Monday, July 20, 2009

Wonderful Birthday Surprises

Yesterday was my birthday.  To be honest, I don’t like to draw attention to that fact – it has nothing to do with getting older – I just don’t like to draw attention to myself or be the center of attention.   However, that being said, I got some amazing presents this year that I just had to share with you.

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My very dear friend Onalee made this little pincushion from a leather baby shoe.  It’s handpainted; embellished with lace and rosettes; there is a little ladybug on the toe and the silver charm says “made with love”. 

As if that weren’t enough, she also made me this:

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His joints are all moveable and I think he is just adorable!  I can’t get over the talent this lady has and to think she finished him off with a broken arm.  Onalee, I love them both!

Elizabeth, my son-in-law’s sister, made me something very special too.  She is the talented lady that made the adorable birthday cake with all the little bears on it and she made this cake for me.

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As soon as I saw it I knew it was a quilt – she even has little lines on it to indicate the quilting. 

I told Leo I didn’t want anything as I’m going to buy a new camera and that is going to be my present, but he surprised me with this beautiful orchid.  I’ve never had much luck with them, but hopefully this time will be different.

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Finally, Sandra & Darren had given me (among other things) some more Lucky Dog scratch tickets.  I scratched them last night and won $59!!!  I think I better head to the casino soon as I seem to be on a winning streak!

There hasn’t been much quilting activity going on, but I did get my ladybugs all sewn together on Friday night when I couldn’t sleep.  Now they need to age for a while till I get up the nerve to try quilting something creative on them.

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By the way, I’m loving Windows Life Writer – it makes posting pictures so easy!


Nadine said...

Happy Birthday Irene! Such lovely presents you received! Sounds like you had a special day. :)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday -- sounds like it was wonderful!

Rian said...

Happy Birthday!!! That cake is very dear. Many happy returns.

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday! Your friend is so very talented. The pincushion is adorable and the teddy bear is just precious! The cake looks delicious and the orchid - stunning! You are a well loved lady!

quiltmom said...

Happy Birthday Irene-
It sounds like it was a very special one- I loved your pincushion and the orchid is really gorgeous.
May the next year bring you many terrific things. May you find yourself frequently surrounded by good friends and family who fill your life with good times, laughter and love.
With warmest wishes,

SandyQuilts said...

Happy (belated) Birthday.

Bunny said...

Hi I tried to send a comment on Monday, would not go. Happy Birthday sorry I am late. Love that pincushion it is adorable. I also love your quilt great work.