Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Another fun mail day!

You know that I love fun mail days, and my birthday, so this was a GREAT day!!  Oh...and you also know that Aunt Nancy sends good stuff - so this was a SUPER GREAT day!  Look what goodies Auntie sent me for my birthday this year!
A girl always needs needles and thread...and chocolate is just a given!
When I was in Minnesota last summer, we saw this stocking made up at Piecemaker's.  It is soooo cute and I had often regretted not buying the pattern.  Well, that is now remedied!  The wool is not included in the kit, but the flannels for the stocking are, so I should be able to whip this up (haha...famous last words!). 
Aunt Nancy makes the best cut out cookies!

What's really funny is that I think she has sent me this card several different times!  Too funny.  When I turned 40 she sent a card to my work every day for a couple of weeks.  She's such good entertainment...if only we lived closer together we could really get in trouble!

I didn't get pictures of the rest of my gifts, so I will just tell you about some of them.  Hubby gave me a Kindle Fire!  I'm excited.  I already had a Kindle and I read on it every day and have downloaded lots of books - mostly free.  I had mentioned at Christmas that I might like to have a Fire, but he didn't think that I needed one!  Somewhere along the line, he must have changed his mind.  The Fire is awesome, it does everything that my laptop does and will be much easier to take along on my travels.  My kids gave me flowers and plants, and some Bath & Body (no excuse to smell bad!).  My parents gave me some pretty heart earrings and cold, hard cash for my big upcoming road trip.  My brother and family gave me a funny hillbilly card (they make me laugh) and a plant and some Girl Scout cookies.  We all got together for supper on Sunday at my favorite Mexican restaurant in Mt. Pleasant.  Mom made me a German chocolate cake - she makes the best GCC EVER - so yummy.  Oh...and while we were there I had to wear the sombrero and be sung to in Spanish.  There should be some good pictures to follow!

I'm off for a sew day - hope your day is great!  And...Happy Valentine's Day!!

10 comments:

  1. Julie, it sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. The stocking is wonderful I think you will have a great time creating it! My Mom always went to Old Threashers just to have lunch at the mexican restaurant. Have a great road trip!

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  2. Wow, Julie. You have been treated royally--Sombrero and all. Can't wait to see those pics. I've always felt you were the big floppy hat kind of fashionista! : )

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  3. Looks like you had just the best birthday!! The stocking looks like it will be a fun one to make up!!

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  4. Sounds like you were spoiled - as it should be! LOL

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  5. Very fun! Happy Birthday - make it last as long as you can. Love the idea of sending cards for two weeks, heck why not the entire month? Make it count.
    Fun gifts too. Thanks for sharing your joy.

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  6. Happy, Happy Birthday to you. Is it actually on Valentine's Day?

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  7. Happy Birthday, Julie! We have birthday's around the same time! Your Aunt Nancy is a hoot - do you think she would send me the same things, too (wink)? Looks like you had a dream of a birthday! And Happy Valentine's Day!
    Cheers!

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  8. Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday dear Julie
    Happy Birthday to You!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Julie! It looks like this birthday was extra good to you! Your aunt sure does send fun packages. She's a great gift-giver. I love the stocking pattern, too.

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  10. If you haven't figured out by now, I'm playing a little catch up....I won't drive you nutty crazy by commenting on each and every post as I go, but had to pause here.... You sure your mum and auntie don't wanna adopt me??? Your auntie sounds like a hoot - and I ADORE German Chocolate cake.... Seriously. And - about those sombrero pictures....hmmmm....did I miss those along the way? ;o) Hugs ~ Robin

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