It’s my birthday and I’ll sew if I want to. . .

I think that is Holly Hobbie on my birthday cake.
Sorry, I just couldn’t resist that post title.
I already ate Rubio’s fish tacos this week (love half-price Tuesdays), 
so I feel like I’m off to a great start.
Nothing too momentous here, but I am going to allow myself to sew as long as I want today.
And go out to dinner with my husband.
(Yesterday was also the anniversary of our first date thirteen years ago. Awww.)
Last week I got together with an old friend for the first time in a couple of years.
We have the same birthday, which we discovered when we were in High School. 
We also discovered that our cute grandmas were first cousins and close friends. 
We would always take each other to lunch on our birthday and buy cheese fries.

No cheese fries this year. This time I brought take-out to her house since she’d just had her sixth baby! Don’t you love those friends where it feels like no time has passed and you just pick-up where you left off, even if it was a few years ago?  I also brought her a little baby gift because heaven knows you need new burpies for baby #6.  I also brought her a nursing cover.  I figured she’d probably already have one, but discovered that she didn’t!  (I mean, you survive nursing 5 kids without one, why get fancy now?) She was very excited.  It’s always fun to give someone something they can really use. And this will come in really handy since four of her other five children are boys ages 2-11!

I hope that it’s starting to feel like spring where you are. We keep getting tastes of it and then it gets cold. But my tulip bulbs are starting to poke through the dirt, so I’m taking that as a good sign.

 Post Edit:

 I already felt kind of hokey blogging about my own birthday, but now I’m going to make it worse and share the presents from my kids too. Please try not to be jealous that I now have my very own Snuggie.

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    March 12, 2010 at 7:12 am

    happy birthday! i hope you have a great day sewing and out to dinner with your husband! 🙂

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    March 12, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday! Love (not like) Holly Hobby, and one can never have enough bloggy references to her, cheesy or no.<br /><br />Great baby gifts, you gotta just love friends like that!<br />Blessings,<br />KT

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    Laurie Anne
    March 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Happy Birthday Amy! <br />I still really like Holly Hobbie and still have my original doll.<br />6 children! Eeeeek!! 🙂 You&#39;re a wonderful friend.<br />Happy weekend xo

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    Wendy K
    March 12, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday Amy!!<br />Enjoy your day of sewing and have a lovely evening out with your husband!<br />Love Wendy x

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    March 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Amy dear!…<br />It sounds like you have planned the perfect day. Time for sewing, and out to dinner with your husband. There should be a &quot;no house work&quot; rule for your special day also, but maybe the overload of what you will face tomorrow would prove to be too much. (I remember!)

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    Kim Walus
    March 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and what a special day it is too!! I hope it&#39;s the best day ever and that you get to sew as much as you want too.

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    March 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Happy birthday, cute and sweet Amy! glad you had a fun time! Friends are the best.<br />okay and can i tell you how much your little E girl looks like you? It shows up even more so in this photo with your lighter brown hair!

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    March 12, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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    March 12, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Sewing as long as you want and dinner out with DH? Sounds like a perfect day to me. 🙂 Have a happy happy!

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    March 12, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! Have a wonderful day of sewing!

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    March 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Happy Birthday…every quilter should get to sew on their birthday!!! The words &quot;Hollie Hobbie&quot; sure take me back quite a few years!!!

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    March 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday Amy. Hope your day is extra special!

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    3 Sweet P's
    March 12, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope your day is special!

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    March 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Happy Birthday! It was mine this week too!!!<br /><br />My daughter saw those snuggies and told me I should get one. Hmmm…..

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    March 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Oh happy happy birthday!!! So I&#39;m a bit JEALOUS you ate at Rubios… oh.. I LOVE their fish tacos… we dont&#39; have one here..<br />Love the gifts from the kids! My kids all wanted snuggies this year… have fun using your hands without your blanket falling off *wink*

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    March 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Happy Birthday Amy!!! Hope you have a good day of sewing. That&#39;s what I would want for my birthday too. Love the snuggie, that is too funny.

