Hi Shirlene, I have been away for over a month and just realized what our Cuties have done for you. I have you on our prayer chain and will keep you and your family in my prayers everyday. I have heard you are the guru for FSL? If so do you have a site I can visit?
Shirlene there is another one on the way I just got home been gone for a while
Shirlene so sorry I missed your birthday day. Was out of town. Happy birthday anyway and I just wish you the best of health for the year ahead and may most of your wishes come true. LOVIES
Marthie, thank you so very much.
Happy BDay Shirlene and I pray you many, many, many more!!! *2U
Monica, thank you so much.
Congratulations on all of the gifts!
Jacqueline, thank you my dear.
I know I am late, but a prayer for you.
I ask you to bless our special sister very day with good health, and happiness that is yours to give. Bless very thing that she puts her hands to,keep her safe in your love. May she be blessed in mind, body and soul. Put your angels around her in the late hours of the night,to give her peaceful sleep and rest. May all her dreams come true that are in your well. May she always have money in her pocket, but not so much,that she doesn't need your help.
Let your Holy Spirit touch her in a very special way. These things I ask in the name of the Father, the Son,and The Holy Spirit. Amen.
Happy Birthday a few days late, Love in Christ, Brenda Lea
Thank you very much Brenda Lea - I so appreciate this.
Most will not see this and I am so sad that they will not - but LQQK what came in the mail today - all the way from Australia. 4 lovely FSL roses and a lovely butterfly card.
is this Yoriko's work?
Beautiful Roses. Hugs..Carol
These are very pretty.
thank you each - I really don't know whose work it is Bev - Hehehe!
Yes, Carol they are really beautiful and the work is lovely.
I agree 1sewnsew they are very pretty.
Lovely work !
thanks so much.
I'm so sorry that I missed your special day!!
I wish you a wonderful year ahead filled with happiness and all the good things you deserve.
Love & Hugs, Nadyne
Nadyne dear thank you - I hope you wish is fulfilled.
Well, I don't know what happened, but I see you have obviously had a very happy birthday. I'm sure now you'll have many more.
I don't really understand what happened either - but is was a very happy birthday and I am still basking in the glow of it. thank you so much.
Dear Shirlene, just thrilled to piecses to see all the beautiful presents you received. Aren't there some wonderful women/men in the world? Love and blessings Chris.
Chris, it is one of the most thrilling moments of my life - it totally amazes me - how woman/men from around the world can make it so small with such kindness and generosity. Thanks!
Happy belated birthday! I didn't realize your special day is the same as Mama's!! Now I can always remember your day and thrilled you receives so may beautiful gifts from around the world.
Thank you for sharing with those of us who didn't know.
Mary Ann, please tell you Mama that I am honored to share a birthday with her and I wish her a belated birthday, too.
Shirlene, I think we are all so happy that we all could make YOU so happy. For sure I know we all were very nervous 'cos your birthday came closer and there was no -even not a single- post of you mentioning that your received a gift. Some of use where wondering if the parcels arrived or not. But I guess they all did. And what a lovely set of gifts. Made with so much love. I can understand well that you had a big smile whole day long. Even myself I had to look serveral times a this long list of wonderfull gifts. For sure a birthday to remember. Group Hug to everyone !
Linda, I so appreciate all the you and everyone of the other SS's did - to make my birthday special - I didn't want to tip the bucket - so to pseak by announcing that I recieved so many extra gifts - before hand - I was in total awe (aaaaaahhhhh) that I had recieve even 1 extra gift, but then as time progressed I received more and more - the ones that didn't wrap them up - did get opened and I just have thought ahead of time - to take pictures when I was so overwhelmed - but I didn't - so I spent most of the morning opeing and then organizing and taking pictures and then editing them all to post. I am lucky that none slipped through the cracks - Hehehe!
For sure this is a birthday to remember - thank you.
Unconditional Love to you and all the other CUTE family members.
What a nice birthday you had
Rita, thank you my dear - it was very special.
I'm so glad your birthday was such a great success. Somehow, I missed out on the posting. I had been sick and wasnt checking every day for awhile.I didn't even get to post a birthday wish yesterday. So here is a belated birthday wish for you.
Carolyn, thank you dear - I am so glad to hear you are feeling better now, too.
So pleased you had a lovely day and enjoyed the surprise gifts. Glad it turned out a special day for such a special person. Happy sewing!
Thank you dear - I so appreciate it.
