Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July 15, 1930

. The date of my birth.

Yes, I am 78 years young today and proud of it.
Here's the card I got from my daughter. She was up here on Sat. and Sunday

Can you read what it says? Isn't that sweet? Made tears come to my eyes.

Then this afternoon my son who lives in Colorado called me during his lunch hour. I said you remembered? He always does. Sort of hard not to since his wife's birthday was yesterday and it was also the day they got married about 19 years ago.

Their two children were here for a day a week ago and I forgot to take my camera when we went to the put-put. The oldest, Sara just graduated from High School and this past week they had orientation at college. It's in Greeley and she has her classes all set. Even taking Japanese and Theater. She was in the cast of CATS at school last year and had a blast.

Yesterday when I came home from town there was a package on my door step. From Fat Quarter Shoppe. Hmm.
This was inside. Isn't that neat. Such pretty paper and ribbon.
Of course I had to open it even if it was a day early.I knew who it was from. That favorite online friend I have who loves to shop on the Internet and at the thrift shops.

This is what was in it. Two charm packets of Wildflower Serenade by Kansas Troubles. Someone is trying to get me hooked on another kind of fabric. After all we belong to the Thimbleberries group but-- lots of them are also into Kansas Troubles and now I see why. There is 40 charms in each and such neat designs. Great polka dots in each colorway.

Then the envelope has a gift certificate so I can get some yardage when it comes in. I think she is getting me into making one of those Schnibbles patterns she's been making.

That isn't all. Last Sat. when my Daughter came up she cooked some soft shells for her Dad and a friend of his that likes them. Bill has a bad heart also and really was in worse condition at one time them DH. But after having two knee replacements and loosing some weight and getting in shape he's doing great.

When He was leaving he said he'd been thinking that he'd like to come and spend a day a week with Hubby and let me have a day out. He said to pick the day. WOW what an offer. So of course I said Wednesday's. That's my hair day and for shopping. So this will enable me to take my time, wander the mall if I want and know that DH has someone with him to empty his bag and do whatever else he wants done. They can sit and sleep or talk or whatever. They used to antique together.
Bill was with him at an auction in Ohio when he passed out and ended up in the ER and they finally found out what the problem was. He needed a pacemaker which they put in then and there..

What more could a caregiver need but a great friend to come spend a day. Think about that if you know someone that is a caregiver and might need a little relief once a week.

Someone left a comment yesterday wondering why I hadn't posted. Well, Really didn't have any new projects to show. Am working on something which is a surprise gift and after she has received it I shall show you.

The OC is still up on the board. Just not enough time to sit and sew on something that will take a while.

Just keep checking back like you have to on some other blogs. I haven't even read many blogs. But was sure glad to see that my friend Kairle in Happy Valley finally gave us the rest of the family week in Chicag


pudge's girl said...

Well it is 11:36 EDT so technically it is still your birthday, so "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Eileen, Happy Birthday to you." It sounds like you had a great one, a great couple of weeks in fact and God bless your friend for giving you Wednesdays. Mary

Candace said...

Happy almost belated birthday. I hope you have a pleasant and relaxing day tomorrow.

Julia said...

Happy Birthday! What fun little presents! I love those kind of cards, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

Barbie Jo said...

I am so glad I stopped by today, on your very special day.
Happy Birthday Eileen!!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Eileen, I hope you've had a wonderful day. Here's to many more.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Eileen, I hope you had a good day. It's so good to hear that you're going to get a break every now and then.

Ila said...

Happy belated birthday! And may you have many more!

What a gift, respite care from a good friend! He deserves a hug.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to read tha you are putzing right along. I admit, I was a little worried that things may not have been going the greatest. I'm smiling while drinking my coffee and happy you and hubby are doing good :o) I've been working on a swap block quilt, those are always a real challenge,lol! But,it turning out great! I'd love to post a pic but I don't know how to get a blog. Have a quilt-y day! Amie :o)

Anonymous said...

Crapoloa! Happy Birthday!! Sorry, just woke up, Amie :oD

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your special gift... how fun! There are patterns out that need 2 of those square packets so you'll have to look for that. :)

Hope your day out includes the quilt shop. ;)


Kansas troubles arent bad! But you are right THIMBLEBERRIES first! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! *~*CAROLE*~* (quilter's Hollow)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I'm late...but I'm way behind on my blog reading. Hope you had a fabulous day!

julieQ said...


Sounds like you had a most wonderful day...I am glad.

Brigitte said...

Happy belatet birthday Eileen!

I love your beautiful blog and your works!

Greetings from Austria