It’s my birthday today. This year it falls on the Monday holiday of our Victoria Day long weekend in Canada. That doesn’t happen very often.
It feels special.
I had my first birthday party when I was 5 years old. The direction of my life was already established.
- The pearls were my very favorite present.
Pink, plastic, snap-together, probably 19 cents from Woolworth’s.
- My mother had already taught me how to sew on her Singer.
She definitely made the dress for my older sister, a hand-me-down for me. It had a full skirt.
- My father took photos and developed them in his darkroom in the cellar.
Photography was in my genes.
To this day, I love pretty things, I love to sew, I love photography, and I love celebrating with friends.
We know how to celebrate a birthday.
The best birthday cakes are homemade.
My choice was Angel Food with chocolate icing.
Other than little children, everyone gets 3 candles on the birthday cake.
One for yesterday, one for today, one for tomorrow.
The best birthday cards are homemade.
I usually drew a lady wearing a crown on the front—until I was old enough to use my own photos.
The best gifts are homemade.
My younger sister made this little quilt for me on the Singer while I was spending happy days in kindergarten. (We always played together, so she missed me.)
Mum taught us all how to sew before we were old enough to go to kindergarten. I have thanked her a million times for teaching me to love making things.
With all that in mind, it seems right to make a Birthday Card for you! It’s a checklist—something else that I have used all my life. LOL
Your birthday card PDF includes a Print Checklist, a Newbie Checklist (only one candle for newbies), and a What to Make Checklist. Click on the card to download.
There are other Print Checklists for Inklingo on the blog too. (There is lots of great stuff in the archives, so have a look around.) Are you subscribed to get email updates? (Right sidebar) There is some good stuff coming, and you wouldn’t want to miss a checklist, would you?
I hope you have memories of happy birthdays too.
I’m having cake and ice cream.
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.