Turning 48 this year was a bit sad for me… and that was unexpected! I got lots of love and lots of attention…
But it was a day I just wanted to be quiet and let it pass… but friends and family had other ideas! lol
And besides the birthday loot above I got tons of facebook wishes and personal calls and emails.. the puzzle I showed yesterday was what I finally settled on doing and my bestie Connie finished it up late in the night…
I awoke to the puzzle finished and my bestie up and ready to visit!
That was awesome 🙂 It was also then that I took time to appreciate every tangible gift I got as well… let me show you a few!
My honey gave me my fave tangible thing that I asked for …
A iron from the 1940’s that WORKS! I can use this for piecing as I quit using any steam and it dramatically helped my piecing… and notice the cord minder???…. that is from my friend Wendy… she made me 2… both are in use 🙂
My fave tangible thing that was a surprise for me…
This beautiful dishcloth made just for me by my friend Brandy… isn’t it beautiful! When my honey builds the frame for the puzzle we made… he will make a shadow box for this “dishcloth” I refuse to use but want to adore! So I decided as soon as I saw it … it wouldn’t get stained and it would be enjoyed for it’s handmade beauty by making it a home. My honey agreed and will make a special home for this cloth! Yay for me 🙂
My fave thing that I needed and anticipated happening for my birthday was…
Taking this mess and …
And organizing it! More on this project coming up in a post on Friday 🙂 Do you follow me?
Another ANTICIPATED thing that happened to make it in time for my birthday was a set of coasters !!! We use them every day all the time for our drinks on the glass top table I sit at. Wonderful and a luxury item I didn’t realize I needed til I got them… thanks Wendy!
Another SURPRISE was the portable design wall my bestie made each of us from my idea! More on that coming up Sunday! Yippee for slow Sunday stitching!
I got an updated pic of me and my bestie for our yearly photo op 🙂
Very nice to have a beachy background as our natural backdrop! lol
So in the end.. I love all the stuff I got… but most of all I loved the love & adoration I received intangibly! And today… a few days after my birthday… I am happy to be 48 years old now. No regrets and no turning back!
How do you handle birthdays as you get older? Do you enjoy them or hope they pass quietly???
Have a blessed week and I look forward to sharing more with you from my birthday vaca week as my personal time allows me to blog about it! ha 😀