Wednesday, March 19, 2008


An online stitching friend named Hazel, who lives in England and I will meet in May in Holland, sent me these wonderful little miniatures she stitched. She also hand made the card. I will treasure them and they will be in a place of honor in one of my dollhouses. Thank you Hazel.

This wonderful handstitched heart shaped pin keep and very pretty card is also from an online friend. She is from England, but now lives in sunny Spain. Thank you so much Margaret for taking time to think of me. I hope you are having only good news about your mother now that you are with her in England.

Diane, also from our stitching group sent me this very pretty card with her own very kind words in it. Thank you Diane, and thank you also for the varigated thread. It is beautiful.

This gift and card is from my pen pal in England. The necklace is so delicate and even the box is pretty. We have been pen pals since we were 8 years old. ( A longggggg time) Thank you Marlene.

Tomorrow we are leaving for New York to visit Kristy and family. This is the second baby afghan I finished and will be taking for her to donate to the post organization.
The following picture is me on the left, and my friend Vicki, who now lives in Virginia. We have
been friends since we were five years old when her family moved to our neighborhood. She sent this picture to me online with a birthday wish. Thank you Vicki, I miss you. We were so cool with our fat socks and rolled up jeans. LOL. It was just a few years ago. OH MYYYYY. Have a wonderful Easter.


Mary said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Nancy! Wish I had known sooner. Your gifts are lovely and I know your wonderful family are making this a special day. Many, many happy returns.

Enjoy your trip to NY - Stay safe and have a great time with Kristy and family.

By the way - thanks for showing a pic of Heidi and last I know what they look like, great!

Fab pic of you and your girlfriend - those old ones sure bring back memories, don't they?
Birthday hugs - Mary.

angelasweby said...

Nancy hi there,
A little message crammed with happy birthday wishes and sent with love :>)
You sound as if you have had a wonderful birthday with such beautiful gifts. I love the photo sent by your dear friend - you both look as if you have walked out of a scene from that fantastic film, Grease!!

My little gift will, hopefully be there to greet you on your return from your trip to NY. I hope you have a wonderful time :>)
Hugs, Angela

Betty said...

A very Happy Birthday wish to you...I was visiting with Heidi and saw the wonderful tribute she paid you.....

Happy Easter to you......Betty

I like the picture....I have similar ones......

Pondside said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely blog your daughter has written! I hope your day was as lovely as the blog in your honour!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!
Your cards and gifts are lovely! I really enjoyed seeing the picture of you and your friend. Have a safe trip.

Take care

Heidi said...

Isn't it fun to be part of a stitching group online mother??? I knew you would have fun and now you have even started stitching yourself! I love the gifts. You will have to find fun spots for your miniatures in your various dollhouses. Just a reason to play huh. Margaret's pinkeep is really great and perfect for the start of spring. I need to get a little floral wreath pattern copied for you to use that thread.

Be safe driving to Kristy's and have a great time. I know you will.

Love and hugs ~

P.S. ~ It is funny to read comments on me saying your age. We are so silly about trying to hide how old we are. We should be proud of it and age is relative anyway. After all, I have been 4 four times now. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Nancy van harte gefeliciteerd!I think you had a nice birtday, seeing all the nice gifts on your blog! I do hope my birthday card for you won't take as long as the christmas card to arrive at your home...groetjes Sonja

Lilysmom said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday Aunt Nancy! Have a wonderful holiday/birthday weekend with your grandkids! Be careful driving. Glad the weather didn't get too bad for your drive!

Nancy said...

It looks like all of your Happy Birthday wishes came true! Such lovely gifts to a very special lady. What a wonderful photo of you and your friend. Even with rolled up jeans women used to have such class. Enjoy your time with Kristy!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I wasn't on blogger Happy Birthday to you!!!!What lovely gifts you are truly Blessed!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Nancy, you sure looked like you had a great birthday. Your gifts are so special. Mine will be a bit late getting to you.

The second afghan looks very nice, and it is so nice that you are doing this. I like community projects that I can do at home.

Happy Easter also,

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh I am a day late, but hope your birthday was an extra special one. I can see that it was from all of the blessings bestowed upon you!

Huge hugs my friend,
Becky and the menagerie

tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday what beautiufl gifts from your frineds!

Linda said...

I love all your birthday lovlies.
Have a wonderful trip and Happy Birthday wishes from me too. Linda

Regina said...

Happy Birthday dear Nancy!

Beautiful gift from your friend.

I wish you and yours Happy Easter!


Terri said...

Dear Nancy,
I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Did you get your birthday wish?
Have a blessed Easter!
God bless.

Mandie said...

Happy Birthday gramma!!! I'm so sorry I missed it. Jason and I were packin and packing and packing and packing....LOL! Well, we are here and have things somewhat are we tired! But it looks like you had a nice birthday and I hope you are enjoying your visit to see Kristy, Mitch and the kids! Happy Easter as well! I love you and miss you very much!


Carolien said...

How nice, all these lovely gifts. I hope you will enjoy them!

Greetings, Carolien

P.S. How funny, Elmo is my favourite too! I always melt when I see him. Bye!

Beatrice said...

I love the photo of you and your friend. The cool socks made me laugh O I remember when!