Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thank you, and my new hat!

Thank you so much to all of you who left me birthday messages yesterday!  I really had a wonderful day, and it meant so much to me that you took the time to comment!

I'm off on my romantic weekend now, but I have a very fun update.  Remember that Secret Hat Project?  Well, I got to open my hat from my friend on Tuesday night.  I love it SO MUCH!  Isn't it beautiful?


Not only does it have a big ol' pompom and some beautiful aran patterning, but my friend made it using one of my all-time favorite yarns, Rowan DK Soft, long ago discontinued.  She had to hold three strands together to get the right gauge.  I'm so honored that she used this precious yarn from her stash to make my present.

One of my birthday treats was that another of my besties, Alicia, spent the day with me.  We had a yummy lunch first, and then went to Oak Park to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.  I've wanted to see it for years and I'm so glad I went, and that I got to enjoy it with a good friend.  Part of the tour was outdoors, so I wore my new hat the entire time:

 
Thanks again to EVERYONE who helped make my special day even more special.  I've only got 364 more days to act like Sally O'Malley, and I intend to make use of them!

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely hat, and what a great gift! You look so cute!

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  2. The hat is wonderful! I"m sure it helped in keeping your head warm while you walked around the neighborhood to view the Wright Houses. Isn't the piano in the children's play area at FLW private residence swell? It was my favorite part of the whole tour! The man was certainly innovative, among his many vices. :-D

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  3. beautiful hat! what a great gift!

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  4. Awesome hat and pom pom. Very sweet how your BFF made that for you and three strands held together? That's love right there.

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday! We're close in age, haha if you dont count my additional 21 months :)
    And hats always look cuter with a pom pom, the bigger the pom pom, the cuter the hat :)

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  6. Oooh, your new birthday hat is gorgeous! I think you spent your birthday perfectly ~ wish I could have joined in the fun. Hope this weekend is full of all joyous things!

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  7. Definitely cute! I wish pompoms worked on me.

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