Thursday, May 6, 2010

~*Some Birthday Treasures*~

Hello Dear Friends! Yes, I did recently celebrate another birthday. Trinity has made a huge point this year of telling EVERYONE (and reminding me constantly) that I am now 41. Seriously, his whole class knows my age, the girl that took our order at McDonald's the other day knows, the check out clerk at the grocery store knows, a stranger that was leaving the store the same time we were knows... and so on and so on. And now... YOU all know! LOL Oh well, I'm happy to be 41 and can see another 41 in my future if I'm lucky enough.

Would you like to see some of my Birthday treasures? I truly am blessed with a wonderful family and dear, thoughtful friends.

This has not been 'displayed' where I would like it yet in our home... and I haven't taken a deserving enough photo... but this awesome, old spinning wheel is from my Mom and StepDad. I have been wanting it for a few years... since the second I saw it at Dickerson's in Topeka. I'm so happy to be the proud owner of it now!

Last Sunday, the family was together here for the May Birthday party and go kart racing. We all had a wonderful time... wonderful food... and made wonderful memories. We opened our gifts together and in front of everyone. This one made me cry...

My sweet SIL, Robin, made if for me. She saw it in a catalog and even though she prefers to hook or punch... she stitched this one up for me. She knew I needed to have it.

My Sister and her fiance recently took a vacation in Branson, MO. While they were there, they shopped a few antique stores. She found this sweet tea cup for me. Isn't it pretty? She also gave me a beautiful Shasta daisy and a box of tea. (don't know why I didn't get a photo of them) Relaxing with a cup of tea is a great thing to do for the soul.

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with my dear friend, Marianne. She treated me to lunch, we shopped a little at a prim shop & the quilt store, had an ice cream, and gave me this sweet porcelain box. She does such beautiful work.

Today as I was getting ready to write this post... I received this bunch of goodies in the mail. They are from my sweet friend, Kathy. This cat is adorable... holding his crow buddy. Along with him came an assortment of yummy wools, a darling sheep pin, and a magnificent vanilla tart.

It is no wonder I smile like this...

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. Happy Birthday to you! Looks like
    you got some very special gifts!
    May you have many, many more
    birthdays to come!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. What wonderful bithday gifts you received, Betty. I love them all and I'm sure you will treasure them forever. Don't kids say the funniest things? You are so pretty in your picture & what a beautiful smile. Thanks for sharing and Happy Belated Birthday to you. You are so sweet and generous with your freebies throughout the year.

  3. Lovely picture of you and Happy Birthday!!! So funny about Trinity telling your age ... kids :)

    Enjoy ... one more year until I get as old as you. LOL

  4. What wonderful goodies and much deserved:)
    Love that kitty, Kathy made for you. I am so behind in bday raks, but working on them.


  5. What treasures you received Betty! Love that spinning wheel too - we had one like that in our living room growing up! What great friends you have!

  6. Happy Birthday to you.
    Wonderful gifts from wonderful friends.

  7. What lovely b'day presents Betty. The spinning wheel is beautiful! Hmmm, that cat and crow is too darling!!! I had a great time yesterday and hoping we get together again soon.

  8. Happy Birthday!! Glad you had a wonderful time with family and friends. Wonderful gifts, too.
    That's a pretty picture of you.

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Beautiful picture of you!
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Happy Birthday...great gifts too. I don't even see a look fab!!

  11. Happy Birthday and best wishes for a fun filled year.

  12. I would definitely be smiling with all the goodies your received. You have some wonderful friends who gave you wonderful gifts! Happy Belated Birthday!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday...
    You got some amazing birthday presents there...lucky you..
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day..
    Prim hugs,

  14. So nice to see you the pearls!

    Fantastic spinning wheel and love the sampler:)


  15. Pretty picture of you Betty! I'm glad you had such a wonderful b-day.

  16. Lots of wonderful treasures each one is so special. Trinity is such a cutie...just love how he wants everyone to know!

  17. Happy Birthday Betty! Love that spinning wheel, what a great gift! Love your other gifts as well. Great picture!


  18. Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like you had a good one.


  19. Satisfy with you connaitre things put on your blog are very beautiful!
    Best regards of France

  20. Your day sounded like it was filled with much joy! What wonderful and thoughtful gifts you received. Love your smile :). So happy you enjoyed your special day...

  21. Happy Birthday ! Hope this year will come full of blessings and health to you.

  22. a little too late, but the best wishes to you,dear betty.

  23. Betty~

    Happy Birthday to you. Those are some wonderful gifts. I don't know which of them I like best. You have some very thoughtful friends & family. You are truly blessed. I can see why you look like you are glowing in your picture.


  24. Love the kitty and birdie combo--you certainly do have a lot to smile about this birthday. :)

  25. Happy belated Birthday!!What great birthday gifts. Sounds like you had a great day. Love the stitchery Robin did...beautiful.


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