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    Calli Makes Do
    March 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Happy Birthday, Amy! Have a wonderful day. The sun is shining… so there&#39;s a nice gift. cheers, Calli

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    live a colorful life
    March 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Happy birthday! Tomorrow a group of us are putting together what will be a super interesting quilt. I can&#39;t wait to post pictures. In the meantime, I hope you get to sew, sew, sew.

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    Rae Ann
    March 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

    HaPpy BiRtHdAy Amy! I hope that you will spend it doing all the things that you love. You deserve that one special day! SEW! SEW! SEW! <br />Be sure to eat a little chocolate as an appetizer before going to dinner.<br />Have a GREAT DAY! 🙂

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    natalie. beyond the reef
    March 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Happiest Birthday Day!

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    The Quilt Buddy
    March 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Amy! You deserve the BEST sewing day ever! <br /><br />BTW-I am so jealous of the fish tacos. I haven&#39;t had one since I left CA!…and Rubios is the BEST!<br /><br />BTW-sshhh…I always wondered about the Snuggie. It seems like a great idea, so let us know how you like it….:0)

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    March 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!<br />:-)

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    March 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Oh happy birthday, Amy! Looks like it&#39;s been a great one (a Snuggie!!!!).

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    March 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Happy birthday! You should be getting a delayed present late next week sometime….

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    Blue Is Bleu
    March 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Happy birthday!!! My husband wants to steal your red vines lol<br /><br />I&#39;ve many friends I don&#39;t see for years (I&#39;ved lived in different countries from them since I was 17) but we can always pick up where we left off. I&#39;m always grateful for them 🙂

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    March 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Happy happy birthday! and believe it or not, my kiddos love snuggies! I made kid size ones for them for Christmas in 2008. They are goofy but useful!

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    V and Co.
    March 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    dude, amy lou who already knows how i feel about snugglies i&#39;m surprised she isn&#39;t on here trying to pillage it from you to try to give it to me! ;)<br />i want one in zebra print. so keep that in mind okay?<br /><br />happy birthday wonderful amy! i wish i lived around the corner from you so we could get together and ignore our children and sew all afternoon together! 😉 talk to you soon

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    March 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Happy Birthday, Amy! I hope it was awesome!

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    March 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Amy! Enjoy each day like it is your birthday, and eat birthday cake for breakfast.

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    March 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes girlie!:)xoxo<br /><br />Ah…you were jealous of the snugglie my MIL gave me for Christmas!! I keep it in my car and it really does come in handy!!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    March 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Amy! Hummm…lucky you….a Snuggie!!

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    March 13, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Happy Birthday and I hope you have a lovely day sewing. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to.<br />Micayla x

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    Vicki @ DottyJane
    March 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Happy birthday! I love your comment about good friends and how it&#39;s so easy to pick up with them. I have two and they&#39;re the best!<br />Lucky you…a Snuggie and candy! Hope your day was great:)

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    March 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I can&#39;t believe how much you look like Emma in that picture!

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    March 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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    March 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Happy Birthday one day late! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Dresden Quilter
    March 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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    March 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday! Love those pinks and browns, and how lucky for you to have your own snuggie! :o)

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    March 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Do you put the red vines and m&amp;ms in to chew at the same time???I do, it&#39;s the best! Try it if you haven&#39;t.:) Happy Birthday to you.

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    March 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    happy belated birthday!! {i&#39;m so behind on blog reading!} love the M&amp;M&#39;s and candy.. your kids are the best!

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    March 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I&#39;ve been reading your blog and catching up top to bottom. I hate getting behind like this. But it is fun to see what you are doing. Happy belated birthday girl! You&#39;ve been doing some fun things.

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    April 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Happy (late) bday. What sweet Snuggie, friendship, &amp; treats!!<br /><br />Pass those cheese fries…mmmm!

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