Teaming up with Cheryl again for another Tickled Pink Tuesday - hope you can join us!
Remember back in the beginning of March, I told you how much I loved this month? Well, not only because it ushers in spring [supposedly, can't see it here yet], but because it's my birthday month. I was born at 11:55pm on the very last day - five more minutes and I would have been an April Fool baby. Thankful that I'm not doesn't even begin to describe it.
I was going to wait til the last day and tell you that, but I'm tickled today and I wanted to show you. Two of the sweetest friends in the world have blessed me.
Terry from Terry's Treasures made and sent me this gorgeous table topper and pincushion....
Look at the pins!
Personally, I think the table topper is too pretty to put on a table, where something might spill on it. So I'm going to hang it on the wall where I can look at it all the time and it will be safe. Don't you just love the colors??? The pincushion has already been used - I've only ever had one, and when I pin stuff on my table I always forget to take it with me across the room to my sewing machine. You really do need two! Thank you so much Terry, you are an absolute angel.
Then Carrie from A Passion For Applique sent me this...
Can you read what it says across the top? The SUMMERTIME Issue. I told Carrie they should have called it the Allie Issue - because I just love everything in here! Look at these projects!
Does Carrie know me too well or what? Thank you Carrie, I've plotted out my entire summer in the sewing room! You're a doll!
These beautiful gals got me to thinking about friendships. How important they are, and what a blessing. Where would we be without them? Can you imagine life without your friends? I cannot. They're as essential to me as breathing. And yet, I'm a terrible friend - I missed both of these gals' birthdays. Can I be a better friend? Yes I can, and I'm so thankful to everyone who inspires me to be better. That's what friends do - they don't look down on you, they lift you up, and inspire and motivate you to be your best. So today I want to thank each and every one of you for every encouraging word you've ever spoken to me, every gesture of kindness, every smile you've given me. May I never forget to strive to be a better friend, to pass along that kindness, to always smile at you first. You are so important to me.
Consider yourself hugged.