Wednesday, February 22, 2012

surprise: noun

to catch somebody or something unaware

and yes that is me with all my hair chopped off, something about birthdays spins me into a madness and usually something crazy happens...sigh....it grows back though, thank God!












I have to say that I am not often taken by surprise but tonight my friends achieved that success! I was asked over to help Nance out with her computer problems and to have dinner but in reality it was a surprise birthday celebration complete with a wonderful dinner,  delicious cake and  wonderful presents! So I want to take a moment to thank Shirley, Nancy, and Beverly for their warm and thoughtful friendship, the best present of all!


Now onto WOYWW, which I don't have a whole lot to show you, 'cause I am also packing to go on a 3 day Smoky Mountain Scrapbooking trip over in Tennessee ( My birthday gift to myself ) where I get to visit with some of my old friends and I was asked to judge the scrapbooking competition! I've never judged a competition before, so I am excited to do this!

First off, I know some of you wanted to see the wreath finished but I haven't done a darn thing to it since last week, I am going to work on making some flowers over the week end so I promise you a finished wreath by next week-end. I think, hope...I will have it completed by then....biting lower lip and crossing fingers! So my pictures today are my packing for the week -end! So here is my poor wreath, that got tossed over onto the floor, lol

shutter speed 1/15sec

The desk which has a half finished layout on it that is going to be put into the Burlap & Buttercup sketch challenge...go play along with us! Hopefully this will the first project to get finished when I get over there so I can get it posted!
shutter speed 1/15 sec. with desk light for added light exposure

Picture of my scrapbook case...either I take EVERYTHING I own and have way too much over there or I won't pack enough and will end up shopping with the vendors they have there....wonder which way I'll go this time? Any guesses ladies?
shutter speed 1/2 sec.

side note: Some of you may know I am taking a photography class ( just to prove old dogs can learn new tricks, HA! ) so I am having fun with shutter speeds again this morning. And yes, it's very early here in the US as I am writing my post, a mere 3:17am as I cannot sleep...again. So I thought I would go ahead and do my WOYWW post which means taking pictures in the semi darkness...hence the reduction of shutter speed, with the use of my tripod ( my new best friend ).

And this is a little funny for all you lovely knitters and crocheters out there, when I saw this I knew I was going to share it with you today ;) LOL....oh my! No words needed eh ladies, you know you want to knit a pair for your man!

Just because you CAN crochet something doesn't mean that you SHOULD. @jami
And finally...want to leave me a birthday wish? lol Then please, join my blog, that would be an awesome present and I sure would love that! I mean after looking at that man in his crocheted shorts, don't you want to join my blog? ;0

41 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Glad you had a good birthday! Oh my those shorts!!! I've joined your blog girl.

Karen said...

Happy birthday to you, have a great weekend away and enjoy judging the SB competition, how exciting?? Oh and I just love the shorts, although I think my hubby would run a mile if he saw those LOL!!!

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh your birthday vacations sounds so fun! have a great time!

love whats going on on your desk!

Gwen said...

Happy birthday and I am sure you will enjoy the course, great birthday present to self...I am all for it:)
xx 101

butlersabroad said...

Looks like a great birthday dinner and so nice to have good friends. Have fun at the crop, I could never go to one, I like all my stuff around me too and wouldn't know what to take! I'd love to see the crochet shorts but I can't find a link!!

Hugs
Brenda 5

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful trip this weekend! Linda #99

Craftychris said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday surprise, what nice friends you have. Your scrapbooking trip sounds fab. Those knitted shorts are somewhat scarey!! xx

Karen said...

Shame I haven't learnt how to crochet in lines yet as it would've been a surprise present for some guys I know...LOL! Karen 131 x

kay said...

happy birthday and enjoy your vacation,loved the shorts,they made me smile :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The man in the crochets shorts makes me want to join your blog, oh yes! Especially if you promise more gems like him! ;-) I find it SO HARD to pack for crafting elsewhere. I never know what to take along and I can't bring it all, darn it all. I'm not seeing a problem with not bringing it all and having to shop the vendors where you are at, unless it is for mundane things like adhesive (what I forgot last time). And about the wreath on the floor--at least you have floor space to put it!

Gwen said...

Thanks for following my blog, I have done the same.
xx 101

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time on your trip!

That picture of the crochet shorts man was just what I needed to bust out of my "Oh no, its only 3pm!!" rut at work!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #14

May said...

Happy birthday, I think your hair is lovely, I am already a wee follower of your blog, Have a super time at the crop, Hugs May x x Love those shorts what a shame I can't knit or I would have knitted DH a pair (lol) x x

Anesha said...

