Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sally's birthday celebration

I admit. This post is on a timer. About the time this post hits the electronic airways, I will be on my way to my friend Kathy's house in another city. We have a day of art and fun planned, and I'm really looking forward to playing in HER studio for a change.

At the beginning of the week, I took my friend Sally to lunch at an Italian restaurant as a pre-birthday celebration. She ordered an Italian pastry for dessert, and I asked to take a photo of it. She had already put her finger in the chocolate decoration before I got the shot.

Yesterday I had planned to take Sally to lunch, but you can see she drove. Although he's a bit hard to see, and I never got a better shot the entire day, Sally's son, who lives in Texas with his partner, flew home for one day to wish Sally a happy birthday. Now how great is that!! I'd just be happy if Bleubeard cleaned his own "digs" on my birthday! You can see I filled a small container with three tulips from my garden and gave them to her. I know how much she loves flowers.

At the restaurant, I quickly got a cake dessert and placed a candle in it. The waitress told me I could light it, since I had brought it with me to surprise Sally. As an aside, in Kansas, you are not allowed to smoke inside any establishment, not even casinos, so I wanted to get permission because I knew once the flame was extinguished, there would be smoke. My throat was so raspy and sore from the spring time allergies I have been subjected to, I was unable to sing Happy Birthday to her, but Jeff did it for both of us.

Sally was in the process of opening her gift. She's having a problem with the flat rate envelope I stuck the gift in. I'm nothing if not CHEAP in my packaging (grin).

The art quilt I worked on Tuesday, was finally finished. I had added the dowel rod and fancy fringe hanger.

I think she likes it!

I'll be out all day, and won't be back until late tonight, so you won't hear from me until late Friday. I'll visit when I can! Have an awesome day. Have you celebrated someone's birthday recently?

9 thoughtful remarks:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a GREAT post- I'm so glad she liked her present, 'cause it was a really special one! I hope you had a blast too!
P.S. We celebrated my daughter's 18th b-day on the 15th ;)

Helen said...

Looks like a great day was had by all. I haven't had any birthday celebrations lately.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Happy Birthday to Sally! We recently celebrated with a surprise party the 30th birthday of our good friends' daughter! I met her when she was 8 or 9, and she now has two children of her own....makes me feel old!

Dianne said...

looks like you had a lovely day...Sally is fortunate to have a friend like you who gives her cake, flowers AND a gift for her birthday! I made some birthday cards for two nephews last's really hard to come up with something 'masculine!' thank goodness for the scrapbooking sites on the internet! and I have a birthday coming up...ssshhh, don't tell!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Who wouldn't love a piece of your art for their birthday or any occasion.

Halle said...

Sweet gift for Sally. Hope you had a great time today!!

voodoo vixen said...

Sally certainly looks like she loves her quiltlet and who wouldn't be happy with cake and candles and sons flying home for your birthday!! Hope you have a lovely visit and gets lots of craftiness done!

Caterina Giglio said...

I knew she would like it! cheers! x

Anonymous said...

Happy Sally!! Hope the two of you had a lovely day!