Sunday, October 16, 2011

Best Birthday Ever!!


Friday I celebrated my 49th birthday. On Thursday I received these beautiful flowers from my friend Colleen's dad. He is the most thoughtful man and I want him to adopt me.Friday morning I logged in to read my email and I found a gift certificate in there from my good friends for the Fat Quarter Shop. How did they know I needed to order a backing from there? Well, I hurried and placed my order. FUN!! I went and had my nails done with my mom and then we met a friend for lunch at my favorite restaurant, Wood Ranch. After that I picked up my Godson from school and we spent the afternoon together. Great day with some of my favorite people!

Saturday morning my friends Nancy and Beth came over to spend the day sewing. Look what they brought me!!! They each made blocks and put it together. Isn't that the cutest mini??

I also received these great things. A great little book of mini's, a note pad and a scissor fob. The scissor fob came in a trick or treat bag Nancy made for us. Beth and I each got one.

Isn't this bag cute???? I don't know when she found the time to make these.



Look at all the goodies inside. What fun!!!

Nancy and Beth also brought along a birthday cake. Let me tell you, it was delicious. Chocolate with strawberry inside. YUMM! I had it for breakfast today with my coffee. I cleaned house in record speed with all the caffeine and sugar. I think I will go have another piece now.

Nancy and I made our mini quilt of the month. This month it was little red houses. These measure 5" square. Nancy's houses were perfect, I wish I had a picture. My houses were in a hurricane, then a tornado, followed by an earthquake. LOL!


While Nancy and I were sewing, Beth was cross-stitching. OMG! You should see her work. I am amazed at how beautiful it is. We are going to the cross stitch store in few weeks so I can pick out a project and learn how to do this. I am so excited.
Today I met my friend Joy at the quilt shop. Look what she made me! I knew she made a Margo bag yesterday but I had no idea it would be for me. She even conquered the elusive ZIPPER. YAY for Joy and YAY for me.
She even put in a special label. I will treasure this forever.
I honestly had one of the best birthday's ever. Thank you to my friends. I have only known Joy for a few years but I know she will be in my life forever. I have only known Beth and Nancy for a few months and I feel like we have been friends for much longer. Quilting has brought me many, many friends that I treasure. I can't imagine my life without all of you.

Have a fantastic week!

34 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm glad your birthday was the best ever! And many, many more Yvette!

JustCindy said...

Your flowers are beautiful! What a cute mini. All those goodies in your cute bag, you won't have to trick or treat. lol I love your little red houses. You will love cross stitch it is so much fun. I used to cross stitch all the time before I got old and don't see so good anymore. ;) Have a great week!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday To You!!!

Happy Birthday Yvette!! :-)

Karen said...

What is left? Winning the lottery? You surely had a wonderful birthday.

The little red & white house quilt is right up my alley.

I hope the next year is as happy for you as your birthday was.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Yvette! What a fun weekend you had. Great friends are the best, huh?

Miriam said...

A belated Happy Birthday Yvette!!!
Glad you had a wonderful day!

I really love that cute mini with the cats and that house quilt is gorgeous!!!

Monica said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Happy happy happy birthday!

Joy said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday!! Birthdays are FUN! (well, at least in my humble opinion!)

I used to cross stitch all the time, I kinda miss it. It is easier on my hands than embroidery for some reason. Not sure why. You will have so much fun with it!

Sure enjoyed seeing you, your sweet mom, and Pam today! Have a great, smooth, short work week with lots of stitching time!

Darlene said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday. Lots of wishes for you!!!

Colleen said...

Happy belated Birthday! I am so glad you had a nice one. Love your quilties!

Annelies said...

A belated happy birthday Yvette !!!

marina said...

a big birthday hug Yvette!
What lovely goodies. I think your houses are beautiful and to have survived all those natural disasters too.
Good luck with your venture into cross stitch.
That cake is amazing.
See you can have your cake and eat it too.
Enjoy your lovely friends and the gifts received.

Barbara said...

Belated happy birthday - that sounded so much fun! xx

Fiesta said...

Happy Birthday Yvette! Sounds like you had a super one. All your gifts look fabulous. Now we are the same age.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday.......enjoy spending that gift certificate.......I got one from a friend for my birthday a few months ago.........

Barb said...

It does sound like you had an awesome birthday. Happy Birthday!!

Terry said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you had a great time! :0)

ranette said...

Glad you had a wonderful Birthday and weekend Yvette...you deserve it!!! All of your goodies are wonderful and you know how much I love your little houses.

Have a terrific week!

Crispy said...

Happy Birthday Yvette!! Wow you had one wonderful day :0) Uh Oh, you know that cross stitching can be as addicting as quilting LOL.

Crispy

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

It was a fun day celebrating your birthday. That cake was delicious! You have some amazing quilts. I don't know when you do everything?

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!! It looks like you had a wonderful time!!

Janet O. said...

What a special birthday you have been treated to. Lots of treasures from good friends. Happiness to you!

Cathy said...

Glad you had a nice birthday. Friday was my birthday too. I celebrated by going to a quilt show. Hugs

Carrie P. said...

You certainly did have a great birthday. All those nice gifts from some really nice friends.
Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Robin said...

Wow! A birthday extravaganza! It sounds awesome. Did you save me a piece of cake? Because that sounds soooo yummy right now. :)

I love your little house quilt! But then, I'm also slightly obsessed with natural disasters. So all that talk about hurricane, tornadoes and earthquakes definitely put me over the edge! :P

Karen said...

Such a lovely way to start a new year, happy belated birthday Yvette!

Diane said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday!! Love all the cute things. Want to eat the cake! :-)

Wendy said...

So glad your birthday was filled with so many great things, friends, gifts and treat.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW what a birthday!!!! I wish I were there to celebrate with you girls. I could go for a piece of that cake. And your little red house mini is the cutest Guess I'll have to make me one of those. I tried to talk Nancy out of hers. Didnt work.

Grethe said...

49 - Hurra-I`ll try to remember 2012 on October 14th!! When I come to think of it,Cliff Richards has the same date:-)as you,but he was 71!! Lovely flowers,hope they last a long time. Great cross stitching,used to be my favorite.

Kristie said...

Happy belated birthday! Love all of your goodies. Looks like you had a wonderful day
Kristie

Chris said...

sounds like you're a pretty lucky lady!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts and works are so fantastic! I LOVE them! Thank you so much for showing them! Thank you for your lovely blog! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Marie said...

Beautiful treasures and a wonderfully spent birthday! Hope you have many more!