Thursday, November 8, 2012

Like a child...


Earlier this week, I enjoyed another birthday. 


And last week, a big box arrived with a note on the outside that said:  "For photographing your amazing knitting creations, Happy Birthday!  We love you so big -- bigger than the sky, to the moon and back!  Amanda, Jerry, Alex and Roo*"


While saving it to open on my birthday (I like my prizes ON my birthday... takes some of the sting out of being another year older!), I was SURE it was a tripod since mine toggles like a dashboard bobble-head jostling down the brick streets.


I was soooo surprised and delighted when I realized it was a dress form!!  Evan was baffled for awhile as he pulled out the pieces to assemble... but, I knew in a heartbeat!! 


Now, after you have planted yourself firmly on the far side of the mid-century mark, there aren't that many prizes that make you jump up like a child with a new toy; but, this one did!!


I had her draped and out on the porch... with her little black cover on and off... you can see the lint from the black, but I was too excited to slow down and pick them off before taking more photos...


Believe me... you have been spared.  There were lots more.  ;)

Thank you so MUCH, my Little Men and Co.!!  Noni played like a kid for a morning! 


So true... So true... (as a matter of fact, this was another sweet and precious prize from the same crew... awhile ago... still treasured.)

I wish for each of you to find some child-like joy in your day!  blessings ~ tanna

34 comments:

podso said...

Wow, Tanna, what a t h o u g h t f u l gift --- so like a daughter! I like her dressed in black, or in white with her narrow belt showing! Have you named her?

Just perfect for you. And, have a very happy birthday!!

TexWisGirl said...

that is so very sweet of them! and you will use it well to show off your creations. :)

happy birthday to you!

It's Just Dottie said...

Happy Brithday, sweet friend.
Smiles, Dottie

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

Happy Belated birthday Aunt Tanna !!!! Mawsie says you can celebrate all week long, and I say all month long... So enjoy it as long as you can!!! :) I love you bunches and bunches!!! hugs and loves xoxoxo

Kate I said...

Yes...the absolutely perfect gift for you! Your daughter knows you well...and graced by another beautiful creation. I started knitting a pattern for a vest that you had done (blue with a cable around the edge) and got to the second "arm hole" when things got a bit busy for but now with the cooler weather, I'm feeling inspired to get back to it. You inspire me Tanna!

From the Kitchen said...

Those Little Men and their parents sure have good taste for thoughtful gifts!! Happy belated birthday!

I've been enjoying those precious photos of the littles. I know you are as well. Hope you get to see them soon.

Best,
Bonnie

Amanda said...

Podso took the words right out of my mouth -- have you named her? You know she needs a name!! Love that you were so delighted by her. It makes me tickled to see you giddy. :-) xoxoxo love you so big!!

Dianne said...

What an exciting gift! I would have been overjoyed also. It will be a wonderful way to showcase your amazing knitting! ;-) Happy Birthday, Tanna!

Wanda said...

Oh how exciting....I'm so celebrating with you over such a delightful gift from those who know and love you. How thoughtful.

Happy Birthday friend. You blog brings so much joy and blessing to us.

Sending love!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Well Happy Birthday Tanna! I knew that shawl was going to be beautiful and what a completely thoughtful and perfect gift! Will miss your modeling however :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy, happy birthday! What a perfect gift to display all your beautifully knitted shawls. Of course, it's always nice when you model them, too. :) Best wishes,Tammy

Judy S. said...

What a fun and creative gift! Hope you had a nice day. Happy birthday a little late!

Deborah said...

Wow, what a thoughtful gift, and just what you needed! But I hope you will still model from time to time. Happy Birthday!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy B-day! :)

Aww it's always nice to get such thoughtful gifts .

I love the shawl...it's beautiful!

Donna said...

Ooooh, I love it when the perfect prize comes unexpectedly! And, of course, she does need a name!
I can't wait to see her draped over and over with your amazing shawls....that makes me excited!
Enjoy your child like happiness...

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Happy Birthday ~ that is the perfect gift for you!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, happy birthday and what a terrific thoughtful gift.

Susan said...

Happy, happy birthday, dear Tanna. Wishing you a healthy and happy year ahead. What a lovely gift. Only somewhat disappointing to me because I do enjoyed seeing you model those gorgeous shawls. This new model of yours has quite a nice form though, I must add. You are blessed with such lovely children and grandchildren. Susan

Kerin said...

Tanna...
Happy, happy, belated birthday!!

What a thoughtful gift!!
They sure know how to make you smile, and to lift your heart :)

Enjoy this day, my friend.

K.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

We will miss your modeling these exquisite creations but I know you were thrilled by this most thoughtful and wonderful gift!
Hope your birthday was a happy one! Take care!

ImSoVintage said...

Tanna, you lucky girl. I hope you play every day. Not just on your birthday. Happy, happy day.

Hugs,
Laura

Chatty Crone said...

That was a perfect birthday gift for you! Awesome. And I love your shawl! sandie

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh that is such a wonderful and thoughtful gift!! I love it! It is going to be so fun seeing your beautiful creations displayed with it! Happy Birthday, friend! xo

Deb said...

Your daughter is wonderful...what a nice surprise...I love the photos...Happy Belated Birthday...

steph said...

Happy belated birthday, friend!!!! What an amazing gift!!!! Have you named her yet??? She absolutely looks stunning in her new wrap, although I think it will show off just a bit more lovely when it drapes YOU!!!!

I hope you are still celebrating....I personally love to celebrate all month long!!! hugs!

Sandy said...

Happy birthday, Tanna. I also celebrated mine last week. Your work continues to amaze me. This shawl is so absolutely beautiful and even more so displayed on your new form. I would love to pin this on my needlework board on Pinterest, if you don't mind.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Well Happy Birthday and I even said out loud, "oh how neat" right after the first pictures..that is just an awesome gift and even after years of birthdays when someone nails it we still get giggly like a small girl...enjoy, enjoy!

Marie said...

Such a thoughtful gift! I have also enjoy you and your daughter as models. I was just thinking about your knitting this morning and the picture of your daughter on the beach with the shawl on, it is as great a photo as I have seen in a magazine. So glad you are back posting. I missed you but I know you have so many exciting things in your life.
Love ya!
Marie

Dana said...

What a precious gift! I know it will model lots of fun creations. Can't wait to see them.

So glad you are getting to enjoy time with your precious granddaughter. She is a beauty for sure!

no spring chicken said...

What a perfectly thoughtful gift, they obviously know how to give! ~And what a perfectly gorgeous shawl..

Blessings, Debbie

Stephanie V said...

Belated happy birthday, Tanna! What a lovely surprise gift! I am the most delicate shade of green :)

And I'm looking forward to seeing her draped in your lovely creations.

nanny said...

A perfect gift!!! Your creations will have to take turn modeling!!

Happy Happy Belated Birthday!

Tanja said...

Dear Tanna, better late as never: i wish you all the best! May those people and so love you, how it will be pleasure for you! And may you enjoy this love!
mannequin is very useful for a such creatively person like you!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday, Tanna! The dress form was a perfect gift for you!

I'm sorry I missed this post till now. Between helping out in a hurricane affected area, to packing for my move I have not been online as much as usual.

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