Of course, first, I woke up to the cutest dog in the universe (well, ok...all of you all have the cutest pets in the universe...kitties, bunnies, turtles, birds, etc.)!!! We played and just sorta layed around together a while. (Best part...the laying around).
My hubby went out to mow the lawn, and I decided to wrap and decorate my son's birthday present. Here are a few shots of it....a little hard to figure out because I wrapped it with comics from the newspaper, and then to make the card and tag, I cut up a Sephora bag, which is black and SHINY...perfect for a man! He and his wife love the felines, so I put a tiger cat on the front, and sewed a little heart charm under his chin! I had a hole punched in the center at the top for attaching ribbon, but I ended up having to cut some of the side of the card off, and then the hole was not in the center...so I filled it with just one clear rhinestone stud. I think he will love it when he sees it. I made a long thin card (just the right size for a check) to match! I am hoping he can take his family out for a nice dinner on his B-day! Or maybe not...since their baby girl is due on Sept. 10, and his B-day is Sept. 14! They may not want to go out that soon...but I hope he will have a wonderful birthday whenever they can celebrate!
After this, my hubby, mom, daughter and friend all went to lunch at a really great Italian place called Brio. It was so nice. They had brunch items, so I had roasted turkey crepes, with roasted potatos and a fruit cup. Delish! All of us girls wanted to walk the mall, so my husband came home, and then waited for us to call, and came back to pick us up! While we were there, we passed through Macy's furniture department, and I found the neatest wall hangings (the two together were a flowering cactus). The funny part is that I immediately LOVED the wall hanging, even before I fully realized what I was looking at! Ha ha ha. I only had my cell phone camera, and took a pic with it. Here is what I got:
Now it is 7:15pm, and I forgot to tell you that I drew an amazing submission for Cactus Monday, and I feel I even kinda surprised myself that I actually drew this, and that I love it. You know...after seeing these wallhangings today, and realizing that I really can improve and possibly even do some good artwork...I may try and do a few cactus wallhangings myself one day! Gonna keep on trucking! Hope you all have a great Sunday evening, and I will see you in the morning with my amazing cactus drawing! LOL...