Alewives Girl (of Alewives Fabrics, check out the new website here) turned 30 this week and she hosted a big store party with 30% off! It was a teeming madhouse of fabric hungry celebrants...and we had been encouraged to bring gifts for the girl! Some of the brave ladies present actually brought along their young children, in carseats, backpacks, slings, and mobile ones too. That's dedication---I find taking the kids to the dentist or haranguing them into bathing infinitely more enjoyable than having them along at a fabric store.
The work room was filled with Turning Twenty quilt tops on the walls, perfect inspiration for me to get a move on with my own.
Thanks for hosting, Rhea! I am now armed with some fat quarters to have handy for making more hankies, as well as a little purse pattern I am hoping to try on Monday!
This boy celebrated his 6 and 3/4 birthday at school this week. It is the last time we will hear a kindergarten teacher tell our child's life story and I was a little bit wistful about that. With each candle that is lit, an anecdote about that year in Sylvan's life was lovingly shared by the teacher:
The birthday boy (symbol=Moon) got to sit in the Special Birthday Chair and collect the symbols from his friends as they sat in their designated spots:
Here is the table set for lunch and cake, with beautiful felted tea cozy:
So much to celebrate this week, including some much-needed spring sunshine and warmth that we have waited so long for.