8.01.2014

IT HAS BEGUN



Perched in my new favorite spot (the windowsill overlooking flowers and concrete), I looked over at Ruggy, arms outstretched, and sang Do you know what day it is???

Yes, he said, it's August 1st and the start of your birthday week. You're beeauuuuuuuuutiful and I looooooooove you he crooned back, as he strode over to give me a hug and a kiss, and a fresh pour of coffee.

Best start to a birthday week ever.

Just popping in to say your oonapalooza makes are making me equally as happy!!!  I'll be doing a roundup post on Monday, so if you're not on my 'palooza pinterest board, it means I haven't found you, or you're only on flickr and I can't pin you (also, some flickr photos aren't tagged "oonapalooza" and I don't want to assume everyone in the group is sewing pour moi. That would be supremely bratty and totally out of character; see above story). Please holler at me if I've missed you, here or via email if you'd like to send a photo! And jump on over to the Sewcialists for their roundups and this month's theme: sharing the spotlight, with a tribute to the inspiring blogger of your choice. WONDERFUL. I have about 10 posts ready for that before the month has even begun....

***eta: thank you for the lovely birthday wishes, everyone!!***

43 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Week! I hope it keeps getting better as you work your way to B-Day!

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  2. How can I forget your B'day, it's the day after mine (we're both turning 23, right?)...'palooza pinterest board is full of exciting makes from super talented peeps, I'd better get my ass movin' and think of one sometime soon!

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  3. BIRTHDAY WEEK! Love you lots, and can't wait to see all of your fabulous posts :)

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  4. I'm so pleased with the kind of inspiration people took from this month! I don't think anyone made anything costumy - it's all what they wear in real life, just with a good excuse to amp it up!

    Oh, and I'm not on your pinterest board! ;) http://crafting-a-rainbow.tumblr.com/post/92928734497/oonapalooza-dress-done

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    1. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! THAT IS LIKE A CARDINAL SIN!!! i even remember your awesome maxi dress and hollering on your blog-- off to fix that STAT!

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    2. oh wait-- now i remember why, i can't pin from your blog! emailing you now...

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    3. Ok, I think I have it fixed - let me know if it work! :)

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  5. Happy happy birthday week to yoooo!

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  6. yaaaaaay!! Happy Bday week!! (Um, not sure I'll finish my Oonapallooza dress by the time I turn into a pumpkin tonight, so it will be a late homage rather than an entry....

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  7. Happy birthday week! And, while we're at it, happy birthday month!!

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  8. Wahoo....it's Birthday Week for You! Happy Birthday!!!!

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  9. happy birthday week, sis! looking forward to see your bday party dress! been traveling way too much past month to be able to join oonapallooza, but you know i'm your technicolor twin at heart and i'm rocking my oonapallooza outfits on daily basis

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  10. Happy Birthday week, its nice to know there are other sewists out there who also claim a whole week for their birthday, there's just too much to celebrate in one day right? I posted my dress in the flickr pool but didn't label it or make it obvious that it was part of the sewalong, sorry!! The linen shibori tye dye was my attempt to live on the edge like Oona might! Enjoy your week of spoiling!!

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    1. ah! gotcha lady, and LOVE the pink shibori!

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  11. Hope you have an amazing and happy Birthday Week!!!

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  12. Happiest of Birthday Weeks to you, dear Oona!

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  13. Raising a glass to toast to your birthday week! I hope it is a good one with lots of fun, friends, and of course, cocktails!

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  14. Happy Birthday! I still kick myself for not being able to make it to your Sew LA party years ago :(

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    1. ah, one of my regrets as well, it was truly a blast and i would have LOVED to have you there!

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  15. A very HAPPY Birthday to you Oona Lady! I like your style. Everyone needs a birthday WEEK! I insisted that I was entitled to two full birthday days this year, given the time difference between Australia and the US. I have to say, it is so much more fun celebrating a birthday in summer, than in the dead of winter (even the soft little wimpy winters we have in Sydney). Clink clink, cheers!

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  16. Happy Birthday Oona!! I am so happy to hear that I am not the only one who celebrates a whole week. Woo hoo! I was too late to the show for Oonapalooza, but please know that you inspire my sewing and blogging all the time! So glad the Sewcialists took time to appreciate your awesomeness!

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  17. Happy birthday week, you massive leo, you!

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  18. Hang on to that guy! When it's my birthday week, usually my husband just grunts.

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  19. Happiest of happy birthday weeks, oh inspiring one! :)

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  20. Oh HEY fellow LEO! RAAAAAOW. Happy Birthday Month xxx

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  21. Happy birthday!!! (week) So excited to see the roundup of Oonapalooza makes. I missed this go-round sewing theme, but at some point I will sew in time for one of them. Can I still make an Oonapalooza make post-Oonapalooza?

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  22. Gurl! I knew I liked you! My birthday is also this week (Aug.3rd). Happy Happy Birthday Leo Lady:)
    ~Michelle

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  23. Happy Birthday week! I'm also looking forward to seeing the oonapalooza round-up. What a lovely tribute to a creative and inspiring soul.

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  24. It's my birthday (week) too!! Happy birthday to another amazing Leo : )

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    1. of COURSE it is!! happy birthday leo lady!

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  25. Hi! Kinda sad to see my comox trunks didn't make it to the board yet.... If you can't pin them, I'm in the sewcialists round-up #2 post... Happy birthday-week!!!

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    1. ah my friend, don't be sad-- be flattered that i've scoured the internet since you made them trying to find your online presence :) HA! they are up now.

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    2. *blushing now* love ya! Thnx!

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  26. Happy birthday from me & the boys!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkocjjea5dY

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  27. Hippy Pappy Bhuthdy!
    ... I just wanted to say something else. :P

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  28. Happy birthday week, I hope it's a fantastic one!

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  29. Happy B! Remind me to remind you to celebrate your conception in 3 months!

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  30. I can't believe I out-birthday celebrate Oona. World Shaken.

    May I recommend the adoption of a Birthday Season? Advantages: Planning is ever so much easier. People needn't feel bad for missing a particular date, and have lots of opportunities to remember. (Of course, a Magpi is all about reminding. No judgement, just reminders!) Sales can be taken advantage of. Also, since we are Project People, incidental BUT CRUCIAL items are not Birthday Experience Blockers. (This BS is all about Alabama Chanin. I'm stopping to pick up adhesive spray after work.)

    Magpi-mas (aka Birthday Season) lasts more than a month, and begins wheneverMyFirstPackageArrivesEvenIfIHaveToOrderItMyself. (Planning BS starts shortly after tax season. Many iterations are required to settle on the theme and packages.) This year, it began near the end of July. (However, my actual birthday is the very last day of BS, because sweetie's birthday is 23 days after mine, and he has no prayer of getting much attention if I drag mine out beyond my actual day late in August.

    Happy B, and don't overindulge so much that you might want long term care insurance!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!