Chris surprised me with a gift certificate to Needlecraft Corner. I am really excited about this as they have ornament cuts of the fabrics used in the JCS Ornament issues. I am headed to Greensboro tomorrow and I am determined to procure my very own copy of this elusive magazine. I have refrained from ordering it because I just knew I would be able to get it locally but the local bookstore doesn't have it yet. Once I decide which ones I want to stitch an order will definitely be placed.
Then Vera surprised me with this gorgeous ornament:
Isn't that squirrel just regal? We love to watch the squirrels scampering around in our back yard and this reminds me of them. Vera doesn't have a blog (yet). You may remember Vera was in NC a while back and I was fortunate enough to be able to meet up with her and do a little fabric shopping. Her stitching is just lovely and this will be a treasure that I will cherish for years to come.
And Carol surprised me with this:
Thank you so much Chris, Vera, and Carol for making my day extra special. I really appreciate those of you who also sent me birthday emails - makes an old girl feel good. :o)
My sons bought me a new winter coat and DH took me out to dinner and got me a Vera Bradley purse to match. I can hardly wait for it to get cold enough to wear the coat and you know I am already sporting that new purse. I even managed to get today off work and have spent most of it puttering around in the sewing room
I truly feel blessed with thoughtful friends and family and am looking forward to spending many more happy years with you all.