I think that the fabric is just so cute!
( Scottie dogs! \o/ )
I made a couple of adjustments to the pattern - I used an invisible zip instead of a normal one as I think it gives a much smoother silhouette, plus it just seems a bit more professsional looking. I also added a lining - using a pale blue silky lining fabric - so that it didn't stick to my tights as I walked. *g*
It was the sweet & beautiful lantean_drift's birthday over the weekend, & we went out for a lovely afternoon tea at our local vineyard, giving me a chance to wear my new skirt! In fact, it was a fabulous weekend all around as the wonderful xanthe had come up to visit & so there was much chatting & laughter!
I'm really touched by your kindness & thoughtfulness.
I had a busy weekend of baking & then hosted a little tea party on Sunday afternoon for a few friends & family.
Needless to say, Bud was the centre of attention & loved it!
You can see that he's 'helped' me to open some presents (& is now wearing some of the tissue paper! *g*)
( more pics... )
Oh my goodness!
Look what the lovely trystings made for my birthday! ♥
It started bright & early with lots of lovely messages online, & cards & prezzies to open, & then Bud & I did one of my favourite walks - the carrot walk! (Part of it goes through the carrot fields - Bud's idea of heaven!)
( more Bud... )
When we got home, some gorgeous flowers arrived from Mr B!
And there have been so many lovely LJ gifts & posts & messages - thank you all so much. I can't tell you how much this means to me.
I have the best flist ever.
And in the best Hobbit tradition, here's a little fic to share with everyone as a birthday gift from me to you. ♥
McShep, G, ~1400 words
Summary: While on an away mission, Rodney inadvertently lets slip a long-held and very personal secret.
I hope you enjoy! ♥
More beautiful flowers have been delivered. I'm so, so lucky.
( gorgeous flowers... )
Thank you so, so much to everyone for making my birthday so very special.
I had so many messages, posts, virtual gifts & cards. I'm so grateful & lucky to have such good friends. ♥
*hugs you all*
I hope that I've managed to thank everyone personally (just poke me with a stick, If I've missed anything. *g*) It's all been such a lovely whirlwind.
We're taking the Budster away to Tenby, South Wales today for a few days - so there'll be lots of lovely walks & running on the beach & playing in the sea (Bud that is - it's way too cold for me & Mr B! LOL) I'll be without internet*, so I'll see you on the other side! *g*
It's the lovely vagabondage's birthday while I'm way - hope you have an awesome day, Zen!
Take care, folks!
* Sorry, I won't be able to share Super-you-know-what until I get home.