Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Celebrating!

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I feel like every day is a reason to celebrate! There are sooooooooooo many things in life worth celebrating!

Well today I'm celebrating just a little bit more as today is my 44th birthday!

At 6:30 this morning, I got a special delivery from my friend, Lydia. She makes the most wonderful cheesecakes (which happen to be my favorite) and she made me my very own personal lemon/white chocolate cheesecake! Her husband, John, dropped it off on his way to work. The little bunny on top was playing happy birthday and John sang! What a totally fun way to start my day! Ummm yes, parts of the cheesecake are now missing!

I love birthday's and I'm never afraid to say my age. I'm proud of my age and celebrate every wrinkle and laugh line as time well spent. Besides, I'll always be 21 on the inside. hee,hee,hee.

So much has changed in my life over the past few years. It took me a long time to realize that if I wanted my life to be different then I had to be the one to change it. We all have that power within us.

The photo above is the view right now from my bathroom window. I loved the colors of the grass, the tree and the sky together. It has inspired a new pattern. Stay tuned.


I bought this print from Mary Engelbreit awhile back. This saying has been stuck in my head for years. Now hanging beside the print are my new wool applique pieces. I always wanted to be my own boss, own my own business, design quilting and stitching patterns and teach them to friends near and far. Now with my Shop and my blog, I'm doing just that. Sharing my designs with you brings me so much happiness!

So today I celebrate all that was, all the changes that are to come, my wonderful husband, my darling bunnies, my health, my family, my friends near and far and all the wonderful things in this little ol' life of mine that make me...

HAPPY! Like wearing blue jeans and cowgirl boots! hee,hee,hee.


Oh and like this necklace I just had to have! This necklace was made by my friend Sherri of Sherri's Jubilee! Sea glass! Cool huh! She's got some gorgeous pieces so hop over and visit her!

Love, hugs and friends to you and thanks so much for sharing and celebrating my life with me! Now off to eat more cheesecake! :)

Michelle

80 comments:

Carmen C. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! You are beautiful and don't look a day over 21! The cheesecake sounds delicious, enjoy it and hope you get some birthday lovin' from the bunns:)

Yesy said...

Feliz cumpleaños, te felicito una excelente reflexión, me he inspirado.
Espero tengas un maravilloso día.
Un fuerte abrazo.

Yesy

WoolenSails said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!
I am 54 and still haven't decided what to do when I grow up, lol.

Debbie

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope you have a fantastic day. The cheesecake looks sounds yummy!

Quilt Kitty said...

Happy Birthday Shell! You should be proud - you are beautiful inside & out, a wonderful designer, great business women & caring friend. Plus - you have gorgeous buns ;) (that was a bit cheeky but true!). Much love, Tracee xx

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle, You are beautiful inside and out. Have a great day.

Diane H said...

Birthday Blessings to the sweetest bunny mom of them all. Giant hugs and heartfelt best wishes, Shell.

JCnNC said...

And you were up? When you retire you can sleep in until 7:30. Happiest and bestest of all birthdays - to the sweetest girl with the bluest eyes I know. Judy C

laurie in texas said...

Happy Birthday from a new fan! Looks like your day is off to a wonderful start!! Enjoy <3

Marsha said...

Happy Birthday! I love your outlook on life, we are in charge of how we feel.

mariebeers said...

Happy Birthday! I will be celebrating my birthday in 2 weeks, but have lots more years on you, but in my mind I am 40. Also, thanks for the wonderful designs.

Madame Samm said...

Happy name sake day my dear .....there is something about this day that is special....It is a day we celebrate YOU...in all of your brilliance..

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Happy birthday Michelle! Hope you'll have a fantastic day with all your loved ones, DH, family and bunnies,of course.
Great cheesecake and the bunny is so cute.
Hugs,
Teresa.

Lorna Appleby said...

Hoppy Birthday to you!
Hoppy Birthday to you!
May the bunnies let you pet them,
And maybe some snuggles too! :)

Jan said...

Happy Birthday. Love your positive attitude about aging.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday,Shell! I hope your day is wonderful.

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'll raise a glass to your health and to many many more happy trips around the sun!! Hope you enjoy the celebration!

Darlene said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! I hope your day is full of everything wonderful.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, the most Happiest Birthday Shell! Enjoy your most wonderful dau.

Jade said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, cheesecake! What a great way to start a birthday.

Mr. Mick and I wish you the happiest and hoppiest of birthdays--may your day be filled with nothing but the best of everything! :D

Sallie said...

