Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Birthday

I really hate when people talk about their birthdays. I love talking about my kid's and grandkid's birthdays but somewhere along the way my adult birthdays became, well, adult. I have had some birthday surprises in the last few years which have been fun but overall adult birthdays are just another day. Maybe part of that is because businesses have made so many holidays we don't get over one till there is another. Wears you out. Today has been quiet and I have been mostly sittin' knittin', a gift to myself. Allison, Scout and Jo came over yesterday. We are in the middle of swim lessons. They surprised me with yummy Chinese for lunch and my favorite homemade (by Allison) Lemon Cheesecake for dessert. Her cheesecake is a meal in itself. It is great for breakfast.

Lemon cheesecake, so yummy! The best cheesecake in the world.

I digress a little here. In March this year my Mother passed away. One of the many things everyone remembers about her and her house were her Hummels. While JE was here she went though and made sure everyone, including grandkids (and in the future great-grandkids) got a Hummel as a remembrance. Mine sit on the buffet in my living room. There were three Hummel books I had given Mother over the years. I ended up keeping them and put them in the living room. Scout and Jo like to look through them. Since Mother taught me to knit (in 1976) the little children knitting have caught my attention. She never had any of the knitting children but I mention to Allison I would like one of them. I did not think about it anymore. Yesterday the girls came with a present. When I opened it I could not believe it. There was Happy Pastime.

Happy Pastime

She is so cute I can hardly stand it. I was so surprised. As I looked more closely I noticed she is knitting socks, with double pointed needles! I love it! Oh dear, am I starting another collection? I do know that my thimble collection takes up a lot less room and is not quite as expensive. Thank you so much Allison, I love her.

This is the last really good picture I have of Mother. It was taken at Christmas this last year.
Thanks Mother for teaching me to knit. As you once told me I might need a "hobby" if I ever had health issues. Knitting has been a real stress reliever and a happy pastime. Also thanks for my birthday.


Deborah said...

Happy Birthday and that figurine is precious.

Angela said...

That is a really thoughtful birthday present and happy memories of your mother. I hope you had a good day!