Monday, January 23, 2012

It's My Birthday, It's My Birthday

(You are supposed to kinda sing that and do a little twist sort of dance with your arms making a circle in front of you)  Good Morning everyone and welcome to the beginning of another week!  What a weekend!  Did you know that my sister and I almost share the same Birthday.  I was born January 22, 1961 and she was born January 20, 1966.  Both of us were born during snow storms! 

But there was no snow yesterday as we celebrated our Birthday's together like we have always done.  All our loved ones came down to my house for lunch.  I made a beef roast, carrots and potatoes, green beans, corn, and had a tossed salad bar.  My Dad brought a bucket of KFC chicken and of course we also had cake!

I wish I could show you the picture of us blowing out the candles on our cake but I forgot to put the memory card in my camera!  Now I have the picture on the internal memory but no way to get it off because the cord thingy is long gone.  Does anyone know if there is a way to transfer the internal memory to a memory card???  After I realized there was no card, I found one and was able to carry on!

Anyway,  here is a photo of what I made my sister,
This adorable cat apron was made for McCalls pattern 6132
I can definitely see more of these in my future!

And my DH and son went in together and got me something that I have been wanting forever
A FoodSaver!  I am hoping this will keep my vegetable that I freeze from getting freezer burn over the winter.   My niece who knows me so well, got me all this wonderful vintage Christmas stuff

Tinsel, mica snow and some beautiful ornaments!

On Saturday I went to an estate sale in a neighboring town and found some awesome things.  I haven't photographed all of them but I did take a photo of these two vintage patterns
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I love the red, white and blue outfit on this pattern, especially the skirt and it's in my size!
This next pattern I bought just because I thought the illustration on the front is hilarious!

Look carefully at the illustration in the corner.
When is the last time you saw someone in a two piece bathing suit and an old fashioned sun bonnet?  LOL!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday! (I think that may be a oxymoron)
Linda

8 comments:

Shirley Hatfield said...

You're right! That Sunbonnet Sunbather is hilarious! I belong to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and we sell sunbonnets like those every summer to raise money for our museum. But now I'm picturing some of the old ladies in a bikini! I'm still chuckling...=D BTW Happy Birthday!

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great time celebrating. Love all of that vintage Christmas stuff!

Ann said...

Well happy birthday. Sounds like you and your family enjoyed a wonderful meal. I think your food preserver would be a really neat thing to have. I love the vintage patterns. Theres something to say about wearing a bonnet, my MIL passed away at 97 and didn't have wrinkles!!!!!!Never let her face exposed to sun at any length of time. Your apron is too cute.
Ann

Texan said...

Very cute cat apron, Happy B Day a day late. I am also a January baby 1965 :O).

retrorevival.biz said...

Happy birthday, Linda. Hope this is just the start of a wonderful year for you!

~Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day was very special! I sure do look that cute apron! And I go to the beach here in FL and I've never seen anyone with a sunbonnet! heehee! ♥

Jeanne said...

Linda, I was so excited to see your comment. I thought of you a lot when Halloween came in Oct. I am happy to connect again.

Happy Birthday to you and your sister. My sister-in-law and her daughter's BD is Jan. 24th

The cat apron is adorable. It looks way better than most aprons look the way it fits the waist. Good job Linda.

I love the tree with the cars. A clever idea.
also the food saver is awesome. My sister has one and she loves it. Sweet Christmas stuff and a sweet niece too.

Lets keep in touch.
Hugs, Jeanne

A Mother and A Daughter said...

That is such funny sun bonnet pattern! Love it! ~ Barbara