My good friend, Mickie, celebrated a big birthday this week and last night a group of us took her out to dinner. Mickie has the uncanny knack of getting something on her top when eating. She always jokes about it and of course we join right in. So I presented this to her last night before dinner. She got such a kick out of it. The little dots are Swarvoski crystals (she loves bling) and they really sparkled under the restaurant's overhead lights. The fabric is actually jet black with gold stitching. The writing was done with free motion satin stitching in Sulky rayon threads. I can't believe that I didn't take my camera with me to capture her picture while modeling it. Click on the picture for a bigger view.
I should also say that she is the youngest 78 year old ever. She skips up and down stairs while those of us quite a bit younger are holding onto the railing. She still plays tennis and runs daily (not walks) with her big German Shepherd. She's always ready to do anything or go anywhere at the drop of a hat and she also has an encyclopedic memory. She is a frequent travel companion and is a font of information, quick to laugh and a lot of fun. Happy Birthday, Mickie, and many, many more.