One you will never forget, one to show how much you are loved by all your cute family. So glad you had a wonderful day Shirlene. Happy Birthday. hugs Helen
Helen, yes I will never forget it. I do feel loved. Thank you dear.
Happy Birthday Shirlene! Hope it was a wonderful day !
Enjoy all your Beautiful Gifts.
With all these gifts - how could it not be? Hehehe! Thanks!
Happy Birthday Shirlene! You now know just how special you are! God bless you now and for ever. Hugs
Wow, what a sweet thing to say - thank you.
So glad you had a very special birthday and got a lot of wonderful gifts from a lot of truly great Cuties (friends). I also have two family members with birthdays today, a nephew and a granddaughter. Again I wish you a Happy Happy Birthday and a bright and beautiful future.
Juanita, thank you so much - wish your nephew and granddaughter happy birthday for me.
this must have been a realy Happy birthday. Hugs, Gerry
Thanks Gerry, it was.
I am blown away by this amazing collection! It must have taken most of the day to photograph everything let alone post the details.
We can all share a huge group hug across the oceans.
Sue, I am as welll - it did take a good part of the day for pictues and editing of them. Love the group hug, too!
Bet she still had her machine going in the background. Would love to see this special lady crying ---- tears of Joy.
Dear shirlene, I am happy that you had a special day with so much love around you
Miss Claude, thank yu so vry much for your speical gifts and best wishes, too. I do feel the love of the CUTE family.
Shirlene, so glad that you had a wonderful, special birthday. May there be many more. Love and hugs Yvonne
Yvonne, thank you so much for your wonderful gifts and your wishes, too.
Shirlene I nearly missed your birthday! I hope it was a happy, happy day and I sure looks like it was! I was fixing my machine and just now got on! Your gifts are so very lovely and I'm sure each one was made with love in every stitch. You are always so sweet and loving to everyone! Hugs from over the Rockies, Jan
Jan, thank you so very much - hugs back over the Rockies.
HOW AWESOME! So happy for you.
hugs n roses, Meganne
Thank you Meg.
Wow!!!! Happy Birthday, Shirlene!
Thank you dear.
Wonderful Birthday gifts from some sweet Cuties to another sweet Cutie!!! Happy for you - loads of love, Laura*
Happy...Happy...Birthday Shirlene ~ ~ ~
You are a VERY SPECIAL Cutie ! ! !
Linda, thank you and so are you and each and every other CUTE family member. Hehehe!
What a wonderful birthday you had. Hugs Sarah.
Sarah, thank you very much - Rick spent the day a sleep on the couch and I spent a with a grin on my face - looking and looking at my special gifts over and over. Hehehe!
Happy happy BIRTHDAY to YOU enjoy your day.:):)
Thank you dear.
Happy Happy BIRTHDAY to YOU enjoy your day hugs alma.:):)
Alma, thanks so very much.
Glad you had such a wonderful day. Our "Cuties" sure know how to throw a Surprise Gift Party to keep you busy for a whole year. I was going to buy you a fancy gift, instead, I decided to to send you
Prayers for GOOD HEALTH and HAPPINESS.
Happy Birthday and best wishes.
Hugs and blessings,
Rachel, thank you so very much for your special prayer - this is what we really need, too.
Wow!!!! Happy Birthday, Shirlene! I'm happy for you and wish you many more happy years full of love, health and hugs! Lidia
Lidia, thank you so very much.
Such wonderful gifts!!! Glad you're day was great. Happy, happy birthday!!
Ramona, thank you very very much.
Happy Birthday Shirlene.
Kathy thanks so much.
Shirlene, what friends you have here! You truly are an inspiration to all of us for your kindness, cheerfulness and friendship. Glad you had a nice birthday. Love, Betty
Thank you Betty - you being one of them - did you like what I purchased? Thanks so very much, my dear.
Yes, very much, you made wise choices and pretty ones too, hehehe. Glad to be able to share your birthday celebration with you. Love, Betty
Wow I'm glad you had a great Birthday. Happy Birthday.
Linda aka Bumblebee
Linda, thank you very much - my dear.
I see that you had a Great Birthday and I am very happy for you!! Happy Birthday!!
Judy, thank you my dear - I have.
Happy Birthday, Shirlene. So glad you had a wonderful day. Praying you and Rick are doing okay. Take care. Hugs Lynn
Lynn, thank you dear - we are doing as well as we can - with all that is going on - I appreciate your thinking of us.
