Oct 25, 2010

A Very Special Birthday! (My 150th Post!)

To-day (the past four days;) have been such wonderful days! So many friends and family have made my birthday ever so special. So many things have happened within the few days, I do not know where to start!

My actual birthday was really to-day; however we celebrated on Sunday (and Friday and Saturday and today!:) On Sunday afternoon, after church, my parents took me out to a special brunch in Cambria. I had a scrumptious Egg Tart (or small quiche) that was filled with bacon, carmelized onions, bleu cheese, and was ever so yummy! The entrée came with toast and peach preserves, potatoes and squash, and fruit salad!
The cheery fire in the fireplace made the atmosphere more cozy and homey! Besides, it was rainy weather by the coast, and the warmth was very inviting....
The waitress was very sweet and gave me a yummy ice cream sundae with a sparkling candle. (When I heard her speak, she had an English accent; I immediately told Mother I liked her:).
The rose was so pretty, I decided to take it home and press it (between my Jane Austen books of course!:), to remind me of my *age (you have to guess it!)* and special birthday!
Mother and Father shared the chocolate moose! So tasty not to mention well presented!
After brunch Mama and I went shopping in my favourite herb shop...
We also went in a sweet (and cozy) yarn shop. I was tempted to buy all the yarn.

Such wishes from friends and family warms my heart. Each and every one of them are tremendous blessings in my life.
On Friday, I visited with my dearest friend Joanna and had a lovely lunch/dinner with their family. She gave me a lovely scarf (see bottom of post). The doorbell and phone has been ringing all the day long. Joanna was our last caller, and she stood in the doorway with a package wrapped in pink ribbon. Her parents cried from the car, "Special delivery," and I was so touched. Thank you, Joanna! You made my birthday extra special! Lots of Love!
On Saturday, Mother took me to the park and we browsed among the neat booths of the flee market (post coming soon). I bought some lovely linens!
Of course, on Sunday we went to brunch. (See the basket? Is it not lovely. A gift from my sister. During the summer months, I shall use it as a farmer's market basket; for the winter months it shall store my yarn supply!:)
My dear neighbor came over with a delicious, cake-sized cupcake!
It is so yummy!


Of course, I cannot post about each and every gift I received; however, I shall show you a few for now:
This lovely crimson scarf is oh, so soft! A sweet gift from a dear friend!
A cute tea cup from my dear friend's sister-in-law!
My parents gave me some lovely presents including a sewing machine (hopefully I shall post pictures soon;) and this pretty scrapbook, I picked out while on our trip to Yosemite. (I wish we had a JoAnn's!!!)

On Friday, I talked to my good friend Johanna, and opened my presents. She is such a dear and sweet friend; whom I am greatly blessed to call my friend! Such sweet presents she sent me!
My other, dear friend Jenna sent me this lovely apron. I LOVE it dear friend!!! I was able to chat with her on Saturday.

To-day, my dear friend Miriam called me which was a special treat. I feel greatly blessed to have such wonderful friends!!!
And, finally, my sweet, past violin teacher sent me this darling lamp! What a special gift! I shall cherish it always, and hope, to find a special place for it soon. Thank you so much, Shawna!!!

Well, I should perhaps, prepare for bed soon. I have too many things to do before my "Old Fashion Christmas," event coming soon. I have to gather my stories, giveaway sponsors, video tutorials, and not to mention gifts!!!
Now, I am off to soak in my heavenly-smelling lavender salts (another gift from a neighbor!:)

Oh, and by the way...can you guess how old I am? :)
Lots of Love to all of you,

P.S. A few people have been leaving my garden in which I do not blame them, for I have been very lazy with my posts:). I just wanted to say a big thank you to my dear and faithful readers whose loyalty I am truly thankful for!

P.S.S. My "Old Fashion Christmas" event is coming up soon, starting I think, day after Thanksgiving. Be preparing your tutorials and ideas!:) I have some pretty neat giveaway items in mind and am SO excited!!!:)


  1. It sounds like you had a great birthday (and Happy Birthday, by the way)!! :) I loved looking at all your lovely photos.

  2. Oh, and I know that I don't comment as often as I should, but I do like your blog a lot! :)

  3. Oh I didn't know it was your birthday...I am a bit behind on things..since being sick..So a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you...!!!! We traveld up to the Cambria area a few years ago and stayed at the Fog Catchers Inn..It was very pretty up there...We have been wanting to make a trip back up that way...So we are kinda of neighbors..what a blessing..
    I pray that your Birthdays to come will be just as Sweet...if not Sweeter..
    Have A Blessed Day...Grace
    In Christ

  4. Oh I forgot to guess your age...My guess is 15yrs old.... : )

  5. Dearest Grace,
    I am so happy that you had a blessed and fun-filled birthday! You are such a dear friend, and I am so thankful to call you my sister in Christ!
    May the Lord bless you, dear friend!

    Your Sister In Christ,

    P.S. I am so glad that you like your new apron! :)

  6. Grace,
    You can count on me not to stop following.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! But it's more like belated birthday!
    Have a wonderful day,

  7. Dearest GRace,


    I hope you had the best birthday ever!
    I am so glad we could Skype!!


  8. Happy Birthday Grace! My age guess is 13?

    I really enjoy reading your blog, and am super looking forward to the Old-Fashioned Christmas plans!! Is there any way you could post a link to your original post about it, somewhere kindof permanent, until the event starts (maybe in your page links at the top?) ? I would like to go back and read about the details, (I have a horrible memory sometimes ;) ) but I can't remember when you posted about it.

    Best wishes!



  9. I'm going to say... 14? Yes, that's my guess. It looks like you had a beautiful birthday!


    P.S. Happy birthday!

  10. Happy Birthday, dearest Grace!!! It sounds like you had a lovely day (or weekend! lol!) What a blessing to have such sweet and wonderful friends! It looks like you have many treasures to enjoy for years to come. :)

    My guess is that you are 14 or 15...

    Much love, Sarah

  11. NNTP (no need to publish)

    I will need to find the post where you put a few details of the Old fashioned Christmas thing. I can't wait!! I think I would still like to contribute something to the giveaway, like we had talked about before, but I will need to think a bit more about what I want to do. Unfortunately I have many projects still needing to be done (although I will hopefully get most of this done this weekend while the guys are gone hunting)... so, it will depend. Can you let me know when I will need to have the thing finished??

    Thanks and much love!! Sarah

  12. Well, thank you very much for your gift and your welcome. I know it would be unfair for me to say your age so I will stay silent...


  13. I am so glad that you had a lovely birthday!!!! I am so thankful to have you as a friend and I am so glad that you have a charming blog too!!!
    I already know how old you are,so I will not spoil the fun for the other young ladies...:)
    I can hardly wait for your Old fashion Christmas blog party starts! It is going to be ever so fun! I must start thinking of ideas for my posts.
    Have a lovely day,dear friend!
    Love from your friend,

  14. So fun to read about your extended birthday celebrations dear Grace! You are such a sweet and faithful friend to so many and it shows on days like your birthday.=)
    I enjoyed your pictures and seeing all the pretty cards/gifts you received.
    Your blog is always such a breath of fresh air to peruse.

  15. Dear Grace,
    I'm sorry I am so late in wishing you a "Happy birthday"!! I some how missed your post until today.=(
    It looks like you had a very delightful birthday! The resturant and pretty little shops look so nice.
    I guess that you turned 15 or 16. =)


    P.s. I tagged you on my blog. =)