Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!  Happy Birthday to Me!  Imagine this being sung...

Several years ago member Linda Zimmerman suggested that, instead of all of us bringing our usual fat quarters for our birthday remembrances, we celebrate the way they do in Spain (I think it was Spain).  We each bring the others gifts for our own birthdays.

The winning point about this scheme is that one only has to remember one birthday, your own.  Should be pretty simple, right...then we never forget ;^).

The end of this month is my birthday, and, as the meeting was at my house today, I gave everyone my birthday gift to them today.  What fun!

Picture here are Janine Anderson-Bays, Robin Wolek, Gail Kotowski, Yvette Howard, Ruth Anne Olson and Carol Ludington in their vintage kimonos.  They each got to choose one from the stack.  I fell heir to them this past year and saved them for this occasion.

Happy Birthday to Me!

1 comment:

  1. I am so delighted to be the owner of one of these beautiful kimono. What a wonderful gift, Diane. Thank you very much.

    I am a bit ashamed to say that I started our birthday tradition of giving gifts on one's own birthday. I had been rather negligent one year in giving gifts to my fellow sisters on their birthdays; I had a lot of catching up to do when my own late October birthday came around. And so, I gave all my gifts on my own birthday. Linda must have been the one who suggested that we all do that from then on. It has worked very well.