In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well... And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.Romans 12:6-8

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Surprise -- Winner ....

Thursday was my birthday.
My 45th birthday to be exact.

Thursday was not a good day for me ...

Don't get me wrong, its wasn't the fact that I turned 45,
I've earned my years and am proud of it.

however, today is much better.

Let me just say .... 

Its Friday and all expectations and 
disappointments of the week are over.

I purchased myself a very nice steak, french bread all ready to be popped in the oven, a very nice bottle of red wine and a teeny tiny individual sized cheese cake and I'm sitting here with my laptop in front of the television watching a show I get to enjoy in delicious quiet and solitude.

Life is good, especially now that my dinner is over, 
two glasses of wine have been consumed and 
I have a scrumptious piece of blue berry cheese cake to enjoy.

I also get to share the winner of  my 
This and That Koin Catcher wallet.
That winner is:
Your quilt story only makes that quilt donation even more special. It is beautiful, and knowing it is going to a worthy cause makes it even more beautiful. Thank you for your story...and the wonderful show and tell of those amazing little the fabrics you've chosen and the excellent skills you've used to make super projects! My chair is a rolling office chair...but my back still gets sore...with me, I think it is an age thing, giggle. So my trick is to get out of the chair a lot...go to the fridge, go to the cookie jar, etc. Thanks for the chance for such a generous giveaway!

Lesley, I adore you!  You give me a great excuse to make a trip or two to the sweets jar! Lesley should have received an email from me by now.  The birthday surprise will come with the wallet. .... sorry, no dollars ... perhaps a coin or two, but since its my birthday,  I'm sending you a surprise along with the wallet which I hope will tickle you as much as it does me in the sending.

I give my gratitude to each and everyone who visited and left a message.   You all encourage me through my day and wow, did you all leave wonderful  chair advice.  Stay tuned for the results of my chair shopping {grin}.

As for me, as I am sans-DDs this weekend, a girlfriend has invited me to travel to a few out of town quilt shops tomorrow and  I find myself looking forward to the day.  Perhaps I'll have some things to share upon my return ... if not, kudos to me for quilt shop hopping and not spending a dime .... 

wait for it,

wait for it, 

Yeah Right!! 


Until next we visit, thank you and I wish you all happy!


  1. Oh my dear Wendy, what a generous gal you are! I am the one who is so touched by your wonderful words. Happy Birthday again and so glad that you are celebrating a wonderful Friday! I too sipped wine with a steak supper...great minds think alike! But now I am off to dream land...dreaming of the wonderful package that will be on the way. Thank you and many hugs...

  2. Congratulations Lesley - thank you Wendy for being such a generous Birthday Girl. Remember, any day can be a birthday.

  3. Congratulations to Lesley and happy birthday to you.

  4. Happy Birthday, Wendy! Have fun quilt shop hopping this weekend.

    Congrats to Lesley....

  5. Wendy, happy birthday a day late! My birthday was today (much older than you!) and I too enjoyed a couple of glasses of red wine, and a couple of phone calls from kids with Happy Birthday being sung on the other end. Enjoy the heck out of your quilt shop hopping tomorrow! BTW, some of us celebrate our birthdays for a whole month -- you have 29 or 30 days to go!

  6. Belated happy birthday. Celebrating with wine and dessert sounds just the thing

  7. Congrats Lesley. I'm really jealous. What will it take to convince you to send it to me instead? Just kidding of course. Have a great time shop hopping. I did that yesterday and had a ball. Plus though I did buy a few things (need to write up my post this morning) I was actually pretty restrained and didn't spend all that much.

  8. Congrats to Lesley. Happy Birthday for Thursday Wendy, it was my birthday on Wednesday and I was 60!! EEKKK. Hugs Linda x

  9. Happy, happy birthday sweet one! blessings, marlene

  10. That Lesley is such a lucky lady (and a nice one, too!) Sounds like you had a perfectly yummy birthday dinner. :O)

  11. Ohhh my dear Wendy, so sorry I missed your birthday, but belated very good wishes are send your way from Netherlands !!

  12. Happy birthday dear, Sorry for late wish i was ill. But next time i will wish on time.

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