...of a great day! Today is Laura's birthday and I'm out visiting her in St. Louis, MO. We had an indulgent day of shopping, with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, followed by more shopping. We found a bedspread at Urban Outfitters that will make perfect curtains for Laura's living room and I picked up a fabulous apron, and a mouse for my laptop (so I can stand working on it while I'm here). We also stopped by Sycamore Moon, a fun little boutique where Laura has her paintings for sale. And, what fun, she let me choose one for my birthday! At the end of it all, we got too sugared up on pina colada popsicles and decided to skip the cake -- maybe tomorrow night.
Here's the pincushion I made for her birthday. I love creating things for/with Laura (it's that like-mindedness thing) -- so I stayed up late the night before my flight, with Isaac, Lorelai and Rory. I was having such a nice time with my stitcheries, that I kept going and made this too:
The pincushion is stuffed with wood shavings, to keep the pins sharp. And the leaf makes a nifty spot for needles. The measuring tape, though guilty-cute, has that fun spark of red to forgive all. My evening of stitching-fun just about saw us to the end of Season Five (video clips included). I say "us" because Isaac is even more addicted that I am. How cruel to go out of town and make him wait a whole week to finish the last two episodes! Ah well, he'll forgive me. Now, if I can just get Charlotte to go to bed before 2:00am...and I thought I was a night owl!