Isn't this just a lovely little cake? My friend Angie and I went to Cleveland on Tuesday. We visited Crafty Ewe and Michelangelo's Bakery. This is a Chocolate Mousse Log. Two layers of deep dark chocolate cake with a layer of chocolate mousse between them. It was then covered with a fluffy chocolate icing and cherries. It was as tasty as it was pretty.
I'm not going to show all that I bought at Crafty Ewe because it was shameful. Let's say that I bought 6 patterns and too many pieces of linen. The newest JCS magazine had a pelican pattern that I got the floss and linen for and there was an ornament that needed some snowflakes. I was beyond pleased with my little bag. Told Angie that no matter how much you bought Carol could always get it to fit the same little bag.
DH has asked what I would like for my birthday and I told him about this little collection of floss. Yeah, you know the one...the 1795 Collection.
It came today and I wanted to roll around in it. Oh, what a beautiful collection. Later today I will get it bagged and put with the rest of my VMS.
I received some birthday cards from my blogging friends - Mary Jane, Dawn, and Maggee. Maggee and I had been talking about her patriotic pattern and she gifted me with her latest finish along with a couple of skeins of floss.
Mary Jane said there's a gifty coming my way sometime in the future. MJ has had a bit of a boo-boo on her finger and her stitching has been put on hold until she can heal.
My family took me out to Carrabba's for dinner and we had another excellent meal. I have never come away from that restaurant hungry or unsatisfied. Courtney found a Carrabba's cook book for me - there are plenty of new Italian meals coming soon. Logan got me two movies that I have watched already and Rob found a new Willow Tree figurine for me.
All in all it was one of the best birthdays I have ever had. I am so blessed with a family who loves me!
While I have you here I have finished another tag - Easter Egg Hunt!
And if I get into my stitching chair today I may finish March. Don't hold your breath though. Nope, can't see it happening now - hubby just walked in!
Time to talk to him and start the weekend! May you have a beautiful first weekend of summer!