Thank you to everyone who sent me cards and messages yesterday. It was wonderful. I still have lots of emails to answer and I promise to get to them today.
First of all I want to share a very special gift with you. As you know, Gail and I have been friends since we were about 9 years old. She is my BFF. When she sends a gift you can bet it will be something really great and this birthday was no exception. Just look at what she made for me....
This is a handmade doll that is about 12" tall. She has fabulous spiked white hair, little wire glasses, a sparkly purple outfit and purple earrings, painted toenails and purple sandals! She sits on the edge of my desk with her legs crossed and she has a small book with her. The book is beyond special! It's all handmade, too and includes small photos of me and Gail in 5th grade, a photo of my grandma talking on the phone (which is one of my favorite photos of her!), and even some little paper dolls because Gail and I used to spend hours drawing paper dolls and designing their outfits. Oh, and there's also a miniature of one of my drawings along with a bee!! It is truly a little work of art in itself. I just wasn't able to get a good photo of the book although you can see it beside the doll in the photo.
Gail also sent me a beautiful journal....
She definitely knows how to spoil me!! Thank you, Gail!
And that wonderful Kai sent me the cutest little wind chime....and guess what....it's purple!!
I hung it on a hook on the fireplace so I could get a photo of it but it's going to hang in the window of my studio. I usually have the window open in there year round and the breeze will make the wind chime tinkle. Thank you, Kai!
Maryellen sent me one of her fantastic ATC's....
The background is gold and doesn't show up too good in the photo. On the back it says this is #1107!! That's how many ATC's Maryellen has made! And I'm lucky to have several of them! Thank you, Maryellen!
I got many other gifts but I won't show them all to you. I got books from my daughter....wonder why she did that? :-) And my son called me from Alaska. I also got a phone call from Lisa, and a couple of my friends who don't have blogs. So I had a pretty busy day. Not to mention the great dinner I had....red snapper and scallops....yum! Oh, and HB got me a birthday cake, too. But you know me....I don't like cake so I really didn't eat any.
Oops! Now how did that photo get in here??
PS - I added a new photo on my profile, too.