Belated everything...

It's been quite awhile since I posted, but in part it's because a few of the things I've been stitching have been gifts and I've been afraid to show them until they were given. But by Sunday both my recent projects will have reached their recipients and I'll show you what I've been up to.

Until then, I leave you with these belated birthday photos from Home Ec Workshop's first birthday party. Hard to believe it's been a year since Cody and Alissa first opened the place—it seems like a second home for so many knitters and sewers. People come in with a project, plop down, and chat and stitch. At any rate, here are some photos from their birthday party held at the end of March. First is owner Alissa on the right, giving my good friend Emily her ticket for the door prizes.

Next is owner Cody and a friend. Note the lamb-shaped birthday cake in the foreground—and they had a chocolate fondue fountain!!!! With fruit and marshmallows to dip into it...incredible.

Finally, here's a shot of two of my "classmates" from the doll class I took. Blue is on the left with her baby boy, Finn. She's a poet and it turned out she knows my younger daughter. On the right is Wendy and her sweet baby girl, Estelle. Wendy worked with my older daughter at Prairie Lights many years ago and that's how I got to know her. She was always so wonderful to Maggie and it made me so happy when she had a baby girl of her own, I just had to make her a quilt. There's something I just love about generations connecting like this. I moved so much as a child that I never lived anywhere that I'd run into people who knew me when I was young and I love that people know my girls and that I then get to know their children, in turn. I know, sort of sappy, but I am that kind of mom sometimes. And who could resist feeling sappy when you look at those two sweet babies!
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