So hubby turned 28 last week...and today I've finally caught up. It's my 28th birthday and boy am I happy to not be an odd number anymore! I have a weird thing about odd numbers and the letter "v" and I really don't know why. I'm not otherwise superstitious or anything. It's just one of my myriad quirks ;0)
Anyhow, now that I got our mutual card back, I can tell you a little more about it. Many many moons ago, while shopping for a card I came across this Easter card and I couldn't contain the giggles! I love it and even though I don't exchange Easter cards with anyone (does anyone?) I couldn't resist it and had to have it. When Stephen's birthday came around later that Spring, I came across it in my gift closet and wrote a special birthday message for my then super hot boyfriend (he's still super hot btw, but he's my hubby now ;0) and a post script asking for the card back!
He obliged on my birthday the following week by writing a special message for me and returning the card. We frame for the rest of the year and when our birthdays come around, we take it down, write a message and gift it to each other. We've been exchanging this card back and forth for 6 years! And we're running out of room ;0) It's really fun to read back through all the old messages. We've been together for almost 9 years and have shared this card for 6 of those...so needless to say that many big life moments that have been recorded in this card: graduating from university, landing new jobs, getting engaged, getting married, being pregnant and this year, messages we're penned by Julian! I love it and look forward to getting it back every year. A mutual birthday card among lovers: priceless ;0)
I've also been working hard on my Knitting World Cup project . I've finished knitting and seaming all 16 squares for Julian's activity blanket and am thrilled with the result. I used the mitered square pattern from Mason*Dixon Knitting. The squares were fun to knit and only took about 90 minutes to knit up (each) and that 90 minutes includes chasing Julian around and removing him from illegal zones! The only downside to his blankie? The downside! Imagine 64 ends to weave in! It's a mess under there but I'm getting there. I considered making knots and trimming the ends, but I sucked it up and decided to do the right thing and actually weave in all the ends. This is what's left:
Now for the border and nursery rhyme characters...
ATTENTION FRUSTRATED BLOGGERS: If, like me, you have been having a hard time uploading pictures to your posts, try selecting "none" in the layout section of the blogger picture uploading form. It just worked for me! I can't upload pictures by selecting the "center" layout - I get the "successfully uploaded" screen but when I press ok the picture doesn't appear in my post. With no layout (i.e., "none"), no problem! Try it ;0)