|A surprise bouquet from my mom and dad.
Is there anything more wonderful then unexpected flowers?
It’s true, and I’m 31. Geesh I still feel the same as I did when I was 18 or something. How can we age so much but not feel different? I remember pondering that on some random birthday when I was like nine. I was nine but I still felt the same as eight or seven… One of the great mysteries I suppose.
Last year I was thirty so it was a big-to-do. Dinner, surprise trip, new computer, surprise party, my first successful sewing of a dress. A dress I still wear! That was a year ago and I’ve sewn so much since then! That’s really the most amazing mile stone for this year; that I would consider myself a true sewist.
Any way last year was a big deal so this year it’s pretty low key and I was trying to decide what did I really want to do and the answer was clear “go to Lake Michigan.” but since it’s thursday and we all have to work that’s been put off until July. Second on my list is to go shopping, I’m doing that Monday. So I finally settled on throwing a small neighborhood bbq. I love entertaining and being with people and we’ve usually had a neighborhood picnic by now so it seemed appropriate. I like the “Hobbit” of it all. You know? How Hobbits throw a party for every one else on their birthday. So that’s what I’m doing sans the presents.
|It’s so gorgeous. Maybe the prettiest bouquet
I’ve ever received!!!!
However to make it a true hobbit party I need to give away at least one present so I am going to be giving away an “English” pin cushion to one of you dear readers. English because: I’m making it from a tea tin, Tolkein was English, and it was jut the Queens Diamond Jubilee (and I was going to throw a tea party but forgot so it’s getting lumped in there too). I don’t have a pic of the pin cushion b/c it’s not finished but it will be english with sort of a modern twist (I think) and if you don’t sew you can still stick jewelry pins in it or just look at it.
|Getting the party started early with “dirt cake”|
So any way, in order to enter to win just leave a comment on this blog telling us what your favorite “English” thing is. Crumpets and tea? Or is Dr. Who more your style. Frankly I’ve got a bad case of Anglophilia right now so I’m loving it all including “Downton Abbey” and scones. Or if this is too weird for you, just leave a random comment. I’ll choose a winner Monday-ish.
|No I mean it’s real dirt people.|
Love you all, thanks for being part of this blog another year!