Sunday, May 13, 2012

Speechless...

My 50th birthday will certainly be one to remember!!


Karen B sent this wonderful personalized quilt! I am so happy that I was able to meet her last year. She is a special woman.I love everything about this quilt! Thank you Karen!!
I usually get one or two gifts. The excitement has been building as these have come in from all over!!
Amazing gifts!! My quilty friends are so thoughtful! I opened my gifts with four men...they really didn't get it! lol Handmade soap, fabric, table runner,quilt book, (not shown since I brought it to bed to read  last night!)  blocks....nope they didn't get it. Amazing. Thank you so much dear friends!!
Little quilt blocks from all over the world! Sent to my friend Randy for my Jubilee birthday. After I opened gifts I sat down and looked carefully at each one, reading the little cards and notes and treasuring the names written. Such sweet blocks that will make the most memorable quilt!! If you'd like to be a part of this and weren't contacted by Randy or Janet, I'd love for you to be a part of my 50th birthday celebration quilt. Let me know and I'll send you my address. It isn't because I need more blocks, but I know I've found out later about something wonderful that I wanted to be a part of and feel jipped because I didn't get asked.
Love and hugs to each one of you. Ever since starting to blog and just being online in the "old days" I've had the privilege to meet many wonderful people who I call my friends. And even if I don't get a chance to meet you it is amazing what a wonderful friendship can be made online and through the written word. Thank you all who had a part in making my birthday celebration fantastic!!

I'll be writing later this week about my half marathon! It was wonderful!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

48 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you were showered with love for your 50th, Lori. You are a friend and an inspiration to so many--they were happy for an opportunity to do something for you. And congrats on the half marathon!!

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  2. Wow, you are certainly blessed!! What wonderful little gifts you have received thus far :)

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  3. looks like you had a wonderful birthday filled will lots of surprises.
    Can't wait to see all the blocks laid out - how fun!

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  4. Happy Birthday Lori, you are much loved and an inspiration to many....

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  5. also meant to say that Karen's Quilt is AMAZING!!!!!
    I knew she was making one for a gift, but didn't know it was you - how delightful!!! enjoy it!! I know you will.

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  6. Happy Brithday!!
    Fun to see all the wonderful quilty gifts.

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  7. Wonderful birthday gifts! A very happy birthday to you, Lori!

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  8. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Lori !
    I'm so happy that you got treated so well, you deserve it my friend ;>)
    And YES I'd be happy to send a block to you, to celebrate... So please, just tell me some more information about which kind of block (size, color, etc...)

    XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
    NADINE (in Spain until November)

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  9. Happy Birthday. I got blocks from all over the world for my 50th birthday last year and it is truly amazing. Please send me your address and specifications for blocks and I'm happy to sent you a block from Winnipeg, CANADA.

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  10. Happy Birthday, Lori. It's so nice to be remembered across the world on this special day by your friends. Add my birthday wishes to your list.

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  11. Happy Birthday Lori!! Karen's quilt is gorgeous! What a marvelous table full of gifts - yeah, non-quilters just don't "get it" :0)
    I hope you will show us all the blocks laid out - they look lovely! I'd like to make a block for your quilt too.

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  12. Happy Birthday Lori! I sent a block, but I need your address anyway! Hope you have a great Mother's Day too!

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  13. What wonderful gifts, didn't know she was making it for you, it is such a wonderful piece. A nice way to spend your birthday and have a so many treasures from friends around the world.

    Debbie

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  14. Sent you two blocks Lori and loved doing it! Look ing forward to seeing what you make of them all!

    Most importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  15. Happy Birthday Lori! Happy Mother's Day, too! 50 isn't so bad now, is it?!

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  16. I hope you will lay your blocks out for pictures. We would like to see all the assorted blocks and what people chose to make for you. I made one and now forget what it looks like.

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  17. Happy Birthday Lori! 50 is a great birthday...mine was the best, filled with lots of friends who presented me with 50 fat quarters. That's a lot of yardage! I love everything you received and what a beautiful quilt! You are blessed! :) Enjoy the Oregon sunshine!!!!

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  18. Happy 50th Birthday Lori. Love the red/white quilt and the cheddar and white table runner too. How sweet of your friends to make blocks for you. I would like to make you a block too if you send me your address. The more blocks the merrier and makes for a good size quilt.

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  19. Happy 50th! Enjoy playing with all the blocks!

