10/27/08

39 years ago today....

I hatched out!!




Yep, Farm Chick Paula is one year older today- it will take a pretty big cake to hold all those candles! (Did someone say...cake?!) *sigh*.... Many more candles than the 2 in this picture...


I've had a terrific birthday.... I even treated myself to a couple of little treasures-


My dear friend Debra at Sparrowgrass had this little pinkeep in her ETSY shop and I just couldn't resist it..

The little pinkeep pillow comes off, and inside the coffee can is a little secret compartment for all my little small sewing items!! (*squeal*)

(By the way, Debra- thanks for my birthday post- you are such a sweetheart!)




I also stocked up my sewing box with some beautiful colors of G├╝termann thread-





Hubby REALLY surprised me with something I had been wanting for a long time... Corinthian Bell wind chimes!! If you've never heard of these, they sound alot like church bells and they have the most beautiful tone. Click on this to hear them-



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But the very best part- Hubby took the day off and we went for a drive to the Smoky mountains... and the leaves are almost in full color!


Thanks for the wonderful road trip, sweetie!!

54 comments:

  1. What a lovely birthday you've had. How sweet that you enjoy all your birthday treasures. The drive through the mountains sounds heavenly! Happy Birthday Paul! :)

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  2. Happy birthday!!! what wonderful treasures you've gotten for your b'day and yes - I'd agree that DH taking a day off and just going for a drive together WOULD be the best present.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You're twins with my husband!! (Well, give or take a couple of years.)

    Sounds like you've had a wonderful day. I love those windchimes ~ from what I can tell, I've got exactly the same one.

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  4. Happy Birthday Paula! You and I are the same age. And I'm squealing right along with you on how adorable that little pinkeep is!

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  5. Happy happy happy birthday!!
    I wish you the very best.

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  6. HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
    :) Tracey

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The wind chimes sound was beautiful.

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  8. It looks as though you had a fabulous birthday! Love the windchimes especially. What a lovely day to take a ride and enjoy the scenery. Birthday wishes from north Georgia tonight.

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  9. Wishing you the very Happiest of Birthdays, Paula!!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  10. Happy Birthday! I couldn't think of as better way to spend a birthday than a trip to the Smokies. Glad you had a great day and I love the sound of those chimes!

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  11. Happy Birthday Paula! You and my sister share the same date. You are now marked in my calendar of birthday remembrances.

    I'm glad you had a lovely birthday!

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  12. Your still just a chick, Paula, LOL! I've got 10 years on you! Happy Late Birthday!! Sounds like you had a wonderful, perfect day!

    R~Mary

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  13. Happy Birthday Paula! Those windchimes sound soooo beautiful. We have not been to the smokies yet but I hear they are beautiful. Glad you had a great day!

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  14. Happy Birthday, darlin'! Love those wind chimes...hubby did good! They sound lovely.

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  15. Happy birthday, Paula! Are you going to be one of those women who remains forever 39? ;-)

    The bells are awesome. What a wonderful gift! :-)

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  16. Just another thing we have in common--wind chimes. I am passionate about them... I love your pin kkep. The nostagic coffee can is a 'keeper'. Where do you get the thread like that and is it cheaper than say---WalMart? Are you going to be sewing alot? I am almost done with this cross-stitched crib quilt. I will be backing, trimming and tying it...Time to get onto Christmas stuff. Do you do red ware or whatever they call it when the whole image is embroidered in red? I never have but I see Lea is making a quilt of red embroidered squares. Just curious....
    I know you had a wonderful birthday. Hope all your tomorrows are as wonderful! :)
    Love you, friend---Linda

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  17. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Paula! So glad you hatched. Love your choice of gifts. I would have chosen that for myself too.

    Hope the coming year is filled with joy!

    Blessings,
    Lea

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  18. Happy Birthday ! And the presents, bells and a drive to see fall color, well, as the commercial says "PRICELESS".

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  19. OH!!!!! A very very happy birthday to you Paula!!!! I LOVE that pic of you with the cake!!! Soooooooo cute! I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday!!!!

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  20. That was sweet of you to have the pin keep's picture!
    I love those chimes too-what a nice thing to have on your blog! Hope Smokey and the chickens like the sound they make!
    Love, Debra
    and P.S. Happy Birthday, again!!

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  21. Happy Birthday Paula!!!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday...I LOVE the wind chimes..i've always wanted them myself.

    :)Blessings,
    Doreen

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  22. Happy Birthday!! (insert Birthday song here). I love the little treasures you got, and how sweet of DH to take the day off and spend it with you in God's country.
    Patricia :o)

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  23. Happy Birthday!! More candles means a bigger cake, right? :)

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  24. Oh!! I love windchimes. They sound beautiful.
    Happy Birthday!!! Hope this coming yr is filled with lots of blessings

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday!! Sounds Like you had such a wonderful day.

