Tuesday, March 13, 2007

March Birthdays

March is a big birthday month.

On March 4, I always remember my father, who passed away in 1995, just shy of his 65th birthday.

Tom's former business partner and his sister celebrate their birthdays this month. And it's the birthday month for one of the Fiberly Friends, Diane Egelston. All told there are ten people with birthdays this month in my calendar.

Dianne Rodway's birthday was earlier this month, but we waited to celebrate till Sunday, which happened to be Tom's birthday. We went bowling.

In almost 25 years of marriage, Tom and I have never gone bowling except for group parties. I'd forgotten he had a bowling ball (gloves and shoes) gathering dust all this time, but he pulled it out for the birthday outing, and we headed for Sunset Lanes in Beaverton (a non-smoking bowling center) with Dianne and John. Our bowling scores were less than stellar, though we each did have moments, and we had a great time. We followed bowling with dinner at Dessert Noir, where we enjoyed good food in rather generous portions.

For Dianne, I made placemats and napkins out of dupionni silk and cotton, and made beaded napkin rings.

Tom was the recipient of four shirts (two made from fabric), 6 mugs, two books and certificate for another dinner out with Dianne and John.

I deviated from the dog theme and made a shirt from Three Stooges fabric, found at Over the Rainbow, but returned to the dogs, with the second shirt and mugs.

The non-fabric shirts were clever little plates that Dianne and John gifted Tom along with licorice allsorts candies, and the dinner certificate.

The mugs were ordered through Cafépress.com. There were a lot of really great images from different artists to choose from. Here's what Tom got. Click on the images to find even more.