The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Birthday Wishes...and Oyster Dreams

Lots of folks have asked me what I did for my birthday. Here's part one of the full accounting.

First off..I went to work. Ordinary some may say...but I wore pink. This may not be shocking to some, but for those in the know Kelli doesn't do pink. I got mucho compliments. Since I usually wear casual wear (jeans and cardigans), it was quite the shock to my co-workers and my students.

After work, I went to dinner for these:

I'm a sucker for a good raw bar.

Second course

That weekend, I went to the New Jersey Quilt Guild in Somerset and walked around. I didn't buy a lot but I picked up these little beauts on clearance. They remind me of the time I've spent in the Caribbean. Not sure what I'm going to do with them but I am registered for a hand quilting class here in April and I need to make a little ditty to practice on. This might fit the bill.

Batik Bundles

I ran by MY and picked up a couple of skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn.

Yarny Sunshine

One day, I hope these will grow up to be knee-high socks. Since my calves are 16" around a lot of yardage is needed.

Outside of the stuff I bought myself (I believe in being a good gift-giver), I also received some really great gifts. More on those items next time...~ksp


Kim said...

Yum oysters! I love goign to the Oyster Bar at Grand Central and seeing all the different kinds of oysters. Happy Birthday month! Keep on celebrating!

Donna Lee said...

What a delicious looking second course! (not being a fan of oysters, i'll leave them all for you!)
Happy Happy Birthday Month!!! Only a few days left.

Ann said...

Wow now thats my kind of birthday. Wheres the cosmo! Happy belated birthday.