Saturday, April 25, 2009

Block 6 and a birthday

I'm still staying current on my BOM's. This is block 6 of Wool Garden.And all of them put together so far.
On another note, last week was my birthday and when Brenda and Nadine asked me where I wanted to go for lunch, I surprised both of them when I said I wanted to go to Pilot Butte Drive-In.

It's been voted "best burger joint" every year since the "best of" has been around but in the 7 years since we've been here, I've never been. So, that's where I wanted to go. lived up to it's reputation.

Sorry I didn't get a picture of our lunches. I think I was so overwhelmed by the size and HEIGHT of the burgers that I completely forgot. Hmmm, maybe I'll have to go again just to get some pictures! Gotta take care of my bloggy friends. Oh, and yummy fries too.

Pilot Butte State Park is that mountain/hill behind the drive-in. The view from the top is spectacular. It offers a 360 degree, unobstructed view and "on a clear day you can see for forever".
Hubby and I went up there today to get some pictures for you but the skies were a bit overcast so there wasn't much contrast between the snowcapped mountains and the sky.

The above picture is Mt Bachelor which is a great ski area.

Here's a panorama of some of our mountains. Next time we have a crystal clear day, I'll go up and take some better pictures. (click on the picture to see it better).

Now on to the best part! :-). Giftys!

Brenda gave me these wonderful rolls of wool that she got at The Buggy Barn on her last trip up that way. They are luscious and I just love them.

Nadine made me this tote out of Kansas Troubles fabric (my favorite). It's her own design and I think she mentioned that she's going to have it available as a pattern soon. Right Nadine?

And look what she did on the inside pocket. So, don't anyone think they can "steal" it from me. LOL

The real shockeroo was getting this fabulous wool framed project from Karen. I didn't even know she knew when my b'day was. I think Brenda and Nadine may have had something to do with that! The fact that she's in the process of building and moving into a new house, with NO extra time on her hands, made it a very special gift.

I also got lots of phone calls and cards from all my family and friends. So, I just want to say "Thanks" to all of you! It makes getting older just a tad bit easier.


Karen said...

A late Happy Birthday! You certainly got some nice gifties including wool and a wool picture!
You wool flower gardenis going to be just wonderful! The color of the wools used just sings!
I like the name of the hamburger place. And to imagine you had never been.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Happy belated birthday! I love all the beautiful gifties... and oh those wool rolls!! Yum! Love the adorable sheep picture, and that bag is really beautiful!

Your wool baskets..... BEAUTIFUL!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Love the wool blocks. And now you have more wool - lucky you.

Kimberly said...

What beautiful presents! You are one lucky birthday girl... and if you ever tire of that tote, I think 'Kimberly Friesen' can be made out of the letters of your name... somehow...

Happy belated Birthday!

Janet said...

Happy birthday for last week. It sounds like you had a great time ang got some lovley gifts.

debbie said...

I have eaten at the Pilot Butte Drive In....I remember they did have huge burgers!! Love your wool!! Sounds like you had a great birthday!!

Carol said...

A very Happy, although Belated, Birthday! Looks like a wonderful day spent with friends...good friends, good food, how can you go wrong. Love your wool baskets, Karen did an awesome job putting that together. Great gifties!

Crispy said...

Well it sounds like you had a very very nice birthday. Love the framed wool picture and the tote. Your Wooly Garden is wonderful too.

Happy belated birthday Anne!!


Stephanie said...

Happy Belated Birthday. You're friends are so thoughtful with their lovely gifts.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Happy birthday and I can see why it made getting older better with those wonderful gifts! Love the purse and sheep picture:)

What beautiful mountains great veiws:)

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday!

You were one lucky quilter this year, everything is just fabulous.

Your BOM is drool worthy. I love it!

Judy said...

Glad you had a lovely b'day. The Wool project is coming along so well!

KC Quilter said...

Wow, what great prezzies! And I love your photos of the mountain views. The colors in your Block 6 are amazing--gonna be a gorgeous quilt.

Betsy said...

Wonderful birthday present and a belated happy birthday to you. I absolutely love them all.
Have a great day.

Hogan's Adventure said...

Boo Hoo Boo Hoo..the pictures made me sad we are back home. Next time we are up we are going to the mile high burger place, that sounds wonderful...but afterward we will have to walk and walk and walk and walk :)

Thanks again, I miss you already!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! Hey, I know where that place is you had lunch, it's over by my mom's house! Maybe I'll be up in September for her 90th and we'll be able to hook up then!

Sue said...

What a wonderful blog! So very nice wool applique! I just love it.
The pics and the view are wonderful too. And I love the tote! What a wonderful friend!
The bundles of wool are just beautiful! Who doesn't love wool?
Thanks for sharing.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

You hadn't been to Pilot Butte Drive-in! And you live there! LOL Everytime we come thru, we are sure to stop there or Schlotzky's. mmmm.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! Great gifts! And love the picture of the mountains. I think I must make a visit sooner than later. ooxx`jodi

Anonymous said...

Well shoot! I had no clue it was your day!!! Happy Birthday late...perhaps a surprise will come out of the blue to you! I'd love to have your birthday date. April is major holidays conflict so it is totally yours! (can you tell I don't much care for mine?) Your wool blocks are fantastic...mine are still packaged! I'm baaaad.

Pat said...

Happy belated birthday. I hope you had a great day. Your gifts are beautiful.

Carrie ~ said...

Happy Belated birthday Anne, you celebrated well, when Joe and I go we have to share that big burger, its very good.
Your birthday gifts are wonderful.

Ginny Worden said...

Belated Happy Birthday. What lovely friends you have. Enjoy, both the freinds, and the gifts.

Kaaren said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Anne.

Wow to everything. I'm 'almost' speechless. What wonderful gifts! You know I'm swooning over the rolls of wool.

The scenery is breath taking...just like what you'd see in postcards.

Thanks for sharing everything.

Sinta Renee said...

Happy birthday to you! I believe in celebrating for at least a week! I enjoy your photos. I was born in Oregon and always ejoy those mountains.

Candace said...

Anne - happy belated birthday! We've been to Pilot Butte and I know exactly why you chose it - what fantastic burgers! And so many great presents - you have wonderful friends!

Sherri said...

Happy birthday...and block six is lovely! I really wish I were making that quilt!

Carrie P. said...

Happy belated birthday. What a very nice day and very nice presents from your friends.
Your basket of purple flowers is lovely.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Anne!! I'm glad it was a good one. Your lunch sounded yummy. I just wish I could have seen a photo of that monster burger and some fries. lol
Nice gifties you got there too. The photos are beautiful.
Your BOM is turning out great. Love that purple.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Anne! It looks like you had a wonderful time with great friends and gifties -- nothing better. And wow, what a view -- if only we had mountains here!

happy zombie said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You didn't! Are you kidding me?! You went to the "Voted Best Burger by Happy Hungry Zombie since 1999" without me?!?!

Ooh ok, you get a pass. It was your birthday after all.

Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday Anne!