Friday, March 18, 2011

Pretty Things!

Yesterday was my birthday and a friend who I haven't seen for a year took me to Panera for lunch. I love Panera Bread! It was great to catch up with her and now that I'm back up in the area, we should see each other a little more frequently.

I haven't posted about my pretty gifts I got from my family. My talented sister made me this bag. A friend showed me one that she had made last year and I loved the size and shape of it. My sister bought the pattern (it's called Baby Bow Tucks) and made one and gave it to me the weekend she and my mother came for a visit.

I don't have the patience to sew like this! Everything she did was perfect. She measured her cell phone and check book to customize the interior pockets to fit my stuff. And how pretty is the contrasting lining?

And how about this gorgeous button?!?

And she made me a pretty tissue holder...check out the curvy opening.

Laura and Alissa went shopping at Big Bloomers Flower Farm (Gail's garden center) and bought me this beautiful oxalis and put it in a pretty lavendar pot.

And she also bought me a little mushroom that I had flipped over when we were there the other weekend.

My Rosebud gave me a sweet bird. She knows how much I love birds and picked this one out all by herself.

I'll be helping Gail's husband on their rental property for just a bit Saturday morning and then will be out in the yard all weekend long. There is so much left to clean up and get ready for planting. I hope you all have a good weekend!


Patty Sumner said...

What wonderful gifts and a delightful time you had. Birthday blessings to you!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

sounds like you had a nice bday and received some great gifts! your sis is very talented! i bought mom and dad several mushrooms similar to your a few years back...they are really cute!

A New England Life said...

Happy belated Birthday to you! And what a nice day it was. Panera is one of my families favorites also. It's a great place for a Birthday lunch : )

So thoughtful of your sister to make you a gift. She obviously put a lot of time into it as well. Enjoy!