Thursday, March 19, 2009

A 90th Birthday Gift

Walker Totebag

My paternal grandmother celebrates her 90th birthday this week! The number just seems unbelievable to me. In my mind, she is still the same as she ever was when I was young, but, not so. Time marches on! Drats! However, she is still very healthy and living on her own. She's been in one of those retirement condo villages since the early 1980s, so she has quite the community there. It's surprisingly still really nice, too. I am fortunate to have such a healthy and long-lived ancestry behind me, and I hope to be part of that long-lived line myself.

My cousin is throwing a party for Grandma in South Florida this weekend, though I'm not able to go. Time-wise, it is between both kids' spring breaks here, so driving 600 miles down there and back for a few days is just too much. She is a sweetie, though, and understands.

Walker Totebag

I wanted to send a gift, of course, but what to give a 90-year-old who has everything she needs in a one-bedroom condo? I decided on a walker totebag. I sewed it up in hot Florida colors, just how Grandma likes. I'm glad I can send her something that represents my skills as well as something useful and pretty.

Happy Birthday, Grandma! I hope you have a big time with all the family that comes your way this week.

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Perhaps Grandma will be the envy of the retirement community and orders will start pouring in. My father will be 90 in July and he's very healthy and active. :o)

Fiesta said...

What a wonderful gift. Your color selection is spectacular.

jenjen said...

What a great idea Michele! I love that it has her initial and it is such a fun, festive print. She will love it!!!

XOXO
Jen

tam said...

I think Grandma is going to love her new walker bag-it is beautiful! And my favorite part is the monogram! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy 90th Birthday Granmdma!~Smiles~Tam!

trashalou said...

I have a feeling your Granma rocks!
Wishing her happy birthday from the UK :-)

CouponAlbum said...

Oh!! It's so beautiful and cute birthday gift!! Love it!!

Montee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I kind of went a little Obama crazy this last week, but sometimes I just can't help myself. I love all of the work you do! You are very talented. I am a Sumter girl and I miss SC so much, especially the beach!

jenny said...

That walker tote is such a cute idea and I'm sure she would love it!! That would be great modified a bit and used on a bicycle's handlebars, sort of like those bike baskets you see on vintage bikes. Anyway, Happy Birthday to Gramdma!

That embroidered bird on your previous post is darling, too! Makes me wish I had an embroidery machine of my own!

SarahB said...

What a thoughtful gift! I'm sure she will love it!

Lilla said...

Hi Michele,
I always dream of someplace, so France it seems to be, or maybe home, NZ. Inspiration is when I am on automatic pilot.
Anyway do you digitize?
See machine work well done too, all over your work. I tried the other day, just a butterfly, hmmm!
You will never see it, out it goes.
aloha Lilla

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

That is just an awesome gift and Happy "90th" Birthday to your precious Grandmother!!

jacquie said...

90! go grandma!!! happy birthday to her. this is such a great gift.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's such a cool idea. What a wonderful gift!

Kelly said...

I've never seen a walker bag. What a wonderful gift idea, and the fabrics and colors are beautiful! Love it!

Bryanna said...

You are very creative.!! What an awesome and thoughtful gift.