this is why you should never ask me and eddie to bake you a cake....
yes, it's sue's birthday.
and, to be fair, she didn't actually ask me and the boy to make her a cake - we just sort of assumed that she'd like us to. which i think she did.
[we haven't tasted it yet though...]
meanwhile, this quilt [see pic below] is her present. it's been on the cards for a while - surreptitiously commissioned and constructed in secret, with a variety of friends and family designing, making and sending the patches, the fantastic borders were made by our friend and textile wizard moira, with lovely emily doing amazing things to pull it all together and make it look brilliant...
if you want to see more images, nip on over to my flickr thingy]
in some ways, the arrival of sue's birthday has been a big relief for me and the boys - keeping the plans for this present a secret has been pretty stressful at times - the subterfuge has exhausted me. but now it's time to bask in the glory of a plan fairly-well conceived and expertly executed.
so, happy birthday sue.
you are, and always will be the love of my life.