Happy birthday!

Lesley said...

Wishing you a wonderful happy day...but I can see you've already achieved that and so much more. Continue on your path...you are amazing and so creative. I love your patterns that combine so many elements, like quilting and sewing and wool and fabric and stitcheries...it's all wonderful!

tink's mom said...

Happy Birthday, Enjoy life to the hilt. Health and happiness. Selina

KaHolly said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I'd love to be 44 again!

Loris said...

The start of another grand year! Hope it is happy, healthy and blessed!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Happy birthday - you look great. Wow, that cheescake looks wonderful! Bet it's all gone by now!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Shell!
Yes, what a wonderful way to start your day!
Have a hoppy day filled with everything and everyone you love!

... and MY favorite quote?
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf to Frodo ~ LOTR

It is truly inspiring to see what you have done with your time! Well done! Hugs, Karen

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Shell , you are such a sweet person inside and out and I hope your day is extra special. The cake looks so yummy ,enjoy! hugs Sheila

Agatha said...

Buon compleanno, Michelle, and mille mille baci and abbracci from Italy!!!!!!
I really fell in love with your bunnies, Harrington and Hannah (how many smiles!!!!!!), with your blog and with your BOM! You are fantastic!!!
All your comments on my blog are like an award for me ;-)!!! Thank you so much!
Ps. A special kiss from EhiTu for you but also for Hannah (!) and Harrington!!
Con affetto Agatha

Crafty Green Poet said...

Happy birthday Shell, hope you're having a lovely day!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Shell... I've been a long time lurker and just couldn't resist wishing a fellow "Aries" a Happy Birthday (my bday is on Saturday :-) )... so, many happy returns... oh, and I'll be popping you an email because I've got a question to ask and just thought I'd give you a heads up so you don't think some weirdo is sending you emails....

Jules Woolford said...

happy burfdai 2 ewe
happy burfdai 2 ewe
happy burfdai dear Shell
happy burfdai 2ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwe!!!

If anyone deserves a lovley day it's you.
Have a wonderful cheesecake filled day my dear friend.xxx

The French Bear said...

Happy Birthday Shell!!!! You look fabulous!
Hugs,
Mags
xxo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Happy Birthday Shell! Have a wonderful day celebrating YOU, you fabulous woman you!! Big birthday {{hugs}}, Deb :O)

Christina said...

I like this post very much and the cheesecake looks YUM! I hope you have a very Happy Birthday Michelle. Eat up all that cheesecake and enjoy!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Michelle. Happy Birthday. It sounds like you had the most wonderful day. It took my recently retirement to start down my new track of doing my art. I love it. I also have several pairs of Cowboy boots down in the basement I have not woren in a long time. My Sweetie wants me to give them away but I will not. LOL I remember doing the two step with them when I was a young military nurse down in Texas sooooooo to many great memories to give away. LOL Hugs Judy

Quilt Hollow said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Shell. Hope it's the most wonderful day for you. Big Hugs,

Hef's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Shell, from Mr. Hef and the Pups!

Rosa said...

Happy birthday.Hope you have a great and amazind day!

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday to you.... a day startign with cheesecake has just got to be wonderful....
Hugz

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Shell! Have a wonderful one.

CHRIS said...

Happy Birthday Cheers to you. You are one AMAZING lady. Love & Hugs. Chris xxx

Denise :) said...

♪♫ Happy birthday ♪ to YOU! ♫♪
♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday to YOU! ♪♫
♪♫ Happy birthday dear ♪ Michelle!!!! ♫♪
♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday ♪ to ♪ YOU!!! ♪♫
♪♫ And many more . . . have a terrific day!!!!! :)

Marcia W. said...

Happy Birthday Shell!

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday beautiful She-ell,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!

What a great morning surprise, a cheesecake just for you!! Enjoy! Love your ME print, your pieces look right at home right next to it - so whimsical and darling!!! Happy, happy, happy birthday hugs to you, sweetheart!

Marcia W. said...

Happy Birthday Shell!

Jo in TAS said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Shell!! That cheesecake looks delicious and whatt a great start to the day. I reckon 40's are the best years of our lives!!

Faye said...

Happy Birthday my friend!!! Can't wait to see what is next from you~~

Blessings, Faye

Jennifer Gail said...

Happy Birthday:) Cheesecake Yum

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

PARABÉNS PARA VOCÊ,TODA SAÚDE PARA VOCÊ E MUITOS ANOS DE VIDA.

webbsway said...

