So today is my birthday. I am now 32!!! Yippee Skippee!!! Thus far, it has been a splendid day. My mother is visiting so she watched the kids this morning while I indulged in a lovely hot bath. Which was followed by a lovely cool shower as I overheated in the bath. One day I will remember that 8 months pregnant and steaming hot baths don't mix well together :) I have spent the remainder of the morning reading and watching my mom make up dinner and birthday cakes. What a treat!!!
I also got my birthday presents!! What is it about presents that gets you so excited you are like a kid again. So my first present has a bit of history with it.
If you have ever read any of my tutorials you will recognize these two old guys. I have had them since college. The poor iron no longer holds water and doesn't heat even as it has been dropped one to many times. The board looks so beat up, hardly has any padding left in it, and is major stained from tea dying. I have had comments left on tutorials from things like "the smiley faces make them smile" all the way to anonymous comments saying "I should never take pictures on that ironing board as it is rather distracting and very unprofessional." But they have been good old friends. But today I say goodbye to these old friends.
So as to make way for these new friends. Oh my goodness, I am so excited. I told my husband quite a while ago that I really wanted a new iron and board for my birthday. I saw this one at the store and fell in love. It is 18" wide, meaning I don't have to shift my blocks around when ironing them. Think of the surface area I can cover without shifting fabric. Yippee Skippee!!! And I think that nice solid background will be a little less distracting in pictures. (Although I am tempted to draw a smiley face on the corner just for old times :)
And my children got me another lovely addition for my sewing room. A new phone. I have missed so many calls since we moved. I didn't have a phone in the basement (we have never had a place this big :) and I can not make it all the way up the stairs before the person calling gives up. Now I won't even have to leave my chair. Although people will probably get used to hearing the sewing machine in the background of our conversation. (And don't you just love that beautiful fabric in the background!! I couldn't help but add it in the picture :)
And as a final birthday gift, my husband brought me these beautiful roses at lunch. I love red roses. I know it is a total cliche but I never get tired of getting them. They make my heart glad!!!
We'll I am off to go down and try out my new board and iron on some STAR blocks. Seriously, I feel like a kid in Toys R Us. I can't wait to play with my new toys :)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!