Today was spent with friends we met 25 years ago thanks to the military. We met while stationed in California; then many duty assignments all over the world separated us geographically. However, we always kept in contact, visited often and have remained good friends.
This particular friend knows me well and especially how I feel about my December birthday. In a nutshell, holiday birthdays suck. She has an August birthday. In August there isn't holiday music playing in all the shops, poinsettias are not the readily available flower and by golly there's no Christmas wrap in sight! It is a day for her, just her birthday alone and no merriment of all other distractions. Oh, the stories I could tell. Here's one for example: Friend's who say, "Oh, I'm so busy; let's get together after the holidays." For some reason and I know it shouldn't but it hurts...still does nearly 50 years worth! I would love to celebrate a December birthday just like everybody else celebrates their "off-season" birthday.
As I said, she knows me well; she moved my birthday to her month many years ago. So today was our birthday exchange. She doesn't have a blog but surprised me with a civil war block for my siggy swap quilt and included the bonus triangles!
Then look at this gorgeous little quilt! OMG....the picture doesn't even do it justice! I think it measures 16" x 16" if that. The colors scream me and match my home perfectly! Thanks dear friend for sharing your day!!
Oh and in case your wondering what was her gift. It was the Schnibble's Nice Day quilt posted on my side bar.
PS.. Cathi's house, Rudy Day, you'll hear holiday music and see holiday cheer!