Friday, September 19, 2008

Yet another birthday party...

So my poor wallflower of a child (NOT!) had yet another birthday party to attend this weekend so time for another purse/wallet set. I really like the way this one turned out. DSC03747 Can you tell I like things nice and bright?
As of a couple of hours ago, the present had been opened and the girls mother actually called to thank me personally and gushed over how nice it was and how special. Doncha just love "muggles" (non sewing people ~ as opposed to us magical sewing wizzes)? Most of them really do appreciate the stuff we do for them. There are those few others, however, that think ~ "Oh joy, a cheap handmade gift." Let me tell you there is nothing cheap about fabrics purchased from a quilt shop ~ never mind the time and care it takes to make the gift. Don't get me wrong, I love doing it... just hate when it's not appreciated for what it is. Okay, didn't mean to go on that rant. I'm all better now!
In any case ... My boys and I went out to dinner tonight to Uno's. DSC03751 I ordered this tropical fruity margarita but it was a bit on the spicy side so Richard ended up drinking most of it. I had a wonderful steak cause it's something I just can't seem to get right at home and Nathaniel actually ordered some buffalo shrimp and they were amazing!
Oh, Nathaniel also made a friend earlier... DSC03722 We have tons of dragonflies around our house, which is a good thing ~ keeps down the mosquito population. I had one land on my shoulder the other day and Richard took a pic with his phone but hasn't uploaded it yet. I've always thought they were very cool.
DSC03719 I thought this was a pretty cool photo ~ taken from our driveway. It was still really light out but you could already see the full moon. Well tomorrow is soccer.. hoping for yet another win and a breezy day.


Sandra said...

I'm glad the recipient's momma was so pleased by the gift that she actually called you! We've all been *lucky* enough to give gifts to muggles (lol) who didn't appreciate the time, effort and $$ that went into the gift - my own MIL gave me back a quilt I made her for her 85th birthday because she wasn't using it!!! AARGHHH and *mutter*mutter*mutter* !!! Hearing about appreciative recipients makes my day!

upstateLisa said...

I love homemade gifts! YOurs is great!

Miss Healthypants said...

That margarita looks yummy! :)

And of course, the purse/wallet set looks awesome! :)

jillytacy said...

I love homemade gifts and I never get them. I'm the one who always makes them. I love your "muggles" term in reference to sewing. I think that's perfect for non sewing people, since those of us who do sew produce magic!