Thank you for your kind and generous birthday wishes. You made a perfect day even more perfect. I feel truly blessed to have many wonderful friends both IRL and virtual. Thank you!
The fabulous, fun weekend continued through yesterday as Cheryl, her hubby L., Smith and I headed to Silver Fork for breakfast. A few snow flurries made it seem like winter, even though the temperatures were more like spring.
Can you see my cool mitts? Cheryl knit them using Sherpherd's Wool and Susan's pattern. They're warm, soft, and cushy perfection! We were so happy to have be in the mountains and can't wait to go back, whether rain or shine.
The afternoon was spent with the calming relaxation technique of knitting and movie watching as the day was rather gray. And then, the doorbell rang and a package appeared on the doorstep (my postman only rings once).
I'd been forewarned of a conspiracy between Cookie and Joan, and while I already had already seen what Joan had up her sleeve, I was utterly shocked to find a beautiful shawl, a big beautiful shawl, tucked inside the package from Cookie.
I have been verklempt all weekend, because of the generosity of friends, and as I wrapped the shawl around me I nearly burst into tears. Joan's handspun and Cookie's shawl, made from handspun, have made this a birthday to remember. I feel humbled and very, very loved. Right after the shawl arrived the sky cleared and the sun broke through. Cookie has the power to bring sunshine into my life, just as Joan did. They are quite the duo.