Fast forward to this last Saturday when three fabby friends who are also Aunties & Uncle to my kidlets came up for a BBQ....Jenn being one of those Aunties.
We had a great time! Hubby Q'd up some ribs (after they slow roasted in the oven) using our favorite organic GF/CF no sugar added BBQ sauce, I made a delish GF/CF macaroni salad* that I found thanks to a gluten free blogger on Twitter (that little birdie of a site is growing on me!), Jenn made a yummy green salad (with romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, beets, avocado, green onion, and olives), and Monique & Matt brought some garlic bread and a special margarita recipe for the adults.
We finished off the night with the exhausted kidlets finally in bed, the
When we were walking our three friends out to their car, apparently, Jenn turned to my Hubby and said, "Shhhhhh!!!!", pointing to her fabby quilted bag that she loaned me last week. Seriously......loaned it!!
Look at that sweet little pocket on the front!!
Here it is!! Isn't it cute?! I think so.
Just as cute from the back.
Oh my goodness!! That turquoise stitching tickles...such a happy detail!
It gets better. On the inside there are pockets. And polkas.
On one side its a full pocket. And on the other side, she split it vertically. Not only did she split the whole pocket vertically for divided storage, but she also sewed a higher bottom on one side that is just perfect to slip a cell phone into....now, how genius is that?! :>
And then, THEN, I try to give her this sweetly sewn bag she's made and loaned me to take back home with her. She just smiles, gives me a hug and says, "You're welcome."
"What?!" And thinking, no way, I try to give it back to her again. She's not having any of it. Jenn tells me that she's been looking for a good home for it. Apparently, she thinks its happy here in my home. I know I'm happy to see it smiling at me. But, I'm even happier to know that it was stitched and sewn by my friend.
Am I a lucky gal, or what?!
What has made you feel lucky lately?
* Only adjustments made to make the gluten free recipe casein free as well were to use salami that is not only gluten free, but casein, nitrites, msg, antibiotic, and preservative free (Applegate Farms) and to omit the optional Parmesan cheese. We also used fresh minced garlic & shallots instead of dried for the dressing. The whole thing is delish and since we doubled the recipe, we're still enjoying it!