Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy 80th Birthday to Joy!

 

 
 
 

 

 
     It's hard to believe that our dear friend, Joy, has turned 80 years old! She still goes to Tai Chi classes, still gardens, raises chickens, has a beekeeping business, quilts, crafts, sells her wares at the local farmer's market every weekend, and runs up and down her four-level old house stairs multiple times daily. She also cares for an outdoor aviary full of her birds, keeps up her second story level greenhouse and hundreds of outdoor plants, belongs to the Herb Society, volunteers her hand-quilting talents at the church, belongs to several quilt guilds, creates all handmade original design quilts, and too many other activities to mention!  We are so blessed to call her a friend.  She is continually sunny and inspiring. We only wish we had her energy and enthusiasm.
     We celebrated at Diane's house. She served us a wonderful lunch. And she created a wonderful hand-embroidered pillow celebrated the occasion. We all gave Joy birthday gifts and funny cards. Then Karen led us in a fun "draw Joy's autobiography book cover" activity, inspired by her son John Hendrix's newest book Drawing is Magic, which was just released last week.  He is an amazing artist, and my grandchildren have been blessed to obtained signed copies of his books from Karen. (You can find his book on Amazon, or at your local bookstore.)
     We all look forward to a new and exciting year with Joy.  Her name is very appropriate!
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Love Joy...our hero! great photos ... as always a good time was had by all... Sorry I missed the fun.

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  2. Happy Birthday to Joy! I am always fascinated by photos of Joy's hands - so beautiful, and now we know, so talented.
    Debbie

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    1. I guess hard work makes for beautiful hands. Joy's hands are never idle.

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  3. Your friend Joy is such an inspiration. Happy Birthday, Joy! And that pillow is so pretty!!

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    1. Yes, Diane is a very tolented person with a needle!

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  4. Happy Birthday to an amazing woman. It's just amazing that she's still able to accomplish so many things. She's quite an inspiration. I love her vest and I'm wondering if she made it.

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    1. I don't think she made her vest. She buys clothing from exotic countries, and I have rarely seen her in anything other than a long old-fashioned dress. Usually with an apron or a vest. Even when we did Tai Chi together. :-)

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