Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Karen!

#1 Our birthday girl...Karen
#2 Pinky and April
#3 Everyone around the table getting ready for the Valentine exchange
#4 Jan's new project...double click on this amazing piece.
#5 Karen's sister, Lyla's altered journal given as part of our future give a way...

What a great day it was! We celebrated Karen's birthday and what a haul this lady made! She loves to make cards, journals, altered books...you name it. She got all kinds of things to work with today and actually did 4 ATCs while we were together from the gifts she received today!...pretty amazing, aye?

April did the honors of preparing home made chicken soup and rolls for us. We had chips, nuts, veggie tray, and coffee and tea. She had special cake for Karen's birthday. It was a feast. She even had sparkling apple juice for a toast to the birthday girl. Karen blew out her candle and made her wish...what a day!

I can't tell you how much it means each week to be together...so much encouragement from each other on projects we make. It is a rare type of friendship and one I would never want to trade.

Pinky gave us each small cigar boxes to alter. April gave us each some raffia-type fiber to use on our projects. Karen brought us each a Valentine cup filled with goodies, including CHOCOLATE! I gave everyone a felted flower pin to alter. We will see what we come up with on the altered projects.


  1. Nice post mary. I'm currently at my dads in salem so i won't be able to post about the giveaway for awhile yet.

  2. It is a wonderful post, Mary. We had a super time, didn't we? I just don't think people really realize just how special our group is. We have such a delightful time when we're together. I LOVE you, girls!