Today is my birthday. Yes, as I've discussed with several other christmas babies, it sucks to have a birthday so close to the festive holiday. Somehow once you get above 15 you're expected to suck it up and not expect a separate celebration anymore. Geez "with everything going on, you should just be happy to have any present, and not complain that it's wrapped in christmas wrap, grow up"... Yes I've heard that before from a SIL who just joined the family celebration. Luckily I had a star of a mother who made birthdays something very special! She always moved my celebration up to the first weekend of December and made it even more special than my siblings.
When hubby asked for suggestions for my birthday present I came up with all sorts of things. I'd pick one, then decide nope and change to another. Then I knew just what I wanted. I had planned to make a big order of plaids for a special February quilt from my favorite store so I decided that would be just the ticket. PLUS it would be a real surprise!
***Sorry to forget the link to the store...Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit, Missouri. They host primitives of the Midwest every year, which is how I found them. They don't sell online. I call or email and tell them the amounts and what colors I want and I let them pick***
I always give them the colors I want and the amount, but I let the gals at the store pick whatever they choose. They don't sell ugly plaid homespun. Oh sweet torture, this box came 2 weeks ago and I've longingly looked at it waiting. This morning I couldn't wait any longer. Poor guy said if he had to make a living wrapping presents we'd starve! I think he did a fabulous job.
Oh the goodness is almost too much to bear! Baggies of lovely wonderment! Reds, blacks, grays, and a few extra multi-color lovelies throw in to round out the dollar amount I set. I was specific in ordering reds, reds and blacks, blacks, and grays for my full size February quilt. Plus 4 yards of black for the Pokeberry quilt background. **23 yards in all ** Yippee!!
My little helper needed to be included. It's no surprise that all my fabric comes with a side of fur. Oh just to pet these fabrics is heaven. Jane did a fabulous job choosing! These are close-ups of the right side, the extra colorful colors thrown in for good measure. Browns, greens and navy's.
Then the left side...all red and black goodness. I'm going to love making this quilt and saving a bit of each color for other scrap quilts to come! After dinner I'll blow out the candles and enjoy a nice slice of birthday cake provided by the hubs.
We had a lovely quiet Christmas, just us two and the "boys". We watched some kinda unorthodox movies for Christmas day...Scary Movie and Scream 1, but we wanted to laugh. The mailbox should have the last of the holiday movies to watch...Elf. I'm going to relax today, sew to my hearts content, and spend a nice birthday with my favorite fella's.