Thursday, May 13, 2010

A little surprise

Yesterday my two good friends Hanne and Bente came for a long weekend visit. What Hanne did not know was that we had made a little surprise party for her. As you all know Hanne had her 50th birthday when she was "over there" at the DJ party in Shipshewana, and we had no oportunity then to celebrate her. But Bente and I had a plan.........

I had decorated with baloons and had a welcoming drink ready when I heard them arriving up the stairs. Hanne did not know I was already home and I have told them where to find the key. So I think she got a little bit surprised when she start talking to Frida cat and it was me who answered.

With a golden crown on her head, out on the porch for birthdaycake and coffee and of course birthday presents.

In march Hanne gave us a challenge. A zipper, some silk ribbon and a little piece of fabric. And this is what Bente and I came up with. We started laughing when we discovered we had used the same ground pattern to make these two purses. Hanne had not made hers yet, and she told us she also had in mind making a similar purse.
It is so fun with these challenges, and now it was Bentes turn to make the challenge. In the envelope was a piece of fabric, a button with text , on mine it says Lykke (hapiness) and a red heart. The challenge is : For joy and pleasure , to be useful, alone or together in a small group,
We have until our next sewing together to have it finished. This was a tricky challenge, I have no idea what to make that goes to the theme. So any suggestion is welcomed.

Now we will enjoy a good breakfast and a whole day of sewing. It is raining outside, but sunshine indoors.

Saying for today:

Friendship is the golden ribbon
that ties the world together.

12 comments:

Hanne said...

Thanks for a gorgeous day !!!! I am so enjoying beeing with you girls :-)

Janet said...

What a fabulous surprise. I love the purses and the fabric with the heart is very beautiful. How about an embellished heart? Or a lovely needlecase.

MARYNAN said...

What a great reason to celebrate!! Next January I will be 60. How those years have flown since I was 50. I am so glad that you are having a wonderful day - ENJOY YOURSELVES.

Maryanne

Sue-Anne said...

What a wonderful surprise you did for Hanne. I am glad you all had a wonderful time.

Lappetausa said...

De jentene har mykje moro! Visste ikkje at Hanne var med deg då eg chatta med henne i dag tidleg. Kos dokke masse! Ventar spent på fleire prosjekt som ser dagens lys!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

May Britt what a gorgeous friend you are.

Pen Pen said...

Awww... Happy Birthday to Hanne. Funny that you answered when she started talking to the cat!

Stina said...

Big Bummer.. I missed out on Hannes birthday.. didint know she turned 50... SIGH!!! But I am so happy that you two made her day so special!!!!! Love to see all your wonderful challenges... and great minds think alike...S**S *:o)

Jeanne said...

What a nice surprise for Hanne! The food looks yummy and the day gorgeous. Your challenges sound like fun. Looking forward to the next one.

Mary Ann said...

Please say hi to Hanne and wish her a belated BD wish from me!
I can't believe you're all sitting outdoors???!!! It's just freezing here!!! BRRRRRR!!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a great surprise for Hanne. The bags you made are darling...just love the fabrics you have both used.

Carole said...

Happy Birthday to Hanne! What a fun day it must have been! Thanks for sharing!

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