Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to ME!...and a Giveaway!

Happy Birthday to me!!! I actually love my birthday.  Gotta love a day that is 'all about me'!  ~grin~  Every year, me Mum reminds me of the year - I was a young child - when I became very upset because my Dad had to work on my birthday!  Actually, I always thought that, but it seems that one year I made a particularly big fuss about it.  That makes me smile.  Because, of course, everyone should be available to help me celebrate MY day, don't you think? 

What am I doing to celebrate my special day?  Well, for one thing, my son, Paul, along with his wife, Rachel, will be stopping by.  They picked up a tv that I bought and will be delivering it.  (I am so excited about this...but more on that at a later time).  We will have some time together and then will go out to eat for lunch.

For those of you who are wondering, I will be 61 years old at 12:12 today.  And, not a minute before!  ~grin~  One year closer to retirement is the way I see it.



So, I had written all of the above this a.m. and, for some reason, my laptop shut down.   It's now almost 10:00 p.m. and I am just getting back to it.

I had a great day.  Paul and Rachel planned.  Paul got my tv and blu-ray player set up and then we went to Outback for a birthday luncheon.  Very nice waiter and great meal!

I had one of these...

we shared one of these...

served by our waiter, Ben.

I didn't take a photo of our dinner...too hungry or something, perhaps.

Here is a great shot of Paul and Rachel...

and another one... 
We had a great time.
It has been a great day.  YAY!


On to the exciting part of this post...the Giveaway!

I made this little mat before Christmas and did nothing with it.  I thought it might make someone a nice little gift.  The fabric is Jovial by basicgrey for Moda and the mat measures about 13 1/2 inches square.  I quilted it with little loopy-loops.  



No tricks or hoops to jump through...just leave a few nice words for me.  I will use the Random Number Generator at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20 and will email the winner.  Please ensure that I have your email address...either through your profile or left in the comment.

Good luck to all of you!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Kim said...

Happy Birthday!! I agree that friends and family shouldn't have to work on our birthdays! Plus I think you should celebrate for a whole week. One day just doesn't seem enough :)

kks said...

happy birthday!! (i finally remembered it :)
looks like good times at lunch!!
glad you had a nice day!

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Jacque!
Looks like you had a great one. Good choice for lunch,
I love the Out Back!
And a new TV, Lucky gal......

Donna G. said...

Happy birthday. What a great wy to spend the day....with family eating good food!

Thanks for the chance to win the pretty quilted mat. I love the colors!

moosecraft said...

Happy Birthday to yooooooooooou! One year closer to retirement... I'm so jealous!!! lol! Great pics of the kiddos! Outback is soooo dang yummy! Bloomin' onion and a beer for me, please!

Unknown said...

Okay, looks like you went to the Outback! Love the blooming onions.
Birthdays are special and I start about 26 days before my special's on a 26th day!
I like a simple giveaway. No fuss just say something! I want to win Ok?

woollylottrugs said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jacque! So glad you had such a great day. Love the looks of that drink! I love outback, love their little 6 oz. steak with a baked sweet potato and salad. Yummmy!!! Would absolutely love to win the little quilt. Such beautiful colors and I know your work is perfection!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

hugs to you

Pokey said...

You share your birthday with my honey, Jacque! I hope you had a great birthday and will enjoy your new tv. Love Outback myself, great birthday choice ~

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
Happy, happy birthday. I am only a month behind you but do not embrace my birthdays (though I obsess about retiring).
That drink looks so yummy and I'd about kill for a bloomin' onion. It's been many years since I've had one.
Great give-away, but I'll sit this one out. Good luck to all who enter.
Pug hugs :)

Kathy H said...

Happy birthday to you. Looks like you had a great day with your family.

Miccosukee said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!! Gee, I hope I don't have to pay a royalty as that song is still protected which is why you don't see anyone on TV singing it.
Glad your family joined in to help you celebrate.
Would love to have your little quilt. I have plenty of memories from your rughooking days. This would be icing on the cake!
Enjoy the rest of the week as well!


Dog Trot Farm said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Life has become a bit busy, I have been out of the blogging loop. I'm glad to read you had a wonderful day. Congratulations to the lucky winner of your giveaway. Nancy will be very pleased with her win, as I am with mine. Sending blessings, your friend from Maine, Julie.