Sunday, February 24, 2008

February is a wonderful month...

I have been so busy this month that I haven't had a chance to post in quite a while. First, my birthday is February 9th. I had the best birthday this year, thanks to my wonderful friends and family. My sisters and friends had a birthday party for me. Aren't they the sweetest? We played Yahtzee and Phase 10 and ate quesadillas. We had such a great time. They also gave me some wonderful stitching presents. Lisha designed and stitched a biscornu fob for me. It is in the picture above. I absolutely love it. She also gave the scissors to go with it. I also received several skeins of floss and a travel DMC StitchBow bag (thanks, Kim, I am using it for my DMC variations floss). The next day, my husband took me out to eat. We had a wonderful time. And then, we had ice cream cakes at my mother's the next day. I was very spoiled this year. The patterns in the picture above were also presents from my boys. I picked out several new patterns that I really wanted to stitch and the threads needed to finish them. I couldn't resist a couple of the patterns and stitched on them this past week.

My son, Patrick, also had a birthday this month. He is 13!! I can't believe my baby is already a teenager. He is a great kid. We are very lucky.

My first finish was CCN Violets. I was very excited about this kit. The price was great since it included the CC threads. I did substitute a different purple, though. I finished it as a pinkeep and absolutely love it.

Second, I finished the cutest biscornu from Barabara Anna Designs. It is very bright and happy. Makes me ready for spring and Easter.

I plan to get back on my rotation this week, but thought it would be OK to enjoy some birthday stitching for a while. Now, I need to get to work on the fairy. I also need to finish my squares for the Fair and Square exchange, a biscornu for an exchange and something St. Patrick's for a third exchange.


BeckySC said...

A very happy belated birthday to you :) It sounds like you had a great b-day and you are right...February is a wonderful month :)

I just adore your finishes-the biscornu is ADORABLE!! Great work :)

Have a nice week :)

Vonna said...

What a wonderful post Jen! First off...Happy Belated Birthday!!! You snuck that right by us!

And your stitchy stash looks great! AND I absolutely LOVE your Violet cute! I have all these houses...I need to make mine up :)

Plus your Barbara Ana biscornu is cute as a button...makes you want to hop around for joy! :)

Sharon said...

Happy belated Birthday! Great stash and your pinkeep is just gorgeous-great colors. I love the bisconu too!

Lisha said...

You have been mighty busy. The violets turned out great and I love the biscornu. You did that fast.
TAG!! YOU"RE IT! Visit me to see what to do.

Wanda said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday! Looks and sounds like you had a great birthday. Super stash and the LHN and biscornu are adorable. Great job!