Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to me! :o)

I had a follow up eye exam this morning and when I got to work, this is what I found....

Roses, balloons and this yummy HUGE cupcake!

Our coworker is out today so my boss said she was just waiting and waiting for me to get here to see my goodies. I felt so special when I walked in. She did good. OH....and she gave me a card with a hundred dollar gift card to Joann's in it. Woohoo! I have coupons stacked up and now I can go buy replacement blades for my rotary cutter and a new Cricut cartridge and some pretty decorative paper and some new notions and some cute flannel and.....okay, I guess you get the picture.

And speaking of pictures, on the way back to the office from the eye exam, I had to stop and take a picture of our California sky. Can you see the snow-covered mountains in the background? Let me get a little closer....

I love living here. Even will all the crackpots...refering to last nights episode of American Idol taped in Hollywood. Man, there are some crazy people in this world, aren't there? Anyway, I love it here after a good rain. We get green hills, the mountains are covered with snow and usually, we get some blue skies. Sometimes they have that beautiful tan "haze" but today it was fairly clear.

Last night, after my girls went home, I sat and worked on this table runner for my friend Neena. This is a kit she bought and I'm still not quite sure how I got to making it for her (because she does sew!) but here I am. I had a stencil and used my Juki to quilt it. I tried to use my Pfaff but the tention wasn't cooperating. I decided I didn't want to fight with that all night so I pulled out "old reliable" Juki and it worked perfectly. The "machine" worked perfectly, but the quilter has a little to be desired. Oh well, that's why I'm practicing.

I did a little loop-de-loop on the borders and will trim it, put the borders on and tack it down. I'm so close, I can feel it!

My girls are coming over tonight to make some cards. They asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I know they don't have much money and I really don't "need" anything. Stephanie suggested coming over to "play" and I told her that would be a GREAT gift! We might just make repeats of the cards I did with Neena but if there's anything new, you know I'll share it! :o)

7 comments:

Helen said...

A very happy birthday to you!!! A night in with your girls, some craft-- that's a perfect birthday night I think! and that cupcake!!!! You have very thoughtful co-workers!

Love the pics of the snow covered mountains - that's the closest I'll get to snow around here!!

Happy Birthday from Helen, Brisbane - Australia

Terry said...

Happy Birthday! :0)

greetingarts said...

Hey, so my wishes for you were totally appropriate! Time to play is the absolute best gift, isn't it? Have fun, and don't forget to snack on something decadent while you're at it.

Conni said...

Happy Birthday, Liz!! What a great gift...time with your girls!! What could be better.

Connie W said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes, Liz.

Cathy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Liz! Hope you had a wonderful one...and that you feel good. Everything looked good!

3anklebiters said...

happy birthday again. what a wonderful boss you have!