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Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!

Yes, it was my birthday yesterday...SuperBowl Sunday.  And our beloved Seahawks lost by one play.  Sad, but we still love them.  :-)  I was one blessed woman yesterday though.  The entire church sang Happy Birthday to me during the morning service.  We had lunch with friends.  Mandy face-timed from Maryland with Piper.  Alex face-timed Saturday night from Japan, where it was already my birthday, and Jamie texted me from Montana.  Life is good.  Dennis bought me a yummy chocolate cake.  Mmmmm.  It was just big enough for us each to have 2 pieces, so there is some leftover for tomorrow after dinner.  And I got lots of goodies too.

My best friend in the world, (after Dennis of course,) Jenny, made me this finger-knitted cowl.  Now you have to understand that Jenny doesn't knit or crochet so this was a true labor of love.  Isn't it beautiful?  I think she did an amazing job.
Nita and Larry bought me this beautiful bowl and angel in Cozamel, Mexico while on their cruise.  The bowl is for the camper and the peanut M & M's that are always available.  Pretty, pretty.
This is a card from Miss Piper that she picked out herself.  I also recieved an Amazon gift card from her Mommy and Daddy.  Now, what shall I buy?  Hmmmm.  Decisions, decisions.
Today's mail bought even more goodies.  From Teresa this cute, cute card with button centers on the flowers.
And inside is one of her beautiful Scandanavian hearts in deep purple, although it looks black here for some reason.  She knows purple is my favorite color.  Also a beautiful stitch marker.  You can never have too many of those.  And I'm sure she made it too.  Thank you Teresa.
From Becky in Portland I received this beautiful card, flower seeds and a yummy candy bar.  Inside the card she said she was giving me chocolates and flowers for my birthday.  How sweet.  Thank you Becky!
And a big Tah-dah!  Here is my handsome husband...the most handsome guy in the world in my eyes.  Nope ladies, he's all mine, you can't have him.  :-)  He's modeling the sweater I made him last week.  I used Hobby Lobby's I love this Yarn to test the pattern before I bought more expensive yarn.  He loves it.  The sweater cost me less than $15.00 to make!!!!!   I'm not sure I like the drop shoulders, but he really likes it and says it's very comfortable and warmer than the store bought sweaters he has.  He had a birthday a couple of weeks ago too.  Next year is the big 60 for him and he is NOT happy about it.  By the way, I turned 55 and don't mind saying so.  Can't change it so I may as well accept it, right?
Finally, I tested Teresa's baby hat pattern and her directions were spot on.  This is on a doll that I have that wears newborn size clothes.  I use the doll to test the sizes on all the baby clothes I make for charity to make sure my gauge is okay.  It only took about 45 minutes to make the hat and flower.
Teresa and I both thought it needed something more though so I added another row of purple and like it much better.  The pattern is on Teresa's blog for free.  You'll find her on my sidebar.
I'm going to finish my poncho tonight.  I just have the trim left to do.  I've set it aside so many times to do other projects this week that it's taken me longer than I thought.  However, since its still way too cold here to wear it I figured it could wait.  I just have one more row of edging to put on it and it will be done.  Then I can make some hats for Taci to take to Brazil this summer.

I am so blessed to have you all in my life.  I can't believe how this little blog has brought so many GOOD friends to me.  Thank you all, just for being you.  You all encourage me in so many ways.  I hope you're all staying warm and dry if you're experiencing the winter season, and for those of you "down under", I am SO jealous.  :-)

"Taste  and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."  Psalm 34:8



  1. I'm *SO* happy that you got your card today! Just a day late.. but no delivery on Sunday. :-) I am glad to hear you were spoiled and got attention and calls from your family. Thanks so much for testing my hat pattern! Yours turned out very cute! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Oh Betsy happy, happy birthday! And I pray you have many, many more.

  3. Happy, happy birthday, dear Betsy. It looks like you have a great one. I'm glad you got to be in touch with your kids. That always makes it a better day. I love the hat and I agree, the purple edging did the trick.

  4. Happy, happy birthday my dear friend! So glad you had a fantastic day, you deserve it. I sent you a little envelope last week... So sad it didn't get there on time for your birthday ... Oh well, that is the advantage of having a birthday in the beginning of the month ... The celebration never ends.
    I'm going to test Teresa's hat pattern also ( couldn't do it today as I told her), your is absolutely adorable and I love it with the purple edge.
    Happy, happy birthday again my dear Betsy.

  5. Wishing you a very blessed, very joy filled birthday week! Love the little baby hat you made--so sweet with the purple flower and matching edging! Nice gifts:)
    Blessings, Aimee

  6. Glad you had a fun birthday even though the Seahawks didn't win the superbowl. You are super in my book!! Glad you liked the little gifts I sent...and your sweater for Dennis turned out nice. I still haven't started my husband's slippers yet. It is on my to do list now!! I am going to use double pointed needles...I have them!! Take care!!! Hugs and a wonderful year to you and God bless! Hugs!

  7. Happy belated Birthday, sounds like you had a wonderful time catching up with your family. Love the jumper you knitted for your sweetheart.

  8. Well Happy Birthday Betsy! You are well loved.
    Dennis looks very happy in his wonderful sweater.

  9. Happy birthday, Betsy! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I can tell that your friends and family love you very much. The hat and sweater came out really nicely, well done. Hope you're having a good week so far!

  10. Happy Birthday Betsy. My husband just turned 56 and doesn't like the sound of it at all. I like the quote "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest." Ha! I'll be 49 the end of this month. The sweater you made for your hubby looks comfy and warm. Drop down shoulders seems to be the thing now. I see them in all the stores. And the finger knitted scarf from your friend is wonderful! For my 40th birthday, one of my best friends cross-stitched me a picture. She had never stitched a day in her life, but I told everyone if they wanted to give me something, it had to be handmade. She said she stayed up all hours of the night to finish that darn thing. And said she would never do another one ever again. :) ha-ha! Sending big hugs your way, Tammy

  11. So glad you had a happy celebration, Betsy, in spite of the Seahawk's loss :( It was an exciting game! I'm glad Dennis is enjoying the wonderful sweater you knit for him...helping him feel warm and hugged by you, his dear wife while he is wearing it! Jenny's gift to you is beautiful! My youngest daughter arm knitted cowls to give as Christmas gifts and they turned out pretty and warm, too. What size hook did you use to make the cute baby hat...the purple definitely gives it a fine finish.
    Have a Happy Birthday Week :) xx

  12. Wow---what a wonderful birthday you had... Love this post.. It just made me SMILE--at all of the nice things you received on your birthday... Love your hub's new sweater... GORGEOUS... He's a lucky guy to have you!!!!!

    Love the purple trim on the hat too... That did ADD something to the little hat...

    I wished you a Happy Birthday on FB ---but here's my Happy Belated Birthday wish to you... May God give you good health and lots of happiness in the year ahead...


  13. Mm we have rainy weather this evening but was magnificent summers day here today. Very blessed indeed I know so well and sing praises to our Lord for His many mercies.
    Ah happy birthday dear Betsy for Sunday, we are in the same month birthday wise, and tell hubby 60 is no different to 59, as I can attest to not that long ago...
    Well wee while since it's my biffday in bit over a week.
    Thanks for popping over and yes am very grateful to the Lord that we have met via the blogosphere.
    Happy birthday hugs,
    Shaz in Oz.x

  14. Happy Birthday to you sweet and wonderful Betsy. It sounds like you were appropriately spoiled for which I am very thankful. 55 is great, seeing as I am 50 I better think it is great. My husband is 60 so Dennis is in good
    You are the best Betsy.