|dog sculpture at entrance to FE McWilliam Gallery|
Not much sewing was done this week. I am 54 today (hip hip hooray) and my husband in all his wisdom decided to have a party for me on Saturday night. A Studio 54 themed party to celebrate my 54th birthday. This involved dressing up of course. A jump suit for me, which to quote my daughter was "oh J*s*s mum, you can't wear that". I think I may be more generously proportioned than the average teenage this jumpsuit was marketed at. Well, I cut up a t shirt, wore a fringed crochet cardi from Primark, and fanny's your aunt and bob's your uncle. Primark also came to the rescue with a Hawaiian shirt for Alan and I put some lovely yellow paisley fabric insets in his trousers for flares. (other cheap bargain shops are available)
We had good fun, but by today my sore throat has progressed to no voice at all. A quiet day today then. Lunch in town with a
I got some great presents, it is nice when someone has taken care to buy me something which they know I will like. A friend got me a brilliant RHS solar light for the garden. I look forward to some good weather to sit out!
My son got me a Nigel Slater cookery book, great recipes and a chatty diary as well. Looking forward to reading that. His partner Claire really touched me. She knitted me this cowl and fingerless gloves in my favourite colours. They are lovely and very fine, so not bulky to wear. I kept them on for most of yesterday, nice and soothing round my sore throat.
My other son has a surprise which I will get when I see him stateside in July, I suspect it may be some yummy fabrics from Lark Cottons, time will tell. My friend Anne, she who is learning to knit got me a flax fox tea towel I have had my eye on. These are no ordinary tea towels, far too nice to use.
Another great present was the quilting book my sister got me, brilliant. And in case I had been forgotten about, I had bought myself some lovely spotted sheep fabrics from Village Haberdashery. As you can see there was not much chance of that.
And last night came another brilliant surprise. I was luckily enough to be picked by Paula from Mud and Pies and Pins as one of her 3 Pay it Forward recipients. I will explain more about this next time.
Hoping to get some sewing done this week.