This past Monday was Annie 2.0's birthday. I might have mentioned this sooner except that it took me until mid-week to finish stitching up her birthday gift. Because it was that sort of week with the baby. But I did manage to finish it up pre-birthday celebration dinner, which I felt like was a decent sized accomplishment. I made her a lap duvet ala the Purl Bee and I now pretty much want to make one hundred of them. So soft and lovely. I didn't originally plan on actually using Nani Iro for the main fabric, because it is generally the sort of expensive that you might justify for a wedding present but maybe not a birthday gift. But, the brushed twill was on sale at nido and so I was able to use the good stuff afterall.
If you are a longtime reader of this blog, you might remember various things about Annie 2.0. For instance, we have learned that she is equally comfortable grabbing a garden snake with her bare hands or driving a small tractor. It's handy to have a friend like that around. But also, she is perhaps the only person in my life at the moment who can totally understand the plight of the medical school spouse. I try very hard not to complain excessively about the whole affair, but having a husband in medical school can be crazy making at times, and it is nearly impossible to explain it to anyone who isn't also living it, however loving and well intentioned they may be. Having a friend around who is wedged in the same position and still manages to remain reasonably positive about things is a sanity saver, to say the very least.
Happy Birthday, Annie!