Sunday, November 22, 2009
feeling especially blessed...
i am so thankful for my friends...my knitting friends who start off my week and who i can't wait to see each monday. my work friends who are so supportive and fun. my oldest and dearest friend Cathy, who has never let a birthday go by without stuffing my mailbox with handmade and/or hysterically funny cards and lavishly embellished envelopes. and last but not least my one and only sister Susie, who i'm not sure what i would do without.
they all made my birthday so special this week! take a look at some of the fantabulistical gifts I received! the pink and so doggone stinkin cute birthday collage house from becky-who also gave me the knitting pouch which already has my double pointed needles tucked inside and the great vintage image of the baby nurse. heidi- whose incredible bff collage with the beeswax straight pins nearly stopped my heart right in the middle of borders. she also gave me an awesome vintage cigar box with some great noro sock yarn & double pointeds tucked inside! b & h also gave me the Knitting Answer Book & adorable tag with the girls on it. my work friends gave me the warm and soft and long gray sweater to replace my "knarly-ass pink sweater" they so lovingly call it- an old pink sweater that I keep at work and put on when I get cold- it is worn to threads and has a hole in the elbow and every week they threaten to throw it away or start a bonfire with it on the parking lot. and last but never least... my sister Susie who made me the TO DIE FOR big tote & small pouch made from a vintage quilt accented with handmade yo-yo's & vintage buttons- we nearly had to call 911 when I opened this one. I will love it forever. you should see the inside of the bag- it's as cool as the outside! she also gave me one of those tiny craft irons that i pick up and put down constantly at the store- too cheap to splurge and buy for myself. woo-hoo look out beeswax... here I come!
overwhelmed with gratitude i am for the grace-filled moments this week with these special people in my life!