Friday, December 20, 2013

Hanging on a thread....

Woe is me...It started like this...I made my own birthday cake.  It collapsed!  I lost my touch somewhere along the way.
  I think it reflected how I felt...Oh, my...such a birthday start.. 
The children all voted to eat it anyway...lol...
 It ended like this!!  How could any one be glum with this group..all smiling for my birthday.  And believe me, at my age, it took the village to blow out the candles.
Mr. O'Quilts always does the fabric ball for my birthday...you know with a dear piece in the middle wrapped with string and another piece around that and around that, etc.  When I asked my grandson how he thought that Mr. O'Quilts knew that I liked fabric..
.His answer......."Well, Grandma, he knows that you have a shop!"
Ha ha ha ha ha Evan...!!!! U r hilarious...
 With the children now living with me, my failed Modge Podge project was definitely over.  But, my mind clicking away, came up with these instead.  Lucky me already had the bag of ground walnut shells from the pet store, in the garage.  And, lucky me already had tons of "made fabric from scraps"...
So, a few happy hours in my sewing room created some improvisational pincushions.  These fit the bill for my friends at the quilt group Christmas party. 
 These garden gloves from Lowes were presents too...A double winner for either the free motion quilter or for the gardener.
Irish twins live with me now...a year apart, with their big brother, two cats, one dog and my dear man.  Believe me this old lady needs a nap every single day...
A huge huge huge thank you to all my friends for bringing food and fun and love.  Beth, the coolers out front are a brilliant idea.   With Mr.O still downstairs in the hospital bed and the three little ones upstairs snug as a bug in a rug...I feel so surrounded by love and caring.  Thank you dear friends for doing the Santa stuff and being on call for when the thread breaks...xxoo

6 comments:

smazoochie said...

I just noticed today that your birthday was this week. I'm sorry I missed it but it looks like you had a good one.
You are a rich -- though tired -- woman, indeed.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Birthday To You!! That is a cake with character, and it's chocolate so it doesn't matter it collapsed, it would have tasted delicious , especially with 3 sweet grandchildren to share it with. Take care Diane.

Exuberant Color said...

happy birthday! It's always nice to have helpers to blow out the candles.

Bridget said...

Happy happy birthday! Yes, you are surrounded with love and laughter.

inese said...

Happy Birthday! Grand kids, hubby, quilting and chocolate cake? It's all good. :)

Barb said...

Happy Belated Birthday and early Merry Christmas.
the cake looks like it was good, can't go wrong with chocolate!!