28 on the 28th. This must be the birthday for paper. E and I will be celebrating our 'wood' anniversary (5 years) tomorrow. I know birthdays don't have gift themes like anniversaries, but paper seemed to be the theme of my gifts today!
Miss A in Chicago, the apron recipient, sent these scrap packs from PaperSource. Yum. I may have said this before, but I want to live in that shop!
My mom finds the coolest stuff. She knows what I like and finds things I would never come across. Like this sewing pattern stationary. With zipper and button stickers!
I don't think I've mentioned my students much lately, but I have a brag-worthy group right now. I've had most of them for 2 semesters now, and they are unbelievable. Last week, they gave joint presentations with American students in a cross-cultural communication class we attended. How brave of my 5 international students to stand up in front of a room full of Americans and present in a 2nd language (English)! I was amazed at how confident and comfortable they came across--much better than some of the native English speakers! Well, both skilled and very thoughtful, they surprised me with these roses in class.
And finally, a goody for another birthday girl: a package of spicy chocolate cookies for a co-worker whose day is tomorrow. I'm always so inspired by Sally's packaging, so I took some extra time and used some Martha ribbons and new stationary (also from mom).
Thank you to everyone who made today special!