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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:
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.