Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chantal's Birthday

All went well yesterday evening for Chantal's birthday. When she got ready to leave yesterday morning for work, her vehicle was covered. Her friends had wrote "Happy Birthday Chantal" all over it and she didn't have time to wash it before she left. They also hung up signs all along the road on her way to work. Some said "Happy Birthday Chantal" and others said "Happy Birthday Chantal, 23 and single" She was so embarrassed. She takes Andrew to school of a morning so he doesn't have to get up so early. She said he made her drop him off before she got to the school so he could walk on up. He was embarrassed of her vehicle. After work we all met at mom's for cake and ice cream. A few of her friends came over but the surprise of her evening was when she had a surprise visit from a guy that she is crazy over. They have been friends for a long time and I think they are really crazy over each other but he will be going to Iraq after the first of the year. He had told her that he hated to really start something with her and ask her to wait on him and then something happen to him and he not come back. Very sad!!! Anyway I thought she would hit the floor when he walked in. I had to turn my head to keep from crying for her.
Oh, I gave Chantal her purse set that I had made for her. She loved it!! What was so funny was when she opened it she said "Did you cry when you made it?" She knows how nervous that I get when I try to make something like that. But actually that all went together very easy and I didn't get nervous at all. Oh, yesterday before I gave it to her, I also made her a small cosmetic bag with a zipper to match. But she seemed very pleased with it all. I took my camera to take photos but I set it down and forgot to do it.
This is what I got in the mail this morning. Two more quilt books and a pattern transfer sheet. The books are Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts by Pam Bono and Quilters' Almanac from Eleanor Burns. There are several nice patterns in them, but for now they will just go on my shelf with my others...


Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

It sounds like you had a great time with Chantal's birthday. It sounds like she has so many friends that really love her to go to so much trouble putting up signs and of course doing her car. I knew she'd love her presents taht you made her, who wouldn't they looked fantastic. I'd say she should go for it with the guy she really likes. Life is too short to not be happy. Your new quilt books look like they will have lots of projects in them just waiting for you to bring them to life.

Jen said...

Oh, it sounds like she had such a fantastic birthday! You know, whether they start something or not and something were to happen to him; either way she'll be heart broken. She might as well go for it and see what happens in the next 3 months.

Moneik said...

I'm with Jen, Tell her to go for it. She'll never know if she doesn't try. If it's meant to be it will work out. Why waste time? I'm so glad she liked the gifts. They were great!

Michelle said...

You made a very special birthday for your sister, and she will always remember it. The gifts look fantastic.

I agree she should go for the dating. We need to cherish each day.

Gina said...

What a great day for Chantal. As for the guy, i'm with the rest I'd go for it.
I was in the same situation when i was younger. A fella I was crazy about was in the Royal Marines and due to be posted to a dangerous place. We decided to go for it and I'm so glad we did. Just think of the 3 months she would be missing out on.
Life is for living not second guessing.

love and hugs xxx