Gifted socks

My Birthday Wishes friend, Leah, had a birthday last weekend.Cliff Walk socks finished

We don’t exchange gifts that often but the Cliff Walk socks were perfect for her.  The colors were perfect and the size was perfect so these socks were the perfect gift for her!Stitch count and care instructions

When I didn’t have a color of yarn I wanted to use already in my stash, I hand-dyed the yarn myself.Thank you card

With temperatures in the 90s, she will have to wait a few months to wear them!


Birthday Wishes

A couple of months ago I sent special Birthday Wishes to someone I know.  Her birthday wass close to the beginning of the month so I found 15 small gifts plus a birthday card for her to open beginning 16 days before her birthday.  Each gift was wrapped and labeled with the date to open.

Sorry that I don’t have a photo of all the wrapped gifts.

She is a knitter and needed some stitch markers so I decided to make a few for her.

Some were beads on a flexible wire that would fit over an US 15 needle.

And some were large jump rings with a bead glued over the seam.

All slid easily onto a large open ring to keep in her knitting bag.

Most of the items before wrapping:

Here’s the list of the items pictured above: small aluminum baking pans and pumpkin bread mix, Turbie Twist®, cake mix and Jello pudding, a set of spatulas, tissue packet, eyeglass holder, office supplies, planner sticky notes and flags, stitch markers, surfboard-shaped emery boards, Au Jus mix, sunflower potholders, coffee cup sticky notes, a small lidded organizer, and a sign for her office…

She loved each one.

When I’m sixty-four

This day seemed like a long time away way back then…  Happy Birthday to the man I love!

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?


You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you


I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?


Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave


Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Written by John Lennon, John Winston Lennon, Paul McCartney, Paul James McCartney • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Birthday Wishes – October 24-27

I’m over a week late with the post.  I’ll just say that I had technology issues, was out-of-town, and picked up a bug.

Ok, now back to the recap for the last days of the Birthday Wishes my friend bestowed upon me.

Land ‘O Lakes™ French Vanilla Hot Cocoa mix.


Ear Threads.


If you’ve never seen or worn these, you are missing out on The. Most. Comfortable. Earrings. E.V.E.R.


With these particular ear threads I can change out the beads to whatever I want.  Or wear them with none.


Bigelow® Earl Grey tea.  Yum.


Personalized Wine Charm.


She knows my love for wine.


Yes, she does.


And two bonus days of Clark Bites.  My favorite candy bar is a Clark Bar and they are hard to find sometimes.  Looking forward to munching on these!!


Thank you, Leah, for making this the best Birthday Wishes birthday I’ve ever had!  I think I’ve gained a few pounds.