Much love to All.

Monday, January 12, 2015

A new Finish and my birthday celebration

 Prairie Schooler Book 166.
This is done on 40 ct.  one thread linen
He just makes me smile.  I started to
stitch him while waiting to board a
plane to NY to celebrate my
birthday with my friends and family.
He was finished on the way back
waiting for a flight back.  Whenever
I had some down time in NY,  I worked
on him.  This is the first time I have
finished it in felt.  I added an extra 
layer of fabric.  I like the combination.
It will always remind me of my 50th

 I am a big brighton fan.  I purchased the
spacer charms in NY,  keeping in the theme
of winter.
 from the left, Me, Alyssa my youngest who is
20.  Amanda who is 24.
Amanda works in Manhattan and does Graphic
Design.  Alyssa is in her third year college.
I haven't seen my children in almost three 
years.  It made my birthday.  My son who
lives out of state could not make it but sent
his love.  They are all doing well.  You can't
ask for more then that.
 I lived on long Island almost all my life.
When I go back to NY, I always see
my hairguy William.  He works wonders.
My NY haircut.  50 is Fabulous.
 From the Left Gina - my best friend from the
4th grade.  I wouldn't trade her for all the
money in the world.  She is one of a kind.
I am blessed to have her in my life.  In the 
middle Tricia,  I started with her a Geico
Ins. back in 2002.  Another great treasure.
They made my birthday amazing.  They 
paid for a broadway show to see the
Lion King and then to Dinner at Nizza in
Manhattan.   The Lion King was amazing.
The costumes and makeup couldn't be
better.  Highly recommended. 
 Couldn't ask for a better
gift.  They are priceless.  Truly amazing
friends.  Gina's cousin Karen joined us 
for dinner and picked out the 
restaurant, she lives in an spectacular
apartment in Manhattan.  So funny and
added much joy to the evening.  A
memory to last a lifetime.  It has to be
my best birthday yet.
Thank you my friends.
 My daughter Amanda's dog Cooper.
Everytime i look at this picture i
laugh.  How cute is he.  I am sure
he is quite the character.

 As soon as I landed in LaGuardia Airport
at 9 am the first stop was the bagel
store.  Yummy, i miss these sandwiches,
you cannot get anything like this in
Tenn.  I bought bagels back on the
plane for my sister and I.
I can't forget the pizza.  I was in NY
for 4 days and had four slices during
that time.  NY food so good,
and worth every calorie. I do
not eat pizza or bagels in Tenn. at
all.  Just isn't the same.


Belinda said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! cute little snowman.

CalamityJr said...

What wonderful birthday memories! You certainly were spoiled, and I'm sure that you deserved every special minute. Happy (belated) birthday!

Lillie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cindy.
Look like you had a wonderful day plus a fabulous hair cut.

You finish snowman beautifully.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to you, Cindy. You seem to have spent a great time in New York meeting with your daughters and your best friends.
A wonderful little ornament that you stitched and finished so beautifully.

Marilyn said...

Happy B-Day!
It looks like you had a fantastic time.

Vickie said...

What a fabulous return to New York Cindy. Packed with good times!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a wonderful birthday trip you had, Cindy! Your snowman ornament is a cutie.

Robin in Virginia

Carol said...

I know the very best birthday gift was seeing your daughters, Cindy--so glad you had this special trip. Your friends and you look like you had a great visit and your hair looks marvelous :)

Glad you got some of that wonderful food, too--that will have to hold you until your next NY visit!

Your snowman is darling--a great reminder of a wonderful birthday trip.

I received your package, but am saving it to open closer to my birthday--thank you for thinking of me :)

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cindy. You look amazing.

Love your snowman. He is so cute.

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! I am glad you got to see your daughters! And what an amazing present to see The Lion King and hang out in Manhattan. I haven't been to NY in 4 years...I must go back. It's such a fun city. Cute PS ornie. :)

lynda said...

Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Maggee said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, albeit belatedly! Looks like a really terrific celebration for you! Glad you enjoyed it! From NY to Tennessee? Did you go through culture shock? I know I did when I left SF for the Virginia Beach area! Hugs!