Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Books

There are many wonderful things about April: daffodills, forsythia and pansies (ooh I love the little johnny jump-ups). That wet mud smell, that warm sun over the cold dampness {hot fudge sundae}. And my birthday month (why not celebrate for an entire month?)

This was what I wanted for my birthday: a big box o'books. I spent a good bit of time choosing a cart-full of books from Amazon. I think I had as much fun choosing as I will have reading. Jon packed them all up in one big box, as requested. After a lovely birthday brunch, a big cup of tea was poured and I opened my box. Oh joy. This will definitely last me a while. Yum.
Top: Exhibition 36 by Susan Tuttle, Painted Papers by Alisa Golden and Mixed Media Dollhouses by Tally Oliveau
Above: Zakka Sewing by Therese Lasky, A Rainbow of Stitches by Agnes Delage-Calvet, I (heart) Patchwork by Rashida Coleman-Hale

16 comments:

elle said...

A yummy brunch, a hot cuppa and a 'read thru lunch'. A perfect birthday! I relate.

~Barb~ said...

Nothing in the world is as good as a nice, big stack o' books...ahhhh! And you sure picked some goodies, too. Happy Birthday month! :)
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Lizbethem said...

Happy Birthday, Diana!

Jane LaFazio said...

Happy Birthday! I agree, what a grand gift!

Jeannie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Wishing you a year of creative joy and fun!

sisa said...

Happy birthday, Diana! I wish you good health and fulfillment in everything you undertake in the new year of your life.
I am a huge book lover myself and want always at least one book for birthdays, Christmas etc... I guess I would start with "Exhibition 36".

iHanna said...

You're a april fool just like me? or a spring chick maybe. AND you did exactly what I usually do for christmas and/or birthday click around amazon and order books! :-) I hope you had a splendid day!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Happy Birthday month! And what a great way to celebrate. Tea, books and a hot fudge sundae (yeeeeuummmm)! I love books (and magazines, yikes). They're the best presents. The second best present would be the gift of time to pour over them. I never seem to do as much of that as I want. Enjoyyyy :)!

Michele said...

just like you, i love books. my favorite part about books is the pictures. sometimes i don't even read the words. sometimes i just look at the pictures and dream about all the cool things i could make... i hope you enjoy your amazing birthday gift! happy birthmonth!

Caity said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was on the 3rd, and my Mum bought me YOUR BOOK and Ricë's book for my birthday. I'm loving working through your book!

lisa {milkshake} said...

Okay, I propose a workshop based on that book about mixed media dollhouses! Happy birthday!

cheryl said...

this sounds like my kind of birthday!
That and some italian creme cake
and coffee and it would put me in a state of eternal bliss! Happy Birthday ,Diana .

Joanne Huffman said...

Happy Birthday! When I turned 60, I declared it a Birthday Year, which I intend to have every "5" and "0" year from now on. I also indulge in Birthday Months for all the other years.

Melly Testa said...

nothing better than a good cup of tea and a book. To have a box of books? Maybe that is better!

Anita Van Hal said...

Happy belated birthday! I love your selection of books...I have all but the stitches one...aren't they fun!!! Hugs!

Tiffani said...

What a fun birthday! Speaking of books, I just finished reading yours (mutiple times and still think I missed so much) after checking it out from the library. It's great! I'm going to have to add it to my "wishlist" for the future!