Happy Birthday To Me

July 3, 2018 — I am 70 years old today! This picture of Becky, Jenny and me was taken 16 years ago in front of the quilt shop.

To see our picture for this birthday, click here.Birthday picture

Here we are just 2 weeks ago – time marches on.

This is my first post today – more later!

133 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To Me

    1. Carla Lessard

      Three generation, you can tell you look alike. Have a great biirthday

  1. Sandy A in St. Louis

    Happy birthday! We’re “birthday buddies!” I am 54 today.

    Love the pictures. It’s so fun seeing the changes in people through the years. We did an annual picture of my dad with all the grands every year until they all got too big. It was so much fun looking at them each year.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sandy A – you’re the second reader who shares this day with me – Happy Birthday!

  2. Kathy

    Gosh I love seeing this smiling group!!! Lots of birthday wishes to someone who makes life so wonderful for many!

  3. Sue

    Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Mary. Hope your day is Purr-fect.
    BTW: None of you have changed much over the 16 years.

  4. Martha Engstler

    Very happy birthday!!! Hope you have a great day. Thank you for giving your followers great days.

  5. Susan

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Mary! 🎁🎢🌹πŸ₯‚πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸ’

  6. Martha

    Birthday blessings to you!! LOVE the two photos. Vibrantly beautiful women.


    Happy Birthday Mary! What great pictures of y’all!

  8. Agatha

    Happy Birthday I hope you have a fantastic day and many more birthdays. Have lots of cake and do something nice for yourself!!

  9. Joanne

    Happy Birthday! Hope the farm animals hold a party for youπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ»πŸŒžπŸ“πŸˆπŸ•

  10. Jane Dumler

    Happy happy birthday on this milestone year. Special day for a very special lady. Enjoy your successes.

  11. Vickie Devore

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you many more. So love reading your emails — have me so much mentally the last couple of years! love, vickie

  12. Pam Wakeman

    Happy Birthday, Mary! Enjoy! The pictures are great! However, I don’t know who the other two people are. Your daughter and granddaughter?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sharlyn – HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you as well! Are we the sMe age,too? Probably not.

  13. Cheryl

    Happy birthday, Mary! Thanks for sharing your farm, quilting and music life with us. Blessings for today and always!

  14. Gloria B.

    Happy Happy Birthday! Kick back with a beer and a book and enjoy some β€œme time”.

  15. Kelley

    Happy Birthday! You all have not aged a bit! Hope you enjoy your day and 4th of July.

  16. Diann Smith

    Happy Birthday to you. I recently celebrated that birthday myself but I prefer to call it 69+1!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      I love chewy, too – 3 big boxes in my garage right now!

  17. Marilyn Miller

    Magic and Miracles on your next trip around the sun, Mary. Happy 70th Birthday to you! You all look great in the photos. I hope to see your blog for a long time to come.
    Marilyn Miller

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Marilyn – God willing the blog will continue -you guys are my best friends!!!

  18. Arrowheadgramma

    Happy Birthday Mary! β€οΈπŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚β€οΈ Thank you for your blog that brings enjoyment to so many. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ

  19. Christie Stengel

    Happy Birthday Mary. I can only hope I have your energy and work ethic when I hit 70 !!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Christie – thank you for that nice compliment! The work ethic was drilled into me as a kid -ha!

  20. Diane

    Another Happy Birthday wish to you:) You three look awesome. I love that you have the same vest; I do that, too, except mine’s a denim shirt with Uncle Sam etc on it. ENJOY your day:) Squeak is sound asleep in the hot sun.

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  22. Mary M Rhodes

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY! Have a awesome day!! Just enjoy! Thank You for the post and about the animals!

  23. Sharon Ernst

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY!! I hope you have an absolutely perfect day!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸΉπŸΉπŸΉ

  24. Sue

    You three look great. You are entering a great time in your life. Take it from this almost 76 year old in TN.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sue – what a wonderful thing to hear! A great time ahead!

  25. Carole

    Happy birthday!! I hope to be as active as you are when I get there! Hope you have a wonderful day, and a phenomenal year!

  26. Cheryl Nesbit

    Happy Birthday, Mary. Have a wonderful day!! I really enjoy your blog and everything that goes on at the farm and of course the quilts you and Connie make. Great picture!

  27. Judith Terry Linn

    Happiest of birthdays to UUUUUUUUU!!!!!

    July is my b’day month too – #72 for me – time does march on. SO grateful for quilting to keep me in CREATIVITY!!!!!

    Judy in Texas

  28. Virginia

    Love the group picture of beautiful women! Happy Birthday! Wishing you a fantastic cake day!

  29. Carolyn Boutilier

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY. Thank you for all your posts. You make my day visiting with your animals and your quilts. Carolyn from Shenandoah Valley VA

  30. Nancy

    Happy birthday!! Today is also Eleanor Burns’ birthday. Tomorrow is mine–yes, I am a firecracker!!!!!!

  31. Connie Blyler

    Happiest of Birthdays Mary!! You certainly deserve it! LOVE the photos of you three – none of you look 15 years older – it’s amazing! Looking forward to hearing how your day actually went!

  32. Rita S

    Happy Birthday to you, I will celebrate mine at the end of the month. You go girl!

  33. Bobbie Woodruff

    Happy Happy Birthday Mary, have a wonderful day! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ¨πŸ¨πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Yesterday was my birthday I was 73 .
    I so enjoy reading your blog and I love Reed and all he does with you. He is a special young man. I love seeing the farm but your weather is a Little scary. I live in Washington state we have lots of rain but not the storms and heavy rains you have.
    The corn growing is amazing.
    Enjoy your day with family and friends and have many more birthdays.

