These last weeks I've been busy,
but nothing of that ever appeared here
because it was a secret !
Today daughter celebrates a special bithday :
* 40 *
Oh my ...
yes, that means :
I've grown forty years older as well,
since that sunny Spring day she was born !
No, the time didn't pass in the blink of an eye,
we've had lots of wonderful times together
(and some not so wonderful, but that's life)
and she "gave us" also three wonderful grandchildren.
These wet (!) felted cats were one of her presents today
They are look-alikes of her own two Birma cats
(that stay at our house at the moment)
I made them with a PDF tutorial
I bought from my German blogging-friend Gabi
her felted animals are awesome !!!
But there was another present.
(I did this before, for two friends : and it was always a big succes !)
I had a little heart-shaped book
and asked a lot of family and friends to write / draw
something for her in it.
The book started its journey
but very soon I realized it wouldn't be finished in time,
if it was really sent to every person on the list.
So I started sending out double pages
to people who lived far away,
and asked them to return the finished page to me,
that helped a lot !
Ha, it was so special to recieve an envelope and open it !
But you can't imagine how many people thought
they weren't "creative" enough ...
but let me tell you :
all the pages were special !!!
the little book started to loose pages like leaves in autumn
I finally solved the problem by buying a good sketch book
from my art supplies shop
and swithched the pages into that ... saved
A random selection of the pages
(so don't believe it when people say they're not creative)
Instead of drawing I did some (thin) stitching
(which I had to hide when daughter payed us
an unexpected visit)
The fun part (for me) is
that there are bits and pieces of far-away blogging friends in it
(thank you Jude, Eva, Sus and Heike)
It was really a special gift !
I want to deeply thank all those people who participated
to make it a succes