Friday, April 17, 2009

How Time Flies!!!

Today is my birthday and another year bites the dust! I am sitting here in bed and so far I am the only person that has acknowledged the fact. That's how it goes I find, the more birthdays I get under my belt. But I just remembered my sister-in-law called me yesterday to wish me happy birthday, she thought she was already in the 17th! I know that feeling! Anyway she called as much for a chat as to let me know as it was their 25th wedding anniversary this year, and if I was going to France to make sure I planned it around a certain date. Well now that does make me feel old to think they have been married 25 years, I remember that day clearly.

My daughter was a 3 1/2 yr old bridesmaid. I had made the dresses and the page boy's outfit so was running around making sure everyone looked wonderful while also trying to keep a 3 1/2 yr old and 18 month old happy. I remember we went shopping that morning and, as is tradition in English weddings, we bought the bride a good luck horseshoe. (Actually it seems strange now but it was a foil covered cardboard horseshoe on a ribbon!). Anyway when the time came for my daughter to give it to her, much excitement on my daughter's part, followed by much screaming when sister-in-law had the audacity to actually take it!! Luckily my mother-in-law had a handbag full of sweets and after much bribery peace once again reigned, with daughter in possession of the lucky horseshoe.

When I look at the photo now I think how brave of me to take on the task of making the outfits, although I did sew a lot more in those days, making the children's and my own clothes (it USED to be a money saving effort - it would not be so today). Note the strange expression on daughter's chubby face, a cheek full of fruit gums as I recall.


Maggie May said...

What a lovely photo. You were clever to make the outfits.
Had to laugh at your mention of the cheekful of wine gums. I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't have said.
Happy Birthday!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Happy Birthday Softie! Absolutely fantastic outfits - you are incredibly talented and have a gift

aims said...

Oh my! Everyone looks so cute!

Many more Happy Birthdays to you SITH. I ignore mine completely but for different reasons.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Happy Birthday. You sure all look cute on that photo. Nobody sews their own clothes anymore. It's cheaper to buy them, but I still have a sewing machine too.

Shana said...

That photo is so cute!!!

And Happy Birthday (a bit late!)