I enjoyed a wonderful birthday weekend with my sisters, niece, and my daughter and her family. I may need a vacation to recoup! My baby sister said that "time" the best of all gifts... and time was in abundance these past few days... time to visit, talk, reminisce... and just hang out. My daughter commented that when we have the big family get-togethers, you get to visit with a lot of people for a little while... and how nice it was to be able to visit with a few family members a lot. I feel the same way...
My sister Carol was surprised and pleased with her new quilt... an early birthday present.
...and we were able to discuss our mutual love of blue-and-white. My sister Eleanor looked through quilt magazines and talked about what she liked and didn't like... so I have some idea where to go with her quilt.
I received a couple of squishies... one from my friend Chris who sent this lovely fabric roll... note the metal and enamel charm... on the back is the quilt shop's name and number.
I'm already planning on how to use these pretty fabrics... I have a thing for purple, don't you know!
My friend Deborah gave me an assortment of purple fat quarters...
...since she knows about the dearth of purples in my stash!
Another surprise arrived in the mail on my birthday... it was from a old friend with whom I reconnected via Blog-land. Cynthia (Sea of Glass Lampwork) plays with fire and makes the most beautiful glass beads and pendants... and, using the grandbaby quilts I made last year for inspiration... she created these beads from which she made me a lovely and meaningful bracelet....
....accompanied by a quilty card!
I can't imagine a more wonderful birthday weekend... family and friends are just THE BEST! Of course, the birthday celebration continues next weekend because my son and his family are coming to visit!
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The monthly Friday Night Sew In is this coming Friday and sign-ups are open. Don't miss the fun... and enjoy seeing everything folks are working on the next day!
I may have to do my FNSI sewing on Thursday evening since I will have guests on Friday evening.