Shirlene, Sorry I missed out on your special Birthday. As I see you had a great day with all your wonderful gifts. Hope I am not too late to wish you great Birthday and manny manny more. Mildred
Mildred, you didn't miss out - you are here now - thanks so much - still another 5 1/2 hours until midnight. Hehehe!
I am so glad you had such a wondeful day. You are deserving of each and every present. You are one of the cuties that make this such a special place to be. What goes around comes around, big hugs Lisa
Lisa, how sweet of you to say so - thanks so very much my dear.
Wow you did very well for your birthday. You are truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends. Happy Birthday once again.
Thank you again - I sure appreciate it and each of the wonderful CUTE family that helped make it so.
What a wonderful birthday for such a deserving person.....Happy birthday, Shirlene!! Hugs to you..
Vicki, thank you so much.
Happy Birthday Shirlene. I'm so glad you had such a good day, please have many, many more. Hugs, Arlene
Arlene, thanks dear.
Happy Birthday, Shirlene! I´m sure you had a true happy day with such lovely presents!
Maria, the presents only represent love and that is what is important to me - thanks!
Happy Birthday, Shirlene!
Happy Birthday Shirlene! I am so happy you have had such a wonderful day and such awesome presents. Hugs..Carol
Carol, thank you for being one of them - that sent such sweet and loving gifts.
I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED???AND HOW SO MANEY CUTTIES GOT INVOLVED IN THIS SUPRISE..BUT IT SURE IS NICE TO HAVE SUCH A WOUNDER FUL SUPRISE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY...HOPE YOU HAD A LOVELY DAY..BEING SO DOWN AND OUT LAST MONTH I MISSED OUT ON LOTS..BUT I WOULD OF SENT YOU A GIFT BUT ALL I CAN DO NOW IS SEND A FLOWER AND A HUG XOXOXO HAPPEY BIRTHDAY LOV LUCY
LUCY.....HOW'S THAT KITTY GETTING ALONG?
HAVE YOU NAMED HIM/HER YET?
Well this is a birthday you will never forget! Great haul of stash and plenty to work on and make your own. Congratulations!
Deb, thankyou for helping make it one of the best - I so appreciate your work on your lovely teal jewlery.
I pray you have had a wonderful birthday, lots of love to you, such a beautiful person deserves this and more!!!
Thank you so very much - that is sweet to say.
So glad you had a very special birthday with amazing gifts.
Anita, thanks dear - the gifts only represent the love of the CUTE family for one and another.
Wow - what special gift, and things to keep you occupied with some different things. But Happy Birthdaay, for the rest of this day.
Beth, my dear - just yours would keep me busy for a very long time - the others will be fun to work on, too - thanks so very much for always being a good friend to me through the years.
I don't know but I think a certain someone got pretty spoiled for her birthday - so happy for you my friend...big hugs Glenda x0x0x0
Glenda, I am so amazed at the generosity of each that sent gifts - they did spoil me - this is more than I have received in my whole life combined. Thanks dear.
WOW! See how much the cutes love you? I hope that you are feeling better than you had been earlier in the year and I know this has been a very special birthday for you, many, many cuties made sure of that!!
Way to go Cute family!!!!
Diane, thank you - I have had some rough days - today included - as far as my health goes - but my spirit was lifted for the time that I spent opening presents from the CUTE family and the Secret Sisters - time I have spent sharing with them all in post, too. Thanks!
Shirlene, so glad to hear that you are having a great birthday and enjoying all the gifts from around the world. You have been sent some lovely presents. And how ingenious of your SS birthday Cutie to send your gifts the way she did. Keep enjoying what is a special day for you
Caroline, thank you dear - for all that you have done, too.
What a lovely gifts you have got for your Birthday - a special gift for a special lady - I´m so happy for you my friend.
Sigrún, thank you - especially for being a good friend.
super!************* Hugs Loralye
I'm so happy you had such a great B-Day. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. I do hope it cheers you up and makes life's burdens a bit easier. I'll try to connect with you, when I'm heading that way, or when you come for GFs embroidery, and we can do lunch.
on me of course
Thankyou my dear - it did cheer me up - hard to deal with all that is going on - but this was a fun time. Thanks!
I am going to try to post as many of the gift that I can - in no special order - each was chosen by one of the Secret Sister's for me and because of that - I will treasure them forever.
1. I had a special gift sent to me to purchase anything I wanted or needed - so I bought these five tee-shirts - thank you Betty from Louisiana.
