My birthday celebration actually started on Friday with a package from my friend Vera.
She sent these wonderful Halloweenie Weeks flosses, felted soap and these antique spindles. The soap smells wonderful and I can't wait to give it a go. The label says wool has antifungal properties - who knew? Now I hope there isn't a fungus among us but if there is I am all set. ;o) I had an idea for the spindles and couldn't wait to choose some pumpkin colored wool while I was at Lone Star Merchantile. Wanna see what I did with one of the spindles?
Meet Jack! I was inspired by the toothy cat I saw on one of the kits at Lone Star. Stay tuned...another of the spindles might be wearing a cat next time you see it.
My family showered me with gifts on Saturday morning. The sons gave me my very own tool box complete with tools (so DH can't lose all of them like he has our others LOL) and a professional set of knives. DH gave me a really nice set of screwdrivers to go in my new toolbox. :O) Do you think that might be because I threatened him the last time I couldn't find my screwdrivers?
And today these beauties arrived from Carol. I have always admired this design as this little witch dancing with that huge squirrel is just so dang cute. Doesn't Carol do the most wonderful stitching and her finishes are always top notch. I am in love with that Halloween print fabric too.
Thank you so much Carol!
There was yet another package in my mail box from sweet Norma.
The cutest little bird ornament and a felted wool case. Seeing this birdie makes me think I need to have a spring themed tree next year. :o) And check out this gorgeous card she made:
This one will be displayed year round. Thank you Norma!
Thank you Cindy and Mary for the wonderful cards. I really appreciate all of you who made me feel so special for my birthday. Hey, if birthdays were always this much fun we wouldn't mind getting older, would we? I know I didn't mind turning 49 one little bit. :o)