6.23.2009

birthday gifts



My birthday was in May, but I totally forgot to post about the birthday gifts I got from Elly and Tova. Tova made me a finger painting entitled "Best Friend Owls"! Um, adorable. Super impressive for a five-year-old. Actually, I'm 28, and I'm pretty sure I couldn't even make a drawing that good. And Elly hand-knitted me a beautiful sweater. It feels so good knowing that people spent time making me things and thought about me while doing it. That is the best kind of gift. Oh, and also jewelry. That last part was just for you Joe, if you're reading this. : )

12 comments:

Creative Cotton said...

So sweet gifts from your friends. You are so lucky to have such friends. My school students gave me a present like that on our wedding. A drawing book full of cute paintings. These gifts are invaluable. :)

Christina Lowry said...

I totally agree - handmade gifts and jewellery! What more could a girl want? Except maybe shoes....

:)

Christina Lowry said...
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Christina Lowry said...

Opps, silly old computer. I managed to submit that same comment twice. Sorry...
:)

*gemmifer* said...

Belated birthday wishes to you!

I love the owl painting; what a wonderful present!

kristen said...

it should be illegal how much time i have spent on your blog!! it is sooo cute!! and ellybeth too...you guys are so cute. im pretty much aspiring to be you guys. i try to make clothes and knit and cook and all those fun things but you guys make it look so easy and fun. my husband is also in med school and we are about to start our fourth year in lubbock, tx (yup, youre jealous. i know). i dont know what fourth year will bring or where will we end up but its so inspiring seeing you guys doing it and it looking so fun. hope youre enjoying new york and sewing and knitting and playing with friends. so glad to have found your fantastic blog !

hollie said...

That is the sweetest gift ever! It is my best friend's 30th coming up soon and I am thinking about knitting something beautiful for her - thank you for all the inspiration! xx

Trudy Callan said...

Enjoying your blog.

If you would like to pay me a visit, you can find me at:

www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

I just posted some sweet little quick and easy little sundresses I made for my 8 year old daughter with instructions on how to do it yourself, and I recently made a maxi dress for myself from a 1974 pattern I found in an antique store.

Regards,

Trudy

(My 8 year old also has her own blog where she shares her sewing adventures. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Moonbeam said...

Oh my goodness I love that owl painting. I think I would actually buy that in a store. There is something wonderfully refreshing about children's artwork - completely devoid of affect, and pure. Happy belated birthday!

hibou said...

What sweet gifts! And nice spousal nudge. ;)

Lulu said...

AWWWW! How sweet!

Sarah said...

Hello - I'm new to your site and I really rather like it. As I gather that you are now a New Yorker and interested in Japanese knitting books, you should check out the brilliant, and I mean brilliant, Japanese book shop on 40th (or maybe 41st) and 6th Avenue in Manhattan.