Saturday, September 22, 2007

Birthday Follow-up

So far I've had 64 birthdays but I think the one I had yesterday was one of the best! Even though I wasn't feeling all that great I managed to have a wonderful day.

First of all, Gail, my oldest and dearest friend called me....plus she had sent me the most fantastic presents....more about that later. Then my son called from Alaska! That was a huge surprise. Later my daughter called and then last evening I had a most wonderful surprise call from none other than Pirk who lives in Canada!!

I had lots of messages, emails, ecards, and such from everyone. Thank you all for making this a really fantastic day.

Gail sent me a package that arrived several days ago but I waited until yesterday to open it. Here's what she sent....



The purple beads in the necklace and earrings are made from paper. The tiny teapot is polymer clay and it's adorable. And I love the cup pincushion. All these items were packaged so perfectly in purple boxes and felt bags. Does she know me, or what? As if that weren't enough she also put something on her blog yesterday that she made for me. Please go have a peek here....you won't be sorry!!

The ever-inspiring Kai sent me a package....and I waited to open it, too! Here's what Kai sent....



The angel is so beautiful in person....this photo doesn't do it justice. And one of Kai's wonderful ATCs that reads "forever for always without end"

Judie had me ROFL when I opened her card (more later) and she also included this wonderful drawing....



She is Janetta Goddess of the Bees!! I LOVE her!!

Here is a collage of some of my cards....



Two of these cards had me almost choking I was laughing so hard! As I mentioned, Judie's is the one in the lower right hand corner. It reads "Your birthday is the perfect time to offer you the traditional Hawaiian wish....may your coconuts never hang lower than your grass skirt." I think that ship has passed!!

The other one that had me laughing was from my cousin, Mary Anne....it's the one in the upper left hand corner. It reads "Happy Birthday! In Europe they believe a woman becomes more exciting after the age of 35....let's move!!" I'm ready when you are!

I had a beautiful card from Sheila....it's the one with all my favorite lilies. I love all my cards and gifts and appreciate all the phone calls and messages I received. Thank you all for making my 64th birthday so special.