2. This is a special handmade card that came from a SS in England.
3. This is a group of wonderful supplies from Beth in Florida - she always knows how much I enjoy working with special fabrics and making ITH designs so she supplied me with enough for a very long while.
4. This is a birhtday banner and card that came to me from Belguim.
5. A lovely mylar butterfly scrap bag and pin cushion.
I received a wide variety of special gifts from Canada that I will put in several picture - so you can see the beauty of each one easier 6-13:
6. 2 Micro fiber kitchen embroidered towels
7. This is a lovely bag that has so many special details on it - that I can not do it justice in a picture - it has special threads and beads and sparkles all over it to enhance the material and make this the prettiest bag I have ever owned.
8. This is the inside of the purse with loads of goodies.
9. The puse insides - so you can see what some of the fabric on the outside had looked like and also how roomy it is with a pocket sewn in, too.
10. All the pretty sparkle thread that were inside of the bag.
11. This is a lovely applique and beaded sweatshirt
12. This is the top of the applique and beaded sweatshirt closeup
13. This is the bottom of the applique beaded sweatshirt.
14. This is the handmade card tucked inside of the next gift.
15. 3 adorable bears on the front of a lovely scrap bag and pin cushion - I have 2 machines so I am thankful - I have two of these now.
16. Miss Claude from France sent me these 2 lovely angels and card.
17. Miss Claude from France also sent me these 2 lovely embroidery towels and 2 sets of sweets - yummy.
18. Deb send me this lovely card and 2 angels
19. Deb also made me this gorgeous beaded necklace and bracelet set.
20. Earlier Deb had also sent me these 2 lovely beaded bracelets she made.
21. I received this darling cow with hearts on a plaid towel around Valentine's Day
22. This Heart Table Runner and pretty card came from Canada
23. This lovely Rose Talbe Runner came from Carol
24. Yvonne sent this set of wonderful gift that she picked out for me. A lovely handmade card with little shells - a shell key holder - 4 lovely threads in a wonderful re-usable container - and a lovely tea towel with a tea set embroidered on it.
I also received a couple messages from several members of the CUTE family - from the UK that they had collected some funds to send to me shortly and also from Iceland a gift via PayPal.com I received numerious virtual cards via my email account and messages posted on my facebook account - you honor me with your special friendship.
All I can say - this is the most presents that I have every received in my entire life - making this the best 'HAUL' I have ever made and what a special birthday surprise for sure - you warm my heart with your generosity and thoughtfulness. You have made me extra special and there really wasn't a need to do that - as each day I feel blessed to be part of the CUTE family and I have leaking eyes and can't say more at this time - I hope you all enjoy the sweetness of these gifts and know - that I can't express to you - how wonderful you mean to me - but you do. Unconditional Love, Shirlene
Can you believe the wonderful things that everyone made and sent?
I am so glad your brithday week was so much fun! 2012 is really your year! Happy Birthday!
Christine, thanks - I hope so.
Happy Belated Birthday Shirlene. My goodness you certainly did hit the Cure Jackpot. So glad that these lovely cuties made your day. Thankyou to all. It gladens my heart to see such love here at cute :)
Wow i am crying i am so happy for you hugs carolyn xoxo
Thanks Pauline and Carolyn - it does warm your heart and make tears roll down your cheeks to feel the love that is shared around the world - doesn't it. I am still in ahhhhhh of it all.
Happy Birthday Shirlene, you are very special to all of us! Love and hugs, Yoriko
Happy Birthday shirlene! You now know just how special you are! Well done! Hugs Sally
Thank you Yoriko and Sally - you are both speical, too.
Shirlene, thanks for sharing with us all. So Glad that it was special. Hugs Yvonne
You are welcome and thanks so very much!
Waaaauw, Shirlener, belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Your presents are amazing and what a day you must have had. So deserved after all the bad times. Hope things will go well for you this year. Hugs edith
Edith, thank you dear.
So glad you had a lovely birthday.
Can anyone tell me if the gorgeous design on the tea towel above (teapot cup jug etc) is available to upload... I really like it ♥
I'm so happy that you had such wonderful surprises on your birthday!
thank you so very much Martine.
What a blessed birthday. May you have maaaaaaaaany happy, delightful blessed birthdays to follow.
Starlet, thank you my dear.
They look lovely;so happy for you.Aren't these cuties wonderful?!!!Nothing like surprise gifts....
Oh yes, they are the best - thank you.
Such lovely gifts for a wonderful lady. Happy Birthday :)
Lee, thank you so very much.