Jan 27, 2014

♪♫ Celebrate Good Times... C'mon! ♫ ♪ ♫

Anyone remember Kool and the Gang? 
It happened again... I had another birthday!

 
It was my birthday last week.  Recent weather conditions lately have reminded me of the weather we used to have when I was a kid. 


I had very few birthday parties due to bad weather conditions.  Thank goodness I had three siblings.  That's practically a party itself!

No parties this year either, but I did get bombarded with birthday cards from exchanges I participated in.  I also received a card from work and one from Menards along with a certificate for a free screwdriver, lol.




 
 
 
There were a couple of unexpected surprises that showed up in the mail from my stitching friends.  You gals are the best!
 
Wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper and bound with silver sparkly fiber, this came from Pam at My Stitchin-n-Stuff.  Hmmm... Wonder what it could be??

 
Oooh!  A needlebook!  So adorable.


 With 3 sizes of gold needles.
  The colors in the needlebook make me smile. 
So bright and cheery :)

 
These silk handkerchiefs came from Shelley at Shelley's Artsy Fartsy Life.
Her grandmother got them when she was in the orient.
They're so pretty!
 
 
CJ at Tea and Stitches says, "Every girl deserves chocolate on her birthday." 
Along with the huge chocolate bar, she sent me a beautiful scarf she made.

 
For my birthday, my parents took me out to eat at the local chinese food buffet.  Yummy!

 
At Christmas, the BF got me a quilting book, "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts."  As part of my birthday present, he got me a set of quilting rulers.  Now I just have to pick out the fabrics.  Choices, choices!

 

42 comments:

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Meari. You are well loved! Great gifts. Have fun!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Claudette497 said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have many more! (and I remember clearly disco roller skating to Kool and the Gang, lol)

Fay and Charlette said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Birthday time. wishing you the best in your new year! Christina

Carolyn Nye said...

Meari,
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I remember cool and the gang and that song. Now it will be stuck in my head all day! :)

You got some great cards and floss colors. The needlebook is pretty and so you. How sweet of your friend to think of you with those neat looking silk handkerchiefs. A girl has to have chocolate and a scarf to go with it.

The buffet looks delicious. I can't wait to see what you come up with a quilt theme.

Happy Happy day to you!

geeky Heather said...

Happy belated birthday!! I was born in February, so I understand about the weather...I have a very clear memory of our driveway covered in an inch of ice. I boiled some water and was determined that I'd clear it off, pot by pot! I think it only took me two before I realized it was completely hopeless. =)

Barb said...

Happy Birthday Meari. Sounds like you had a nice one and lots of great mail you got there. This weather has changed a lot of plans. Around here schools are closed again due today.

Melody said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you got some lovely surprises.

Shelleen said...

Happy Birthday! Now I have that song going through my head lol.

Faith... said...

The silk handkerchiefs are gorgeous! You are a lucky lady to receive so many great goodies from so many good friends. Happy Birthday again!

Marge Bobo said...

Happy Belated Birthday Meari! It looks like you got a lot of wonderful stuff for your birthday! I am glad that you enjoyed it!

Katie said...

So glad you had a fantastic birthday. You deserve it girl! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Mouse said...

Happpyyy birthday a wee bit late but hey better late than never ..lol
love the stash of floss and the wee needle book is gorgeous :) and nice gifts from the BF too :)
sending you a piece of cake to go with the cuppa :) love mouse xxxx

valerie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Meari! It looks like you got lots of great goodies!

Shebafudge said...

Happy belated birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Berly said...

Awesome birthday!!! You deserve it!

Jennifer M said...

Looks like you had a great birthday Meari, lots of cards, floss and great gifts. Anxious to see the making of the quilt:)

Kay said...

Happy birthday! You got a lot of nice gifts! Have a good week!

Pam in IL said...

Looks like you had a great birthday! I'm glad your parents were able to make it to celebrate with you. Quilting means lots of new fabric stash! It'll be fun watching your quilty progress.

Debs said...

Happy Birthday Meari, have fun playing with all your new goodies!

Chris said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!
What lovely cards and gifts, and Chinese food too, yum!!
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful gifts and cards you got for your birthday.

Marl

Bette said...

Happy birthday, Meari.

Anonymous said...

Belated happy what nots from me too. Hope you had a great day.

Roz

Kathy Bradford said...

I to know about having a January birthday and not many parties but I only had one brother and he was six years younger then me so believe me that was no party so I just suffered. your gifts were so pretty and those silk hankies were beautiful so happy january birthday buddy Sincerely Kathy Bradford

Nancy said...

Meari, Sorry I missed your birthday!! Looks like it was still a pretty good one even with the horrid weather. Lots of cool stitchy stuff. Looking forward to seeing what you decide on for fabrics for quilting.

Chris said...

Happy belated birthday wishes. What a lovely lot of cards you got.. and that Chinese Buffet looked yum yum.. good luck with your patchwork and quilting. I started four years ago and love it.
Chris x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

How wonderful. Hope your day was great and you got to stitch a little.

Kay said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Now I have a Kool & the Gang earworm, lol!

Vicky L said...

Happy Birthday again! You got some lovely threads! I love Chinese buffets but I got to stay away from them. Glad you had a great time!

Brigitte said...

Happy birthday and enjoy all the great cards and wonderful gifts from your freinds.

Ranae said...

Happy birthday!! Meari
All them beautiful cards make up for a party
Take care!!

Carol said...

♫♪♫ Happy Belated Birthday ♫♪♫ I hope your day was a special one, Meari--lovely bunch of cards and floss! And what nice gifts from Pam, Shelley, and CJ--stitching friends are the best, that's for sure!

I hope your coming year is filled with everything that brings a smile--you deserve it!!

Denise SA said...

Lovely birthday gifts

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like I missed it by a day, but Happy Belated Birthday, Meari !

~Lynn in VA

Debbie said...

Belated Birthday wishes Meari...actually have a fully working computer again...I could read blogs but unable to do anything else. Hope all is going well for you. Anything selected for a quilting project yet?

Anne said...

Meari!! We share the same bday month! Happy Birthday! Yours is on the same day as my dearest friend so I will remember from now on :D Wonderful gifts you received and that buffet looks like it was very yummy!! Hugs!

*-* said...


Happy belated Birthday greetings Meari. Looks like you had a wonderful celebration & some of those cards are really pretty.
Love the elm creek bridal sampler book, lucky you. Patchwork is my favourite pastime, so I'll look forward to seeing your fabric choices & stitching progress.
Kay.

glenda said...

Glad you had a good birthday :) Looks like you got a lot of very good stash!

Akila said...

Belated birthday wishes, looks like a great fun day. Such pretty cards and generous gifts :)