Surprisingly my favorite gifts this year were not quilt related! These were my 3 most cherished gifts this year:
1) My baby sister (can I still say that when she's over 40?!?) surprised me with tickets to see Jersey Boys while I was visiting her in Michigan. The driving was treacherous due to a boxing day storm, but she drove, and we survived, so it's all good!
The show was in a fabulous theatre in Detroit called the Fisher Theatre. It was built in the late 1920's and there was so much artistic detail to admire from the marble work, the frescoes, the sculptures, the chandeliers...it was overwhelmingly gorgeous!
And just look at this floor
...so many great quilt patterns!
Can you spot at least 4 different designs?!? I was totally smitten by this amazing building!The Jersey Boys show was great (read a review here), lots of music from the 60's, and an interesting story line with talented actors. I did not enjoy the profanity throughout the play and was disappointed that such an artistic musical production was littered with unnecessary language. As I tell my kids, there are so many descriptive words in the english language, why would you need to repeatedly use these offensive (to me) swear words? But we really enjoyed the talent of the 4 main actors in this dynamic production.
2) Another favorite gift was this beautiful Vera Bradley bag from my daughter. I just love it, it matched the sweater I wore the day I opened it, AND I can even sneak a little cutie dog in there with all my quilting supplies! I have never owned such a beautiful bag and feel a little ostentatious carrying it around, but it sure is beautiful!
3) And Santa brought me a Bosch coffee maker which I LOVE! I've never had one before, and who knew it was so complicated to figure out how to use a coffee machine?!? This was my first cup of coffee after reading pages and pages of instructions.
And this was my favorite cup of coffee ever...
Tim Horton's brew, with a touch of cream, and a little larger touch of Peppermint Mocha Kahlua...
OMG I am in heaven!
I am going to enjoy some freshly made coffee and visit blogland to see what my quilting friends are up to today!