But 56? It was completely unremarkable emotionally. Is it because 60 doesn't feel like a milestone? Or am I just not seeing the milestones that lay ahead? Dave and I are already partly retired, both of us working part-time, so full retirement doesn't feel like a big deal. I don't see weddings or grandchildren on the horizon. But even if they were...those aren't my milestones. So I guess my goal at 56 is to coast towards 60 and hope it's just that.... an easy coast.
Anyways....I had a wonderful birthday month. It started with a fantastic trip with stitching buddies to Woodlawn Plantation to see the annual needlework exhibit. And to do some shopping at In Stitches, of course! I wish I had some show photos for you....but the folks at the needlwork show are very stringent with their No Photographs policy. And although I don't understand why - they never put photos of the winners online. I'll tell you, if I had won a ribbon, I'd want it plastered all over the Internets!
Then Dave and I took a 10 day break from a never-ending Pennsylvania winter with a trip to Florida. It was just what we needed and we enjoyed every single minute of it.
We were home in time for a week long celebration of my birthday. Let's see...there was a Robert Cray concert to kick things off. Dinner and a comedy show with a good friend one night, an excellent Italian dinner with my husband another night, and then finishing a fun weekend by going to the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day.
My mailbox celebrated my birthday, too, bringing these gifts from my dear-heart of a friend, Sue in Kansas.
Here they are a little closer. A lovely LaDDa wooden box
An extra special cake
A project bag, and Sue stitched the sunflower onto it! Does this girl know me, or what?
As for my stitching? I've been stitching small stuff through the month. I think you've seen one of these LK Flip It Bits - January - already. But last month I finished February. And I finished my name tag to wear to one of my stitching group meetings. I'm really enjoying the Flip Its...They're easy and relaxing.