  34. Ann

    You look GREAT for 70!!! I’m 74 and it is a wonderful life. I work hard like you, as my husband has passed away and someone has to take care of the farm. I don’t have the strength/stamina that I used to, but I
    keep “chugging”. No children to help me either. Happy Day to you!!!

  35. sandy

    Happy Birthday….hope you have a wonderful day!
    Love the before & after photos πŸ™‚

  36. Marsha

    Happy birthday, Mary. Wishing you a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us.

  37. Jean Elliott

    Happy Birthday Mary! As my friends tell me since I turned 70…welcome to being elderly! We are only as old as we feel!

  38. Carol

    Wishing you the happiest birthday ever with many more to come.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸŽ‚πŸ’

  39. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Happy Birthday Mary! You and Becky have hardly changed at all! Love that you wore the same outfits! Tomorrow my Mom turns 79, and a good friend turns 63. We are in the Virgin Islands with that friend and orhers at the moment, so it should be quite a party for July 4th!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Fiona – have a great 4th with you friend! Virgin Islands – really?

  40. Kathy Hanson

    Happy Birthday, Mary!! You all still look beautiful!! Hope that your day is as special as you are!!

  41. Meta O’Connell

    Happy Birthday Mary! Have a wonderful day! πŸŽ‚πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸ’πŸŽ‚
    Really enjoy reading all the goings on at your place!

  42. Sandra Goddard

    Happy Birthday. Hope your day is special and you three lovely girls haven’t aged a day.

  43. Peggy Tackett

    Lovely ladies ! Best wishes for a wonderful day. I love your blog and am a long time follower of your (now retired) shop and work !

  44. Anne Graham

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope I look as good as you do when I turn 70 ….five more years to go! Enjoy your day!

  45. Linda Cochran

    Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ, hope you have a wonderful day. I enjoy reading about your daily life on the farm, especially with the animals

  46. Helen Jane (in Texas)

    Happy Birthday Mary…best wishes for a special day, week and years to come…

  47. Pat O'Neill

    Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ Take time to relax & celebrate Your Special DayπŸŽˆπŸΊπŸŽ‰ Love the pictures! Great of all 3 of you! Yes, you have changed but still looking Good😘

  48. Mary Boillat

    Oh Happy Birthday to you. Celebrating with family and friends is so fun.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ¦πŸΊπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

  49. Louise

    Oh my Mary many happy returns of the day..Happy happy birthday…what a beautiful picture of you.

  50. Janet Rice

    Happy, happy birthday!! You all have aged gracefully and look very much the same as 16 years ago. Have a lovely day πŸ™‚

  51. Tanya

    Hope that your special day is filled with friends, family, food, and FUN! Tanya T.

  52. Sandy Kolarik

    Happy Birthday to such an awesome lady! After all these years of you posting I feel like a friend of your family and look forward to each post. Enjoy your day you much deserve it.

  53. Sandy Hughes

    Happy Birthday Mary! Hope your day is a great one!! I really enjoy all your posts. Take care and enjoy your day!!

  54. Kris

    Happy Birthday Mary! Wishing you much mirth and merriment on your special birthday! Thanks for sharing your life with us…

  55. IBrenda

    Happy Birthday Mary!!
    And I hope it is cooler there than it is here. I know it is a lot wetter!

  56. Lynn

    Have a day filled with greetings from family and friends. (Looks like that is happening judging by the number of comments. Yeah!)

  57. Lynne

    Happy Birthday Mary!! I also will be celebrating my 70th birthday later this year. Always look forward to your posts and thank you for sharing your days with us.

  58. Nicole Hanson

    Happy Birthday!! I look forward to a visit from you every day and what is happening n your life and on the farm! I am glad that Rick is on the mend and able to resume his spot on the farm!
    I am in Southern Arizona, Tucson, now and after 15 years!, I’m still trying to get use to the summer heat! Still I’ll take it over cole, blowing snow with dreary days!

  59. Sharon Cervenka

    Happiest of Birthday Wishes! Hope you are doing something you like today. Great photo that you shared. πŸŽ‚πŸ¦πŸŽ†

  60. Donna 🐱

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I hope you’re enjoying your day πŸ‘

  61. Charlotte Barnard

    Happy Birthday, Mary! May the joy you bring to so many be returned to you thousandfold! God bless you!!!

  62. Jan B

    Happy 70th Birthday, Mary! Great picture of the 3 of you — both from 16 years ago & today. Hope you got to enjoy it without too many farm chores to do. Maybe out to dinner, yummy dessert, some shopping, whatever YOU love to do!

    Love your farm, your animals, your blog posts, etc. Keep up the good work! If you every stop this blog, I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ll probably need therapy for withdrawal!! LOL!!

  63. Donna (in Kentucky)

    Happy Birthday Mary! My mom also had her birthday today. She is 85. Love your blog, it is the first thing I read! Thank you for always brightening my day.

  64. Judith Berna

    Happy Birthday and many many more. The picture is priceless. You are all beautiful.

  65. Marian

    Birthday Wishes, Mary! From the number of well wishes, you are loved! And, you saved your patriotic vest for your special occasion! The three of you are beautiful!

  66. Jackie

    Happy birthday! Hope you relaxed after your mowing. You work way too hard.

  67. Kristie M Michalowski

    Happy Birthday! Love the 2 pictures…and the same clothing…fun!

  68. Jeanie

    Happy Birthday, Mary. I loved the pictures and really enjoy your blog. Thanks!

  69. Renee Arnett

    Happy belated Birthday Mary! Loved the pictures. You look fabulous!

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