Saturday, 20 March 2010

A Special Day!


Today is a special day for a couple of reasons. Firstly ... it is the Autumnal Equinox in the southern hemisphere (and of course the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, so still special!!) The Celts held a festival called Mabon (Mar-bawn) to celebrate the day when daylight and nighttime hours were equal and to give thanks for their summer harvest. Traditionally, I hold a DIFFERENT ceremony on March 20 each year ... my BIRTHDAY! :0)


This is me when I was about one ... cute, wasn't I! Not sure what happened as I grew up! :0) This year's celebration is actually a bit more significant, too, as I turn 40! PHEW! Not sure where all those years went, and mostly I don't FEEL 40, but there you go!

Although today is going to be a bit of a quiet one, next Saturday sees the party frocks come out as my friend Lynda (who turns 40 a fortnight after me) and I have a combined birthday party. It will be an evening of Medieval madness, with costumes and lots of fun, so I promise to share lots of photos after the event. Mum and Dad arrive on Monday so Mum can take charge of party preparations and catering (what would a girl do without her Mum!!!) so I may be a bit quiet during the week, but I promise I'll be lurking around blogland keeping up-to-date with what you're all up to.

For now, I'm off to follow the lovely Marion's suggestion of how to spend my birthday (she rang this morning to wish me happy birthday, isn't she a sweetie!!) ... I'm going to curl up with some craft magazines and a book or two ... and perhaps a sweet treat to celebrate! :0) Hope you're all having a celebratory weekend! Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

36 comments:

CJ said...

Happy Birthday!!

I hope you're enjoying it in grand style.

Just think, you're sharing your birthday with National Quilt Day. What a perfect day for a birthday.

toni said...

Happy Birthday Kris! I hope you have a wonderful day! toni xxx

Bearly Sane said...

Bearly Sane said...
Happy Birthday Kris! You know life really does begin at 40 as long as you stay young at heart ... which I have no doubt you will do.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane
P.S. Pop over and see me sometime...there's a new bear here.

Tulip~Rose Quilt Shoppe said...

Happy Birthday Kris!!! Hope you have a great day...with LOTS of spoiling and relaxing!
Glenda xxx

Maria said...

Have a very Happy and relaxing birthday Kris. Your combined 40th party sounds great. my daughter would be in that as she belongs to a medievil group. She has many costumes.Looking forward to seeing your photos.

simplestitches said...

Happy Birthday Kris,
I hope you have a wonderful day and many many more!
hugs Julz
xox

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday! May all your wishes come true :D!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY!!!!! May it be a day of immense blessings and hopes fulfilled, Kris!! A special day for a very special lady!!! \o/\o/\o/
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Mistea said...

Hey Kris - hope you are having a very good day - with lots of celebrations. 40 is good - and it does get so much better. enjoy MsT

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Kris. 40 is certainly a big one, but for me 60 was the real biggie; it really took some getting used to!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All my love is sent to you ...Happy Birthday Kris...hope you have the best day ever....love the photo of you, what a cutie......Peg xxxx

Kerryanne English said...

It is indeed a very special day my 'beary' special friend. I hope you have an amazing 40th birthday celebration all week long.
Love & hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anna said...

Happy birthday! I can't believe how fast time pass by - I turned 35 this year and I have no idea how that happened. :)
Have a great birthday!

Kriza said...

wow, what a special birthday, have a very lovely gorgeous day, happy-happy birthday to you! you look great in the box, so Down Under the babies arrive in boxes? :-) what a comfortable solution :-))))

Tudy said...

Happy Birthday to you. March is a very busy Birthday month for us. We have 6 now in March. Hope you have a great day.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Happy Birthday, Kris! 40 is great - you can be 40 for a loooong time:) I still am - or was it 39?
Have a great day!

Sharon MLS said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the 40's well be very good to you! May all your birthday wishes come true!

Pumlans flitiga fingrar said...

Happy Birthday, and I hope you will have a really wonderful birthday party with your friends and family.
Congratulations from Anna-G

Pat said...

And today is National Quilting Day in the States. Have a good one!

Stina said...

I aaaalready said it..but

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!!! ;o))))

Susan In Texas said...

Happy Birthday, Kris! I hope you have a lovely day. I wanted to let you know that I got your lovely OPAM prize in the mail this week. I've been busting my buttons trying to get all my pictures of the Dallas Quilt Celebration posted to my blog (finally done - yippee!!!) that I haven't had the chance to blog about getting the gifts or even about my March finish. Soon, I promise! In the meantime, have a beary lovely birthday!

Hugs,
Susan in Texas
http://susanintexas.blogspot.com

SheilaC said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Glad you are going to spoil yourself today :)

SheilaC

chook said...

Happy birthday I hope you had a fantastic day
hugs Beth

quiltmom said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday- may you celebrate your special day with good friends and family. May your 40th year be filled with many wonderful things.
Warmest regards from Canada,
Anna

Judy S. said...

I hope you had a wonderful day, Kris. Happy Birthday!!!

clare's craftroom said...

Happy Birthday to you Kris . The best present I can give you is NOT singing Happy Birthday , gosh I'm a terrible singer . Hope you had a great day and may all your wishes come true !

Anita said...

I wish you a very happy birthday and a great party. 40 is a lovely age to be.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy Birthday......have a great party.........

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday ,hope you had a very special day , sorry this is a day late !hugs,
Sheila

ittybittyandpretty said...

4o! wow thats great. happy birthday to you! you could pass for 30 just in case you were wondering.
enjoy that party.
xxrosey

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
40 is a great age (I can vouch for that for the last 2 years)
I'm 40 'til I'm 50 now.
You'll love it!!!!
Enjoy your party. Hope there are pics?

jindiscottage said...

Very belated but...Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful time at your party.

Jo said...

Hope you had a great birthday Kris,very cute photo

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

have a very happy birthday. 40 is just the beginning!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Wishing you a belated Happy 40th Birthday.
I hope you had a fantastic party, I can't wait to see all the dress ups!
Hugs,
Anna

Anna Rosa Designs said...

PS: Love the Annie-Rose bear.
I've added your link to my blogspot about her.
Hugs,
Anna

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