Birthday Report, and a big thank you!

Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes! It was so nice to see so many comments on my birthday post, wishing me a happy birthday and telling me how wonderful the thirties are. You guys are wonderful. I’m lucky to have such thoughtful and caring people reading this blog! Just another reminder that people who sew are awesome!

Thanks for all of the pattern orders during the big birthday sale! What a great response! So good in fact, we managed to crash the shopping cart system several times with order overload. I’ve replied to everyone who contacted me with ordering problems, and I think we’ve got everything sorted out! If I missed you somehow, let me know by emailing info(at)sewaholic(dot)net and we’ll work it out.

All of the sale orders are in the mail now, yay! (Including a Minoru Jacket to someone on Minoru Boulevard, and a Pendrell Blouse to someone on Pendrell Street. How cool is that?) I am still sending order confirmations today, so if you didn’t get one yesterday, look for an email today confirming your shipment. Enjoy the patterns, everyone!

Here’s what I did on my birthday. I woke up to a rare clear and sunny day, and what better way to spend a beautiful day than on my bike?

Did I mention Mr Sewaholic has a bike now, too? I’ve been having so much fun on my bike, he wanted in on the biking adventures!

One of the best things about biking is all the neat places you can discover! There’s a beautiful path all along the water, at the south end of Vancouver. I’d have never known it was there, as by car you’re always looking for the fastest possible route. On my bike, I look for the flattest route, the most beautiful route, or the route best protected from traffic. This ride was beautiful, protected from cars, and flat!

My birthday was the perfect day. Bike rides, cinnamon buns, and a delicious dinner at Horizons – the restaurant where Mr Sewaholic took me before asking a very important question! I couldn’t have planned it better myself. And I received one sewing-related gift I want to show you – look for a post with something pretty next week! (Or perhaps once the Minoru Sew-Along is finished.)

And, guess what? I have another surprise coming up next week! Definitely come back and see what I have planned. It’s a good one!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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18 Responses to Birthday Report, and a big thank you!

  1. Annabelle February 24, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday, it really sounds like you had the perfect day. Now that you’ve left us with a lot of suspense for future posts, its going to feel like a long weekend . . . ;)

  2. Shawnta February 24, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    Happy belated birthday!!!! The one day I take a break from my blog reading I miss a sale!! It looks like you had a great day and I can’t wait to see your new sewing goodie!

  3. Gail February 24, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    That looks like the perfect birthday! Glad you had such a nice day!

  4. Steph A February 24, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Happy belated Birthday!! What a lovely way to spend your birthday! I’m sorry I missed the sale too, but that’s ok as I’m swamped with stuff right now!

    My husband and I always take the day off on our birthdays, and some years we did some spectacular things like a hot air balloon ride and a biplane ride (wildest thing ever!). Last year our boys were old enough and we took them go-karting!

  5. Vicki Kate February 24, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I’m glad you had a lovely day and that Mr S has been bitten by the biking bug! It looks like a gorgeous route you cycled.

    I’ll be looking forward to your posts next week, they sound exciting! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  6. Sue February 24, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    So glad you enjoyed your birthday day! Looks like that bike ride was truly lovely. :)

    Can’t wait to hear more about your birthday gift and upcoming surprise! Have a great weekend.

  7. Jessie Kwak February 24, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I’m glad you had fun! Vancouver is so lovely to bike around—my husband and I took the train up from Seattle last May with our bikes, and I fell completely in love with the city!

    You’re right about exploring by bike vs. exploring by car. I had such a different experience in Vancouver last May than I’ve had on previous driving trips. You’re so much more able to pull over and check stuff out, and for some reason the idea of getting lost isn’t nearly as stressful.

    Where is that trail? I’d love to check it out next time I’m back in the city.

  8. Joen February 24, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    You certainly are making me want to get a Bike!

  9. Mary February 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    So glad you had a great birthday! Cinnamon rolls are a favorite of mine too; I will eat an entire roll even though I know the sugar will give me a headache. I have finished my jacket and it is beautiful. :-) ummm, I put a review on PR if you would like to read it. http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/72523

    • Tasia February 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      Oh, me too! I totally ate that whole thing, icing and all! Thanks for the nice review – your jacket looks wonderful. So many good comments on your review too! I can’t wait to start posting round-ups of finished jackets, including yours!

    • Tasia February 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

      The two-way zip is a great idea – I wish I’d done that on mine!

  10. Reana Louise February 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Aaaaw that seems like the best birthday ever! I’m glad you had fun & I can’t wait to see your surprise :) RL x

  11. Tasia February 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Hey bike-riders! The trail is along Marine Drive, except south of it so there are no hills. It’s called the Kent Ave bikeway –
    http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/routes/kent.htm
    and here is a map:
    http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/routes/pdfMaps/kent.pdf

    But, what the map isn’t showing you is that you can also go right along the water, too! Personally the bikeway is better to ride on, because it’s paved, but the trail is more pretty although gravelly.

    You can also go on the other side of the river, on River Road. Also paved, also pretty and along the water, but with the occasional car passing you. I can’t find a decent map or link to it, but if you cross the Queensborough bridge, you can go all the way along River Road (top edge of Richmond) around the whole city and end in Steveston (and have fish and chips afterwards, yum!)

    I’m sure I will keep on finding neat places to bike around town, I’ll keep you posted! Happy cycling!

  12. Tasia February 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Ok, I swear I was replying to a bunch of you guys. Strange! Will have to do some investigation..

    • Tasia February 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

      Never mind, there you are! Fixed :)

  13. Amy February 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Hooray for good birthdays. I hope you keep celebrating your birthday through the weekend!

  14. aleah February 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    So fun! Biking and eating yummy food are also my favorite birthday (or anyday) activities :)
    Can’t wait to see what you have in store!

  15. Amanda February 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    YAY! Happy Birthday, and thank you for the kind offer on your patterns – I definitely took you up on that and can’t wait to sew up some little shout-outs to my beloved Vancouver ^____^

    We don’t bike but we walk a lot, so I totally know what you mean about finding those hidden treasures, and little adventures you wouldn’t have had in a car ;) We have had some interesting run-ins with the wildlife at Stanley Park as a result LOL

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