Thank you for all the birthday wishes!
As usually, I was completely and utterly spoiled.
First… I spoiled myself (Ever since I’ve had money to do so, I always buy myself a birthday present.
And… it’s usually shoes…
I’ve needed a pair of simple, but decent, black slip-ons for ages, so I decided to splurge a little and get myself some loafer mocs from my favourite moccasin place. I used to wear this style all the time as a kid.
And… since I could save an additional $10 if I bundled with a pair of slipper mocs…
Can you say toasty toes???? That’s real rabbit fur around the ankle too. SOOO soft!
Mom gave me a fat quarter bundle called Mod Cats
I’d actually bought a yard of the black cat fabric from the same collection so it was kind of serendipity! I can’t wait to play with these ones!
She also sent me a gift card for Home Depot which she really shouldn’t have – the fabric was more than enough! (Though you can bet it will be put to good use!)
And Dave really outdid himself this year. I don’t think I ever showed it, but last year he bought me a beautiful silver and ruby earring and necklace set. Its in a gorgeous vintage style, and I just love it. Well this year, he bought the ring that matches..
The pictures really don’t do it justice. It’s just stunning.
Sadly, I didn’t get my cake or Chinese food. I tried to get a cake on grocery day, but the girls working the bakery counter were too busy socializing to serve me, so I gave up and left without one.
And since I’d done such a big shop last week, the house was loaded with food. It seemed silly to go out and buy more. I made a nice roast beef, and told Dave we’ll save the Chinese for when the fridge is almost empty.
I did get lots of time to sew though. More on that will come this week!
8 thoughts on “To the birthday girl, the spoils!”
What fabulous gifts! I’ve been eyeing a pair of moccasins for myself too. They look so warm and cozy. The ring is stunning. I love that vintage look jewelry.
OH! Beautiful ring from Dave – gorgeous!! Love the fabric your Mom gave you and your new slippers and mocs are great. Looks like it was a great birthday Val!!
Oh, nothing like toasty slippers you can also wear out to the mail box or the catio! The jewelry is beautiful! Great job, Dave!
Dave chose well. The set is beautiful and looks great on you.
Those slippers do look cozy.
You did get some wonderful gifts didn’t you? The ring is gorgeous as are the necklace and earrings. I love the vintage look too. I have wanted moccasins for years. There was a place in Idaho, not far from where we lived that sold beautiful handmade ones for fairly reasonable prices, although still expensive. I always felt guilty and that I shouldn’t spend that much on me…so I didn’t. Now I regret it because we live so far away. Should have bought them while I had the chance, so I applaud you Val!
The fabric from your Mom is great too and I’m sure that we’ll soon see a beautiful quilt from it. Happy Birthday!
Gorgeous ring to match the earrings and necklace, and they look striking on you!
What wonderful birthday gifts! The jewelry is just beautiful and Dave has made great gift choices. Christmas is going to be a hard act to follow. Sounds like you had a great day even without birthday cake and Chinese. Happy Monday.
Happy Birthday! Love your jewelry! Sounds like a good day!!