Thursday, August 24, 2006

Where in the World is Judy?

In case you've been unable to find her, her new blog address is:

http://judylaquidara.blogspot.com

I've had the most wonderful week. Dinner with Jane last night was so much fun. We visited after dinner until 11:30. Yes, it was hard getting up this morning, but what a great time I had! We've decided that since she's not working weekends any more, we're going to get in the car and do some sightseeing. Might go up in the mountains by my house, and then down to San Diego to an area she wants to visit, maybe Palm Springs to meet up with Marilyn at the quilt shop .... the possibilities are endless. I'd like to do some of the touristy things, too. As I've only lived here 12 years, it's about time!

Jane gave me the most awesome birthday presents. Yards and yards of the most beautiful background fabric from the "Christmas Presence" line by April Cornell. And a fabulous book, "This Old Quilt." I laughed out loud reading a poem titled, "The Quilting Party." I'll have to blog that one later.

But the most fabulous gift in the whole world -- and, yes, I fussed at her for going way overboard with this one -- is a Sew Ezi table. You can see it here:

http://www.sewezi.com/product.htm

It's the neatest thing. Has a sturdy cover and rolls for easy toting. All of the ladies in our sew-in group have one, and it's perfect for setting up a sewing station when you're sewing in someone's home. Jane, I love you! You always know exactly what I need and want!

Got packages full of gifts from Mar and Sheila, too. I'll post about those next. I'm absolutely spoiled rotten this year! And VERY blessed! I think I want to be 55 every year!!

Oh, one thing that is just SO funny and SO Jane. It seems we've been passing back and forth the same birthday gift bag for a couple of years. Naturally she gave it back to me this week, and had written in the inside, "J to V, 2005. V to J, 2005," etc. I was ROFLOL!!

And, lastly, I received an email newsletter about the reopening of The Fabric Patch under new management next weekend. I might mosey over there; might not. I'm really thinking I'd rather remember it the way it was.

11 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh what a wonderful array of birthday gifts from Jane. WooHoo I'm jealous of the Sew Ezi table. I saw them in Chicago at the quilt show and planned to order one but... It's perfect to take along when going to a friend's house to sew or to a retreat - the use is endless.

I'll meet you in Palm Springs and we'll go the quilt shop. OK???

cher said...

oh it sounds like the most wonderful of times! what a great gift...glad you got so spoiled, you deserve it!

Marilyn said...

Vvki-would love for you and Jane to come down..anytime. Darlene-if you are close you are welcome as well. We have two local shops in the area--Palm Desert (Monica's) and one in Desert Hot Springs that I have only been to once.

I'll get my dh to go golfing and we can cut, shop, eat and visit! Sounds good to me! (Still hot..but what the heack--we ahve a pool....

Hugs,

Marilyn

marilyn said...

I need to go back and correct typos...but I think you can figure them out..I type too fast.....

Marilyn

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful birthday you had. You are truly blessed with great friends.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am so happy that you had a nice birthday. I always buy myself a small gift (nothing outrageous), but this year I just couldn't, for the life of me, think of 1 single thing I really wanted! I baked my cake and my son and DH gave me gifts so I was happy. It is so nice that you have friends who give you such nice surprises! Life is good!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn

EileenKNY said...

What a wonderful birthday, Vicky. You are truly blessed with good friends.
If you don't want to go to the "new" shop yet-don't. When the time comes, you'll know. Then it will be easy to walk in and pick up something you need. Of course, that won't be this month, will it?

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful b'day. Lots of freinds, laughter and fun...

Linda_J said...

Now that is the way to get fabric without having to purchase it BUT the kicker is you have to get a little older. I love the recycled gift bag and will check the link to see what you are referring to with the Sew Ezi table. Sounds like a wonderful gift from Jane.

ForestJane said...

Sounds like you got some great gifts!

Nice to have such good friends. :)

JudyL said...

Vicky: So glad you had a great birthday. That Sew Ezi table looks really neat!!

Are you and Jane going out sightseeing this weekend?

Does Jane know the new owners of The Fabric Patch? Is it going to be in the same location? If so, that is good. Remember, something bad could have opened in that building and The Quilt Mobile might have taken you there! :)

Judy