Thanks for the visit and love the layout. Have fun with your photography. Skipper (my cat) is a girl but she is named Skipper after we fell in love with a ginger cat in a book. :)

MaggieC said...

Welcome to my blog as a new follower. You are actually Number 50, so if you would like to contact me and give me your snail mail address, there will be a little thank you on its way to you. Enjoy your birthday trip and speak to you soon. xx Maggie #11

Spyder said...

ohoo first happy birthday and second..ohooo don't they itch? those knitted shorts? heheh... I was waiting so I can be #100 follower, but I might forget! Thanks for my snoop! HaPpY WoYwW!! Have a very crafty week!
((Lyn))#67

nerllybird said...

Lol @ the shorts - maybe cold-weather undies? Have fun on your retreat, and good luck judging the competition :S
Helen S

Angie said...

Nice clean space, can't wait to see it when it's being used to it's fullest potential!

Karan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Have a great time at the crop! Can't wait to see all your finished projects when you get back!

Barb King said...

Sandee, have fun judging the scrapbook contest. That sounds like a great present to yourself!
On my workdesk I do have pencil stamps, I saw them in one of my card magazines on a cute card or tag, and was so suprised when I found them yesterday. The card artist had colored each a different color like colored pencils, it was cute. Now that I have the stamp I probably will never find that magazine again around here! Barb#100

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have an awesome time! Oh and those men's shorts are a scream! I should make hubby a pair in pink! lol

I became your 99th follower, someone is going to make your BD special hitting 100!

pat said...

I want some crocheted pants for my man!! Happy birthday; sounds like you have neat friends.

Katy said...

Happy Birthday! And you are hilarious! Love those knitted shorts. You know that someone wanted him to wear them and he was a good sport about it. Not only did he wear them...but he allowed a picture to be taken!! LOL :)

Shoshi said...

Happy Birthday Sandee!! thanks so much for your absolutely awesome comment on my blog - much appreciated indeedy!

As for the crocheted shorts... well, I don't think I'd get my hubby in those!! Lol!

Shoshi

RosC said...

Well done to you friend who successfully surprised you. Surprise parties can be risky... And happy birthday. Hope you have a great scrapping trip, and ...shopping! Good shot with the long exposure too.
Keep the celebration going for as long as you can ;-)
Ros (103)

RosC said...

P.S. Just have to say those shorts are to die for - if I had nine lives, hurhurhur! Joined your blog, Sandee.
Ros.

Kalea Wavedancer said...

:) Woot!! Woot! Friday!!

scrappymo! said...

Please...pass me the eye bleach...hahahahaha
Oh my, he was a gem! Bless his heart!

That layout looks like it is going to be fabulous.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Happy Birthday!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hilarious shorts! Happy birthday and as requested as a birthday pressie I have joined your blog! Enjoy your time away. Enjoy this week's WOYWW snoop of the crafty & creative desks around the world. Take care Zo xx 81

~amy~ said...

LOL...you crack me up....I can do without the crochet shorts but wanted to wish you a most magnificent birthday year...ever...

Cath said...

Happy birthday, Sandee! I hope you have a fun trip! And those shorts? No words. :)

Polly Polkadot said...

What on earth did you google to get that image?! I dread to think what other images might have been on the page. #91

Peggy said...

A little late visiting.. Happy Birthday... have fun

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
Now that is a picture to behold.... that is a brave man for sure! Not only that Look at them white, white lages...He needs a little sun on them for sure..:)
Thanks for your kind words you left on my bolg...I enjoyed my visit!!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Sandee. I hope you had a wonderful day! Wow.... on the shorts. Totally cracked up.

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday NC girl! I can't give you your birthday wish because I joined a while back :D

I had not heard of WOYWW until you blogged about it. I am going to post my pictures today of my workspace. LOL it is fun looking at all those spaces.

Now for those shorts, I don't think you told us you knit!!! HAHAHAHA

Have fun with your scrapbooking trip!
hugs,
Ellen (the other NC girl)

Nancy Kirkup said...

Hey Sandee Happy Birthday!! oh those shorts are something else! i've left an award for you on my blog, if you get a chance stop by and check it out: http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/

have a great day!

Pat N. said...

Oh Sandee, I hope I haven't missed your birthday. What a nice surprise your friends gave you--that IS the important stuff, isn't it? Hope you're also having a wonderful time on your scrapping retreat. Enjoy! And have a wonderful birthday, my friend.--Pat

Franka Benjaminsen said...

That's a wonderful birthday present and the present you gave yourself :-) too. Three days scrapping with no disturbing at all. Sounds great!! And these shorts.... well what can I say (LOL). Thanks for visiting me and sorry I'm a little late. Bye, Franka

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there, lovely to have surprises isnt it?thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #27