Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Born on this day. . .

 
Denzel Washington, Maggie Smith,
  Gayle King, BFF of Oprah,
image my mother, and my cousin Celeste (no picture, sorry)

 my knitting friend Marbeth (holding the package)



Me, knitwear model.
 Pretty in Pink and 63 years old today. I should make myself one of these scarves...doncha think?
I am happy to say I am healthy, wealthy and wise today, and have had a great year with lots of interesting ups and downs.

Who can forget Dave's accident? Quickly followed by the new puppy...

to make everyone feel better.
I am not blowing out any candles today, too much of a fire risk, but will just be lazy and count my blessings. It's been a pretty darn good year.

75 comments:

  1. happy birthday Melody! I´m a faithful reader of your wonderful blog, but a terribly lazy commenter I´m afraid. I love to visit you here for all the bright and, sometimes, crazy colours and your way of describing life´s little turns and twists.
    best wishes from Iceland
    Frida

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  2. Melody,
    I wish for you a wonderful day of knitting, company of your good friends, good food, and entertaining antics by Chumley. I can't tell you enough how much pleasure your blog brings me.
    Mary C

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  3. healthy Happy Birthday!!!!

    i love your colorful work

    God bless you

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  4. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Melody--

    Many happy returns, young lady! (I will be 69 this year.) As I tell my husband, the lucky ones get old. The really lucky ones enjoy the trip! I'm always happy to read your blog and see how you are enjoying the trip! Got many a chuckle out of Chumley's joie de vivre in yesterday's video clip. Muchas gracias!!

    Mary G. in cold, snowy Chicago

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  5. Happy Birthday Melody - enjoy your day!

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  6. Happy Birthday! I'm another of your followers, but a lazy commenter too.

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  7. Happy Birthday to you!

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  8. Happy Birthday Mel!!
    May your health hold up so you become wealthier and wiser!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Mel! Hope it's great and relaxful and I hope there will be cake (or donuts or brownies or at least ice cream) even without candles!

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  10. Happy Birthday Ms. Mel!

    PS... also, the McCaughey Septupets turn 13 today! (per the Today Show)

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  11. Happy Birthday Ms. Mel!

    PS... also, the McCaughey Septupets turn 13 today! (per the Today Show)

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  12. Sharon9:06 AM

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    lalala...♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

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  13. Happy Birthday! You know what the big secret is: your 60's are the best decade ever! the young'uns will just have to get older.

    Thanks for a lovely blog and Chumley. He gives me a daily giggle.

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  14. Heidi9:15 AM

    Happy birthday Melody!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I hope Chumley gives you a big, sloppy, wet kiss from all of us.

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  16. Happy Birthday Mel!!!
    I certainly enjoy following your year long adventures. Thanks for all the fun. Have another wonderful year!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Melody! Enjoy your day.

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELODY!! Know that I thoroughly enjoy your blog. Looking forward to more quilting in the spring :)

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  19. Happy birthday, Melody!!! And wishes for an even better one this year, if possible. I can't wait to see what this year brings on your blog.

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  20. Many happy returns of the day Mrs. Mel! Hope 2011 is a good year for all of you...

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  21. Elisabeth10:23 AM

    Happy Birthday, Melody. I enjoy your blog every day. Today is my granddaughter's 15th birthday.

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  22. Happy Birthday Melody and enjoy your day

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  23. Happy birthday to you. I love your blogg and follow your crativity from the sideline.

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  24. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Happy Birthday Melody!!! You are such an inspiration to us all...and Chumley's arrival has been just the icing on an already laden cake. Are you still planning to get him a "sibling"?

    Anne Moore in snowy but gorgeous rural Saskatchewan

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  25. Lisa@HappyPacas10:35 AM

    Frida summed up my comments exactly ~ enjoy a wonderful day!

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  26. Happy New Birthday. May the best be yours this years!!

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  27. Happy Birthday my friend! I wish you a wonderful nother year and hope it's the best one yet!!!!! xo

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  28. Anonymous11:03 AM

    What Sharon said !
    Peace love happiness,
    linda m from the snowy interior of bc

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  29. Happy, happy day!
    When I was young, I used to think that "Age is just a number" was something that old people said. Now I know that it is also great experiences, wonderful memories, friends who finally understand me, and daily discoveries.

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  30. Anonymous11:03 AM

    What Sharon said !
    Peace love happiness,
    linda m from the snowy interior of bc

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  31. Happy Birthday Melody!

    You brighten my day with your posts. Your love of colors, your cutey pie Chumley and the love you have for all around you.

    May many birthday blessings be yours today.

    Betsy

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  32. Have a wonderful day! I'm also one of those 1947 babies. It must have been a good year.

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  33. Happy Birthday wishes Melody! I hope your day is filled with happiness and many creative endeavors. And of course a celebration PARTY too! Enjoy!

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  34. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Happy Birthday! I consider you one of my greatest blessings. Thank you for sharing your life in real terms, for inspiring us with your quilting, and knitting. You make the world a more cheerful and better place.

