Monday, August 21, 2017

A Belated Birthday Bash!

The truth is ... my birthday was back in July ... I considered it a done deal ... it was over as far as I was concerned!
2017 - The Year of the Bundt Cake
My Birthday Cake by Barb
But ...  a couple of my dillydally playmates are stubborn, hard headed, tenacious, independent thinking ...
... and absolutely wonderful in every possible way! I describe them this way with all forms of affection ... I love that about them!
The three of us try to schedule a dillydally playdate every week!  This is Sue's current project!  Beautiful!
Barb began creating this stunning piece just this past week!
Barb & Sue
Yep ... this dangerously dynamic dillydally duo insisted on hosting a b-day party for me.  I did everything I could think of to talk them out of it ... but like me, they also have a bit of a deviant disorder!  Apparently that is a common affliction for us retired teachers!  Who knew?
I know you can't see the sweet banner, but enjoy the view! 

A beautiful birthday banner was made ...
... and then the table ... OMGOSH GOOD GOLLY!!!!! Sue had made multiple coasters (candle mats) for everyone as a party favor!  I was blown over!  I had to take of picture of them individually ... enjoy!

Each one a treasure ... they made my heart jump with joy!
Sue's birthday was in June, and Barb and I had gifted her a copy of Roseann's book, A Little Something.
Sue was inspired by the coasters and used this pattern!  Just sew wonderful ... on sew many levels!
I was overwhelmed!  Then ... just when you think the day can't get any better ... the table is filled with fabulous women that I get to call friends!  We shared a luncheon lovingly prepared by Sue and Barb, enjoyed great conversation, and built new memories that we can treasure.  I am so very blessed to have these amazing women on my journey in life!  I am so very grateful!
Like many of you, I have been horrified by the domestic terrorism and hateful actions currently prevailing in our country.  But this belated birthday bash on Friday was about so much more than my birthday ... in fact this post isn't really about me at all!  I hope this post will serve as a reminder that most people in our country are like Sue and Barb ... thoughtfully working at making the world a better place on the behalf of others.  Gestures of kindness IS normal behavior for most citizens in our (already) great country!  As we are surrounded by all that needs to be improved in our culture, let's find hope in all those who quietly show the kindness that our world so desperately needs.  Let's make sure that our actions create hope and reflects the values we have built our lives on.

Do what you love!  Be kind! Be the light!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. You said it all. Fabulous post. Loved the coasters!!!

  2. I hope you had a great B-Day in spite of all that was happening.
    I think your friends made it extra special!
    Those coasters are all so pretty.