Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy Un-Birthday to you

Today is my birthday... so I am having my Un-Birthday party with you.
It is simple...be a follower, leave a comment telling me that you wish to be included and wait for the draw which will be Sunday Feb 10th.  I will be sure to personalize your un-birthday gift.
We have no plans to celebrate...for us, birthdays are just another day.   I am off work until Thursday so that in itself is my celebration.  I received some lovely cards.... Thank you to Angela, Sweet Lu,  the Sun Stitchers group, Fern, Dear Ziz and of course my mom.

Mr H left a beautiful card on the fireplace mantel... He finds the most lovely cards for me. This is what is printed inside:

For My Wife With All My Heart
I probably don't express my feelings for you as often as I should, but that's not because those feelings don't exist. It's just that they're so strong that I hardly know where to start....
When I think about all the times we've shared and how much has changed in our lives, I realize how blessed I am to love someone so remarkable. Your smile brings warmth to my world. Your touch smooths away my cares. Your love is the reason we get through everything life brings.
I love you with all my heart, and always will.

I am still wiping the tears..... I m so very lucky to have him in life.

I finished my Sashiko Japanese Wallet...For my first attempt at this embroidery, I am pleased. Could it be better...yes, but it really looks nice.  I love the button that I found and the fabric for the lining is of course from Jo Ann's. My co-worker Julie helped choose just the one to accent the thread. I can not wait to start a new Sashiko project. I think a large pillow for my bed.
Speaking of starting a new project....
Many years ago...really... I learned to Needle Tat from a friend. I actually made a bookmark which I gave as a gift.  So now I came across the needles and very old instructions and decided to do some tatting. Well... I guess I really need practice... but this is what I tried. I will have to find a more current book with better directions. I really do not know why I am even doing this... it is just me...
I did pull out all the right stuff to do a cross stitch project... well here again... I have 2 that are ready to go so it is just a matter of making up my scattered mind.
I have lost my sunglasses...second time this week. I found them once, but I do not think I will this time. I have searched everywhere.  The Arizona sun is always very bright and I really so use them daily. So, if you should come across them in your travels....
So glad you had time to sit with me... have a pleasant day.

29 comments:

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Birthday.
What a truly beautiful gift from your sweet husband.
Woolie Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Emma/Itzy said...

What a lovely thing for him to write in your card, I hope you have a great day even if you don't do anything in particular!

I would love to be included in the un birthday giveaway :)

Emma xo
http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/

Nicola said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthdy to you
Happy Birthday dear Gracie
Happy Birthday to you

Tell Mr H that he is wonderful and a keeper

Shelly said...

Happy Un-Birthday Gracie! What a nice hubby you have to give you a card like that! Enjoy the day:)

Annette-California said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Precious gift from your Mr. H - Enjoy your day. Love Annette

CalamityJr said...

Wow, Mr. H certainly knows what to tell his girl (and I'm sure it's all true)! Happy un-birthday to you. dear Gracie. Your tatting reminds me of a gal I sang with in church choir many years ago - she was blind, but could produce some really beautiful things with her tatting tools. Take care of your eyes and replace those glasses soon, please!

cucki said...

Happy Happy Birthday.
What a beautiful gift from your sweet hubby..
big hugs x

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday. Love the wallet, how fun.
What a wonderful card from your husband.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Sheila said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Gracie!!!
Hope you have a very special time with your wonderful Mr. H
He is defineitley a keeper

Angela said...

Happy, Happy Un-Birthday Gracie!! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Melanie said...

Happy Happy Un-Birthday!!!!!! :)

Sandra Kaye said...

Happy Birthday my Dear!!! Have a blessed day :):) hugs

Sue said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a very very good and blessed day !!!

lynda said...

Hope you are enjoying your in- birthday! What a lovely card from mr. H...I love your little wallet! Very pretty...and would love to be included in your giveaway too. Have fun with the rest of your day!

Lee said...

Happy unbirthday enjoy the day and the year that follows it.
What a special moment reading Mr H card must have been. The little wallet is delightful

Mouse said...

happppyyyy birthday and lovely card from Mr H too :)
love your japanese bag and your cute start on your needle tatting ....
haven't found your sunglasses I found mine in a coat pocket I had forgot I had put them in ....
would love to entered into your unbirthday celebrations :) love mouse xxxxx

Simple Pleasure said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Hope today is the start of a year filled with good health, love, happiness, and peace...oh, and lots of stitching time, too...LOL!
I'm such an incurable romantic...got all teary reading Mr. H's card!
Enjoy the days off to the fullest.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Christine said...

Happy Birthday!

Julie said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to you Gracie.
What a treasure Mr H is, such beautiful words.
Well done the wallet, its beautiful.

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Gracie! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day!

Kaisievic said...

Happy Unbirthday - sounds very Lewis Carroll! That is such a lovely thing for Mr H to write - you are indeed blessed to be married to such a lovely man.

I have just posted about the Travelling Bunny and will be sending him on his way to Chiara.

And. of course, please count me in your giveaway.

Happy Birthday,

hugs, Kaye

Caitlin Jordan said...

Happy Birthday :D I love that lovely japanese wallet it's gorgeous.

Silverlotus said...

Happy Unbirthday (a day late, or not?). What a very, very sweet card from Mr. H.

I think the wallet looks wonderful! You did a great job.

And please enter me in your giveaway. ;)

Fiore said...

Tanti auguri a teeeeee
Tanti auguri a teeeeee
Tanti auguri, tanti auguri, tanti auguri a teeeeeeee
(Happy Birthday in Italian!)
Hope you had a nice day.
One thing is certain: you have so many friends who loves you.

Please, count me in your give-away for the un-birthday.
Fiore

Roberta said...

hope you day was a good one, especially if you were off from work.

it is so nice to have a husband who can be sentimental and loving.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Japanese wallet is pretty, and such a beautiful flower button! I'd love to be in your drawing, Gracie! Have fun with your tatting.

geeky Heather said...

What a sweet card!! Happy birthday! LOVE the sashiko!!!

So nice of you to have an unbirthday giveaway. =)

ariadne said...

Many happy returns to you!I would love to join this giveaway!
ariadnesky@hotmail.com
http://AriadnefromGreece.blogspot.com
AriadnefromGreece!

Laura said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Gracie. Mr. H's words are just beautiful. What a wonderful gift you have in each other!