Sunday, March 21, 2010

Angels to watch over me.......

I’m still here. I’m older. I had a birthday last Monday. It was a special week. That’s right, in our house, they’re not just birthdays—they’re birth festivals…just to make them last longer. I was queen for the week.
In the mailbox, Darlene sent me a gift “just because”—it was perfect timing. These angels have to make you smile. With the tiniest of stitches, I have a tough time picking out my favorite. I’m just a little partial to the Angel with grapevine wings, but they are all beautiful.
Flowers were left on my doorstep by some close friends…The card, “Because you believe in happy endings…”
My family gave me dishes….I know it’s a sickness, but I’m completely in love with them, and food tastes better in them.

On the quilting front¬- I completed my bluebird wool project.
A week ago we went to Green Bay for the day. It was cloudy, windy, and wet. Might as well be in the stores. We came home at the end of the day and it was like someone had hauled off all the snow. It had vanished. It’s dirty and kind of lifeless outside. But the sun shining puts a brighter twist on it. It’s a rare year to have spring come so early in the year. We had a week of 50 to 68 degree temps. I’ve had some long work days, but I’ll take what I can get.
I better get to quilting. I’ve got a project on the frame.

Gratitudes:
Birth Festivals
Grilled Green Beans
Sunshine

15 comments:

KC Quilter said...

Happy Belated B'day!!!! Sounds like your family and friends feted you just right! (I have to admit, I too have a dish fetish!!!)

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the angels Darlene sent. Glad you got the cool dishes. I need new ones...was thinking maybe ones with chickens or roosters...lol! The bluebird project is adorable. I need to start on mine. Just seems like my times flies with Jak here during the week. Four weeks until his mom graduates college...I will miss him. Especially if they move out of town for her to get a job...boo hoo! But think of all that sewing time I will have...more than I have had in ages. Have a super week! Many blessings, Karen

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Belated Birthday from me too! I wondered who Darlene made those cute little stitcheries for...gone to a good home for sure! Enjoy and many more!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Happy birthday dear friend! I hope this will be the start of a good year for you.

Karen said...

I am singing "Happy Birthday" to you right now. And if you can hear me, we are both in trouble.
I love your bluebird mat! Spring has sprung.

Cara said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you know how to celebrate.

Cara said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you know how to celebrate.

Deb said...

Happy belated birthday. I love the way you have a whole week to celebrate being special, that is fabulous. One day goes so quickly.
Love your new dishes, nothing nicer than eating off nice dishes.
hugs Deb

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo hoooo, new dishes!!! And a very happy birthday to you.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your new dishes! And your bluebird mat is soooo wonderful! Happy belated bday!

Libby said...

Grilled green beans? Do tell *s*

Stina said...

Seems your birthday was a very very good one..:o)
Love your new dishes... and Darlenes Angels are so fun.. love them very much!

Colleen said...

Happy belated Birthday, Mel! I love your bluebirds :o) And it is funny you said the thing about the snow melting, because the same thing happened to us. We went to Appleton for the day and came back to a snowless yard when before we left it was completely covered. It was really a strange feeling, but I will definitely take this early spring.

Shasta said...

Happy birthday! The bluebirds are adorable.

Greenmare said...

Happy Birthday! We do the birfday week around here so I'll just extend it a bit for you.
I'm drinking my coffee out of one of those mugs right now! I got one in every color just because I really like them! love the plates and bowls too, but I held myself back.