Thursday, June 21, 2007

50!

Yep, today I am fifty years old. How in the world did that happen so quickly?! The years do seem to pass ever more quickly, surely at some point they slow back down again? How fondly I think back to my childhood and those summer days that seemed to last so long, especially my birthday which is the longest day of the year. . . in this hemisphere. :)


It's been a pretty quiet day, but very enjoyable. I've ferried dd to VBS and back and spent the afternoon at my sewing machine, piecing fabric for my section of a crazy quilt Christmas tree skirt that the smocking guild is making for a fund raiser. Now for the fun part - embellishing! DH came home in the afternoon with a bouquet of flowers for me. Later we discussed going out to dinner, but I asked him to bring me home a big hamburger from Zips and we ate together out on the patio at home.


Now look at this little bit of darling stitching! Yep, Carol's been at it once again, sending this lovely fob to me for my birthday. Of course, I immediately found the perfect pair of scissors to adorn with the fob! The design is Nature's Alphabet I stitched on Vintage Country Mocha Belfast linen. Mmmmmm, it's beautiful. Thank you so much, Carol, for making this a very special day!



And lest you are feeling just a tiny bit sorry for me that nobody threw a big party for me (which I really don't want) . . .

On June 30, DH and I are driving to Seattle for an Alaskan cruise on the Holland America Line. I think that's enough of a celebration for anyone!

33 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Happy, happy birthday, Von!!! Sounds like you had an enjoyable day and wow! that cruise sounds like fun!! Carol's fob is gorgeous!!

KarenV said...

(Belated) Happy Birthday Von! Your gift from Carol is pretty and it sounds like you had a nice relaxing day :)

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday :) The cruise sounds like it will be an awesome time!

Karoline said...

Happy Birthday Von

Isabelle said...

Happy belated birthday, Von! Lovely fob from Carol.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Von! What a lovely scissor fob from Carol. And an Alaskan cruise sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate.

Barbara said...

Can I come, too!!?? Visiting Alaska is one of the things I MUST do during my lifetime. :)

So glad to hear you've got special plans ahead and that you (quietly) enjoyed your special day. That's a really lovely fob that Carol made you!

Vonna said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Von :)
I wish you many, many more to you!
I think I would have liked a big hamburger on my patio rather than dining out myself ;)
And a think a cruise does make up for the lack of a big party!
BIG {{{HUGS}}} to you for your day!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Von!! My DH would say "you aren't turning 50 just celebrating the 2nd anniversary of turning 25"

Carol's fob is beautiful! The cruise sounds wonderful...can't wait to see pics :)

Marjean said...

Happy Birthday! My mom is on that exact cruise as I am typing this. I know you will have fun. She was really looking forward to it.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Von! You are welcome for the fob! It just seemed so very "you" when I came across it :-) I am glad you like it, as you are such a dear online friend!! Glad you enjoyed your day - Mike's bday is today and we are having a quiet one today, and a family cookout tomorrow. That cruise looks wonderful!!!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Von!!!! Carol's fob is beautiful. I bet you are looking forward to your cruise and not much longer to wait. Have a wonderful time and take lots of pics!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Von!!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! Your cruise will be fantastic, I'm sure. What a cute fob!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Von! The cruise sounds wonderful and that is a gorgeous fob Carol sent!

tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday!! You lucky duck, another trip!!!

Ash said...

Happy Birthday Von!

Linda litlaskvis said...

Happy Birthday - Til hamingju með afmælið!
The fob is beautiful and that cruise sounds amazing!

Cathy said...

Oops, I missed it! Happy Belated birthday Von! Hope your day was fabulous!

Christine said...

Happy birthday! I hope you had a grand day!

LiLi said...

happy birthday!!!

Lynn said...

Happy belated! It sounds like you had a lovely day with lots of good wishes from all your online friends. I'm sure you'll enjoy the cruise. It's a great way to celebrate!

Joanie said...

Happy belated birthday! You had a great day, I am sure! Isn't Carol a sweetie? Your little fob is beautiful.

I join you tomorrow...50! Here I come!

Katrina in NZ said...

belated birthday wishes from me too Von :)

Munners said...

Congratulations - 50 - wow! You'll have a wonderful time on your cruise :)

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday Von!! The cruise sounds wonderful. Have a fab time! Many hugs.

Jenna said...

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day, Von. :) You deserve it. And that fob from Carol is just delicious! She does such lovely work. You'll be cruising in no time. Can't wait to hear about it!

Margaret said...

A belated happy birthday Von. What a wonderful way to celebrate the big 50. Have an amazing cruise. I love the HAL.

Chelle said...

Happy belated birthday, Von!

June said...

Von,

How did I miss this post of yours? Happy belated birthday to you and may you stay happy, healthy and loved. And... welcome to the 50s' club. The fun has just begun!

lena-lou said...

So sorry to have missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, I hope belated very best wishes are still welcome :) :) ...have a wonderful year ahead and 50 is not that old ;-)
Love the fob from Carol

Lavender Rose said...

Love your pics, Vonna! And, isn't Carol a special friend to send us initial fobbies!! Love your purple!
Hugs,
Deb

Lavender Rose said...

Sorry, Von...I meant, Von, and not "Vonna." :p
Hugs,
Deb