Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friends.....


Today is my birthday. Yep, 51! Can you believe I'm that old? I can't either. My husband and some friends threw me a suprise birthday party last night. I got some lovely gifts and the company rocked! But...I just wanted to tell everyone how blessed I am with friends. I have had great friends my whole life. Friends that stick by me no matter what. Blogland recently reminded me that not every one has that gift. Not everyone knows what being a real friend even means. I am one lucky woman to know the joy of having great friends and I just wanted to thank those of you who I count amoung that group! I was lucky enough to meet some blog friends earlier this year, (Jen, Moneik, Cindy..that's you) and got to add to that number some more great friends. Life is good and God has blessed me in so many ways....how could I not share that?

On the quilty side of life, Garry got me a one of those new Simplicity fabric strip cutters and three...yep, count 'em....three new feet for my Sapphire. One is the walking foot I really wanted! Friends got me gifts ranging from jewelry to a lovely sweater. Another friend is really good at woodwork and he made me a lighthouse. Patti even got me Pioneer Woman's new cookbook! I'll take pics of all the loot and post them tomorrow.

I just want to say again that the best gift in life truly is friendship! Nothing compares. I'm even friends with my husband! Amazing, huh? So...as a birthday gift to me...hug a friend today!

14 comments:

Moneik said...

You are an awesome, incredible, real friend. I'm so happy I got to meet you and spend a wonderful all night sewing spree with you. Happy Birthday One Eye!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you....Happy birthday dear One Eye...Happy Birthday even though I had the wrong day and texted you way earlier in the week...happy birthday to YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUU.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Happy Happy Birthday...
age is ONLY a number----the real question is do you FEEL 51??? :0)
Happy quilting with the new gift!!!!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday! And happy quilting with all the wonderful things (and eating with Pioneer Woman...mmmmm).

Barb said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday! Friends are indeed a rare and beautiful gift.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to you, I too count you among my great friends. I can't wait for our next get together. Sounds like there will be lots of sewing in your near future. To me you'll always be one i.

Carol VR said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

51?!? No way... I wouldn't have put you a day over 29.

Pokey said...

Happy Birthday to you! Here's wishing for a great year, creative and otherwise. What thoughtful gifts from your honey, too!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! You are blessed to have special friends in your life! Enjoy your gifts!

piecesofpatti said...

I think I enjoyed your birthday as much as you did! What a great party and I am so happy you had such a great weekend. I am so happy we are friends and I value our friendship so much......Love you One I

nanoupatch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
It is the first time I'm coming to visit you and I like all you are doing, so I 'll come back often!
Have a good day and if you want to visit my blog, I have written both in French (As I'm living in France) and English

Randi said...

I'm a little late, but I hope you had a great birthday!

Trish said...

I'm really late... Happy Birthday Regina!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Happy, happy Birthday . . . and many more!