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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Happy 92nd, Mrs. Elsie!

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I received a very special email full of love for a magnificent lady and friend celebrating her 92nd birthday, so here I am participating in a shout-out of cheers and best wishes from my heart as well!

This is Elsie, and she is celebrating her 92nd birthday this week.

92 years, and still loving the fabric and the thread as much as ever, and dedicating her life to making quilts for those in need.

The following email was sent by Sandra:

Hi Bonnie
I've not emailed you in a very long time. I use to live on Cumberland Island, GA and moved to the Smokey Mountains, just west of where you are.
Bryson City, NC.

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This is Mrs. Elsie, from Macon, GA.

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Hi Elsie and Dallas!

Mrs. Elsie has given hundreds and hundreds, well... thousands now, I suppose. Who's counting?!?!
To Project Linus and other organizations and individuals. Dallas Boatwright is her partner in crime... :)

He crochets around the edges of so many fleece and quilts so quickly that his mother, Sherri can not keep up with quilting his tops!

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Please wish Mrs. Elsie a very Happy Birthday from all of us quilting friends who are cheering her on for many, many more birthdays to come.
She is my hero and the hero of so many. She inspires all who know her and are around her.

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She is 92 and the cake was made by our friend, Sherri Boatright.


God Bless you Mrs. Elsie. We love you.
Sandra Henderson
 
Mrs. Elsie, I am sending you all the best birthday wishes I can muster!  What a great way to share your love of sewing ---and I’m sure you shared that beautiful cake too!

Tonight is my last night in Vegas.  I’m headed to a show with my friend Jill –then back by 9pm, early to bed and off to BOISE in the morning where I”ll be meeting with family and hugging on my nieces and nephew!

Life is amazing, grab as much of it as you can while you can!


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39 comments:

osmgreasemonkey said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie! You are quite an inspiration to 69 year old me and my 93 year old mother Mrs. Annie.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie!!! You are an amazing woman with such a big heart! God bless you!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you, Mrs. Elsie, from up in Ketchikan, Alaska! It gives me an idea, maybe my 92 year old father could cut squares for a quilt, or maybe I could and he could sew. Looking out the window isn't producing much!! You go, Mrs. Elsie!!! jannie_bug56@hotmail.com

Lesley Gilbert said...

Happy Birthday to you Mrs Elsie, from England - wishing you many many more years of sewing your beautiful quilts - Bless You in all you do.

Deborah said...

Mrs. Elsie sounds like an amazing woman. Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie.

Bonnie...I enjoy each of your blog posts and appreciate all the helpful quilting inspiration and tips. Have fun with the family.

Koo B said...

Happy Birthday Miss Elsie.......from London, England

Quilting Momma said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie from Calgary, Alberta Canada! What a great inspiration you are!!

hispatchwork said...

Happy Birthday Mrs Elsie! I have had the privilege of knowing her and being in a guild with her for a couple years. She is truly amazing and encouraging to all of us. She quilted a giant king size quilt for me. I made a memory quilt for a dear friend out of her late husband's shirts, using one of your free patterns Bonnie....bricks and stepping stones.

Myrna said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie! You're an inspiration to all quilters.

Safe travels tomorrow Bonnie. Enjoy your family time!

Myrna in KY

Sandy C said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Elsie! Many happy returns of the day to you! What a wonderful treasure you are, through being a blessing to so many people!

Sandy C said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Elsie! Many happy returns of the day to you! What a wonderful treasure you are, through being a blessing to so many people!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Elsie from out here in Nebraska. You're living proof that sewing keeps us young, in spirit if not in body.

Vireya said...

Happy birthday from Australia, Mrs Elsie! You are an inspiration.

Jessica said...

Birthday wishes from Ontario, Canada!

paulette said...

This birthday wish is coming from Vancouver Island, Canada! I better shout..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. ELSIE!!" Have the best birthday EVER!

Gisela Suski said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie, I want to be you when I grow up. I love the idea of the crochet borders (great for charity quilts).

Jerry Skates said...

I am Ms Elsie's son in law. Elsie wants to thank everyone for the kind words. She is so tickled to get so many birthday wishes from all over the world. She also wants to thank Bonnie for thinking of her on her birthday.

javajean said...

Happy travels to Boise! We will pass thru there tomorrow. We have exploring Idaho for the past couple weeks. Get ready for some smokey skies!

Alice said...

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Elsie from Arizona! Keep up all your good work sweet lady!

Dianne Holder said...

Happy Birthday Mrs Elsie. I pray that God blesses you with many more wonderful years.

Farm Quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Elsie!! My God bless the work of your hands for many years to come.

Bonnie, I hope your family is far from all the fires raging in Idaho...do be prepared for lots of smoke - I think the whole Pacific Northwest is burning!

Dona M said...

Happy birthday Grandma Elsie!! I am so thankful that I was able to spend the day with you and have you share your beautiful quilting projects with me! It's a wonderful thing to see this blog too!!

Nancy said...

Greetings from Connecticut and Happy Birthday Mrs. ELSIE!! May God bless you with many more happy, productive years.

Bonnie58 said...

Here's hoping you have a wonderful Birthday, Ms . Elsie and many, many more to come. To my new friend Bonnie, from the Canadian Bonnie - Thank-you and your partners in crime for a wonderful Retreat. It was a trip I will never forget, and hopefully only the first of many more. Safe Travels

Katy Lillie said...

Happy Birthday to Mrs Elsie🎉🎈🎂❤️🙏
You are an inspiration to all quilters everywhere! Thank you for all you do to help others! If more people were like you, no one would ever be cold or feel unloved again!

Katy Lillie
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Yuriko said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie from Honolulu, Hawaii. You're a real inspiration to all of us. Take care and keep quilting.
Lily

Val said...
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Val said...

Happy Birthday Mrs Elsie. As a 67 year old fairly new quilter I am so inspired to hear about your amazing quilts. It's of love from England!

Teatime Creations said...

Happy Birthday Mrs.Elsie. What a wonderful spirit you have to keep sharing your joy with others. Greetings from Nova Scotia Canada.

Wilma Kuin said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie!
Greetings from Holland

duisburg62 said...

Happy Birthday Mrs.Elsie.
Greetings from Florence, KY.

Q9patch72 said...

Happy Birth Day!!!! to a very young lady, from Illinois

Ruth said...

That is wonderful! It is so inspiring to see older quilters still going strong. I hope I can do the same!

DebBees said...

Happy Birthday Miss Elsie. Great job on getting the quilts done for others in need. At our house we sing a song after the happy birhtday song that goes like this" We hope you live to be a 100,we hope you live to be a 100,we hope you live to be a 100, and then 100 more. From Debbie in PA.

Patricia Bennett said...

Happy Birthday from Beaufort SC Mrs. Elsie.!!!You are a definite inspiration to us all. Pat

Joni said...

Happy Birthday Miss Elsie!
Joni from the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Weightoffyourmind said...

Happy, happy birthday Mrs. Elsie. I have taken up quilting as a retirement project. You have inspired me to make my sewing machine sing till I wear it out!

Best wishes from Scotland UK
Anna

agnes young said...

Wishing you A Very Happy Birthday Mrs Elsie, many happy returns from Scotland. What an Angel!! XXX

Susan Clakson said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Elsie. You are a wonderful example for us all.