OK, so this is the tray that goes with the cake that goes with the mother's 60th birthday. I bought an unfinished wooden tray at one of those craft store places where the lights are too bright and there are way too many brides-to-be buying bell-shaped votive thingies. Then I ordered 300 spare Scrabble pieces from Amazon (after many ebay attempts failed miserably). Then I glued the Scrabble tiles to the tray. I glued a few of them down too quickly and to pry them off with scissors, which explains the odd scar forming on my finger and the blood on the handle.
Anyway... after some wood glue, and about five coats of water-based varnish, it's shiny and pretty and wonderful and stuff. I spelled out
Happy Birthday Mom
May Twelfth Two Thousand Two
Also the words Queen, Wonderful, Family, Always and maybe some other things inadvertently as well.