This week was my birthday and even though Dave and all my kids were out of town, I had a really nice day. I had at least twenty Happy Birthdays on email and Facebook from family and friends new and old (or should I say long term). I also had a great Skype with my California grand kids. It was the first time I ever heard little Sean say Happy Birthday Grandma. Just priceless. My girlfriends bought me lunch at the Chinese Buffet and gave me a giant birthday cookie. The only problem was, I ate most of the cookie. It was delicious. Then I drove out to Quilter's Emporium to deliver my Project Linus quilt tops. I hadn't been to that store before and I enjoyed looking around. I think I found an idea for my Cherrywood Fabric Jelly Roll strips that I bought a couple of years ago at the Quilt Festival and sewed together at the ASG Retreat. I was happy to be able to buy the spool cap for larger thread spools for my Jem as the store is a Janome dealer. I still want to be able to use that little light sewing machine for traveling and schlepping to meetings and retreats.
Today I am working on finishing up my blouse. I top stitched all around and shortened the sleeves. Now I just need to get up the courage to make the buttonholes. I'm going to try one of the souvenir notions I bought somewhere and never used, Space-Tape by Dritz. It's a stick on tape that lets you mark and stitch up to 62 evenly spaced buttonholes. I'll let you know how it works out.