5.07.2010

where i show you pictures of all the awesome crap i got for my birthday




Yesterday was my birthday, the beginning of the last year of my twenties.  It was a beautiful day, seventy-five and sunny.  I taught a sewing class in the evening and came home to Dr. Joe making me cupcakes!  I'm pretty sure he's never made cupcakes in his entire life, so that was pretty adorable.  Then we went out for tacos and drinks and had an amazing conversation.  Perfect day.

Part of my perfect day was also spent opening a pile of packages that arrived in the mail.  My super sweet mom sent me the Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.  Elly got me a whopping gift certificate to Steven Alan!  Best.  Friend.  Ever.  Not only that, but she also sent me a bunch of other goodies, my favorite being a gorgeous necklace that she made by hand.  Photos don't do it justice.  It's impeccable.  I can't believe she sells these for so cheap!  It goes perfectly with my uniform of Mociun tees and husband's cardigans with rolled up sleeves.  (Note to husbands: if you leave your cardigan on the floor, it's fair game for your wife to steal.)  She also gave me yarn and handmade pottery (love handmade pottery!) from Montana.  Her husband Doug sent me a plastic action figure of a crazy cat lady with a bunch of plastic cats.  Doug cracks me up, and he knows I'm cat crazy.  (This is going to be my Halloween costume next year.)  Oh, and Elly also paid some guy in India to call me and sing me a weird birthday song.  Um, hilarious.  And unexpected.

Tonight I'm bringing Joe's cupcakes to my knitting group meeting, and I'm going to force my friends to eat them with me in celebration of my birthday.  Torture, I know.  Maybe I'll bring some bubbly too.  I plan on enjoying the crap out of year 29!

31 comments:

Jennifer said...

A belated very Happy Birthday to you, Jenny! It sounds like you had and are celebrating fabulous. Make 29 super fine (yes, I did just say that--I'm such a dork).

When I first saw your photos I thought that Elly had just given you that incredibly cool necklace, but to also give you a gift certificate to one of your favorite places? She is a really generous friend!

I'm sorry that your knitting group friends will have to suffer through some yummy cupcakes, but I'm sure they'll do it, just for you.

Chaucee said...

What great presents! It looks like you had a good birthday. : )

simple things said...

happy belated birthday, Jenny. you sound like you had a lovely time.

that singing Indian guy is so funny.

ellybeth said...

agh! this is so awesome! and that cat lady looks right at home on your windowsill. doug's gonna laugh. seriously, how hideous is her face?! you on the other hand make the most beautiful cat lady in all the land.

i'm so glad you had a great birthday, it was killing me not to be there. i can't believe joe made you cupcakes - that is so awesome and almost made me cry! happy birthday jenny, i'm so excited to see what this next year will bring!

jennifer said...

Happy birthday, Jenny! It sounds like you really had a great day! I love the necklaces that Elly made for you, and the cat lady figurine is soooo amazing!

abby said...

Happy 29! Enjoy the crap out of it, and you can look forward to the 30s. It just keeps getting better. You have wonderful pals and family.

elena gold said...

happy birthday jenny!

Anna Allen said...

sounds like a pretty amazing birthday, jenny! i saw the martha stewart book and i said to myself, "i bet her mom got that for her." heehee. i bet your mom rawks! :)

Jill Wignall said...

Happy Birthday! Teaching sewing one night, knitting club the next, sounds like a nice way to spend your evenings. Oh, and your friend Elly sounds great.

Welcome Home said...

Happy belated birthday! I love that necklace... I'm nearly 29 and looking forward to it, make each year the best (and enjoy your cupcakes)!

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Mallory said...

when you said "awesome crap", you definitely meant it - because that is one long list of birthday gift awesomeness. i'm glad you had such a lovely birthday!

zit... said...

happy birthday from the other side of the ocean!

i love your blog and collections :D

Claudia said...

bonne fête Jenny :)

Jennifer said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Jenny!
Can't wait for your store opening on Tuesday (probably won't be able to snag anything, but then I've had more than my fair share of Wiksten luck in the past). The new collection looks so fabulous. Your designs just keep getting better & better (is that even possible??). You have a lot to celebrate!

Paulina said...

Best birthday wishes from Poland.
PS We are in the same age ;) and I really love your blog.
Paulina

joyce said...

bon anniversaire, jenny! sounds like you had an awesome day.

i love elly's necklace. i have the navy version and get compliments every time i wear it. yours looks fantanstic with that tee.

stephanie renee said...

this is all so great, happy birthday jenny! it sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.

kelly said...

elly sounds like an absolute doll! that is an amazing present (obvs, i'm talking about the indian singer!). happy birthday, jenny!

kristina said...

A bit late: Happy Birthday, Jenny!

schorlemädchen said...

Oh happy belated birthday Jenny. What wonderful gifts...and this crazy cat-lady is crazy : ) and made me smile...a wonderful Sunday to you

I wish said...

Where did your husband get his former cardigan? It looks great.

tinypaperheart said...

i adore her billy button necklaces! lucky you for having such talented friends. :)

Owls go hoot said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday! Wow, Elly is amazing, but then you always get her equally great things so it evens out (that's what real friends are for!) Hope you have a great year of being 29.

I really want to know where you hire Indian guys to sing happy birthday down the phone, I want to do it for all my friends....

Kristien said...

Happy happy 29th birthday Jenny! I agree 100% with Abby that life keeps getting better into your 30's. That cat lady is amazing--I want one! Your friendship with Elly is a beautiful thing to read about. Enjoy all of your celebrations!!

Allison Dobson said...

Happy birthday! I just had one myself :)

This morning on Regis & Kelly, Kelly was wearing a three pom-pom necklace very similar to yours. It was made by one of her producer's children in the first grade! Kelly said she would pay a lot of money for one if she saw it in Neiman Marcus, so maybe you should try selling them there! I tried to find a link to the show, but I think it may be too soon since it just came on this morning.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Happy late Birthday! Hope you take the whole year to celebrate you!

Joslyn said...

man that Elly is an awesome friend!!!!

happy birthday! sounds like it was fantastic!

Quindome said...

This sounds like a super rad birthday! My favorite gift has to be the action figure!

Lena said...

Happy belated birthday!
Hope you'll have a wonderful year:).

Megan said...

silly, meeeeeeee...I totally forgot to wish you a happy birthday...had it starred on my reader, but I'm so bad w/comments! so happy belated, and lucky girl for being 29! I'm so jealous of ppl at that age! I can't wait to be in my 30s.......that didn't really sound like a compliment, but it is one : )