I suppose it seems silly to be thinking Christmas, when Halloween and Thanksgiving are still a few weeks away. Does it seem even sillier to be still celebrating my birthday when it was weeks ago? I say let the celebrations continue regardless of what a calendar ways. So today I got the most wonderful birthday gift.....a day spent with my dear friend Linda.
When we became best friends we both gave some thought to how we should spend our birthdays and what present we could give to one another. So we came up with the most delicious and lovely plan. On my birthday Linda takes me to my favorite quilts shops, throws in a lovely lunch, and it is a present that I look forward to each year. On Linda's birthday we do the same....just different quilt shops and lunch destination. One of the nicest parts of this plan is that we both feel special and we come home loaded with wonderful fabrics, patterns and inspiration. What fun!!!!
Country Loft in La Mesa never disappoints. It is full to the rafters in delightful decor....the inspiration is mind boggling. I wish I could post endless photos, but sadly my blogging knowledge only allows me to share two photos. One is of the shop itself, and the other of the cute fabric and pin that I came home with.
So tomorrow I will spend time with my sewing machine, designing a pattern for the fabrics I have chosen. The best part is that it should be done by Christmas! When the season comes I will happily wear my pin and proudly share my quilt as a reminder of the most joyous birthday adventure. What a great thing to celebrate.