Monday, April 2, 2012

Early birthday posting

 My husband had a weekend work meeting in Dallas so I was left to my own devices from Thursday through Sunday.  I was able to see friends, go to lunch with Shelby, go to the dinner/movies with Emily and Shelby plus breakfast with all my kids; Emily, Joe and Shelby on Saturday morning.  Saturday afternoon I had "linner" with my sister.  (You might see a pattern here - I am not so fond of eating by myself!)
This took care of me until Saturday night.  There is something about Saturday night, you just want to be with your best guy!  Since I couldn't be the obvious second choice is sewing!

Cliff's birthday is Sunday so when you are seeing these pictures on Monday, all of this will be in the laundry. 

I had purchased this Happy Birthday fabric back in September when I visited La Crosse. 
 I decided to hem up all four sides on a piece of fabric that was about 2 yards long.  Then I made a Happy Birthday apron with the sale striped fabric I got in Woodstock last month.  For the straps, I found 3 different ones in my stash of extra straps.  Having them all different makes it more festive!

I sewed while the TV played the NCAA basketball games.  My teams were not in the games so it was just interesting to hear the excitement.  If Illinois had been on, I would have been a nervous wreck!

After I got the fabric hemmed up, I added the birthday table runner I have shown you previously and set the table.  Luckily, I had green napkins that looked just dandy with what I had going on. 

I love setting the table!
Cliff got his main present before he left on his business trip - new headphones for the plane!

I got him some books and cards while he was away.  Here is the trunk with the presents and apron all ready.  I will pick up the cake tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. 

Then, what else do I have to do?  OH YEAH, cook!
I sure wish I loved cooking as much as I love sewing.  I will make some twice baked potatoes, salad, green beans and then steaks on the grill.  Done!
If you are clever you have noticed that my husband's birthday is on April 1st, yep, no fooling that is his birthday!  But I will not play an April Fool's joke on him, I did the sewing and we will toast him and make sure he knows we are glad he was born.

Happy Birthday, honey!


  1. Thanks for a fabulous birthday. I loved everything and best of all being home with you.

    1. That was a birthday present for both of us!


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