Thank You All So Much

Posted on August 9, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous

Thank you all so much for all the kind birthday wishes yesterday!

I try not to advertise when it’s my birthday, but certain friends of mine . . . ahem!

Turns out, I share my birthday with one of my favorite places on earth — Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, in Brunswick, Missouri!

It was 6 years ago, August 8th, that they opened their doors for the first time. (I’m considerably older than the shop!)

I was down there yesterday for their Saturday Sampler Club, and they were celebrating, so there was birthday cake — how appropriate! And they sang Happy Birthday to me — sew sweet, indeed!

When I got home, My Cowboy and I went out for a birthday dinner, and I got a free dessert because it was my birthday! My Cowboy suggested we go to some other restaurants in town and see if that would happen again — haha! What a stinker!

Many of my friends called, texted, and Facebook messaged me — it was really sweet and nice of so many of you to remember me. I really appreciate it.

And I got a fabulous present from My Cowboy!

He had this large, heavy-duty tote bag custom made just for me by our Amish friend, Joe, who has a Harness Shop and makes all our tack for us, too. It’s completely awesome:


It’s made from that waterproof stuff that jackets and hunting chaps are made from, so it’s actually quite lightweight, but very tough.

It’s got fancy leather handles that will never break, and that webbing goes all the way around for reinforcement. I find myself feeling a tidget jealous over Joe’s bagmaking skills — seriously — he’s good!


There’s a Prairie Moon Ranch sign on one side:


And a Prairie Moon Quilts sign on the other (complete with quilt, you’ll notice!):


I’ve already used it once, and now I can get rid of some of my smaller, more flimsy totes and have this nice one to carry my quilts around in!

He’s such a thoughtful, wonderful guy, that Cowboy — I think I’ll keep him. Even if he did say to me last night: “I’ve never kissed a woman this old before!”

16 responses to “Thank You All So Much”

  1. What a sweet, unique & personalize gift from Cowboy, Can’t wait to see it in person next July!!

  2. Cindy says:

    That is an AWESOME bag!!!!!! Can’t wait to see it in person. I would soooo make him pay for the comment though!

  3. Denniele says:

    Terrific bag….makes turning older so much easier when you have the best tools! đŸ™‚

  4. Rose Marie says:

    I’m no cowgirl……..but I would love a bag like this. It is really great. Cowboy really outdid himself this time.

  5. Maxine says:

    Happy Birthday! What a Fab present! I love it!

  6. randy says:

    late happy birthday

  7. Your cowboy is a keeper. That is one awesome tote bag. On the other hand didn’t your cowboy ever kiss his mama. She would have been older than you. He must be a hoot to live with.

  8. Virginia Smith says:

    Sorry to have missed you birthday but it looks like you had a great day. Beautiful present from your cowboy.

  9. Scarlett says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Shelly! Sounds like you had a good one. Love the bag!

  10. Jenny says:

    Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and agree with you that I also love the sew sweet shop and girls!!!! And what a thoughtful gift!!! Congrats and happy day!

  11. DeAnn says:

    Happy Birthday…We share the same day…My Birthday is also August 8th. đŸ˜€

  12. Stephanie in MI says:

    He’s a keeper! How amazing! That’s a treasure, fer shur. LOL. Love him and you. Happy birthday, and I hope you had a terrific day!

  13. I was madly packing so here’s a belated “Happy Birthdy” girl. Have many more.

  14. Meloney says:

    What a great gift. Happy belated birthday!

  15. Wow, beautiful bag and very thoughtful husband! Belated birthday wishes, sounds like you had a delightful day đŸ™‚

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