Landmark birthdays don't usually phase me, but I've seen this birthday coming for about a year now. My quilting buddy Helen says I'm just now hitting my stride. Okay, I'll go with that. Thanks, Helen!
Isn't this sewing machine amazing? It was made by my niece Amelia who lives in Vermont. She's 15 and very talented and creative. When she asked what kind of a cake I wanted, I said something pink and crazy. This really surprised my socks off! The "fabric" is fruit roll-ups. The thread is an Oreo cookie with extra layers of filling. (Without my glasses, it really looks like thread!) And look at the stitch length dial! Hehe, a cracker with dabs of chocolate. And there's a big cookie on the right (around the corner; you can't see it) for lifting the needle. The presser foot and needle is made from two packages of Pez candy. The part of the cake above the needle (the arm?) was made from Rice Krispie treats. The cake is vanilla and the frosting is vanilla cream. It was yummy too. We had so much fun. I sent a photo via phone to my quilter sister in MI. Right away she wanted to see a photo of the back too. Haha. Thanks, Amelia! XOXO