November 29, 2011

Let The Merriment Commence...

If you know me, you know that I'm really silly about my Birthday. (See? I capitalized the word "Birthday".) I consistently s-t-r-e-t-c-h out the celebration of my BIG day every year. In that spirit, it's time for the merriment to commence.

The celebration officially began last Saturday when a package arrived from my friend, Denise in Vermont. Denise always includes Vermont maple treats in her surprise packages, and this year was no exception. Two sweet maple lollipops in the shape of maple leaves are always a welcome treat!

A cute Corgi Birthday card was included, with a much appreciated message from my dear and generous friend.
Denise also sent a box that revealed these perfect little pewter acorns. Danforth Pewter is located in Vermont! Two are buttons and one is a tac pin.
As soon as I realized that it was a pin, I knew where it would reside. This is the quilted name tag I made to wear to our Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild meetings. Now, whenever anyone asks about the acorn, I can proudly tell them that it was a gift from my friend in Vermont.

Thank you, Denise (and Neil). I love everything! I promise I'll share the lollipops with Handsome. He just loves that maple candy you send to me him. I'm so grateful for your gifts - but much more grateful for your friendship. Sending warm and grateful hugs your way.

So, it's official. Let's see how long I can stretch out the celebration this year.  I think I'll host a giveaway on my actual birthdate. You'll have to keep track all week to find out more! Don't you love surprises? (giggling) I do, too.

12 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Donna!! Have a simply magical day.

Prim2Pink said...

I wish you the happiest of days on your birthday!

The Farmer's Attic said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day!


Tina Eudora said...

Hey I love this idea of stretching birthdays out all week! Very clever Donna...:)
I am interested to see how you celebrate the days leading up to THE actual birthday, lol! This is going to be fun.
Tina xo

Sherri said...

I love that you stretch your birthday out Donna! Everyone should!! Happy Birthday to you my friend and have a joyous one!!

I've been to Danforth Pewter in Vermont and have some of the acorn buttons-I just love them!! Hopefully I'll knit a sweater soon and I can use the button for that.

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You!!!!!

The French Bear said...

Happy Birthday Dee!!!

Jeri Landers said...

Oh, How I would love to find some of those pewter acorns, indeed! I just took your studio tour on flicker, loved it. How lucky you are to have that McCalls pattern case>

Queenie Believe said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope your special day... or should I say extended celebration is great!
Always, Queenie

Doni said...

Happy Birthday Donna! Hope you have a marvelous bday!!
I think your gifts are so 'sweet'!!
And I have another thank you to give you too...please see my most recent blog post!
Blessings, Doni

Jillayne said...

You're hilarious! Stretch it out as long as you like - it's your big day - er, um I mean week - or maybe you should just go for it and celebrate a birthday month!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Happy Belated Birthday, my darling friend!

Big hugs,


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