Monday, September 30, 2013

Mr. Lincoln Came Home With Me

I survived the Fundraiser and boy am I pooped!
It went well, we did better than expected in our live auction!

I even got a early birthday present!
A friend of mine is well known nationally for her gourd designs.
Several years ago Enesco even bought some of her designs.
At my Christmas party she told me she had the perfect 
Gourd to make Abe Lincoln out of!

he is so big, I had trouble finding a place to put him
here he is hanging out at the Fundraiser
and the REAL Mr. Lincoln was in town to visit his family and friends in A
Coles County, so he dropped by.

Another talented person brought something for us to use for signage
She made sandwich boards out of pallet's
She put handles on them, stained them like barn wood.
how smart!
we used this one out front.
My friend Brenda

Look what Brenda made for the Fundraiser...this came home with me too!
The twins sang happy birthday to me "happy birthday to you, happy birthday  to you, this gourd and board are for you, happy birthday to you!"

They are such a hoot!
we ended the night at Dairy Queen
I had a peanut buster parfait
it brought a tear to my eye, the first one I ever had was the night of
my High School awards night when I won so many things my Mom
was actually embarrassed!
I thought it was a night to celebrate again.

Sorry I have been MIA
miss you all.


Susie said...

Anne, You are still winning:):) I love the Lincoln gourd. You look fabulous too. xoxo,Susie

Paulette said...

Congratulations on your successful event! Happy Birthday, love your presents. Where will Mr. Lincoln live at 1515?

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

What a great job on the Lincoln gourd. Love the signs, and Happy Birthday!

ann said...

Mr. Lincoln is great. Birthday? Hope you had a happy one.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a fun post Ann! I love your Mr. Lincoln. I would just keep moving him around the house and taking lots of photos. :) Pam

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I love that Mr Lincoln gourd

I read back through your previous blog post and your family has so many great get together s that is just wonderful

Tete said...

You lucky duck, you. How wonderful to have those things! I know that gourd lady, too. Used to stop at the mall in Ashmore and visit. Loved her son. I always had a surprise for him.

Tete said...

Der moment there- Happy Birthday!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Happy birthday, sweet friend. That gourd is amazing. xo Laura

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann! Oh, I'm so glad your event went so well. The gourd Abe is amazing! He looks right at home too. You'll have to find the perfect place for him to rest his weary bottom. I want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday and your little cousin twins look like little hoots. I just love hoots.
Thank you for your prayers, sweet friend.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sweetvintageofmine said...

I'm so happy everything went well and better on the event!! That gourd is so UNIQUE!! And just to let you know, I have met Mr. Lincoln too ( a few years ago with some girlfriends) Your Mr. Lincoln looks a little younger than ours! Lol! Be Blessed and many more birthday wishes your way! Roxie

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

So glad that it was a big success! Mr. Lincoln gourd is fabulous. What a talented lady. Happy Belated birthday from me too Ann.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a great gourd! Happy Birthday!