I have so many friends who have August birthdays not to mention my dear mother who turned 70 this year. I sure don't think she looks or acts her age.
I usually host an August birthday party every year for a few friends who are in the illustrious group. DF Karen came up to spend the weekend and she sure livened up the party with party favors for all and cupcakes too.
Here is a shot of the gift table - look closely and you'll see a lovely BBD Bluebird framed piece that Karen stitched for my folks 30th anniversary - I'm sick I did not get a close up of it but I did not - suffice to say I did not finish the "hart" sampler I was working on for their anniversary but I will finish it one day.
I also did not get a photo of the gorgeous aqua "mara" shawl that DF Henrietta knit for my mom for her birthday - However here is DF Anne Marie showing off the Mara I knit for her.
Ooops sorry - that shot is a bit blurry but she was twirling around and the others were worse. LOL
Here is Henri with her little Quaker Swan needlebook kit I gave her .
Mom getting the first glimpse of the BBD Happy Birthday that I stitched for her.
I have to show you a close up of the beautiful finish that Lois at Elegant Stitch did on this piece. It was exactly as I had envisioned it - a lovely little package for my dear mom.
and the back - we used the lovely Old Primrose Inn fabric from BBD. I LOVE how it came out and I'm so proud I actually got it completed and Lois was able to get it back to me before the party.
It was a delightful day had by all - I got two lovely hostess gifts - a lovely Pandora bead from Anne Marie and this beautiful Just Enough Ruffles scarf hand knit by DF Karen in an OH so typical "mel" color.
Karen also presented each guest with party favors - most of us (knitters) received this wonderful book
You would have thought it was a party of 10 year olds when the squeals of joy went up as the guests opened their party favor packages. It was such a thoughtful gesture but then I am the luckiest person in the world to have so many dear and wonderful friends. Greatly missed this year was DF Katie whose daughter fell at church just before the party and she spent the day in the hospital emergency room and DF Jill who was celebrating her Mom's 80th birthday out of state. Hopefully there's always next year !
Because I am currently sitting in the Smokie mountains on vacation and Jody keeps asking me what I am doing - I am going to cut this post off with these happy memories of a fabulous day with very special friends.
I hope everyone has a great Labor Day doing whatever it is you love doing !
I love old textiles - samplers quilts rugs coverlets furniture etc. I love samplers and stitching them. Knitting has been with me my whole life and is probably my first love. Rug hooking is a passion for me and I really love the creative freedom in working with wool. Hope you enjoy all my wooley thoughts !