"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much . . ." -- George Harrison


The last time I had Chinese food, which was a couple of weeks ago, this was the fortune I received in my cookie:

I guess you can see why I haven't had any Chinese food since then.

The question is, how did the fortune cookie gods know my birthday was coming?

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.

-- Jennifer Yane

Birthdays are one malady for which they have not found an acceptable cure -- there is a simple one, of course, but the side effects are so dire that we all not only welcome our birthdays every year but pretend we're happy to see them.


That's why I'm giving a party
complete with an array of cakes . . .

 This is one of 3 (three!) splendid desserts we have enjoyed chez Susan so far . . . yes, I said so far . . . and it arrived yesterday in the hands of one of my favorite 6 year old boys -- an old Sunday School student.

. . . and a Small Works 
Birthday Spectacular Blog Giveaway!

I won't ask you to sing for me. 

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment 
in one of four places:

1) Here at Small Works

2) Email -- susanmhinckley@smallworksinwool.net

3) Convo at my Etsy shop 

4) On Facebook

The prize will be your choice  --
any print from my Etsy shop. 

I will keep the giveaway open until Friday morning, 
when I will announce the winner!

(And you may all have a piece of my cake, of course.)

Until then . . . Party on! 

p.s.  Okay -- here is number 1 from the new 365 challenge.  

We can all hope I'm going to improve 
(and I promise not to share them all with you!)



Moonsilk Stitches said...

More cake! Have a Wonderful Birthday!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Happy Birthday; remember the first time someone called you Ma’am ?~! I nearly fell over with shock. Ma’am was my Mom, not me, fer cryin’ out loud; didn’t that young twerp know anything.... sorry.

Thanks for the cake bit-yummy with these homegrown strawberries we are munching here in the SF Bay Area.

Amelia Poll said...

Yay! Happy birthday!! Love you and miss you. I wish we enjoying a slice of strawberry cream cake together :)

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! A belated present is on it's way to you!

Michele said...

Happy, happy birthday! You look so young in blogland. Best wishes!

luanne said...

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened."

Oh, so true!... my thoughts exactly as I was trying on clothes in Kohls fitting room this morning...

Happy Birthday & congrats on your new drawing challenge being 1/365th complete. (Scrap paper or Moleskine?)

I vote that you share them all!

mimi k said...

Happy Birthday Susan! I hope it is a very, very happy one :-)

Allie said...

Well I'm going to sing to you anyway - cuz every birthday needs a song!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Susan,
Happy Birthday to you!

THREE CAKES! Oh Susan you DO know how to celebrate. Hope you got your party pants on! I love your drawing of your cake, I'm really looking forward to seeing your new ones, keep up the good work!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Susan!Cake? I shouldn't,but if you insist!...just a little slice for me -oh just a teeny bit bigger, actually a bit bigger than that...just the other side of the strawberry will be fine.
Wishing you lots of happiness on your special day x

Linda said...

Indeed--Party on--Party on---Happy Birthday.....

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