Yesterday was my birthday. I opened gifts in the morning because it was going to be a busy day. The last gift I opened was a package from Nana.
Nana is a quilter, and I was hoping for something handmade. The gift was about the right size, and soft. Still, I wasn't prepared for this stunning bag. Note the side ties, making it adjustable, and the cute button. You can't see from the photo, but it has pockets all around the inside. My wallet and cell phone are in two of them. The green thing sticking up out of the bag is a response to my request for "a good place to keep scissors" a few years ago, made (of course) by Nana.
I also got recordings of the Brandenburg Concertos, and the book Swedish Sweaters, by Britt-Marie Christoffersson.
My thoughtful husband had noticed how much I was enjoying Pop Knitting and thought he would try another book by the same author. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. He really nailed it this time, though!
The book contains examples of historical sweaters as well as new designs inspired by them. The modern interpretations are all designed by Christoffersson, who maintains that challenging oneself, even in knitting, is important to personal growth. I agree wholeheartedly.
After opening presents, I took Cole and Gwen to church with me, and the Pie Fairy paid us a visit.
In the middle of our very eventful day I received a phone call from my sister, and I sheepishly admit to having forgotten it was my birthday. I actually asked her why she was calling!
Another treat came from my daughter, who presented me with this bejeweled picture. Very sweet!
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