Saturday, March 15, 2008

Today is my birthday. A quiet day, and it’s been wonderful. A morning full of phone calls gave way to an afternoon nap and a couple of hours of quilting. The temperatures outside made it to 40 degrees – a sign that spring is on its way. Icicles line the rooftop as the sun melts the snow.

A friend called and told me it was 45 and Sunny in Flint --- “Just like you…” It’s nice to be thought of that way….
My Mom gives me a quilt magazine subscription every year and she sent this cookbook. It’s filled with beautiful pictures and recipes. Eric picked two quilt books off my wish list. Chelsey gave me two stamps and pages of scrapbook paper for cards for my Sunday school kids.

Don built me a quilt ladder -- -- pictures to be taken soon -- -- and gave me the ‘Gilmore Girls’ on DVD.
Birthdays never bother me. I guess I have the “Glass is half full…” attitude. I reflect a little, but never dwell on what I “haven’t done” in my life. I kinda keep my eyes forward because there’s so much to look forward to.
I’d like to tell you the flowers came fresh out of the garden, but that’s why God invented silk ones…. I love the ironware coffee pot.

Quilt photos tomorrow.
I told Don it was fitting that National Quilting Day was on my birthday. He said, “ Every year?...You are a Dork”… I’m OK with that.


My Blessings:
Alfredo for a Birthday Lunch
3 miles in less than 30 min on the Ellyptical just to prove I can
Family that loves me…

35 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you've had a wonderful day with some really lovely gifts. Enjoy the rest of it and I hope that there was cake at some point in your day.

Rose said...

Happy Birthday Mel!! Hope you had a wonderful day!! Your gifts are gorgeous!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Mel hon. I think it's perfect that your birthday falls on National Quilting Day. Such lovely treats you received, be sure to have the very best day.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Juliann in WA said...

Happy Birthday. I love the new look of your blog. What a lovely day you are having - well deserved too. What will you make from the Comfort and Joy book? I have that one too.

Patti said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday - what a perfect day for a birthday! Looks like your family made sure it was perfect for you.

Libby said...

*Happy Happy Birthday - Do Dah Do Dah*

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Mel. What lovely gifts you received, lucky you. Sounds like you had a wonderful day, hope what's left of the day is just as enjoyable. Oh by the way love your new blog colours and header.

CONNIE W said...

Dear Mel, Happy Birthday wishes to you! And many more to come.

Pat said...

Mel, I hope you had a wonderful day. It certainly sounds it. Happy Birthday. Your gifts are lovely.

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday - sounds like you had a great day and some lovely gifts.

Hedgehog said...

Happy Birthday!

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday, Really like your bouquet of flowers in the iron pot, Even if they are silk.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY :o) Great birthday presents and such a nice, thoughtful family.

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed it -- sounds like it was just the kind of birthday I love -- quiet with lovely gifts!

Stina said...

You seem to have had a wonderful day...with a lot of wonderful presents and qualitytime with your family...that is the best of all...;D
Happy Birthday again...
Did I say that I loved the new look on your blog... Yes, I do...;D

QuiltingFitzy said...

A belated wish, but sincere all the same..Happy Birthday!

Carole said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dearrrrrrr Melanieeeeeeeee.. Happy birthday toooooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Thank you! Thank you! (bowing)

Lovely goddies! Looks like you were spoilled! I am so looking forward to making a quilt out of the Comfort and Joy book. Are they not just delicious? Enjoy your weekend! Oh.... if you can, I hear stretching out a birthday celebration is lots of fun! ;o)

Beth said...

Sounds like you had a great day, Happy Birthday a day late. I hope you have many more, and what could be better than your birthday falling on National Quilt Day!

Toni said...

HAPY BIRTHDAY MEL! National Quilt was celebrated in Marquette by MCQA by working on charitie quilts and doing quilt demos at the mall...you wouldnt believe how many people are interested in quilting....we had our raffle quilt on display for our big quilt show in the fall....I hope you had a nice day...Toni

Mama Koch said...

Hope you had a wonderful day! My oldest son shares a b'day with you.

I'd like to see the quilt-ladder. That sounds like a neat project. Pictures, please?!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Happy Birthday!
I enjoy your blog and admire your quilts.
I'm tagging you for 7 things about yourself. See my blog for the rules.
Hugs, Laura

Beth said...

Happy Beleted Birthday! Sounds like your day was great!

Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Mel...wonderful gifts from your family...love your new blog look!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Happy Birthday to ya!

WTG on the ellyptical or the (efx) as we call it, I am back on ours as well as of this last week!
LOL I didn't make 3 miles in 30 minutes but I did make 30-45 minute sessions! I am happy!

Love Bears All Things said...

Happy Birthday!

I love your wallpaper border.
Mama Bear

anne bebbington said...

Happy Birthday (slightly belated) and love the new look on your blog - so different I thought I'd clicked on someone else's for a minute :o)

Karen said...

A Happy Late Birthday to you.

I like the flowers in the white pot!

Anne Heidi said...

Happy belated birthday!How wonderful to have your birthday onnational quilting day! Looks like you got some wonderful presents :-) I like the new look on your blog.

de vliegende koe said...

Happy Birthday Melanie!

Ginny Worden said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy. I too look forward to birthdays, a bit selfish perhaps, but always fun.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Happy Birthday a couple of days late. Sounds like it was a wonderful day full of people remembering you in thoughtful ways.

Happy Birthday - Karen

Shelina said...

Happy happy belated birthday. I think you are going to have to choose a different quilting day, since birthdays are automatically designated quilting days anyway!

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday - I hope it was wonderful, Melanie.

Chookyblue...... said...

sorry I am catching up but happy birthday..........your presents look grat.....

Christine said...

A belated Happy Birthday. Lovely gifts.