My Sis is a year older (and wiser, no doubt) and we have celebrated another themed event!
This year she had to try to put the pieces together as to what that theme would be by these two clues:
|The (Walker Brothers) Original Pancake House in Wilmette|
We went there for breakfast on Friday morning. She had never been there before and really seemed
to enjoy the ambiance and cuisine. From the outside this restaurant doesn't look like anything
special, but inside it has wonderful stained glass (vintage) windows and lighting fixtures.
Here she is taking a picture of her Dutch Baby...yum!
Being sisters, we both ordered the same thing.
|Served with fresh lemon wedges and powdered sugar = perfection.|
The next stop in the birthday quest is going to the theater to see this
I think she was getting concerned with the theme by this point...but I assured her that concerns about it being about a walker were unfounded. That wouldn't have been very nice, would it?
We enjoyed the movie and headed home with her gifts in the trunk. She was starting to put two and two together that the theme had something to do with houses/places to live.
The inspiration for this theme was actually found in the December 2013
Reader's Digest Magazine in an article titled,
"10 Rooms You Should Have in Your House of Life"
(Thanks, Marti for your big part in finding and finessing this into reality!!)
For a link to the article click here:
This article really gets at the heart with "rooms" of art, letters, music, religion, sentiment,
sports, food, children, work and outdoors.
10 rooms meant 10 stitching projects! These are actually little 4 inch pockets to
tuck clues of the gift to come on top of the packages.
Some of the gifts are serious and others are just downright goofy like the bug-zapper racket (outdoors "room") or the vintage poodle-to-crochet-and-slip-over-a-pop-bottle kit ("work" room).
The greenish hat towards the top is for the "sentimental" room and is made from
one of Mom's sweaters.
That poodle sure looks like a lot of work, Sis!
Luckily, you made one before so it should come right back to you...even if it was
maybe some 50+ years ago???And I'm sorry I mauled it while you were in school...