It's my friend Laura Jane's birthday this week, and although she's much, much younger than me, in my head we are about the same age. (She might see that somewhat differently).
Any-hoo. Once a month or so, the Kitchen Quilt Guild meets up in Lynne's kitchen for coffee, cake, chat and not much else other than lounging around and showing off what we have been up to lately. I love my friends so much, they're brilliant. They really are brilliant, not just a bit ok, they're super super awesome, and the meet ups we have keep all of us on the brink of sanity (I say the brink because we're all a little bit barmy to be quite honest)
The rules are that when it's someone's birthday, they get presents, so we had all made Lauli-Pops presents. You can see her pretty damn good birthday haul on her blog and to be quite honest she got a bit spoiled actually, probably because she's the baby and we all mother her. And also because she's just so very loveable.
I made her a rather large pouch to carry all her stuff around. She knits, so I wanted it to be big enough for knitting, although I'm not sure it actually is that big, and she embroiders and she hand sews, so she needs a big pouch to hold all this stuff she does. We all need big pouches. I don't believe it's possible to have too many pouches, is it? (This pouch is on my list of must makes shortly - I love Noodlehead's stuff)
Laura likes buttons too, so on the back I embroidered (not very well, because I am rubbish at it) her name and stitched some candy coloured buttons on.
The sun shone all day long, we all ate too much cake, and it was quite the perfect day. *sigh* today it's raining, raining in Biblical proportions. I'm expecting the ark to float by any second now.
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