Its been over three months since my birthday but I still feel so grateful for all the wonderful, thoughtful gifts I received from friends and family. June was a particularly challenging month for me (work was sucking like an angry black hole) and it made being remembered on my birthday all that more meaningful. Rebecca sent me a massive package full of the most wonderful handmade items and vintage goodies. She made me two beautiful knitting project bags, an amigurumi Amineko cat (named Sushi), wonderful knitted goodies for Miss Bea, a fabulous carved orange bangle, and probably a dozen other things I can’t remember at the moment.
Bob bought me a new fountain pen — one I too had ordered for myself, completely unbeknownst to him. So I had two lovely TWSBI fountain pens. We sent one back and he ordered the COMPLETE English Beat catalog for me on CD. I am a huge English Beat fan and missed their most recent concert in KC because I was sick-as-a-dog so this is a great gift. I love this man.
My adopted family in KC showered me with gifts and food and kindness when I needed it most and for that I am eternally grateful.
I received cards and phones calls from family afar and my mom sent me a box full of goodies too!
Oh, and I bought myself my very first Orla Keily handbag. Its quite spacious in a nice waxed canvas-type material with her signature floral print. And I got it on sale. Score!