A Good Day

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Thank you all for all the birthday wishes. My birthday is often sort of an emotional day for me, and not in a good way. In the past I have often felt discounted when it came to my birthday, which kinda sucks. But regardless of what goes on with other people, I chose to have a good day yesterday. And Eric helped to make it special too, guess that’s one of the reasons I keep him around. He brought me these beautiful red beauties Tuesday night. Red roses just look so velvety don’t they? We both took the day off work yesterday, to spend the day together. He brought me a sweet card first thing in the morning and then we went out sewing machine shopping (we never made it on Sat). I think we’ve narrowed down our choices, and after doing some research online, I’ll probably make a decision. Then, he took me out for Thai food last night, which was delicious. Saturday he is taking me to Star Wars exhibit at the Science Place museum (my request).

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I opened up my mystery presents as well yesterday morning. My best friend, Julia, sent me Ink Circles Sea Stars, which I’ve been wanting forever and Just Nan’s Jump for Joy. Karen V. was the sender of the other package. She sent a sweet card and Little House Needleworks Emmaline Whitcomb from the Dear Diary series. I love those little charts (now I have two!). Thank you so much!! My boss gave me the Italian art book, as well as a 2008 calendar of Italy. The calendar is now hanging in my cubicle next to my ornament from Anna.

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Deb sent me the sweetest e-card as well as this Blackbird Designs chart. And Jenn surprised me with a gift certificate to Down Sunshine Lane. I’ve never shopped there before, but I’ve already picked something out. Strangely enough, a chart I had a dream about and just yesterday morning thought “I really should get that.” I’ll show you what I chose when it arrives. Thanks to both of you!!

Birthdays, of course, are not all about the gifts, so I want to say again (I really can’t say it enough), how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I appreciate all the friendships I’ve made through this blog, all the friends I’ve gotten to meet (both of you!), and how much I feel appreciated by you as well. It is nice to have my little space here to talk about whatever I feel like, and receive the support and wisdom that you all bring to the party. Thanks so much for making my birthday, and every day, special just by stopping by.

Now, on to the stitching…I did decide to stitch on Midi Mystery 2 yesterday. Here’s what it looked like before yesterday’s stitching (although imagine it less blurry).

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And here is what it looked like this morning. It was a relaxing and fun stitch. I appreciated having a little time to stitch on it. I’ll be going back to Katrina’s RR, maybe tomorrow. Tonight I am feeling kinda yucky and run down.

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Thanks again for stopping by, and hope you’re all having a great week.

I am grateful for true friends.

42 thoughts on “A Good Day”

  1. It sounds like you had a good birthday. Here is my birthday greetings to you: happy birthday! The red roses are gorgeous. I can tell they didn’t come from Walmart, be grateful for that. I have stitched Jump for Joy. There is a post on my blog of it. If you like Jim Shore stuff there is a great bunny that matches that design. I love the charts you got, can’t wait to see some of them stitched.

  2. It sounds like you had a good birthday. Here is my birthday greetings to you: happy birthday! The red roses are gorgeous. I can tell they didn’t come from Walmart, be grateful for that. I have stitched Jump for Joy. There is a post on my blog of it. If you like Jim Shore stuff there is a great bunny that matches that design. I love the charts you got, can’t wait to see some of them stitched.

  3. Happy Birthday Michelle! Hey! I have that same book on Italian art! Its a good one, isn’t it! Glad you had a good day!

  4. Happy Birthday Michelle! Hey! I have that same book on Italian art! Its a good one, isn’t it! Glad you had a good day!

  5. Beautiful flowers, beautiful gifts and some beautiful friends…you are blessed 🙂
    I really enjoy your blog and seeing your stunning work!!!
    Happy birthday to you~

  6. Beautiful flowers, beautiful gifts and some beautiful friends…you are blessed 🙂
    I really enjoy your blog and seeing your stunning work!!!
    Happy birthday to you~

  7. Beautful flowers, fabulous gifts all made for a very good day. I am glad your birthday turned out so lovely. Midi 3 is progressing quite nicely!

  8. Beautful flowers, fabulous gifts all made for a very good day. I am glad your birthday turned out so lovely. Midi 3 is progressing quite nicely!

  9. Oh, happy (belated!) birthday!!! I’m glad that you enjoyed it more this year, and I hope that feeling will just grow every year!! 😀

  10. Oh, happy (belated!) birthday!!! I’m glad that you enjoyed it more this year, and I hope that feeling will just grow every year!! 😀

  11. I’m glad you had a good birthday. Happy belated birthday wishes! My birthday’s on New Year’s eve. Talk about being forgotten… No, one present isn’t good enough for both Christmas and birthday!!!

