"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday Sistah!

It's my sister's birthday and she, sister Joni and I all got together here for lunch and a good time!We had chicken roasted with herbs, onions, carrots, and red potatoes from our garden, coleslaw, broccoli.., and lately served biscuits. My sisters did not know I could leap off my seat at the table so fast ! We were almost done with lunch and Joni said, "didn't you have biscuits in the oven?" Oh my, I did, and they were STILL in the oven baking away. I rescued them and they weren't burnt...that's as much as I have to say about them. Silly me. ( above: Karen is holding a special birthday goblet given to her from Sister Joni. )
We posed together for pictures, and our thoughts were for our 4th and baby sister who lives in New York and was unable to be with us. Joni on the left, Karen on the right.
I am the oldest sister~shortest, AND oldest.
My sister Karen brought me a gift for HER birthday lunch. She made me this quilt and it is perfect in our bedroom, what is even better about the quilt is that she made it out of fabrics that have special memories attached.
Here is the backing laid over the front. I love everything about this quilt, most special of all that she made it for me and made it with colors and fabric she knows I love.
We had a birthday toast "to sisters!" and included a glass of champagne for our sister Tricia.
"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter , and sharing of pleasures." Kahlil Gibran Thank-you sisters for this friendship, a true blessing not taken for granted!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Karen! I know you all enjoyed your time together. The quilt is just beautiful. Wishing you a great weekend.

Mary said...

Wow, I just realized how much I miss my sister.

Happy Birthday, Karen.

I love the quilt, Kathy. What a thoughtful gift.

Debbie said...

Having sisters must be a lot of fun. My two daughters sure act as though it is. That dessert looks so good and pretty. Did you make that? Share:D

Julie Harward said...

How wonderful! And the gift of a quilt..wow, that is awesome! There is no friendship like that of sisters..they've got your back to be sure! What a wonderful day..so happy for you! Come say hi :D

Anonymous said...

Kathy, The day was so special and your quilt is the final one I have been meaning to make until of course a wedding or birth increases the size of our family. A great person to give a quilt to is a quilt maker because they understand the time, pattern creation and love it takes to go into one. And when you are wrapped up in a quilt made by me it is a hug fest in the making.
Sister time was fun and Tricia was missed for sure. Loved the food, gifts and time. Hawaii anyone???

Thanks for the birthday wishes from your readers!

centenniel said...

Happy Birthday Dear Karen, Happy Birthday to you!

♥ Lynne

LindaSueBuhl said...

what a great celebration! the quilt is just marvelous - a real blessing of comfort and beauty combined. Sisters must be a whole different relationship - I have one older brother.

Southern Comfort said...

Happy Birthday to your sister. That is a beautiful quilt! I'm the shortest and oldest sister too. I think is a requirement. I'm glad you got to see your family, bless the sister who couldn't come!

Susie said...

Happy birthday to her! I wish I could see my sister more often.

I know ya'll had loads of fun!

Vickie said...

Happy birthday to your sister Karen! Such a lovely bunch of gals there. I don't know what I'd do without my sister. She's my bestest buddy in the whole world!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A beautiful quilt but not as beautiful as the Sisters!
Happy Birthday to Karen. This coming Saturday, I'll have a visit with my Beloved Sistah...can't wait!

Daisy said...

Happy belated birthday to your sister, Kathy. I think it is wonderful that you and your sisters could get together to share the day. Wow--that quilt is beautiful!

KathyB. said...

Debbie, I did not make the delicious dessert, my sister Joni bought it especially for Karen.

Karen, thank-you again for the quilt, I especially love the description you gave of the quilt, a "hug fest in the making'! And yes, Hawaii for four!

LindaSue, I don't have any brothers so I could not tell you. I do know the relationship my husband's sisters have with each other is very, very different than that with their brothers....VERY.