Monday, August 07, 2006

Now we are 44

Yesterday was delightful. Marion presented me with this treasure: a dish of stones, smooth shell bits and agates she found while beachcombing in Oregon:

(Blogger has posted half the photos I wanted--will add this one in as soon as Blogger pulls it's head from it's arse.)

We helped S with a job, got lots of yummy stuff to nosh and beautiful flowers at AJ's (posh local grocery),

then M and I wandered the thinning aisles of Craftmart (yes, 50% off now, but A) Heather was right, they've marked up so as not to go broke marking down, and B) only have novelty yarns left, so no yarn purchased) and I did get a few other crafty bits and bobs--

felting needles, fabric, rubber stamps, and this neat little guy:

We went out for dinner with my in-laws and then had them over for birthday apple pie (a first for me--none of the cakes looked right) with amazing Italian gelato. Go there on the weekends for the pistachio and the Vesuvio. Mmmmmm.

Today, I got home from work and found a BIG package waiting for me....

I didn't have enough patience to take a picture before I opened it, but here's what was inside: 2 skeins of Mission Falls superwash Merino (YUM!), A couple of great-looking patterns, beautiful beads (which may find their way into something jewelry-ish made with wire and some of the agates Marion gave me), some sunflower seeds (package already opened and half-empty as of this writing), and some truly sumptuous bamboo yarn from Southwest Trading in a very earthy/sexy brown/green/blue colourway. All this courtesy of the superb Swim Mom herself--Thanks Mindy! You really have me pegged, lady!


Martina said...

Happy 44th! Apple birthday Pie sounds real good!

Mindy said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your gift. Apple pie sounds like a better deal than cake to me.

Heather said...

Happiest birthday!! I hope it was a wonderful day.

Mandella said...

Aaaargh! I missed your birthday, despite having it written on my calendar. Grovel :sob: will I ever be forgiven?

It seems as if you had a wonderful day, without me. I hope there are many, many more!