Monday, March 2, 2009

It's my birthday!

Good morning everyone,

Can you believe we had the biggest snow storm so far this season on Feb. 28th? Yep, we received 6 inches according to K. Then the wind got up, but fortunately the grader went through and plowed the drifts. I imagine the grader drivers are getting bored waiting for winter weather. LOL Anyway, it is supposed to be at least 75* by the end of the week. How crazy is that? Just normal Missouri weather.

Today is my birthday! I wish my dh didn't have to work so he could share it with me, but we sort of celebrated yesterday. He asked me if I wanted to go eat out at Ryan's, but I told him I would rather go to JoAnn's. So, being the sweet guy he is, he drove me to JoAnn's and waited patiently in the car for me. (He hates going in the store about as much as I hate going in O'Reilly's. LOL) I got some good bargains. I have been wanting some more purse and tote patterns. They had all McCall's patterns for $1.99, so I bought six of them. Aren't there some cute purses here?
I have been wanting a mini-iron for a while. I am getting kind of tired of steaming my fingers with the big iron when I press little pieces. So I used my 40% off coupon and bought a Clover mini-iron. Dh and I got a chuckle over the warnings. It said to be careful because the rod and little iron part get hot. DUH! LOL
They had fat quarters for $.99 each, so of course I had to have some. LOL I can see some of these becoming purses. Can't you? I also bought some Warm and Natural cotton batting. It was on sale for $5.99 a yard when it is normally $10.99. So I got a few yards. I also picked up a couple of pieces of fabric for backgrounds. I am sadly lacking in background fabric. So, this is what I spent my birthday money on. (big grin) You are supposed to buy something you love with birthday money. Right? I spent $88, but my receipt said that I had saved $136. How cool is that!? Dh drove me yesterday because I hate driving on snow. We stopped by a deli on the way home and got some chicken strips, stuffed mushrooms, and jalapeno poppers. Oh my, those jalapeno poppers were good. I hate hot stuff, but was assured that they were not hot. I don't know why, but they weren't hot, but so good! I also picked up one piece of cake. I wanted a cake for my birthday, but not a whole one, so I bought myself one piece. I will eat it later. Dh didn't want any. I know I am not supposed to have it, but it just wouldn't be my birthday without a piece of cake. You know what I mean? This morning, my sweet K also handed me a Hershey's bar. He knows how much I love them. He said he only bought it for me because it was a special day. So can you see a sugar high for me today? LOL I had better do lots of walking around to burn it off.

My sweet friend from Alabama, Teresa, sent me these amazing gifts. I love these books. The apron book has a few patterns, but lots of little short stories about aprons and beautiful pictures of them and some hints and tips about different things. I read it through in one sitting. I have already been planning some pot holders to make from the other book. It has some cute patterns. Now the mug is just the best. You probably can't read it, but it has my very favorite Bible verse on the front of it. It is Phil. 4:13 'I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.' I just love the inside of it as well.
Aren't those little butterflies darling? Thank you so much, Teresa. I love everything.
I really hope this post doesn't come across as me being self centered. I debated about posting this, but this is a journal of my life and this is what is going on in my life today. (grin) I have heard from Carolyn and Isaiah. Just 3 mores kids to call mama. Come on Cathryn, Hazel, and Jon. Mama is waiting. LOL A big thank you to my friend, Bren, for posting a birthday wish to me on her blog. She is such a sweet person and amazing quilter. You should check out her blog. I'll bet if you do, you will come back regularly. Thank you all for visiting my blog. I have some pictures of my sweet potatoes to show tomorrow. How exciting is that! LOL Please come again.


Susan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! Thank you for stopping in at my online home. I love yours! I will have to have my Brittany to see all your sewing. We are going to be busy sewing dresses for the little girls here soon, Lord willing.
I don't think bad of you for you sharing your blessings. I am HAPPY for you.

Have a great rest of the day in the Lord,

Susan ( I think I am in my daughter's account)

~Bren~ said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Winonaaaaaaaa,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Wonderful gifts from your friend! And what an awesome shopping trip! Enjoy that cake and candy bar! I will have a sugar free chocolate pudding and think of you!
I wanted to call you but I have the grandkids here and my Bible Study to do. I will get to you tomorrow.
Blessings to you my friend!!!!

Rosemary said...

Happy Birthday! I so wish that there were a Jo Ann's near me. Enjoy the rest of your special day!



Laurie said...

Happy Birthday to you on your own blog too Winona. Hope you had a great day.
Question for you.... I'm making curtains(yeah again for my bedroom as the others looked too "heavy" for the room if that makes sense) I want white but with something on them so I'm thinking of doing a bit of embroidary on the bottom or around that area lol. Any ideas as to what I could put on there? My room is that light sage and the trim is white hence the light and airy look. I'm stuck as to what I could do and since you are good with your eye with the embroidary and quilts thought you might have some ideas. Thanks Winona :-)


Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!!! I hope it was a wonderful one Winona!!!!

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