Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Guess what today was...is??

Yep..my 61st..and it was great...and Braxton & Lulu got their treats as well..{but not cake..}

After having a Red Velvet Cake at work..I got home to banners, balloons, birthday cards and presents and lots of love.

Mr. B wanted to take me out to dinner, but I asked for his aMAzIng  grilled cheese sandwiches instead..he uses Gouda and Provolone on fresh sesame bread..can you say YUM-OH?!

{Bless me Weight Watchers, for I have sinned..}

Then, when I checked Facebook, I found out my photo of Kitty Litter Cake from last year's Halloween party won a $50 gift certificate from Anastasia's Attic in Gardner Village, a quaint boutique shopping "town" with all historic houses..lovely.

{And the store is my very fAVoRite in the whole village!!}

Wow..Can anyone be any luckier?  I think not..

Tomorrow {or today if you're reading this on Thursday, is my sister Kathy's birthday as well..although I am still younger..even though she was born the day after me..it was many MANY years before my birth..heeheehee..

So, I made her one of my cloth books..this one is a story of the strong women from our heritage..all Irish and strong..and beautiful.  See?? Can I be any more blessed?

Here's how it turned out...











{This is a print on an antique handkerchief that I printed the month of October (from 1888)  Tennyson calender on..I circled the 7th..}



She called and said it had arrived..and she liked it.  I'm very glad.  And I'm very blessed..

Have a wonderful day on her birthday tomorrow..I know she'd think that was a great gift as well..

-me

23 comments:

Laurie said...

Colleen!! Happy Birthday!! I wish I'd known! Anyway, your birthday sounded wonderful, and the grilled cheese! Yeah I would have opted for that!
Your book is so beautiful, I think I may steal your idea if you don't mind, I think one for my mother would be perfect!!
Happy birthday also to your sister!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Happy happy Day Collen! It is okay to have a few more points on such a special day! A wonderful win too...how fun! I love the book~it is wonderful! :)

Robin said...

Happy Belated Birthday Coleen! You have created yet another fabulous fabric collage book that I'm sure your sister will treasure forever!!

Emmy said...

Happy Birthday to both of you! :D

Vee said...

Of course she loved it; did it make her cry? What a lot of creativity and love went into that gift.

Happy Birthday to you, Colleen! If you behave until weigh in day, you may have the best loss ever!

just call me jo said...

I'm older than you...sigh! Happy, happy birth day...The book is beautiful. Love to sis too. That cheese sandwich sounds divine.

Jan said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your book Colleen and so will your sister..... what a wonderful gift.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU and to Kathy. You look amazing in your birthday photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy [late] Birthday!

But ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you are sooooooooo young!!!

Netty said...

Happy Birthday, terrific pictures and wow your cloth book is totally amazing am sure it will be cherished. Annette

MK said...

Happy Birthday and many more!

Ming said...

Hi Coleen, Happy Belated Birthday! Can I be an adopted little sister so I can get such a great present for my birthday...I love the book.
You are truly gifted.

diane said...

Sorry I'm late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of you. The book is a work of Art, lovely. Glad you had a nice day. Wishing you many more happy years ahead. Calories don't count on your birthday.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! And many, many more! The cloth book is so beautiful...what talent!

madrekarin said...

Happy birthday, Colleen! Your fabric book is just beautiful. Almost as much as you are. Have a lovely day. :)

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Well Hey! Happy Birthday. Well a couple of days ago but still...just the same. So glad you had a grand ole' day. If I'd known I'd have 't-peed' your lawn. In the most graceful way, of course.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Happy Belated Colleen! I missed this! Not sure if it's my computer or if there really is a new dashboard layout. The pics are huge and I'm having trouble finding people :(
Anyway, sounds like your day was great and your fabric book is lovely!! I'm sure she loved it!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day which is as it should be. I really love your cloth books - they're just beautifully executed!

Manuela

Sue said...

Colleen, a very belated Happy Birthday! It sounds like your day was lovely (yummy sounding grilled cheese!).

Love the book you made for your sister. What a great idea and very special gift.

Hugs,

Sue

Zuzu said...

Awwwwww, HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLEEN!!! I'm sure Kathy will love her cloth book - it's fab-U-lous! HB to K too!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Ann Nichols said...

How wonderful. Sounds like you had a perfect day! Now...here's to hoping it's a perfect year too!
Happy birthday and...
Many blessings!
Ann

Dapoppins said...

Your books are always so beautiful.

And Happy Birthday!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a wonderful cloth book!

Melinda Cornish said...

happy birthday...you really are amazing and so is your book.