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  20. Happy 50th Birthday! Your gifts are wonderful... and I get it!

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  21. Happy Birthday Lori...that quilt is very special.

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  22. The red and white quilt is lovely! You are a lucky lady! Janet told me about the 6" blocks and I totally dropped the ball as we went on a trip. So, I will be sending you a block soon. Yes, you are an inspiration to all of us!

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  23. Happy Birthday. What lovely gifts from all your blogger friends. Your quilt from Karen is simply marvelous. Really, 50 isn't so bad.

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  24. Happy Birthday Lori! Glad you are enjoying the blocks - I enjoyed making one for you!

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  25. What size are the blocks? I would love to sent one. Are they civil wars?

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  26. What size are the blocks? I would love to sent one. Are they civil wars?

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  27. The gifts are well deserved!!

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  28. Happy Birthday Lori!! It was fun to be able to make a block for you - I just hope it made it to Randy's place safely! What a fun quilt this will be!!!!

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  29. Happy Birthday! Well I may have already "sent you a block ':0).
    I made a block for Randy to thank her for doing the 6 inch block Sow along and she thinks she mailed it to you :0). too funny...we'll if you find a stripped LeMoyne star with my name on the back.......enjoy :0)!

    Happy Sewing

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  30. Happy, happy birthday, sweet Lori. Welcome to the 50's - you're in for so much fun. :-)

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  31. Happy 50th birthday, Lori! What sweet gestures from your friends. :)

    Judy

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  32. Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts! I d love to make you a block, just send me address and size, color info? You touch so many lives, and it shows!

    lizzy

    lizzzz.d@gmail.com

    lizzy from gone to the beach

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  33. Sorry I missed the "real" birthday event!
    From the far side, the gifts and the loving thoughts were bountiful and beautiful.

    But ... not not good enough!!
    Iʻd be delighted to enter to block party too.

    Please email the block requirements, and your address.

    As I remember, 50 was a very good year, and a good decade.

    xoxox nyima

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  34. Happy Birthday Lori I'd love to send you a block too if you could send me the details. Quilting friends always give the best gifts and you've got some really lovely ones. Glad your day was special.

    Debra x

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  35. I would love to send you a birthday block! Randy did email me, but the email got lost in my pile of 'to do' stuff.
    What a fabulous red and white quilt!

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  36. The red and white quilt is truly a treasure. Absolutely wonderful!!!

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  37. Happy Birthday! I am always running late, or out of the loop. LOL. What an amazing red and white quilt. Lovely birthday wishes in the form of fabric.
    I would love to add a block too. I need to know details on the block size, color, what you need.

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  38. Oh my goodness that quilt!! and all of those lovely blocks! So happy to have been able to contribute to your birthday dear Lori!!! Yay!! Happy Jubilee!! xoxo Pam

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  39. oh yes, i've been waiting for the blocks to be revealed~! i had fun creating a couple of them for you. if, for some reason, they didn't arrive with the rest please let me know and i'll whip up a couple more of them.
    i think you deserved every delightful surprise that you recieved~!!~
    happy birthday Lori~!


    :-)
    libbyQ

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  40. Glad you had a good day and were showered with gifts! I wish I could contribute, but have been overwhelmed with quilty commitments and other things that are keeping me to busy. I look forward to seeing what you do with the blocks. Happy Belated Birthday! Welcome to the 50's!

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  41. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! Woohoo for all the gifts! And I can't wait to see what you do with all of those blocks!

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  42. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! Woohoo for all the gifts! And I can't wait to see what you do with all of those blocks!

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  43. Lori I would love to make a block for you for your special birthday! So glad you've had a nice time - it's great turning 50 isn't it!!

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  44. You deserve all the quilty goodness that headed your way, Lori. You've been an inspiring quilter and a leader in many ways for a lot of us.
    Sad but true-guys who don't quilt or sew will never get it. (But then we don't "get" their stuff either, so everything evens out).
    Happy birthday across the miles!

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  45. I'm so glad that your birthday was as wonderful as you are! Karen's quilt is gorgeous and so deserving!! Can't wait to see your Jubilee Quilt all made up! Enjoy!!
    P

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  46. Wow!! Those are just amazing gifts!!! Happy birthday!!!

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  47. I missed your birthday, you know why...
    Yes, I would love to add a block to your quilt and I know how to reach you. Just let me know what size the blocks are.

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