I love birthdays. Mine, but especially those of the people I love. January 17th was my grandpa’s birthday, and not one January 17th has passed that I don’t remember fondly how I used to drop everything I was doing in order to pay him a call and tell you how much I loved him. He’s really missed around here…
It seems like decades ago that we were at the NICU, but it also seems like weeks ago that we were celebrating his 2nd birthday. It’s crazy.
I was feeling horrible today because I decided that since his party will be next thursday he really didn’t need to know that his actual birthday was today. I remember as a kid, when my birthday and my party didn’t happen on the same day I was underwhelmed by both, and it doesn’t really matter because he doesn’t know and will not know…. but still I feel like I cheated him and I hate it.
So I sewed this lovely birthday bunting out of pure unadulterated guilt.
I cut triangles out of some ikea fabric scraps, and green and blue solids I had lying around…
I cut out letters, freehand, from an old pillowcase and sewed them on with my Bernina’s blanket appliquè stitch.
Right sides together, I sandwiched the ikea triangles and the letter triangles. Then, turned them inside out.
The piled up fast.
Using the bias tape I made months ago, I sewed them together with a loop at each end, to hang it from.
Coming up next: photos from the party. Airplane cake, rice crispy treats and lots of balloons!
I hope you have a good one! In spite of everything, 2010 was a good year, and I’m really believing 2011 is going to rock. I will be blogging less because I’ve lost my inspiration and what used to be fun now is not. I think this is quite evident since my posts are boring lately. So there. You can see what I’m up to on twitter on a more regular basis.
Anyway, I’m extremely happy with my new toy and it also happens to be the best compact camera I’ve owned. Here’s a photo of our new year’s eve dinner: