Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Birthday
Annie!
from my dear friend Carol (mamacjt)
 Is this just not the cutest most delightfully little happy birthday wishes quiltie you ever saw?!!!  It is such a sweet surprise.  (I didn't know she knew when my birthday was).  It arrived last Thursday.  Perfect for me to enjoy days before.  It's going to be coming out for 'everybody's' birthday to come now.  (Actually it won't ever get put away too far.  It's much too cheerful to be hidden away)  I need to see it often.

That wasn't all.  Look what fun came with it...

I guess today is the day I view the world through rose colored glasses... (I never do that.  I always look at the world head on).

Fun candles, a "gold" happy birthday necklace and some fabric pieces!

...and this fun little bundle from my other dear friend Shirley (freidasew).  Some of the world's best people live in Wisconsin.


I just love the detail in the sunflower and the leaf fabrics.  Look closely for the myriad of french knots in the flower center.  Gorgeous work, colors and absolute beautiful quilting!  That little post-its pad says: "I'll have a caffe mocha vodka valium latte to go, please!"   ... that's what I want in a coffee.  LOL
 How fun is all this?!  I'm such a lucky birthday girl.
Carol and Shirley, thank you so, so much for the best birthday wishes ever!  You're the best!

My local quilt shop gives a birthday discount of half your age on your entire purchase.  I stocked up on some fun fabrics and a new book at a pretty nice discount.  There are benefits of getting old as long as you're getting old in the right place (meaning in my town where my local quilt shop gives this nice birthday discount).  After that, a Sundae at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, YUM!

...and I thought it was going to be a rather quiet boring birthday!  NOT!

Thank you!
Annie

21 comments:

Michele said...

Congrats on the birthday and the wonderful presents. You certainly do have great friends.

Lesley said...

You are such a special lady! To receive such wonderful gifts, and to share with us! When do I get my chocolate? Happy Birthday...have a very special day. Will be thinking of you and your(not) boring birthday!
Cheers and Hugs!

Barb said...

You are a lucky girl, always fun to get things in the mail but especially on your B day....

Happy Birthday!

piece peace said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

carol said...

I hope you have the BEST birthday ever! ('Course, we both know it'd be MUCH better if you were still in Wisconsin......with our 36 degree weather this morning.) lol Nothing like seeing icicles hanging from your nose in April, I say!

Just Carol said...

Such nice friends to give you such fun gifts! Happy Birthday!

FabricFascination said...

The little B-day quilt is fabulous, and the time and thought that went into it even more precious.

Cindy said...

April is the best month for Birthdays! Glad yours was extra special.

sheila 77 said...

Happy Birthday from your Scottish cyber friend! What lovely presents, and you do suit those specs. The birthday mats are super fabulous, both so different.

ellen gets crafty said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Have fun, fun, fun and enjoy every minute.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Annie!! friends are just the best!

Madame Samm said...

Happy day to you Annie...you are one lucky lady

Karen said...

Happy day! :D

Karen said...

Happy day! :D

Judy D in WA said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you...I hope your day is super special!

Such great friends you have!

Grammasheri said...

Happiest of Birthdays Annie! You have some lovely friends...a wonderful birthday gift in itself!

Snoodles said...

Happy, happy birthday! All the best to you; I just had my birthday; I'm an April birthday, too! LOL
That's all the rhyming I can do before I have another cuppa joe

pinsandneedles said...

Happy Birthday Annie! I hope your celebration is sew grand!

In being from the Chicago area, we frequently visit Wisconsin as it is our 'backyard' with so many fun places to go!

Beezus said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! You are totally rocking those glasses that Carol sent you!!! ;)

waggonswest said...

Belated birthday wishes to you!

edyB said...

More belated birthday wishes from NM! Hope you had a super wonderful birthday. Big Hug!