    Oh, and the wind chimes...ohhh! I am a wind chime collector and have been begging for a set of "The Bells" for many a birthday. Congrats on the major score!

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULA....hope you have a blast in all you do.
    Sharon :)

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  27. Happy Birthday! Don't ya love gutermann thread. They have so many colors to choose from.

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  28. Happy Birthday Paula,
    Well, belated birthday anyways.
    That is the cutest picture of you.
    You are such a young-un though. lol...
    The mountain trip sounds so nice.
    Have a great day,
    Pam

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday Paula...I didn't realize you lived so close to Smokey Mtns. My daughter attends Maryville College...is that close to you?
    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  30. Happy day, Paula....wishing you many more....love the chimes...they sound
    heavenly...a big hug is in order

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  31. Happy, happy birthday Paula! Have a wonderful year ahead! blessings, Kathleen

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  32. Happy Birthday!! We are almost the same age. I'm glad you had a great day! Love that pinkeep. It looks so neat.

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  33. Nice little "niceities" for your birthday squeals. It looks and sounds like you had a fabulous day.

    Well-Deserved! Happy Birthday.

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  34. Hi Paula:
    Happy Birthday to you!!!! Oh to be 39 again. May you have many many more happy birthdays.
    I love windchimes too. What a special present for hubby to get you.
    Save me some cake.....lol.
    Ginger

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  35. Paula, you're a young chick, aren't ya? :) Okay, I'm going to sing to you!

    Happy Birthday to You (cha, cha, cha)
    Happy Birthday to You (cha, cha, cha)
    Happy Birthday dear young chick Paula,
    Happy Birthday to you! (cha, cha, cha).

    Okay, I learned the cha, cha, chas from Joy and now I can't help myself!

    I hope you had a good one! That was a darling picture of you! I love the curly hair! Do you still have the curly hair?

    Tammy

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  36. Happy belated birthday!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. You're only 1 year older than my oldest daughter!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  37. OH! How did i miss this post! Happy Happy Birthday dear friend! Your gifts are all lovely and your day with your husband sounds wonderful. It sounds like a birthday to remember! And it couldn't happen to a nicer person... :)

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  38. Happy Birthday Paula! Sounds like you had a happy one. Oh I've booed you come take a look. Take Care :)

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  39. Happy birthday! Where's the pic of the ake with 39 candles. Any chance this was the anniversary of your 39th or was this the first time you celebrated it? Just kidding...happy birthday!

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  40. Hi Paula! Just wanted you to know that I posted a link to a .gov website that is offering a free chicken calendar. I immediately thought of you and wanted to let you know about it.

    (Do you secretly have feathers?)

    Smiles,
    Lea

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  41. Oh, I just stopped by to say hi and now Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Or, maybe happy belated Birthday!!!

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  42. Happy Birthday Paula! It seems our birthdays are close together- Yay October babies! Glad you had a great day :-)

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  43. Happy birthday, hope your rest of the week and weekend are just as special. I can see why you wanted that pin keep it is great!

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  44. Happy birthday Paula, hope you had a great day!
    Rose

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  45. Hi Paula and Happy Birthday to ya.
    I have those wind chimes also ,but I never knew the name of them. My cousin brought them to me this summer as they werew her mothers and she had no place to keepo them. I wasn't sure if I woukld liuke them or not because I'm not typicallky a wind chime person. The little clangey rattelt ones make me want to scream they get on my nerves so bad. I took them on a trial basis and oh my godness, the first time we heard them we actually shut the tv down so we could hear them better. It takes a pretty good puff of wind to even get themn to move and describing them as most like church bells is excately right. You can see a picture of mine hanging on the front [porch on my blog header. I love them and I'm so happy you have them too. Yur hubby is a sweetie.
    Shanda

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  46. happy belated birthday sweetness! i hope all your dreams come true!!

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  47. Oh! Miss Paula!
    Happy, Happy Birthday!
    It looks as though you had a wonderful day -- what a sweet husband to take you on a drive (I just love rides in the country!) And those windchimes......
    I'm not even going to listen. Church bells are one of the most lovely sounds, ever, and if your chimes sound like them -- then I'm going to want them....
    Many Blessings,
    Julie
    P.S. You were a beautiful baby!

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  48. Happy Birthday, Paula! Love the wind chimes! Sure hope you get to feeling better soon!
    Marie

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  49. Happy Birthday a little late and sloww here!! I love your post on this day!! You don't have near enough candles...you have so many more to add!! A drive through the country is the best gift!!
    Do keep celebrating for a couple of weeks..at least! :))

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  50. Oooh so sorry I missed this post :0( Happy Belated Birthday Paula, What a sweet picture of you when you were a little girl. Hope you had a wonderful day! I've got one coming so another year older for me soon...lol

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