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Friday, February 19, 2010
What she did for my birthday...
So, I must have really been on a roll complaining about the snow in Indiana, because this is what the card read:
Here's hoping that your snow filled garden soon looks like these sunny blooms! Happy Birthday!
Yes, Theri is not only multi-talented, but is a thoughtful best friend.
(Now, between you and me, wouldn't you be sick of looking at all that white stuff outside the window?!)
And both sons remembered to call. If you're the mother of both sexes, you will understand and be happy for me. And my grandchildren sang on the phone. At almost 5 and 7, this is a highlight of grandma's day. And none of the words were mumbled or rushed...a beautiful job.
Thursday morning (my big day) I awoke to find my little dog limping badly. So we had to go off to the vet and both of us hate this trip. Tux goes all over (I mean everywhere) with me, but get him within a quarter mile of the vet or the groomer and he starts shaking. And then I feel like this MEAN mom--I did better when I had little kids. Geez.... Well, he is twelve now and I have to admit that I do worry. Have you ever been lucky enough to have a dog that is excited to see you every morning? But hopefully the pills we are trying will be the answer, or we head back for x-rays next week. So I spent most of the afternoon being quiet, checking all kinds of blogs and watching him sleep. And no bad news is a gift of its own!
My husband took me out for my favorite rib dinner. Meat that melts in your mouth! He gave me the choice of ribs or steak...I chose ribs. You need to know that Fred has a restaurant with a filet that he thinks is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, you name it. BUT, my birthday was on Thursday and ribs are the "special" at the other place on Thursday only. Is that a no brainer for you? It certainly was easy for me! When he told me that turning down this steak meant it was gone forever, I said I could go any night. His reply was "listen to Miss Money Bags"! Silly man...all you have to do is cook some lite meals for a few nights and he'll offer again.
Look! My books came today! Like I really need more. I probably have enough "quilt wishes" to last 3 lifetimes. As long as I am good about not going out and immediately buying more fabric, I should be okay. And when I went to JoAnn's I was really good about buying needles only. I read on one of my yahoo groups that they are recommending topstitch needles for quilting because of the depth of the layers. Might come in handy for "Flying High" with all the applique pieces.
And here's a picture of our pal helping with the new
books. Next time I'll send a pic of the cute end!
And here's my gift to you! Have you ever heard of the "Quilt Whisperer"? Her name is Carla Barrett and this is an incredible slide show of her work. Just click and enjoy...