And then there is dear Pat ~ who's beautifully hand dyed silk ribbon rival any I have ever used.
Except for finishing up some I already have in my stash ~ Pat's is the only silk ribbon I will ever use again.
The colors are so rich. I love the multi colors ones ~ perfect for pansy petals!
She has blessed me in a million different ways and I am ever grateful!
(Pat offers directions on dying your own silk ribbon on page 36 of her magazine""Crazy Quilt Gatherings"
And so now at 52 years of age I realize this ~
"Age has extremely little to do with anything that matters.
The difference between one age and another is enormously exaggerated."
~ R. M.
(pictured below is the beautiful coat my daughter Cheri gave me)
And so another year has gone by. I am so thankful for the cards received and facebook greetings!
And so my gift for you ~ some birthday wisdom to consider.
"May you live to be a hundred years with one extra year to repent.'
~ Irish Toast
"Don't seek to recall yesterday that is past
Nor repine for tomorrow which has yet to come:
Don't build your hopes on the past or future.
Be happy now and don't live on the wind."
~ O. Khayyam
"Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy."
~ Rabbi A. Heschel
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be...."
~ R. Browning
Recipe for the easiest Happy Birthday Ice Cream Cake Ever
Take a half gallon of ice cream from the freezer.
Cover sides and bottom with a layer of lady finger,ginger snaps, oreos depending on flavor.
Place back in freezer until ready to use ~ then slice.
" Another candle on your cake?
Well, that's no cause to pout,
Be glad that you have strength enough
To blow the darn things out."