Today is my special day, my birthday! And while I have absolutely no idea how I got to be this old (greater than 58, less than 60) I am very happy that I'm still ticking! I'm having a very low key day, which I enjoy and we'll celebrate with dinner and cupcakes on Sunday.
I want to thank all my dear friends who've sent cards and email greetings today - you make me feel very special! And my boys got me a very thoughtful gift -- a new stitching
Okay the color is a bit off here - but trust me it is a lovely deep blue velour-y fabric. The chair is Ektorp from IKEA and I have been admiring it for quite a while. The blue fabric is a slipcover and I'll be able to change it seasonally. I already know I want the beige linen one for summer and if it goes on sale I'm getting the green one for Christmas.
I am particularly fond of having the ottoman. My old stitching chair has been broken for quite a while and you couldn't use the footrest. This is sooooo much more comfortable. And an additional bonus is that the ottoman has a storage feature.
The top cushion lifts up easily with the handles on the sides. I've stashed some cross stitching projects in there for the moment but there is a ton more room.
So I plan to plant my butt firmly in my new chair and stitch and knit and relax. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!