I like doing my own challenge because I can change the rules anytime I want. So, I have decided not to give myself any restrictions, but just do what feel like that day. Having said that, I did find myself doing variations of the chain stitch for five of my squares this week.Half Lazy DaisiesMore half Lazy Daises. I think they look like a firefly or butterfly frenzy.Just plain old French Knots with straight stitchesLong Tailed Chain Stitch
I talked about my 80th birthday last week. It was very special because of all the cards and postcards after my birthday project of giving $80 to 80 people and asking them to pay it forward.
But that wasn't all that made it so special. I have a group of friends who go out to dinner regularly in normal times and go out for a lunch at a fancy restaurant on big birthdays. Claire tried to convince me to have small gathering at her house wearing masks, but I declined. My walking buddy called me in the morning to see what time I wanted to walk. I told her I had an appointment at the lawyers to sign a paper at 12:45 and we could walk after that.
When I pulled into my driveway there were signs all over the lawn and snow piles saying Happy 80th Birthday in many different ways. There were wrapped gifts, balloons, and flowers on the porch. I was flabbergasted. Then the garage door opened and inside were all my friends (with masks on) holding glasses of champagne. Not everyone is in this picture, but it is the best one I have. We moved out to the driveway and had my safely distanced, mask wearing birthday party. It was fabulous! I couldn't have been more surprised. It was my Best. Birthday. Ever!
I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.