Birthday Highlights

Why yes, it is well over a week after my birthday, and nearly two weeks since the birthday festivities kicked off with the arrival – in my office – of my first gift.  gMarie and the Knight were in cahoots, and a pink pearl wisteria (not in bloom, so no photo) has come to live in the woods.   I can hardly wait to see it in bloom, but I hear that indeed…  I’ll have to wait.  Hrmph.

That was followed by quite the birthday eve eve on Friday.  My sweet sis sent my packages to work for me to open early, and I didn’t wait a moment to slap on my Count Me Healthy bracelet.   I’m currently using it to count my veggie servings, but I can also see it being used to count rows in a short lace repeat (knitting)…  The beads slide.  Not too easily, but that’s the point; they’re counters, not floating charms!  

She also gave me a really pretty commerically made lace bolero, but you’ll have to wait until I wear it and get good photos.

The Friday goodness continued with lunch with Amy.   While Amy’s gifts – and cards – are always thoughtful and spot-on, I’d much rather share a photo of her fabulous made from a vintage pattern (by her talented mom!) attire. 

It was beastly hot and I will confess that I feared the heat would cancel our date.  I think Amy was pretty darned close to miserable, but she looked great and we had a fabulous afternoon together.  I suspect that will be our last lunch before Zoe arrives, so it was an extra-special way to kick off my birthday celebrations.

I’m glossing over the flowers and Edible Arrangements that also arrived at work on Friday.  That’s not to say I don’t treasure them, but this post is long enough without me reconstructing every moment of my birthday giftings.

July 2012 010Grace also sent a special birthday package with much goodness, but Sissy has insisted that I share the cute monster, who does happen to be napping on the shawl, also from Grace.  As with the felted basset I got in May, the purple monster is currently hiding out in a safe, high-up location.  The girls have never bothered one of my “toys” but I do have to take measures to assure they understand that certain items are MINE, even if they do show up in a color that MIGHT lend one to believe they were intended for a fur-girl…

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Sue and her pack also sent a very special box, and I’m sure some of the goodies will show up in other posts, but the card she sent was without a doubt the most must have been made for me commercial card ever.  If not for the apple-green collar I know Sis has NEVER worn, I’d wonder if someone stole a photo of the DIVA on a sand crab hunt!

There will also be a special post on another day…  the Knight found me what appears to be the bag of my (current) dreams.  But you’ll have to wait until I finish putting it through its paces…

Thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday one of the best ever.   I wish I could thank each and every person who sent a card, gave me a gift, or left a note on my Facebook wall, but there are only so many hours in a day…

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16 comments on “Birthday Highlights

  1. gmariesews says:

    Oh that card is fantastic! And isn’t it funny how the dogs think our toys are theirs? I made KAM a knit hedge and Lucy was positive it was hers. Even without a squeeker in it. And honestly – Lucy has also tried to eat my pumpkin colored yo-yo puppy and my holiday snowman.

    So glad you had a lovely birthday. Has the Knight planted that tree for you yet, or are you waiting a break in the heat so it doesn’t die from shock? g

  2. Nichole says:

    Glad it was fabulous… and I’m sorry that nothing arrived to your from NH this year. 😦 Hope you are still enjoying the Christmas goodies (lol – Christmas in July?)! =) That card from Sue is adorable and I can’t wait to hear/see the bag!

  3. Kathy says:

    Looks like you had a great and stretched-out birthday celebration! That’s the way it should be! Just wondering: Did your girls give you a gift?

  4. so happy your birthday was so special!

  5. Nancy says:

    Sorry I missed your special day. Happy Belated Birthday!

  6. Louise says:

    Well, well, Channon. It sure sounds like you had one fabulous Birthday albeit a week or two long celebration. The very best indeed! Love the Wisteria!!!

  7. Karen says:

    I’ve been so busy lately with graduation stuff that I missed on Ravelry that it was your birthday, I’m sorry! Happy Birthday Chan! From me and the girls, Sabrina, Daisy, Minnie and Tiffany. Sounds like you had a lovely day 🙂

  8. AlisonH says:

    Love it love it love it. So glad you were so well taken care of, happy birthday! (ooh, wisteria…!)

  9. Blond Duck says:

    I’m so glad you had a good birthday! You deserve it!

  10. Kathy b says:

    Oh your Grace shawl is amazing!!!!!
    LOVE the bracelet,,,,,I’m trying to go veggie
    Too! Fun times! Well deserved.
    Now, how long till we see THE bag?

  11. Oops…I managed to arrive in Joplin without posting your package first…good thing you celebrate B-day month!

  12. Amy D says:

    It was so good to see you, despite the heat! I’m glad that you had a great birthday!

  13. Barbara says:

    What a lovely birthday, Chan. And such thoughtful gifts too. (Cute photo of the crab digger.)
    Love the colors in the shawl AND is there anything lovelier than wisteria? Can’t wait to see photos of yours when it first blooms.

  14. Sue says:

    What a fun variety of gifts. It’s nice when birthdays last for a week or more.

  15. Kristyn says:

    Happy belated birthday!

  16. What neat presents!!! You and GMarie still have bags sitting here, waiting to be mailed. One of these days I’ll get my routine back and get to the post office before they close. For now, I’m off to check out the Count Me Healthy bracelet. Very cool.

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