Friday, November 9, 2007

I feel so blessed

Yes... today is the big birthday day. I love birthdays and savor every minute of the day.
Boyd woke up early to make a birthday cupcake... fat-free and Splenda. Really tasty and made with loving hands. We shared it with cups of tea. A lovely way to start the day!!
What's in the packages?? 2 pair of Birkenstocks... my lifeline to comfort. Brown and light blue (a chambray color). Good timing as we're going to Arizona in another week and it's been 90 degrees in Phoenix. Thanks Boyd-o for everything!
My girls each sent me gift certificates to the Fat Quarters Shop. I can't wait to go browsing and see what's new! Thanks Kristin and Wendy!
And a VERY SPECIAL PRESENT... a phone call from Nicolette in the Netherlands.
We talked for an hour and I enjoyed every minute. She has the most beautiful voice and has almost a British accent mixed with her Dutch. I look forward to a wonderful year ahead with her in my life and all you wonderful, kind, and creative blogging friends.
How easily we can reach around the world for comfort or to celebrate.
Life is wonderful... isn't it?
I'm posting a photo of one of several books that arrived yesterday.
This book is wonderful... my favorite!
It has so many ideas for whimsical and contemporary crewel work... and it sparked so many new ideas in my head.
I was up until 3am practicing the stitches and getting ideas for projects. It felt so good to hold that wooden hoop in my hand again after so many years. So familiar and comforting... like mashed potatoes.
Love and hugs,
We were going to go to 3 quilt shops out-of-town, but considering it's after 12:30 and I'm in my jams, I think we'll go another day and go see 'American Gangster' with Denzel Washington. Munch popcorn and sip icy sodas.
Sounds good to me!


Kate said...

Hope you're having the bestest day, Joni!!
Love and hungs from England xx

de vliegende koe said...

Happy Birthday again, Mrs Joni Yummers Possin, I’m singing you a birthday song, listen carefully! Cupcakes, books, gift-certificates from Fat Quarter, that’s some birthday! I hope you and Boyd and Gabby cat of course, will have a wonderful day! I wish you the best of years to come together with everyone you love!

Wanda said...

Happy Birthday to a sweetheart! Love your friendly smile and all the goodies you share with us!

Anina said...

Happy Birthday Joni!!!!
It sounds like you're having a wonderful day.

corry said...

Happy Birthday Joni!! Have a great day! Hiep,hiep,Hoera!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Joni! I hope you have had a lovely day! Boyd sounds like he has been spoiling you - as you deserve! Take care and enjoy yourself. Lucy x

Angie said...

What a wonderful day you're having. I didn't realize you're heading to AZ next week.

My inlaws are leaving for TN tomorrow. . . what a wild time!!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday!!!

it sounds like you have had a lovely day so far ; )

I have tagged you on my blog ;)

Happy Day

kirsty said...

Happy birthday, sweet Joni!
What a fabulous birthday! Cupcakes, fabric AND a call from Nicolette!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful! How could it not be -- and a phone call from Nicolette? How very exciting. Could you ever have imagined it BB (Before Blogging) ???

Junie Moon said...

Happy birthday! I hope the weekend is one big birthday celebration for you.

Helen Hancock said...

Happy happy birthday my friend. And may there be many more!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday, belated, Joni! Sorry I'm late getting here to join in your birthday fun! Thanks for sharing about your happy day...What joy to get to talk to Nicolette! She is a sweetheart! Wishing you a wonderful day, everyday and always ((HUGS))

happybunny said...

Wishing you belated good wishes for your birthday. Sounds like you had a truly lovely day with loads of lovely pressies.