Monday, November 07, 2011

Sunshine & More


I like to say that we live on the "Surface of the Sun" (the AZ desert) - very, very hot summers. :-) I don't know whether or not I should admit that I do get tired of the sun - too much sunshine. I crave overcast, cloudy, rainy days. I crave colder days, too. Silly I know! LOL Ironically, we're having a "Darlene Day" today - woohoo!!!!



I found a major ray of sunshine in my mailbox a few days ago! A very dear bloggy friend sent the little quilt top to 'bring sunshine into my challenging world'. I was very touched and must admit to tear filled eyes. Thank you, my friend you've truly touched my heart.


Yesterday Mr Daze celebrated a very special birthday and our daughter Kristie and her family put together a fabulous surprise party. We enjoyed cake and ice cream with lots of wonderful friends. The best surprise for Mr Daze was his much younger sister and her family shared the day with us - we hadn't seen them in at least 9 years. After the party we took him to dinner. A wonderful day - he's still on Cloud 9 today. LOL


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In Friendship!

31 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful way to spend a birthday. I'm sure Mr Daze was very delighted. So glad that he is improving. And so glad to hear from you :-)

Linda said...

A big Happy Birthday HUG to Ron!!!!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

A big happy birthday to your hubby too! I have a November birthday also! So glad he is improving each day.

Love your quilt!!

:) Carolyn

Stitched With Prayer said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Mr. Daze!!! Sounds like it was very special, lots of great memories made.

The quilt you received it wonderful! What a happy surprise for you.

Hey, if you are really craving colder days, how about hubby and I trade houses with you for the winter? LOL... We have been looking for a place to live in Arizona because the warm weather is easier on me. Seems like the "grass is always greener" should be inserted right here huh? *wink* Big Hugs sweet friend...

Karen said...

I just love your new little quilt top. The bright stars on the black background are beautiful.

Carol said...

I'm your one blog friend who knows exactly what you mean! I get so tired of the summer heat. Especially this year when it hung on until very late into October, thought it was never going to cool off. So this is my kind of day too, it's awesome, love it. I love it when it rains too. Happy Birthday to your hubby sounds like he had a good one. Very nice little quilt.

Denise in PA said...

I could happily live in Seattle - I love cloudy, overcast days myself (is that weird?). Happy birthday to Mr. Daze - sounds like it was lovely!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Happy birthday to Mr Daze!~ sounds like you had a wonderful day to commemorate it. Your little quilt is so cute! What fun!
Have a happy 'Darlene Day'!! :-)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like Mr. Daze had the perfect birthday..and a surprise from his sister and family...how perfect!!!! What a wonderful pressie from a friend..so sweet. Since we live off the 10 freeway on the way to AZ...I think we must have sent you the storm we had the last two days!!!

carol fun said...

Sending birthday wishes to Mr. Daze - sounds like you all had wonderful time. And that little quilt is so pretty - I'm partial to sawtooth stars and these just shine - you deserve it!

tami said...

Wow you lucky girl. Your little quilt top is darling.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

A wonderful birthday and a wonderful little quilt.

Wendy said...

It's the opposite for me, I get so tired of the rain and cold. What a wonderful gift to receive. Happy Birthday to Mr Daze.

Elzaan said...

What a wonderful day! And such a lovely quilt.
Surprises and family can brighten up anyone's day - especially birthdays.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Daze.
You have wonderful friends Darlene - that quilt is awesome.

Deanna said...

So glad you had a lovely day with Mr Daze, and a new quilt thrown into the bargain. It is very nice. Cute pattern!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful quilt! What a lovely thing to open and treasure. And a day with family, friends, dear hubby celebrating a birthday--Cloud 9 must be crowded with happy folks!

My DD lives in Scottsdale and she is thrilled for overcast days and a chance to wear a sweater too :)

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful surprise for Mr Daze. Happy birthday to him.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

great way to spend a birthday!

Terry said...

Sounds like a wonderful day for you all! Love the little quiltie gift too! :0)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Well, happy birthday to Mr. Daze! Sounds like a wonderful birthday surprise to me! And what a beautiful gift from a bloggy friend.

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Daze. I am glad he enjoyed himself and you are enjoying an overcast day.
I like overcast and rainy days myself too.
What a lovely quilt your friend sent.

Lori said...

It sounds like a fantastic day. Happy birthday to DH!!
Glad you got a little overcast weather too. What a thoughtful quilt.

deb said...

awwwww.....what a sweet friend, that quilt is amazing. and so glad hubby enjoyed his birthday and time with family!!!
Its COLD here in cali too....

Debi said...

What a wonderful birthday for Ron, so glad he was able to particpate and enjoy the family. The little quilt is very pretty.

Millie said...

Happy late Birthday to mr. Daze. Sounds like he and you had a great day. Who said you can't have a second birtday with your dear hubby.

QuiltNut Creations said...

lovely mail surprise! happy belated to MrDaze

Sherri said...

I sure love the cloudy days too! Happy Birthday to Mr. Daze!

Carol said...

I'm so happy that Mr. Daze had the perfect birthday! You know me...love those cloudy rainy days! LOL!

Karen said...

Happy birthday!
I grew up and still live in Santa Cruz, CA. USA. Many people think our area is lots of sunshine. We do have sunshine after the fog leaves after the late morning, and then comes back in the afternoon.
When we have valley people visit they dont understand dressing in layers.
I so enjoy the fog knowing that it will come back and cool off the day. Most of us do not have airconditioners. Houses in our area were once summer cottages. That means no insulation, airconditioning, or dishwashers.
On the up side we are 1.25 miles from the beach. A nice walk.

Sinta Renee said...

Happy birthday to your hubby! I think he should celebrate all month!
What a sweet gift you recieved in the mail. It is just precious Darlene! (makes me tear up too)

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