-ups?

her87monte said...

Hi,,,, I've enjoyed following your blog.... I found out about the Romantique Sampler from it.... I signed up for it too and am now waiting for parts 3 and 4.... it was a little slow going at first but picked up as I went along.... yours is looing great!!

take care and be well, Claire

And This Little Pig said...

Lucky girl, your DH's birthday, Happy Birthday. A friend you can go and stitch with, have a natter and wile away the day. And a lovely friend like Gail, stunning doily!
LiBBiE in Oz