Oops, I took a little blogging leave of absence.  We had some family stuff and had to go out of town too last week.  It’s nice to have things back to normal this week. πŸ™‚  I had some nice emails wondering if I was OK because I had been so quiet.  Thank you.
So, the title of my blog post is 37 Years.  Yep, I’m 37 years old officially as of yesterday.  My family and friends made it the best birthday yet.  My bff Patti had the most thoughtful gift made for me…

It’s a personalized painted tile with my tumbler quilt and logo!!  The logo is the one Scott designed for me with my initials in the pineapple!!!  I was so surprised and overwhelmed with emotion when she gave it to me.  I LOVE it!!!!  I can’t believe all the attention to detail on it.  It was made by Renee of Kudos Kitchen by Renee.  If you click on the link, you can read all about how she designed and painted it.  It’s a great story!!  Renee has a great blog.  She posts all sorts of tutorials, her projects and recipes.  She is super talented and can personalize anything!  She also has a wonderful Etsy site.  She has tons of great gift items.  A huge big thank you to Patti…you’re the most loyal, supportive friend I could ever have!

Now, my family didn’t do too bad either.  They are sending me with $$ and giftcards to The Mothership of Wool…Primitive Gatherings!!!  Myself, along with my two best girlfriends are going on a quilt retreat there next month.  I CAN’T wait!!!  We’ll be taking a class with Lisa Bongean while we are there.  Lisa is going to surprise us with a brand new wool project. 

Scott is always thinking too.  He gave me a Jawbone Bluetooth.  I love it.  Most of the time, I don’t answer the phone during the day because I’m busy quilting.  Plus, like most women, I’m multi-tasking and need my hands for other things.  No time to hold a phone!!  I already feel like I’m getting more things accomplished with this!

I received some really good cards too.  The girls’ card that they made me is probably my favorite, though.

Do you like how they wrote that I’m the best mom they ever had??  LOL!!  I asked them how many they’ve had so far??  Alyssa, I think is going to be a quilter.  She included some feathers (where my hand is) and swirls.

Of course, they did pay me back with some Silly String…

Thanks to my awesome family for a great birthday!


  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    Happy (belated!) birthday! I love the tile your friend commissioned for you – so thoughtful! The blog post about its creation is wonderful!

  • Sunnybec says:

    Happy Birthday Linda, wow what a fabulous present made for you and only you. Oh to be 37 again….. Hugs x

  • Darlene says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday to the best Mom your girls every had. LOL

    I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday. πŸ™‚

  • Joanne says:

    Happy Birthday! Great gifts.β™₯

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Happy Day! I love handmade cards from the heart.

  • Impera Magna says:

    I'm glad to hear you had such a lovely birthday… and you have a quilt retreat to go to so you can continue the celebration! Have tons o' fun!!!

  • Sue says:

    Happy birthday, Linda! Looks like your family and friends rolled out the red carpet for you!
    How wonderful that you get to go to the retreat at Primitive Gatherings. I've been to the shop, but the retreat is definitely on my list of places to get to! You'll have a ball.
    Bring back lots of wool πŸ˜€

  • Mama Bell says:

    Happy birthday to YOU!! Sounds like you got the royal treatment. The card was darling. . .save it! (I have an Alyssa, too. She is in graduate school studying piano performance!) They grow up so fast. Love every minute. . .even the stressful and hard ones. "Come what may and love it!"

  • Country Prims says:

    Happy birthday Linda-you sure have been spoiled!
    I love how every gift was so personal to you-takes thought for that!
    Oh, but I am hugely jealous of you getting to a retreat at PG, wow!!! Take plenty of pics for us all. Do you have far to travel to get there?
    Have a great day,

  • WoolenSails says:

    Happy Birthday!
    It sounds like a wonderful birthday, full of friends and family and thoughtful gifts.


  • Marisa says:

    Happy birthday! The silly string looks like you are staying very young at heart.

  • Terry says:

    Happy Birthday! What a great painted tile that is! Love the card the girls made! Homemade cards and gifts are the best! :0)

  • Carol says:

    Happy! Happy Birthday to YOU! I'm so happy that you had such a great birthday!

  • Teresa Silva says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the card your kids made. Too cute and so sweet.

  • Carrie P. says:

    Happy Birthday, Linda. YOu sure did get some fabulous gifts. I know you will have a great time at Primitive Gatherings. I want to go there one day.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    A belated Happy Birthday. Looks like you had a wonderful time and got lots of fabulous gifts.

  • Michele says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY πŸ™‚ It sounds like you had a great one! That tile is amazing. I love your card from the girls too……so sweet!

  • LuAnn says:

    Happy Belated birthday Linda. You will have such a great time at your retreat. That is a really neat gift.

  • Jeanette says:

    Happy Birthday Linda. Love the tile. It's fabulous. Looks like you had a fun day. Hugs,

  • The Quilted Finish says:

    Happy Birthday for your 37th !! Someone on an earlier comment said "oh to be 37 again!" I just had my 50th last month, I wouldn't mind turning 40 again! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

  • Andrea - Under a Blue Moon says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

  • Yvette says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you have been a very good girl all year.

  • Kathleen says:

    I KNEW yesterday was your birthday. Darn. Happy Belated Birthday. If it's any conselation, I thought you were about 33!! πŸ™‚
    Thirty-seven was my favorite year—for a long time. Now each new year is my favorite. Don't I have a great cousin? Best Wishes. K.

  • Lori says:

    Ah, Linda. Happy birthday!! What a thoughtful gift and such love from your family. I bet you are the best mom they ever had!! LOL **Too cute!

  • Allie says:

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Linda,
    Happy Birthday to you!!!

    Such lovely gifts – and handmade cards are THE BEST!!!

  • Deb says:

    Linda – Happy birthday from one Libra to another. My 49th was the day after yours! Sounds like you had a great time.

    Deb S.

  • Sheila says:

    Happy Birthday Linda , absolutely lovely gifts ,so happy for you that your day was so special!

  • Carrie says:

    Jeez. I miss a couple of days and I miss your birthday! That's just wrong!


    But… 37? Thank you. I was having a good morning but now I feel very, very old. O.L.D. 37? Distant memory. Fading quickly.

    I hope you had a wonderful day! And that all your wishes came true ~ or will come true!

  • Candace says:

    Happy Birthday, Linda, and many more to come! What a wonderful family – and I'm sure you're the best mom the girls ever had (wink)! Scott, the girls and Patti certainly know how to give great gifts! What a wonderful day!

  • Mama Pea says:

    Love it. Patty out did herself! How wonderful! Looks like you had a great day. So happy for you!