My niece Lisa was turning 50 and decided that she needed a party to celebrate. And why not? The birthday bash invitation was waiting for us when we returned home from our South Island trip - we checked the calendar, and yes, we were free. In fact, the travel plans worked out well, we will go to Hastings for the weekend, then move on to Hamilton to get some urgent work done on the caravan.
So a gift was needed, and quickly - I decided to make a lace cushion for her bed, knowing I had some lace pieces tucked away somewhere. But where? Searching high and low, through one basket and another I wondered if maybe it had been packed away in one of the plastic crates. And wouldn't you know it, I found what I was looking for in the very last plastic crate I looked through. Plus even more long forgotten projects, but that’s another story.
I knew it was in here somewhere
I added the lace pieces crazy patch style to cover the front of the cushion until I was happy with it, deciding against a lace ruffle as I didn’t think Lisa would like it that frilly. With a simple envelope back it was all done.
The lace cushion
Happy Birthday, Lisa
Lisa’s Birthday Bash had a 50’s theme, with the guests dressed in their rock’n’roll inspired clothes, ready for a night of music and fun. Older ones, like us, had lived through these years, and reminisced about our dancing days when full skirts and stiff petticoats were all the rage as we rocked the night away. The candles were lit, the birthday cake was cut, and the gifts were opened.
Lisa and her daughter Kate had fun putting the photo board together, and I found several photos with my own children too.
Three sisters – Jenny, Karla, and Kathleen (Lisa’s Mum)
It was a lovely night, catching up with far flung family members, listening to the music of my youth club days, and joining the youngsters on the dance floor.