Happy Birthday to Me; Merry Christmas to You


I’ve had the most wonderful birthday ever; the kind of birthday that makes you feel sorry for your other birthdays. I wonder if they feel bad about not measuring up to this incredible day. I was awakened early this morning by the toddler screaming in his sleep; it only lasted for a few minutes, but it got me up early. Then the boys all three (Hubby included) slept in until almost 8! I was able to finish a bit of top secret sewing, and then we had a relaxing morning at home with little or no squabbling! We headed to brunch at Blue Bird Bistro with my in laws and then came back home for cake. The toddler took a slightly later than usual nap, the rest of the gifts got wrapped, and the snow ball cookies I mentioned yesterday were even made after the preschooler took a short nap on the couch while watching Star Wars with Hubby! (Yep, our oldest son actually took a nap today!) We drove to church in freezing rain and came out to snow, and it is still coming down. The current predictions are for the snow to continue for several more hours, and the last number I saw was in the neighborhood of a foot of snow! For Christmas! Being as I was raised in Houston, I’ve never had a white Christmas before. Not once in my 35 years! I am thrilled! We even had our traditional cheese burgers on home made buns I was able to make this morning. I couldn’t have asked for a better day!

And now I get to give a gift to one of you! I am happy to give away the scarf pictured on top above to one of you as a Christmas gift and in honor of my birthday. It is tea dyed flannel and quilting cotton, about 6 inches wide, and about 68 inches long. I hope to post a tutorial next week about both the tea dying process I used and how to sew the scarf. All you need to do is leave a comment here to be entered. Post to your blog about this contest, come back and let me know about it to be entered a second time. I’ll close comments and choose a winner at random at 10 pm on New Year’s Eve. Remember, if you read on facebook, you need to click through to the original post as comments on FB will not be entered.

I made six of these scarves after my sister-in-law mentioned that she might like a scarf for her birthday. I gave one to her, sent one as a Christmas gift, and let the boys take two to their teachers at PDO. I have a second, similar scarf, that I will be listing on etsy soon, so stayed tuned for that.


Congratulations to Rachel! She’s lucky winner of a new scarf; I will have it on it’s way shortly.

6 Responses to “Happy Birthday to Me; Merry Christmas to You”

  1. 1 Rachel
    December 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Well, I am mightily honored to be the first to leave a comment. This is a lovely, lovely scarf! Again, I hope to borrow/poach your idea for gifts for next year. I am setting my sights on crafting as many gifts as I possibly can (I won’t say all, but maybe close?) next Christmas… and what a lovely, relatively simple idea. (I should wait until you post the tutorial before I use the words “relatively simple,” though, shouldn’t I?) Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. December 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday to you mama!! Yay for having snow : )
    Your hair is incredibly beautiful!
    I was drooling over your scarf, I love the colors and style it looks so cozy and then to see you are gifting one!!! What an wonderful giveaway, thank you for the chance! Warm wishes to you and your family during this season!

  3. December 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    that scarf is beautiful! I love the colors.

    Happy Birthday…it is so thoughtful of you to give on your day! blessings~

  4. December 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Love mine – thanks!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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