Tuesday, February 01, 2005

MY Birthday Celebration



Here's what I did on MY birthday! Coming two days after Caroline's birthday, my birthday feels a bit anti-climactic. I'm usually happy to do as little as possible. This year, I'd been jealously guarding the day so I could stay home and do what ever I wanted.

I did get the day off to a great start. While I was still in my bathrobe and sipping my coffee, my sister came by bringing donuts, a gorgeous packet of marbled fabric -- she's discovered Equilter.com -- and the first season of The Gilmore Girls on DVD which I've never seen but have been wanting to watch. Then, just after Laura left, my friend Jenny came by with a happy bouquet of yellow tulips...And I just managed to get dressed when the doorbell rang and it was Elaine, who stayed for a lovely visit over tea, and left with a huge batch of rubber stamps to sell to the book guild in northern California.

Then I decided to indulge my impulse and make a new project, for no reason other than I wanted to for fun. My friend Noriko recently gave me a book by Keiko Goke, one of my all-time favorite quilters. (Noriko has been helping me look for a copy of Keiko Goke's book called Quilt Wonderland...if any of you know where I can get one, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know.) She found a recent Keiko Goke book and presented it to me as a birthday gift. And I'd been wanting to play with this chopped curve idea...so I pulled out some colorful batiks and went to town. I got a top made and although I don't know when I'll get the chance to quilt it, I had a happy time making it and it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Last night, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner made by Roger...poached salmon, asparagus, and baked potatoes, followed by a slice of cheesecake (with candles, of course) for dessert. And Caroline gave me a hand massage, which she knows I love.

So...It was a very happy birthday and THIS birthday girl didn't melt down at the end of the day! Today, my good quilting buddies Rita, Janet, Pat, and Gerrie are taking me out to lunch in Sebastopol and we'll do some adventurous exploring. ..so the birthday fun continues!

1 comment:

Mrs. Mel said...

Happy Bithday dear Diane!
I have the book Quilt Wonderland, and we have invited Keiko to visit us in April. Wanna be my guest while she is here? WE are also having a workshop retreat in WI on Beautiful Lake Michigan and have rooms for overnight guests, including 5 meals for like $125 for two nights. Seriously.
It's not what you know, it's who you know...
Melody