You are so beautiful - both inside and out!
Sounds like a perfect start to a birthday!

I LOVE that saying- !!!!!!! I really needed to hear that.
Hugs, Linda

iluvmybugs said...

Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday and many more!!! Enjoy that yummy looking cheescake!
~Terry~ :o)

Sherri said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Shell!!! I hope you had an awesome day! Glad you love the necklace!! It look gorgeous on you! You are a lovely person inside and out!! HUGS!!

kc said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady!!! You sure don't look like cheesecake is your fave!!! You look like you eat more CARROTS than CAKE!! Now, I, on the other hand, show all my brownies!! ugh. and you're right - only I can change what I do not like!! Too bad I like brownies so much!!

Shirley said...

Happy Happy Birthday Shell, Enjoy your cheesecake. There isn't a single calorie in it. You look so pretty and don't you enjoy your jeans. I hope you had a wonderful day. Have many more. Hugs Your Missouri friend.

Tina said...

Wishing you a wonderful, wonderful birthday and a fantastic new year!!!! Cheesecake is perfect for birthdays (heck, it's good for ANY celebration!) and I wish you a wonderful cheesecake day!!

P.S. I have to tell you that I think your bunnies are absolutely beautiful! Love your pictures!!!

Regina C. said...

Happy Birthday I am enjoying your block of the month so much. I can hardly wait for all that is to come.

Clovie Boy said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Shell! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Happy Happy birthday! Glad it was a good one!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Many Many Happies on your 44th. Lovely post and love your outlook...it does make all the difference and life sure is worth celebrating. Hope that cheescake was YummO!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday - hope your day ended just as wonderfully as it started.

Wendy said...

Happy birthday Shell!

barb's creations said...

Happy Birthday,love the jeans and cowboy boots :) Barb.

hennies.pennies said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Heart, enjoy every blessed moment... make some wonderful memories... and simply enjoy your special day! I love to receive your blog posts in my email. You have a wonderful gift for inspiration and such a generous heart. Be especially blessed, Kathy

Chris said...

Happy Belated Birthday Michelle!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

May God bless you with many moments of joy this year Shell - you have captured our hearts. blessings, marlene

Becky G said...

A most happy birthday to you! You gave us a gift in your words of wisdom.... If our lives are to change, we are the ones to make it happen! You seem to be living your dream... Btw, can't wait to see what you do with that fantabulous color inspiration from your bedroom window! Happy stitching! B

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Shell!! (...a day late) I feel the same way, everyday is worth celebrating! I'll be 44 very very soon also. Hope your day was as special as you make everyone feel reading your blog. It's always so positive.

Happy birthday hugs!!
Jenn

p.s. btw ~ you look great!! I love your clothes & the boots!

Jillayne said...

What a wonderful post Shell - truly wonderful!
Happy Birthday to you and I bet it was a terrific one - especially as it started off with cheesecake!

A big birthday hug from jillayne

PS - You don't look a day over 21!

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday Shell. ;-)
Love your thoughts about life and how we can improve things, no matter what age you are!
You are the same age as me, but I will be 45 this year... EEk!

You look lovely in your photos with beautiful blue eyes... Here's looking at you kid!

Much love to you and the bunnies. Enjoy the yummy cake.

Best wishes and Hugs,
Jo. xx

Karen M said...

Happy Birthday, shell, a day late! I hope the rest of the year is at least as good as it looks like your Birthday was.....

Draffin Bears said...

Happy belated birthday, dearest Shell.
So sorry I have just got around to spending some time at the computer.
Love your post dear friend and you are a wonderful, caring, creative and beautiful Lady.
I so admire you and yes, age is not important, and you really do not look your age, closer to 21!
Sending lots of love and hugs to you and the bunnies.
Wishing a great year ahead.

Carolyn xo

Connie said...

Happy belated birthday Michelle! You look beautiful and will at any age!!

Barb said...

I haven't been blogging much and am so sorry I missed your B day!!!! You are just a young chickie!!! That cheescake looks scrumptous....I do hope you had an amazing day!

Susie said...

Happiest birthday wishes going out to you sweet Shell! Celebrate!
xo
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

Bev C said...

Happy Birthday Michelle,

I wonder if there is any of that delicious cheesecake left???

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Rabbits' Guy said...

Happy Birthday late - but you know, as you get even older and older, late is OK!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Vary happy and belated birthday, Shell!!
May joy be yours in abundance this coming year, sweetie. :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marj said...

You have a great birthday! I have the same one, only I am twelve years older than you. Happy Birthday!