First up is part of my birthday gifts I received from my family. I didn't snap a picture of the shoes, night gown or new fantastic air compressor for my longarm...however, did snap a shot of these gorgeous roses along with my new furry friend. Most of you know me well enough by now to know that I love animals and especially kitty cats. Unfortunately my family has asthma and allergies. I long for a little gray kitten of my very own and being a smarty pants I added it to my birthday wish list. Item #7 simply stated: Kitty Cat (gray). They got me good with this one. If I squeeze her back it purrs, meows and moves. It appears as though I will still look forward to neighbor's pets when they visit me for their treats. Oh yes, cupboard full of treats and I have no pets!
Rather than stringing out a bunch of photos I tried to put together many of the gifts I received on my 50th birthday yesterday. Some of you reading are likely tired of hearing me talk about it...please feel free to leave now. Otherwise, lets continue on shall we?
With many thanks and much gratitude I have numerous to thank to include all who emailed me, called me, sent me cards and gifts. I'm appreciative beyond words. You took the time to think of me and now I want to take the time to thank you. Those who know me best know exactly how I feel about my December day. Oh yes, I go on and on about it at times but you know what...after this year and to see how many cared about my feelings I would have to say that this birthday was by far the best ever!
My day started off with meeting my friend for breakfast. Thank you Sandi for taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to spend just a few hours with me yesterday morning. Sandi gave me the prettiest birthday wrapped box with gorgeous birthday wrap and pink ribbon! Inside was the wonderful batik jelly roll in neutrals.
When I returned home I had a delightful surprise phone call from Darlene. We talked and talked and I enjoyed every minute of her time she spent with me. Thank you! Of course other calls came so much of the afternoon was on the phone.
Then my husband, two boys and possible future DIL went to dinner and home again for my gifts. I opened their's first that I mentioned above. I have to tell you that as they watched me open cards and gifts from blog friends they just kept asking, "Do you know this person?" "How do you know this isn't possibly a dirty old man that you correspond with?" My response to that is, "Well, if it is he sure is a fantastic quilter and loves fabric!" Hee!
The handwoven basket in the photo is from my son's girlfriend. I've filled it with my gifts. Claire (no blogger friend) sent me the roll of CW fabrics. The yardage of gorgeous Portabella Market fabric is from Kim Brackett. The wonder wallet and recipe cards are from Cindy (in addition to what she had already sent!) The green and pink tote is from Cathi and oh so cute! The bird embroidery pillow made with gorgeous Blessings fabric along with the pincushion is from Carol. OMG...gorgeous!! Also received Starbucks gift card from Kim B. (love my coffee!!) and birthday cards from several of you along with emailed birthday cards. Please, please except my apology if for some reason I have forgotten and left anybody out! I'm sitting here trying to remember all. Thank you so much!! You all really did make my 50 special. The first birthday I didn't cry sad tears!!
Last week a won a giveaway over at Diary of a Quilter. She didn't want her remnants. Aren't these fantastic? Thanks Amy!
Still with me? Now for my birthday giveaway winners: Stitched with a Prayer and JulieKQuilts each receive some plaid fat quarters. Congrats. I'll try to pop these in the mail to you as soon as you send me your snail mails.
Now I can move on to celebrate Christmas! Merry Christmas to all!!