  12. I’m glad you had a good birthday. Happy belated birthday wishes! My birthday’s on New Year’s eve. Talk about being forgotten… No, one present isn’t good enough for both Christmas and birthday!!!

  13. Hi Michelle,

    Happy Birthday. I found your comment on my blog and wanted to send along a link to a picture of my PS quilt. I don’t know how to make the above address into a link!
    It my be easier to go to my website
    http://www.knowledgeandneedles.com
    then to the shop models page, then click on the quilt and a bigger picture will come up.
    The quilt was fun to stitch, although it did take a long time and I had help. 10 of the blocks were done in the course of a RR with a great group of stitchers!

  14. Hi Michelle,

    Happy Birthday. I found your comment on my blog and wanted to send along a link to a picture of my PS quilt. I don’t know how to make the above address into a link!
    It my be easier to go to my website
    http://www.knowledgeandneedles.com
    then to the shop models page, then click on the quilt and a bigger picture will come up.
    The quilt was fun to stitch, although it did take a long time and I had help. 10 of the blocks were done in the course of a RR with a great group of stitchers!

  15. Wow! Great birthday gifts. Happy Birthday! I recently picked up that ink circles pattern too. I loved it from the first moment I saw it. Very cool. I am psyched that Blackbird has another pattern out too. Very nice. Ann.

  16. Wow! Great birthday gifts. Happy Birthday! I recently picked up that ink circles pattern too. I loved it from the first moment I saw it. Very cool. I am psyched that Blackbird has another pattern out too. Very nice. Ann.

  17. It sounds like you had a great day. What pretty flowers you got from your DH. I can’t wait to see what you ordered from DSL.

  18. It sounds like you had a great day. What pretty flowers you got from your DH. I can’t wait to see what you ordered from DSL.

  19. A very happy birthday to you Michelle 🙂 there isn’t a nicer girl that deserves such special treatment! All the gifties are glorious and very nice! I love DSL…Amy’s shop is addictive!!!
    Your Mystery looks stunning!

  20. A very happy birthday to you Michelle 🙂 there isn’t a nicer girl that deserves such special treatment! All the gifties are glorious and very nice! I love DSL…Amy’s shop is addictive!!!
    Your Mystery looks stunning!

  21. What beautiful flowers! Yes birthdays can be a mixed blessing. I used to stress more about them but now I try to celebrate everything I’ve done so far and try not to dwell on the other aspects so much. I like your idea of the pin map you and your husband maintain. What a cute idea! My DH and I always buy a souvenir pin everywhere we go and I made a special bulletin board 15 years ago where we stick them all. It’s fun to look at all the pins and remember the places and events we went to.

  22. What beautiful flowers! Yes birthdays can be a mixed blessing. I used to stress more about them but now I try to celebrate everything I’ve done so far and try not to dwell on the other aspects so much. I like your idea of the pin map you and your husband maintain. What a cute idea! My DH and I always buy a souvenir pin everywhere we go and I made a special bulletin board 15 years ago where we stick them all. It’s fun to look at all the pins and remember the places and events we went to.

  23. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday, Michelle, and you received some gorgeous presents.

    Love your progress on the midi mystery!

  24. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday, Michelle, and you received some gorgeous presents.

    Love your progress on the midi mystery!

  25. Happy Birthday Michelle! Sounds like this year’s was memorable! I’ve always found b-days a let down. You expect it to be this special day and the people around you just don’t pull through. I mean a girl shouldn’t have to plan dinner out etc. on her b-day right (or sit at home by herself… oops the bitterness came through there, this year’s was not the best one for me).

    Great mystery project!

  26. Happy Birthday Michelle! Sounds like this year’s was memorable! I’ve always found b-days a let down. You expect it to be this special day and the people around you just don’t pull through. I mean a girl shouldn’t have to plan dinner out etc. on her b-day right (or sit at home by herself… oops the bitterness came through there, this year’s was not the best one for me).

    Great mystery project!

  27. A very VERY belated birthday – sorry I missed it, sweetie 🙁 I’m useless without my computer reminding me about everything! Sign of getting old and lazy, I think 😉 Glad you had a good day 😀

  28. A very VERY belated birthday – sorry I missed it, sweetie 🙁 I’m useless without my computer reminding me about everything! Sign of getting old and lazy, I think 😉 Glad you had a good day 😀

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