Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday - My Birthday


The view of my front porch on Sunday—my birthday. The wreath was a birthday gift to remind me Spring is on it’s way. The temperature made it to 54 degrees. We ran Ransom in the woods without snow shoes. Pounding through the melting snow was an incredible work out.

Stina sent me this apron, monogrammed for me. I still keep saying it’s too pretty to use.
When my father-in-law was alive, he use to build furniture. I made the comment one day with my husband that he did a wonderful job—it looked “store bought”. I was quickly corrected that that was an insult and it was so much better. Stina—This apron is beautiful, even better than “store bought”. I may just have to hang it on a hook for display.

Saturday we took Eric shopping for Suits in Appleton and I stopped at a shop and picked up two signs with birthday money from my sister-in-law.


OK—I’m 46, and feel pretty good about it…I just feel like things are looking up.

Gratitudes –
A nightgown from my Mom with pleats and tucks.
A key with the word Grace engraved on it
My daughter cooking supper Saturday night—in spite of the smoke-filled kitchen… I thought it was wonderful.

31 comments:

Libby said...

Remember the story of the Velveteen Rabbit? Think of your beautiful apron the same way - it will know how much it is loved and valued by using it until it's comfortable and worn *s*

Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

Claudia said...

Happy Belated Birthday! The apron is lovely. I hope you had a great day - spring is on the way!

Sue said...

Your gifts are precious. I love the signs. Glad you had a great birthday and hope you have a blessed week!

Sue said...

P.S. Thank you so much for your kind words to my blog. Greatly appreciated!

lila said...

Love seeing the apron and all of your quilts!

Stina said...

Ohhh...you better use it...lol...you can use it on Sundays...;o)
Glad to hear Spring is on the way ...think it is here in Sweden too...:o) it´s melting...!!!
Love your signs ...especially the one with the flower..:o)
You have soooo many wonderful signs in USA...
And Melanie...I´m 46 too...and pretty comfortable with it too..lol...

Angie said...

Happy, happy birthday! I just had one on 2-26-09 -- the big 53! :/ Not bad at all. :) I love your signs, and that wreath is wonderful!! That's an excellent apron---put that on and wear it with a huge smile! :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday...hope you celebrated it well.

KCQuilter said...

Happy happy belated birthday! I love all your signs with sayings. And the apron is adorable. So nice that your daughter cooked dinner for ya!!!

Fiona said...

Belated Birthday Wishes - you had some lovely presents.

Pat said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I am sure it was a great day with the kids home to celebrate. That Stina, she is the best. Love the apron and the signs that you picked out. I sure hope that Spring is on the way... I am ready!

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday! Sunday was my DH's birthday too...I made him a cake today since he will be getting home from a business trip tonight. HOpe your birthday was happy!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday hon, I'm so glad you had such a nice day.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is great. I love your apron, it is adorable. And yes I would prefer to look at it too instead of using it. Hey in fact...just wear it to a restaurant and tell them you didn't want to get it dirty so you decided to go out instead!
Blessings,
Debbie

Carol said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you...glad you had a great day!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday!

Tudy said...

Happy belated birthday. Mine is tomorrow the 17th.

Mary said...

Oh happy birthday! I hope this year will be a wonderful one for you. Thank you for your friendship.

Marica said...

Happy birthday to you and you got some lovely gift from your friends..I hope you day was fine..

Take care!

Marica
http://englating.se/englasblogg

The Quilt Buddy said...

Happy BELATED Birthday! You are only as young as you feel! (Trust me, somedays I feel really old!)

Your apron is so adorable and she made it in my favorite color.....RED!

Heres to another great year!

Shelly said...

Happy Happy Birthday.
You bring me such delight reading your blog, so many good things your way!
Thank you.
Michelle

Tracey in CT said...

Happy Birthday!! Don't worry, spring is on the way, soon hopefully!

Journeying said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Sounds like it was a great one. Lovely gifts and your family around you as best of all.
(maybe a picture sometime of Ransom's feet in snowshoes? anything like the dogs in the Iditarod?)
Anyway, your year is off to a good start! Enjoy!

The Calico Cat said...

Happy belated birthday!

Sweet P said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I love your apron!

Bernie* said...

Happy Birthday to you! up there in northern Michigan - from a southern Michigan person.
:-)

Juliann in WA said...

46! You are a young one. Happy Birthday. But why are you getting 54 degrees and we still have snow?

Adrienne said...

A belated happy birthday to you. It seems you had a great day. May you have many, many, many more! ~Adrienne~

Kim said...

Belated birthday wishes for you. I do believe that all things are more special and beautiful when handmade, more loved when used. So use that pretty apron and enjoy the gift as it is intended.

Carole said...

Happy belated birthday! Cheers!

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