Sunday, December 28, 2008

The View from Here

My 6am face

Happy and Healthy and 61. It's my birthday and I took this picture with my built in laptop camera. Isn't technology amazing? All that Dick Tracy Wrist Radio stuff has actually come true. Of course some of you have no idea what I mean by that, being too young to remember Dick Tracy in the comics. But I know you use your cell phone all the time, so that'll explain it all.

I have already received birthday wishes from pals like Rose, Joan, Dee, Cathy, Laura and Frieda, and a video chat with Brooke from Singapore, before my eyes were fully open. Dave wrote me a birthday poem, very funny and personal. I am a blessed and lucky gal.


So I bought myself some fabric!




Brandon Mably and Kaffe Fassett from Glorious Color Love those dots!



And Liza Lucy surprised me with this bag in the same envelope. Am I with the In Crowd or what?



Here's the tag:

Note the reserved space for the wine. Thanks Liza.



It's too early to decide how I will celebrate today, but here's what I am considering:



1. Clean out the refrigerator



2. Put away the Christmas decorations



3. Bring in some artwork from the garage and hang it



4. Rearrange some furniture (always a good time)



5. Have a nap



6. Watch House reruns (its a marathon, again)

41 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Melody! You caught up with me! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Judy

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  2. Oooooh! I love your birthday fabrics! I have a couple of them, but they look even better on here. The bag is beautiful, too. I vote for the House reruns! Have a great birthday!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday Dear. You look gorgeous....and so young! Sounds like a peaceful day. Thanks for sending your weather our way.

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  4. Happy Birthday from good old Europe! Have a great day!!

    Fernande

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  5. Happy Birthday to you - have a wonderful day, and enjoy "House"

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  6. Happy Birthday Mel.

    You are right, those dots will make anyone happy.

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  7. Happy Birthday! The fabric is delicious!
    D~~~~

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Melody!
    Hope YOUR day is the BESTEST ever!!!

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  9. Anonymous10:35 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!Ok I'm down
    with the whole 'House' thing..just
    set those lovely juicy dot fabrics
    nearby for a quick glance now and
    then....
    Missy from the bayou

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  10. Hippo Birdy from one of your oldest fans (at least in age). Hope you decide to do what will make you happiest today. I think that might be to dive into those fabrics.

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  11. Happy Birthday Melody from an avid reader in Illinois. Enjoy those wonderful fabrics and House of course! Hope your next year is excelent.

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  12. Happy Birthday, Melody and many more. We're all heading in the same direction, so don't worry! I'm catching up myself. Happy New Year as well!

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  13. happy snappy fabulous day to you Mrs. Mel! oh, and where is the music on your list of things to do today? ya gotta have some music!

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  14. What? Commercial prints for your Birthday?
    Wellllll, they DO LOOK nummy..here's to you and yet another super productive year in Blogland. Thanks for always keeping us posted and inspired....

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  15. heidihu12:35 PM

    Happy Birthday Melody from a very cold Switzerland! I thought of you today as I finally finshed the little quilts I made in your workshop in St. Moritz. Have a wonderful day.
    Heidi

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  16. Mel, have a terrific birthday! Do absolutely nothing you don't want to do and if it's House reruns all day for you....Yay!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Melody! So you are one of the lucky people with a birthday close to Christmas, and on 25th they say, oh, it will be her birthday soon... And on 28th they say, oh, she just had birthday... and so you got only half the presents you deserve? But as I see it, you deserve lots of presents and my good wishes.

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  18. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Happy Birthday, Mel. Glad you like the dots and the bag.
    Liza

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  19. Happy Day Melody! The Birthday plan sounds just right. And House, somehow my husband and I never know about these shows until they are in reruns? Have been catching up with them over the holidays. We each spent time in the hospital recently and are happy to report none of our doctors bit our heads off. But, had our situations needed further delving, I'm sure a quick call to House and team would have solved things. Have a great day.

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  20. Hi Melody,

    Happy, happy birthday to you!!!
    And please keep on fusing, sewing, painting, quilting or whatever: I enjoy reading on a daily basis.
    Have fun,

    Regina, St. Maarten DWI, at present in Holland...

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  21. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

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  22. Happy Birthday! I'll watch a House rerun in your honor! :)

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  23. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  24. happy birthday Mel! we will celebrate juans today, he's a new year's eve baby, before he makes the drive back to North Carolina tomorrow.

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  25. Happy birthday, Melody! Have a great and wonderful day!

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  26. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Happy Birthday Ms Mel. You have been blessed with great genes, even at 6.am, you are still looking wonderful.
    Your little fabric stash sent chills down my spine, so beautiful, I need to sit on my hands or freeze my cc.

    Hope your day is wonderful, whatever and however you choose to spend it.
    Many happy returns.

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  27. Sherrie of Colorado3:04 PM

    Happy Birthday! It just keeps getting better. Love your new fabric. It reminds me of another fabric artists's work. Take a peek: https://www.artfulhome.com/artist/7592.html

    Best wishes and happy creating!

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  28. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Happy Birthday to you.....
    Happy Birthday to you.....
    Happy Birthday, Dear Melody.....
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!!....
    And many more!!!!

    Colleen

    P.S.-no question what I would do today....watch House all day! I know we're all morons by his standards, but I love the guy anyway! LOL :)

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  29. Happy Birthday, Mel! And may you have many more...

    Thanks for sharing your slice of life and creativity on your blog. I enjoy reading it.

    Have a fabulous 2009!!!

    Kristin in SC

    P.S. The yellow log cabins are progressing quite nicely.

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  30. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Happy Birthday and many more, Melody.

    Debbie

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  31. Happy Birthday from one Capricorn to another (my birthday is New Years Day). Love the fabrics ... they are so beautiful I'd have trouble cutting them up :-)
    Jan

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  32. Happy Birthday, Melody! Congratulations on another year of being exactly who you are. (Spectacularly, excitingly, beautifully, artistically who you are.)

    Barb

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  33. Mel - Happy Birthday to you! You beat me by three days - I'll be 52 on New Year's Eve, and I may adopt some of your birthday ideas. I love the fabric. I hope you had a great day. Leslie :-)

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  34. Happy Birthday pretty lady! You don't look a day older than 60. Ha, ha, --actually you look very young for your age. (says the white-haired lady) I love those fabrics and love the totebag. It was interesting to see the tag inside. It's a Patty Reed design. She is the former owner of Daisy Kingdom and I thought she was completely retired, but looks like she is keeping her creative hands busy as ever.

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  35. Happy Dappy Birthday Melody!!!!

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  36. FELIZ COMPLEANOS A TI; Melody!
    Sorry I missed it yesterday; I am busy working on my newest quilt! Will try & send pics one day; or just do my blog!
    You DO look Mahvelous; it isn't the years in the life; it's thelife in the years; or some such saying right!?
    Love; Anne

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  37. FELIZ COMPLEANOS A TI; Melody!
    Sorry I missed it yesterday; I am busy working on my newest quilt! Will try & send pics one day; or just do my blog!
    You DO look Mahvelous; it isn't the years in the life; it's thelife in the years; or some such saying right!?
    Love; Anne

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  38. Happy Birthday, Melody! And many happy reruns -- err returns! ;-) It's Mark's birthday today, but he choose to celebrate yesterday with the House marathon.

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  39. happy belated birthday! thanks for always inspiring me!

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  40. Happy Late Birthday wishes Melody! My husband, son, step daughter and 2 nieces have b'days in Dec. A great month to go broke in...Love your new window as well.
    Happy New Year!

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  41. Happy Birthday, I will be with you in May! Happy New Year too!

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