We had a wonderful 50th birthday party for our minister's wife on Saturday. We basically took over a pizza restaurant here in town and stayed for 2 hours! The staff seemed happy and kept the pizzas coming to the table, hot and fresh! Lots of fun was had by all and we certainly enjoyed talking to everyone. I especially enjoyed it after having been cooped up for a few weeks by myself.
Has anyone ever done a Secret Sister/Secret Pal sort of thing? We do it at our church for a year at a time. In January we have our "revealing" and then get our new "sister". Yesterday was the revealing luncheon and I found out my "sister" was the same person I had been gifting all year. That rarely happens and it was a lot of fun to find out that we had each other.
I finished my CAL with the Lucy group on Ravelry. I ended up making it twice as big as the pattern because it was baby blanket size and I wanted it for the back of the loveseat. And here it is, Tah-da!
The colors aren't quite right in the picture, but you get the general idea. Everytime I make one of these blankets I say never again. I find weaving all of those ends in after every round very tedious.
Have I ever shown you my yarn closet? It's a little on the empty side since I gave six big trash bags away. I keep cards on one shelf so I'm ready for almost any event that is card-worthy!
Carol posted some pictures last week about family furniture that had been in the family for a long time which got me to thinking of two pieces in particular that we own. This dresser was my husbands as a baby. It has served each of our children during their baby years and now is the perfect craft dresser. I keep my fabric, patterns and odds and ends in it. The small drawer at the top was perfect for baby socks, etc. and then the drawers get progressively larger. I keep some of my pattern books on the top. It sits right next to my sewing machine and yarn closet. Sorry for the tilted photo. As I keep telling you, I'm a horrible photographer, but you get the idea.
Dear hubby refinished it when our first baby was born. Furniture just isn't made like this anymore. Dove-tailed drawers and a nice back on the top to hold things from falling off the back of the dresser.
Have a wonderful day everyone and I'll be back soon!