As the 14th is Jan K’s actual birthday day, we started the day with present giving…….and what a bounty!
a great cross section of gifts reflecting the many facets of Jan’s life.
Jeanette was wearing the most gorgeous scarf/shawl, with embroidered “bits” at either end
and Jeanette is working on this sweet train blanket for a grandson
Bev was cutting clamshells for a bag
as well as doing this exquisite embroidery
and having some hexie fun!
Jan’s daughter Laura is a spinner
by means of this
then winding them into these gorgeous hanks
Laura is also a knitter and has some socks on the go too
Michelle spent time yesterday beading her daughter’s wedding veil
and has this lovely sewing wallet which she’s made.
naughty people have brought along a great array of chocolates
which is slightly incongruous along side the fruit provided by Millrose
Fruit? Chocolate? Fruit? Chocolate?……….
It was another bitterly cold day (wonderful!! – so bracing!) and the rain came down again late afternoon; perfect timing for “Cocktail Hour”!
Then the table was set
dinner was served
followed by a cake and a “happy birthday” chorus
and, of course, the devouring of same!
(Red Velvet cake with milk chocolate and white chocolate ganache between the layers, made by the talented Bev – scrumptious!)
By evening’s end I had part of a whirligig complete and trialled this centre
and GJ, after prepping both blocks the day before as I had, actually finished appliquéing the first one!
One more day to go!