Friday, June 22, 2007

Got New Camera...It's My Birthday...

Does the title of this post immediately make you think of that ridiculous Geico commercial with Mini-Me dancing on the table singing, "Got my car fixed, it's my birthday?"

I did the happy dance myself yesterday about an hour after my sad post about ruining my new digital camera. My wonderful husband, Charlie, called me from work and asked me to meet him for lunch at Best Buy to pick out my birthday present- a replacement camera! I had intended to punish myself for my carelessness by doing without a new camera for awhile, especially with our cabin nearing completion. We have many items to purchase in the next few months.

Anyway, we got the same camera, which in four months has been upgraded to a model with more mega pixels and some improved buttons. I feel so fortunate! And yes, this time we got the four-year warranty that will cover anything except loss or theft.

What a great start to my birthday!
Actually, I got a wonderful gift from son and daughter-in-law on Wednesday. My husband and his partners hosted a client appreciation dinner at a fabulous, unique restaurant in Raleigh called Bloomsbury Bistro, and Dave and Emily attended as guests. Look at the house sign they gave me! It will proudly be displayed in our mountain home. It even smells like Christmas trees! Thanks, guys! We are leaving for Laurel Springs in a couple hours, and nephew Jason plans to be there to help us with installing our new cabinets, and finish up some of the construction areas that the inspector wants us to re-do. I am looking forward to the cooler temps of the higher elevation, since the highs will be in the nineties here in the Piedmont this weekend.

Last night I went to my quilt guild meeting and showed off "Cute As a Lily-bug," the name I have chosen for my granddaughter's quilt. It was most gratifying to hear oohs-and-aahs during show-and-tell. I did not have the binding on yet, but I did finish adding some hot-fix crystals to the dragonfly wings, to make them shine, and to the heart appliques.

And finally, here is a joyful picture for my birthday of a ladder I painted last summer, which is now a plant-stand on my back deck. I love looking out the window from my kitchen and seeing the bright colors of this "patchwork" ladder and all the bright flowers.


boeboe said...

how cute!

Clevelandgurlie said...

Jeanne - I love your little painted ladder. Often thought about doing one of those myself. You really seem to take time to enjoy the simpler things in life. I respect that.
Could you please e-mail me a picture of Lilybug's quilt in its entirety if it's not too much trouble. I wasn't at the guild meeting and really would like to see it. Thanks so much.