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  35. Hippo Birdy Two Ewes who always makes my day when I read your blog post. I love your colorful life and your energetic spirit. Have a great day!!

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  36. Happy happy HAPPY Birthday Melody! I'm so glad you share your inspiration and creative genius with us!

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  37. Happy Birthday, Melody!
    <3 Terri from not so sunny CA

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  38. hilary1:24 PM

    Have a wonderful birthday, Melody! And thank you for brightening the mornings by sending out your colorful and inspiring posts to us on your blog!

    hilary

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  39. Neža1:38 PM

    Happy birthday! And warm wishes for your own new year from Slovenia!
    Neža

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  40. Happy Birthday, Melody...I hope it is just as you want it, and even better. I'm glad Dave weathered his accident, and you too, and the cherry on top is Chums ~ what a perfect addition to your family.

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  41. From another fan who seldom posts - happiest day to you.
    Your blog was one of the first I followed, and remains one of the best I check on nearly every day.

    Thanks for all the eye candy! Thanks for your generous sharing of your artwork, and the posts about all the ups and downs of life.

    May the pup not eat your birthday cake. May Dave stay off a cycle. May your needles be snag free, and your fibers everlasting.

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  42. Happy Birthday and with that nice pink scarfcollar you yust look like 36, greetings from liesbeth

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  43. Happy birthday, Melody! Enjoy your blog a lot. Hope you have a happy, prosperous, healthy coming year.

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  44. Happy Birthday!!! I wish you a year in which all your dreams come true, full of creativity, fun, and joy. I love the expressions on Chumley's cute little face. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  45. I wish you a very Happy Birthday!

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  46. Well, of all the people born on this day, you are my very favorite! (Denzel has been shuffled to second place). Happy Happy Birthday, you sweet young thing, you! Hugs, Cathy K

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  47. Happy Birthday! Many happy returns of the day!

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  48. ........happy birthday - and thanks so much sharing your blog with us. It's my daily pleasure!!
    Claudia, germany, bavaria

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  49. Happy,healthy Birthday !
    Many happy returns of the day !
    La multi ani !

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  50. Happy,healthy Birthday !
    Many happy returns of the day !
    La multi ani !

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  51. Happy Birthday, Melody!!

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  52. Hapy Birthday, your blog is always a delight, and as a fellow pug owner love Chumley and his antics.

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  53. Happy Birthday..a little behind, but with the best warm and heart felt wishes. May you always have healthy wonderful birthdays!!

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  54. Happy Birthday Melody,
    Hope you enjoy yourself today.

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  55. We December people are SPECIAL!!! Nancy

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  56. Hi Melody,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your blog is so inspiring. Whenever I feel a need for a pick-me-up I check out your blog to see what you've been quilting, knitting, baking, sewing, photographing . . . and then I feel like I want to create something too.

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  57. Many happy returns! How amazing that you and your mum were born on the same day - I think you would've been a lovely birthday present :-)
    Wishing you as many more birthdays as you wish to have.

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  58. Happy, happy birthday. May warmth and hope be yours.

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  59. Melody - Happy Birthday and many wishes for a great year ahead. I follow your blog daily and am inspired by all you do. Thank you for your friendship and support.

    Hugs - Marie

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  60. Peg Howard9:19 PM

    Happy Birthday----
    You give us a gift everytime you post....Thanks for being you ....


    My daughter and her daughter were born on the same day also---and that is our anniversary.....its a special kinda day....


    If we dont have the downs- sometimes we just dont know how high the ups really are ;)

    PEG

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  61. Happy Birthday Melody! I am still loving your wonderful painting "Red Bells" and smile and think of you each day when I get to see it in person in my kitchen and again when I visit your blog to see what you have been up to lately. I hope you have a great day.

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  62. I commented this morning, however, at the time thought perhaps it went into cyberspace never to be read here.
    Sure enough, when I just now looked NOT HERE.
    It's a bit late in the day to wish a great birthday day.
    So will wish you the very best for the coming years - hope they just get better and better for you, Melody.

    Will be celebrating my own b/d in a couple of days.

    Have new yarn for a baktus w/ bobbles ready to co.

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  63. Happy Birthday!!! Yes, you deserve a scarf of your own. (My b-day was Dec. 20, and your green scarf was a present to myself.)

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  64. Dear Melody,

    Happy birthday . . . so many of us love reading your interesting and colourful blog . . . that's your birthday gift to us.

    Have a wonderful day,

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  65. Happy Birthday, Melody! I wish you a happy, contented day and an amazing, creative year.

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  66. Nancy V.11:38 PM

    Happy Birthday!

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  67. Happy Birthday from Switzerland! All the best to you and I wish you good health and a wonderful year ahead of you.
    Edith

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  68. Many Happy Returns of the Day, Melody!
    And you don't look a day over 59! I swear it!!!
    Seriously, I had no idea you were "in your sixties"!

    Hope you had a WONDERFUL day!!!
    =-)

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