Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Birthday!!



Help me celebrate my birthday month by reading my blog and posting a comment. If you post a comment to my blog between now and the end of the month you will be entered into a drawing for a present. If you mention my give away on your blog your name will be entered twice. The give away includes 5 fat quarters from Lake House Dry goods, a bottle of Gloves in a Bottle, The Gift of Quilting, ( book with great scrap quilt patterns), a package of applique needles, and a pocket calendar.
My birthday month has gotten off to a great start, yesterday Joe and I went to the High Museum to see the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. It was wonderful. I have never been that great of a fan of ancient Chinese art, but it was fantastic. It is hard to believe the detail that was put into the creation of all of those terracotta pieces. And to think that it was created for the tomb of one ruler is unbelievable. They were magnificent as they were, but to have seen them when they were first made and painted would have been awesome. After the exhibit, of course we had to watch the Super Bowl. We are both big football fans. I was hoping that Arizona would win but it was a great game. The halftime show was one of the best. I can't believe that Bruce Springsteen is 59 years old. He definitely doesn't look it. I am celebrating number 49 in a few days and many days, especially recently, I feel every bit of it. Although most days I don't think about age, I think you are as old as you feel and most days I feel about 10. I guess that is why I work in an elementary school. I am starting to think about how I can celebrate Ithe big one next year. I want to do something different. Any suggestions?

27 comments:

Linda T said...

Wow! I'm the first to post a comment! Today just happens to be my birthday as well! So happy birthday month to both of us.

Count me in on your giveaway - I'd love to win some new toys!!

Monique said...

Have a very happy birthday! I just turned 59 and finally discovered what I wanted to do when I grow up! I've earned my Master's in Library Science and Archival Studies and now work as an Archivist. And yes, I do find a little time to do quilting too. Please include me your giveway. Thanks!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Happy Birthday! I'll be celebrating the big 5-0 later this year and I'm thinking of getting a tattoo to commemorate the occasion! Still got a couple of months to consider it, though; I'll probably be too chicken! Great giveaway BTW...

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!!!! A give-away is a great way to celebrate your birthday. Melisa can do the tatoo for her birthday. I'm not going there. Pat Sloan is doing a Celebration quilt to celebrate her year. I like that idea better than a tatoo. The Boss was great during halftime. Liked his show better than others in the past years.

Great give-away gifts. Please add my name!

Sue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BRENDA!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
AND MANY MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Thank you for sharing your birthday with us.
I hope you have a very quilty birthday.
Sue
quiltma@yahoo.com

Jan in TN said...

Happy Birthday, Brenda! Celebrate each birthday to the fullest!!!
from a fellow Sloanie,
Jan in TN

Val said...

Happy Birthday month to you. What a great way to celebrate, giving away to others. The big 5-0 seems to always loom huge but can honestly say not much changed when I got there, ha. Just enjoy each day, being 10 is a GOOD thing, ha! Enjoyed reading your blog and will be back to venture through time with you.

Karin said...

Well happy birthday to you. Both of my granddaughters are February babies. My daughter Laurie saw the Terracotta Warior site when she was in China this past year. She really was miffed that they were here after she went all the way over there! I had a ball at the retreat in Fl and will bring the mystery quilt to Feb. Thimbles..it is a great one

Val said...

I commented on my blog about your give-a-way and your beautiful red scarf! Check it out at valsdailythread.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Wow! How nice of you to give away a great gift for your birthday! I'd really like to win it! I'll be 60 in May and will finally get out of school! Ha ha. I teach at Meadowcreek High School. Enjoy your birthday month!

Susan said...

Brenda, I published a comment on my blog about your birthday prize.
http://susanstitches49.blogspot.com/

House of Mouse said...

Happy Birthday first of all.
What a great blog and I love the quilt you just finished.



Anett

Sharon said...

From one sloanie to another I wish you the happiest birthday and may it be a quilty one.....

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Happy Birthday Brenda, You are the sweetest person and I hope your birthday is especially sweet! What a great way to celebrate. I'm so blessed to have you in my life!

Smooches,
Pat

Caron said...

Happy Birthday to US! Feb is my birthday month too. Wishing you a very happy one, and a wonderful year. Toss my name in the drawing, please! I'd love to play.

Chris said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love it when people really really celebrate their birthdays and others. Here's something we did for my favorite sister-in-law on her 50th. We thru her a surprise parade. About 20 of her best friends and of course relatives, dressed up in our finest parade/MardiGraw type finery including homemade musical instruments(or I should say noise makers)parked a block away from her house and started our parade, making as much noise as possible, parading around her house and gathered her up, put her in a wagon and paraded around the neighborhood some more. We were the hit of the neighborhood, even gathered a few neighbors along the way to help in the celebrating. And we brought along the party eats to make the celebration last. She always said she was not so much a princess but a queen and deserved parades. Said that for years about the parades so we finally gave it to her. It was a riot and fun for everybody. So, give your family and friends a strong hint for your next birthday.

Wow, it's your birthday and you're treating us with a sweet give-away. I'd love to have my name in the hat and The Quilting Book Lady sent me. Thank you and again, Happiest of Birthdays to you.
Chris
http://madcreekdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6686309

Pat said...

A Happy Birthday to you...and I'd love to be entered in your drawing. GREAT-looking scarf, too!

Dawn said...

Brenda,
Happy Birthday! I will mention your blog on mine too, great way to celebrate your birthday month!
~ Dawn
www.springwaterdesigns.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Giving a gift to someone else on your birthday. Your mother raised you right! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Craftyme said...

Have a great Happy Birthday month. I wish you health and happiness.
Debbie NY

DianeH said...

Hi, just discovered your blog, lovely to meet you and happy birthday. I just turned 50 a few days ago and so far so good. My grandmother lived to 100 so I figure I'll make the best of my next 50. Thanks for letting me know The Boss's age, my husband and I were wondering while watching the half time show.
Have a wonderful month and thanks
for putting my name in. I'll add
your name to my favourites list for sure.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

free indeed said...

Happy Birthday! Are you sure you aren't celebrating 49 AGAIN!!!! Some folks do you know.....oh, I'm just teasing really. I will be 48 next month....I've got 7 grandkids already...anyway; enter me in that goodie box of a giveaway!

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.....

Have a wonderful day!!

Roslyn Atwood said...

Happy February b'day!
I just "celebrated" mine last week.I prefer quiet anonymity at this age,lol!
blessings,
Roslyn

morequilting said...

From one Mississippi girl to another, a very Happy Birthday. Love your blog.

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday month!!! Hope you get to do some fun stuff! Be thankful that you feel younger than your age--that is a blessing right there :)

Peggy said...

Have a very Happy Birthday Month. I think I should celebrate every day next month as I turn 59. This is my first visit to your blog and I am looking forward to exploring. I arrived here from The Quilting Booklady.