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Happy Birthday Family

In my family there are 12 birthdays in May and June. Since my parents live five hours away rather than come up 12 separate times they come up for one big celebration. We just had a big birthday bash. Happy Birthday Grandma, Alex, Ethan, Abby, Pat, Anna, Lori, Josh,

Jenni, Tyler, Amy, and me.

Look at this beautiful chest my dad made me for my birthday. Isn’t he amazing. Now I need to get busy and fill it. Sorry for the grainy pictures. It is early and overcast. Not a lot of light happening here.


  • Unknown says:

    You all are so smart! 12 birthday's at once is a lot to take in 🙂

    Your chest is beautiful! the glass sides are perfect for a quilter!

  • Trisha says:

    Happy Birthday, Em! That is a whole lot of birthdays to celebrate at one time. I bet singing Happy Birthday to everyone and trying to fit all the names in is hilarious. The chest is beautiful!

  • Needled Mom says:

    Happy birthday to all. That quilt chest is absolutely G O R G E O U S!!!!

  • Myra says:

    What a wonderful "Birthday" reunion kind of thing to have! Good thinking in regards to your parent's travel…

    What a great chest! Lovely! I should ask my brother (woodman) if he can make me one! A hint for a 25 anniversary gift maybe… 😎

  • loulee says:

    Happy Birthday.

  • Unknown says:

    What a Great Idea combining all the Birthdays…even more Fun.! Happy Birthday to You…Beautiful Chest…

  • *karendianne. says:

    Many Happy Birthdays to all and oh my goodness the Quilt Chest is treasure. Splendid and timeless. I send you many blessings and cheers for the coming quilts that will be honored to rest here.

  • Deb says:

    Happy Birthday Em, love the chest your Dad made, just perfect for storing those quilts. Who could ask for a nicer gift.

  • Peg - Happy In Quilting says:

    Happy Birthday Em and the chest your dad made is lovely…beautiful quilt sitting on the top…

  • QuiltedSimple says:

    Happy birthday everyone!

  • Teresa says:

    Happy Birthday! Wow – that chest is something else. I love it!

  • hetty says:

    Wow! Twelve birthdays at once! Sounds like quite a party. Happy Birthday to you! The chest is beautiful!

  • Wanda says:

    Oh my….the chest is AWESOME! Such a great idea….family birthday bash! The family foto is wonderful….may you always look at it and smile! Happy Birthday

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Your group birthday celebration sounds like fun! Hope you had a wonderful birthday – the chest your Dad made is gorgeous – what wonderful way to store your quilts.

  • Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie says:

    What a great way to spend with family and celebrate everyones birthday. Your Dad did a beautiful job on the chest.
    Keep Stitchen'

  • Shari says:

    Happy Birthday Em! What a wonderful celebration! And what a fantastic chest – thanks Dad!! Hope you are having a fun summer so far!!
    Cheers – Shari

  • Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Emily!
    What a wonderful hand made present. I am sure you will treasure it and it will become an heirloom.
    Our birthday glut is October and I contributed to it with daughter and getting married. LOL

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    That is funny. We have a glut of brithdays in May-June and then Sept-Oct. Funny how that works. Happy birthday to everyone.

  • Eileen says:

    What a beautiful chest! You will treasure it forever.. and I'm sure will have it filled in no time. Happy Birthday! That looks like a very fun birthday bash.

  • jacquie says:

    wow…12! that's a BIG cake!! happy birthday to you. what a lovely chest. your dad is a lot like my dad.

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