This was the amazing pile of birthday goodies I got to open. I didn't take pix of everything...but here are some highlights...
This adorable cat ornament was one of my gifts, too. I love love love it...and it has a permanent home in my studio. This kitty makes me very happy each time I see her.
There were goodies from IKEA...these tags & paper clips...along with some journals I didn't photograph. A girl can never have too many tags or paper clips or journals. There are rumors here in Clevetown that there just *might* be an IKEA here in the near future. That would certainly make living here a bit more tolerable.
And then there were these quilt block kits from 1998...and a challenge. For over a year now Bev & I have been talking about doing a long distance quilt block a month challenge. It's almost January...which means the challenge will be starting. Soon. Very soon. I have lots of quilt projects in the works...but I'm accepting this challenge & will post each completed block as the year goes along. The kits have pre-cut pieces...certainly a nice touch. The instructions call for machine piecing...but I'll be hand piecing my blocks as I really like the calm of slow stitching.
So...there's a little glimpse into the fun I received from Bev for my birthday...thanks, my dear! Oh...today the mail guy brought some home baked cookies from Bev, too...YUM! I'm sure they'll be gone before I ever get to take pix...they're quite yummy...especially since I didn't have to bake them!