Friday, June 21, 2013

Phew...Made It!

Birthday celebrations are over. Cake is gone, presents have been unwrapped and put away, and I am still smiling!

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!


Dawn said...

Oh don't tease us, show the stash Denise! wow, cake looks so yummy.
Glad you had a wonderful day!

Ranae said...

Happy belated Birthday to you
Sounds and looks like a awesome day

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Denise. Sounds like you had a great day.


stitcheranon said...

Phew, that was a post and a half! Happy belated birthday xx Lovely stash and gifts xx

Jules said...

Happy Belated! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration!! Ok, I am not a lover of chocolate (I know, the shame! A woman who doesn't care for chocolate, LOL), BUT that cake looks fabulous! I do love cherries!!! And they go great on cakes ;)

If you haven't already, pick up Cherry Chip Cake and Cherry Frosting at Meijer. If you like cherries, you will enjoy this for sure! I have mine "imported" from Michigan once a year, lol!

Vicki said...

Sounds like you had a terrific BD celebration! The Easter Hunt tag is very cute.

Catherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday all around! Oh, that cake looks yummy and that floss ~ awesome!!!

Rita said...

What happens at the LNS STAYS at the LNS, huh? ;-)

Happy birthday!! It sure looked happy for you...what a cake, what a beautiful collection of floss, etc.!

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooo nice cake ... well done on the great celebrations and wow just love your DH's present to you *drooling mouse like over the keyboard ..
hope you manage to get the stitching done after all it is hermitting :) love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful Birthday all the way around.
It is amazing how your new stash always fits in the same size bag :)
Great tag progress too.

Shirlee said...

I agree with Dawn ... don't tease us, show us the stash : ) Happy, happy belated birthday!!!

rosek1870 said...

happy belated birthday my friend! Enjoy that beautiful floss!!!

Vickie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Denise! What a fabulous cake. I recently had a dark chocolate ice cream cake that was wonderful!

Melinda said...

You had a WONDERFUl birthday celebration as well. The more you stitch on your calendar the harder it is for me to resist it.

Shari said...

yup, I had a busy week!!! Totally missed this post & your birthday....
wow, that cake looks heavenly!! Yum!!
And oh my!!!! do tell about your stash collection!!!!