Thursday, July 31, 2008

Birthday Thank Yous!

I want to thank my dear friends for the lovely and very thoughtful birthday presents that I opened up today... I am utterly overwhelmed... I owe personal thank yous to many of you. My neighbor gave DH & I a pair of IMAX tickets for my birthday, and Mike and I are getting ready to go soon to see The Dark Knight... I hope to get my personal thank yous out later tonight or tomorrow... as I said, I am so overwhelmed!

To save space, I put the gifts into a slideshow instead of creating a very graphic heavy post... so without further ado, look at the lovely treats I got today! (Pssst - the gifts from Carolyn are actually the SBEBB Redwork Exchange - my head is so cloudy today!!)


Thank you all for making my 45th birthday something very special... love to you all... {{{HUGS}}}

When I got up this morning, as I always get up before my actual birth hour of 9 AM (ish), I finished off this little Christmas ornament:

Let It Snow Ornament

Barbara Ana Designs

Sugar Maple Fabrics 28 ct Ice Crystal Lugana, DMC Floss


I also wanted to take a moment to send special birthday greetings to dear Patti - for those who do not already know, Patti and I share the same birth date - not just the same birthday, but the same birth date. I think I am a couple of hours older than she is, though :-( LOL! Happy Birthday, dear one!! {{{HUGS}}} I hope you had a great day today!

PS - Goodbye Manny Ramirez. I thought I would be sad when the day came that your demands to be traded from the Red Sox were met. Manny, I am not sad. It was time for you to go. Thank you for all the wonderful things you did for the Red Sox, but your negative attitude clearly has hurt the team this year. Best wishes.

Stitched on today: Finished Let It Snow Ornament, and stitched on SBEBB Redwork Exchange

40 comments:

Mylene said...

Happy happy Birthday, Carol! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
Just viewed all the gifts and all are just wonderful. Enjoy!

And that's a cute ornament finish.

cathymk said...

Happy Birthday Carol!! Many happy returns!

tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!! Enjoy your day!

Shelleen said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Carol! What great gifts you received. Well deserved. I totally agree with you on the Manny deal. It was time for him to go. I hope you still are a Red Sox fan. Enjoy your day!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Carol!!! I hope you receive all of your hearts desires. Your birthday gifts are wonderful, and I love your little ornie finish.

Daffycat said...

Happy birthday and many happy returns. Wonderful pressies you received! Loved the photo slideshow.

Enjoy the movie; it's a great one!

Melody said...

Happy Birthday Carol! Best wishes for a wonderful year.

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday! I sent you a card, but it may be late. I made it myself, so I hope you like it.
Great gifties there you young'un! I'll be 49 in November-yikes!

Connie B said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Happy Bday! I hope I get goodies next week for my bday! Left my wishlist handy to family, LOL!! Hope you had a great day!

Connie B said...

OH, and DITTO on Manny Ramirez!!!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday! You are more than deserving of such wonderful gifts - you are so generous with others!

Hope you enjoy your day!

Sharon said...

Amazing gifts! Enjoy! Your ornament is adorable.

Nic said...

What wonderful gifts - and well deserved, you are so generous with your own giving!

I hope you had a very happy birthday!

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Happy Birthday, Carol.
Best Wishes in whatever you do :D

Carol R said...

You had some wonderful gifts Carol - the slideshow shows them off beautifully!

lena-lou said...

Happy Birthday Carol

sari.i. said...

Happy Birthday! You've received wonderful gifts! :)

Katrina said...

Carol, happy belated birthday! Love all the presents. Isn't it nice to be spoiled :-). You certainly deserve it. Hope the IMAX was great, too.

Chiloe said...

Happy birthday Carol !!!

I love the ornament: so colorful.

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Carol! You have receieved some gorgeous gifts!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Well, now Belated, but the wish is the same! When you get a chance, would you mind sharing the pattern names (from your gifts) with us? I am particularly interested in the one from Katrina - it really caught my eye. Hope you love(d?) the movie!

Jade said...

Happy belated birthday! I know this is not much of a gift, but:

Congratulations!!

You have been nominated for the Brillante Weblog Award:) Please see my blog! (Stitch and Serve)

stitcherw said...

What wonderful presents, and seeing Dark Knight at the IMAX should be fantastic. Hope you had a wonderful day, it certainly started out great with such a cute ornament finish.
Happy Birthday,
Sue

shakatak66 said...

Happy birthday gorgeous girl!!! My apologies, but your giftie is going to be super late ... but it is coming! Hope you have a fantastic time seeing Dark Knight - your gifts so far have been absolutely stunning! :D

Paisley said...

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday dear Carol!!!! Hope you have a fabulous day. :-)

Beatrice said...

It sounds like you had a marvelous Birthday ..All the best to you.
p/s I'm with you on the Manny situation. It seems now the Red Sox can go on to winning?????
It was always a pleasure to watch him. But he wasn't himself the last while.
Go Red Sox.
I know ...I'm a Blue Jays fan but I can Share!!!

ollie1976 said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!!!!

-with Manny gone...Yanks have a better chance! Go Yanks!!! :)

-Jen

Goldie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Carol! You've received some wonderful gifts! HUGS!

sugardoll said...

Happy Birthday Carol. Hope you had a very happy one!!

Casa Pearl said...

Belated birthday wishes birthday twin! Hope you had a fabulous day!

katica said...

Happy birthday Carol!

I know I'm a bit behind with these things, and that you've already recieved the award but wanted to let you know that you have been nominated again. Please visit my blog when you get a chance.

Thanks

Susimac said...

Happy happy belated birthday wishess to you Carol, what lovely gifts you received. I hope you had a wonderful day.

Lennu said...

Dear Carol, Happy, happy belated birthday!! I'm so happy to read that you had such a wonderful birthday and received so many beautiful gifts! I'm sorry I'm so late in wishing you happy birthday, summer has been hectic and I've completely failed in following my stitching goals... I hope to catch up when autumn comes!

Jenna said...

I'm so glad that you were well and truly spoiled. You deserve it, dear lady! I'm sorry that I didn't get anything out to you, but maybe I'll just RAK you sometime later. :) I'm glad that I sent along my birthday wishes early!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Carol! Ann

Janaina said...

Ohhh now I understand why you were worried, Carol... I missed your bday, girl friend! =(
So sorry on that! Really! I dunno how I could do that, but I missed! Please receive a big big hug from the sunny lands of Brazil, even I am late on that.
Thank God you have your life filled with great friends. We can see how deeply loved you are! =)
But... er... sweetie? Mmmm... sure it´s 45? You surely DO NOT look or sound like 45! Maybe you have miscounted... =P

Michelle said...

Such a cute ornament! And what a great way to spend your birthday morning.