Monday, October 18, 2010

Birthday Loveliness


Today is my birthday and, all in all, it has been a lovely day.
My husband is away on business, but left me a sweet phone message,
singing a very heartfelt rendition of "Happy Birthday to You."
Tonight we'll chat from opposite sides of the world.
My daughter Kate sent me this terrific book, Drawn to Stitch,


along with other goodies from Amazon.
As you can see, Angus is eager to explore this book with me!


My very dear friend Karen, of Sew and Sow Life,
made and sent me this beautiful wall hanging
 and it's now hanging in my kitchen
where I can see it every morning as I have my breakfast.
I absolutely love it, Karen.
And my dear friend Elaine, Karen's mom,
(read about our friendship's history here)
sent me this wonderful hand made cut paper card.
So sweet! Thank you, Elaine!

Another wonderful hand crafted card was given to me by my
sister-in-law Barbara when she visited last week from California!

This is the front of the card,
but when you pull the ribbon at the bottom,
it opens up like this.
The technique is called Iris Folding.
I love it, Barbara!

Well, I'm all happy with so much hand made goodness,
happy to be well and healthy,
older and wiser,
and living the good life!
Hope everyone has a great week!


9 comments:

Karen L R said...

Drawn to Stitch...how could I have missed this lovely book? Your Kate is a clever one! Glad you are having a fun, handmade birthday, Judy!
Lots of love,
K-

Libby Fife said...

What a wonderful group of items. You are a well loved person! Glad you had a good day:)

quiltcat said...

Hi Judy. What wonderful gifts and cards! The makings of a very happy birthday indeed! (Of course Angus's little white toe tips absolutely make that book photo irresistible.) Best wishes for many more happy and healthy birthdays!

Shell said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Judy. Wishing you a wonderful New year.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Judy, I wish you a very happy belated Birthday! (today is my sister's birthday!) Looks like a wonderful birthday in many ways! Love those little Angus paws!

Cynthia Eloise said...

looks like you had a great day and many rememberances by so many friends. i'm sorry i missed the day but wish you many happy more.

Karen June Miller said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

These cards are fabulous! And, I think your own work is getting better and better!

Huge hugs, KJ

dls said...

Happy belated birthday, Judy

The wall hanging from your friend from Sew and Sow is just BEAUTIFUL. I love buttons and fabric. I have visited her site in the past and bookmarked it..... will visit it again today.

Drawn to Stitch looks like one I need to order.

Thank you for visiting my site and the nice comments you left. Have a wonderful New England fall!

Donna

From Your Mindseye said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Judy. I wish I had know earlier but better late than never. I wish you a year filled with joy and everything fine that you deserve.