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Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Vanishing Week & a Winner

Happy Valentines Day to you all.
A gorgeous little gift from Mo of Rose Petals from Heaven to inspire you.
What a week, it has just flown by in a blur. I was lucky enough on Tuesday to catch up with the very lovely Khris from Sew Prim Khris  for a coffee, chat and a bit of retail therapy. Came home with some cute pressies for the grandies. Unfortunately no photo as I forgot to take my camera.....senior moment. It is so nice to finally meet bloggy pals in the flesh so to speak. We have vowed to repeat the experience. Thanks Khris for a lovely time.
Around Christmas time Mr R. was asking me how did I want to celebrate "That" birthday which is coming up for me in the middle of the year. I really didn't want a big party and then I heard that my very favourite of all times and forever singer was coming to Brisvegas. So even though it is months early I decided that this would be a perfect way to celebrate for me. No other contenders. I was very happy to be perched in the rafters just to hear her sing and play all my favourite songs.
Now we are a family of moderate means so when Mr R. came home a couple of weeks back with these....
Gold seating no less I was completely blown away. Sooooo last night I got to share the same space with Carole King. Amazing!!!!! What a woman!  If you for one minute entertain the idea that you are too old to do something let me tell you this woman sang, grooved and played the piano for over 2 hours and she just turned 71 years young.  I did take some photos but forgot to take the big camera and my little one was in a word pathetic but I had to post just one for posterity.
Wanting to hear Carole King sing live has been a very long time coming so I did what all crazed fans do and
lashed out on the program and bought the T-shirt. I am one very happy woman (and so is the girl that still lives inside who wore out her "Tapestry" record, cassette and 2 Cds) that I got to celebrate this special milestone in my life (even though it's early)in this way. Needless to say Mr. R. is on the NICE list for sometime to come.
I was a tad weary this morning as I was too excited to sleep soundly but Mr R. who had a couple of leave days wanted to go and see the film LINCOLN which we did and we thought it was brilliant.
I have only managed a tiny bit of stitching this week. I have gone back to my much neglected little bear blocks and am still on block one.
That is it from me. I am sorry I have not been able to get to read everyone's posts. I have been trying but I think I am going to have to just begin a fresh.
Enjoy your Valentine's evening.
Blessings Michelle xxx
PS Oh I nearly forgot the winner of 500th post giveaway is Sandy N from Sandy's Patchwork Angel.
Congratulations Sandy! If you can email me with your snail mail address I shall get your parcel off to you.
Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments.

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love seeing the people who's records are in my cupboard, but not up to close as I am usually shocked by how old they look......of course when I look in the mirror I understand. LOL
    Hugs

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  2. Amazing that she toured again! I went with all my sisters to see her when she toured a few years back with James Taylor. Awesome concert! Lucky you. PS I know what you mean about the Tapestry album.. fabulous!

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  3. Natural women you've got a friend! Fabulous music, lucky you Michelle. Sharyn:)

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  4. What a great way to celebrate! Lucky girl.

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  5. There is nothing like a live show. What a wonderful present.

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  6. What a wonderful way to cele brate a special birthday Michelle. She was a favorite of mine also, and did not know she was still singing and touring strong. wonderful memories. That little bear is looking cute

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  7. oh you and me both... wearing out that record...yes record! What a great album. What a fantastic memory Michelle! :)

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  8. Mr R is a sweetie for spoiling you, and I'm sure he will again when the actual day comes around. Glad to hear you had such a good time.

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  9. how wonderful for you!
    sounds like it was a once in a lifetime dream come true.

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  10. Lovely to go and see someone in concert you really like. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes this month is flying by. Hugs......

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  11. Wow, what a great way to celebrate! "Tapestry" is a great album.

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  12. wha t a treat michelle,a wonderful present and how nice that you got to meet Kris,congras to Sandy.xx

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  13. Happy "?0" birthday - what a great way to celebrate. I imagine it would have been a great night.

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  14. That is a perfect pre-birthday gift! She is one amazing lady. Still sounds amazing and did she wear those huge high heels and still jump around the stage?
    Now put the CD on in the car and sing along as loud as you can!!!
    That bear is looking lovely, too.

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  15. What a lovely Hubby to get Gold class for your greatest wish. So pleased you enjoyed it - sounds like it was every bit as good as you anticipated. Lovely to see neglected Ted out and being stitched. He is so gorgeous.
    Lovely that you met up with Kris also.

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  16. What a fantastic experience Michelle, & you are so right - we all need to take up on such experiences when they present themselves. x

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  17. Amazing week Michelle. Great way to celebrate an up coming important birthday!!! And the bear stitching is very cute!
    Michelle.

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  18. Amazing week Michelle. Great way to celebrate an up coming important birthday!!! And the bear stitching is very cute!
    Michelle.

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  19. Lucky you Michelle, I am so happy for you to see Carol in concert I can just imagine how wonderful it was ,nothing beats a live concert.Love the little bear :-)

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  20. it is never to late or to early to do anything..... as tomorrow is promised to no one....

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  21. Oh how fun Michelle... what a wonderful evening.... now you can keep celebrating until July!!
    Hugz

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  22. Michelle what a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday - early and everything! Loving those cute little bears. xoxo

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  23. Sounds like a dream was fulfilled. I saw an interview with Carole King recently and she seems so lovely and down to earth.

    Lucky you!

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  24. That was a special day for you !!

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  25. Glad that you had such a wonderful night. Tapestry was a must have album wasn't it? Love that you got the T-shirt!

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  26. I just stumbled across your blog while blog hopping. I LOVE your designs...makes me wish there were more hours in the day!

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  27. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your concert...how exciting for you. Thanks so much for meeting up. I really enjoyed meeting you Michelle and look forward to our next catch up. Hugs Khris

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  28. Wow. Michelle. Thanks so much..


    Sandyn.

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