Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Post Birthday Reflections

DD2 made birthday Oatmeal Raisin cookies.

I want to thank each of you for your kind birthday wishes!

I don't know for how many more birthdays I will be able to play with the kids – who knows where they might end up post college. So I will enjoy it while I can.

We first ran to Fabrix for a piece of birthday fabric. DD2 quickly discovered a polka dot brocade. Only 1-1/2 yards was left, and it may end up as an overnight bag.

The reverse side of the brocade is shown on the left. The fabric is photographed with something I gave myself. I ordered the latest Alabama Chanin book, which was waiting for me at the end of the day.

We then went to North Beach (Little Italy) and behaved like tourists.

We started with cappuccinos and biscotti and then proceeded to eat our way through North Beach.

We enjoyed the shops and ambiance of the neighborhood. The most interesting boutiques are closed on Monday, which saved me from any temptation, but I peeked in plenty of windows. This gate belongs to a very cool jewelry store.

And, I should mention, that today featured our typical chilly, coastal, windy, summer-in-San Francisco weather, so warm clothing was the order of the day.

I have three garments completed that I want to blog about. I have not yet taken pictures. Hopefully I can trot these out over the next few days, once I get some photos taken.