Monday, December 8, 2008

The Big Surprise.....

Last Saturday dawned clear and cold.... I was up early for it was THE DAY!! My sister and I have been crazy planning this for the past two months.... Friday I baked all of these.....

and made some other appetizers that were eaten so fast I couldn't get a photo of them...LOL
At Noon, I took off in my little VW bug with a truck traveling behind (driven by DH with son)loaded down with cake plates, platters, cranberry sauce, crystal pitchers, meatballs, cupcakes, toothpicks and so much more....
J.(younger sister) and I met and swooped into the birthday girls condo. Oh, did I forget to tell that little detail. Since neither J or I wanted to clean our own homes, we decided to throw the party at the birthday girls house.. Lucky for us she keeps it clean, so all we had to do was take over the kitchen and set up the food.

So the plan was set...Birthday girls daughter takes her to get a mani/pedi and they return close to 2pm... Oh, slight snag in the plan. Birthday girl "is starving" wah wah....lets go to lunch after the mani/pedi...Uh NO!!! Appt is at 12:30pm, they are never on time. Going to lunch after is not gonna work. Frantic call from daughter to Aunt Nancy.. "what do I do?"....we discuss it and daughter decides she can "fake" having to "poo", "really bad" and make them have to come home...."um...whatever", I say...

It works... daughter comes running into the condo about 1:30pm and says "Mom is right behind me!!". Birthday girl opens up the door, we yell "SURPRISE" and she slams the door again. HA HA HA We got her!!! She kept saying over and over "you took over my house", "oh, there is food", "who else is coming"...we decide not to tell her.

We surprised her by getting in contact with some old High School friends, her boss, people she works with, old neighbors and family...

Here are some pics.....

From the left is J, Me and the Birthday Girl..

some of the food

high school friends

general friends, family and such... that's the daughter on the way left, oh no, it isn't the daughter it's a niece...Sorry about that.

So here is the Birthday Girl with my present...I forgot to snatch a photo of the label and her camera and my software don't get along and the photo she sent is too big so I will just have to tell you what the label said...

Of course it has her name and date, my name and then I named the the quilt....

The name you ask?

Thanks to Pat who was nice enough to resize the photo here is a pic of the label....



Ha ha, isn't that funny...(well, I thought it was!)



So now the party is over (we left the house as clean as we found it, thank you very much) and life goes on...

Oh, side note to Birthday Girl...I heard Mom ask your boss to guess her age!! ROTFLMAO....


Off to make Christmas pressies....I think I am going to attempt a tutorial for the simple little gifts I am making if anyone is interested. Fabric in the dryer awaiting me...

Happy Sewing,
Nancy

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

what a great story!! good idea to have it at her house to save cleaning yours...LOL....the quilt is fabulous!! ....its my birthday on Tuesday next....bit far to come for a surprise party tho....!...and I have to do major cleaning as we are having some family and friends over on Sunday for a BBQ.....

Linda said...

Great photo's and I agree with Lorraine, good idea to not have it at your house.

Pat said...

Super planning for a terrific party!!! Too bad I didn't "know" you when I turned 60 in June!!! LOL The quilt you made for her is gorgeous and I think the label wording is pretty funny! Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Sweet P said...

The quilt is gorgeous! The party was a great idea! Thanks for sharing the story with us.

gag7949 said...

Wonderful story, Nancy, and a beautiful quilt! My two sisters and I are close like you three and it is such a blessing...especially as we all get older. Love to you and family.

Gayle