Monday, February 11, 2013

Birthday Angels

Firsts are always difficult when you are in new situations especially when you have moved far away from familiar things like family, friends, restaurants (tee hee), etc.!  Yesterday was my first birthday since we have moved so it was rather bittersweet.  Not because I am getting older, just that it made me miss everyone.  I never celebrate my birthday, so I went to a Sunday sew  at a friend's like I had planned.  I knew some of the gals there and was able to meet some others.  All in all a great group and we had a wonderful time sewing, chatting, and eating a wonderful potluck. 

One of the ladies brought her darling little granddaughters who are learning to sew.  For privacy sake, I'm calling them the little Sparkly Girls!  They were so sweet, so serious, and such good little sewers.  When her machine thread broke the youngest one would say, "I'm so good, that's why it broke!"


Aren't they the cutest?  Sparkly Girl #2 is making a doll quilt and her big sister made a notions holder that fits over a clear frame and stands next to your machine to hold all of your notions.  I just loved it and casually mentioned that I wanted one.  She went back and whispered to Grandma, "Can I make that  lady one?"   So she got busy and made one for me.  She seemed to be happy when I told her it was my birthday and was a wonderful birthday present.  Grandma and I were moved to tears.

 Here's the front.  She did everything on her own, cutting with a rotary cutter, quilting, everything.

Here's the back.  This is really a useful and awesome little holder.  I'll use it every time I sew and thank God for sending me Sparkly Birthday Angels!

Have a great week!

5 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Happy Belated birthday Jean! I won't forget it next year as you and BIll have the same birthday and I didn't even know it!

We haven't gotten to celebrate his day yet- we had 2 funerals, a hospice function and spoke at a church in Pueblo this weekend so didn't even have time to for birthday cake!

Has your sis figured out when she is coming down?

bee blessed
mary

Dear Gina said...

Where did you go? I am back in Stockton.
Love G

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Miss Jean! What a sweet little story too. Those little girls are adorable!

Deanna said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
So glad I can wish you one and many more. God bless and may this be a terrific year for you with all kinds of new things happening that make your heart sing.
d

ChaChaneen said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Jeeeeeeaaaaaan.... Happy Birthday tooooo youuuuuu!

That holder is just darling! You are very blessed and definitely MISSED!