Saturday, September 20, 2014

What a lovely birthday week it was!

Today is the official end of my birthday week and it has been lovely. I had dinner with my family last Sunday - a yummy meal from my favorite Italian restaurant, followed by cupcakes and cake pops... and this one was just too cute to eat!

It a flying pig and its a big deal here in Cincinnati. The local marathon race is called the Flying Pig and some people run it dressed as pigs, and we even have flying pigs in our parks.

Close up shot...

And all over our downtown...

This one is dedicated to the Cincinnati Ballet Company.

And Queen Porktunia pays homage to several city landmarks and our heritage as  the Queen City and Porkopolis.

This guy is a nod to our German roots, so appropriate for this weekend when we celebrate Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

Sorry - I got carried away there...anyway I received some lovely cards and that beautiful pot of mums.

Here is Big Dude protecting them.

And this is the card I received from Big Dude... I think this is his first cousin, once removed.

So now I need to get to the winner of my birthday giveaway that I posted last Sunday, drum roll please. The winner of a $25 gift card to the crafty store of their choice is Barb from Wicked Stitcher. Thank you to all who left wonderful comments on what the best age would be. I think we can all agree that we want our health and our families and our crafty pursuits as part of the total package.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend...

and remember sometimes pigs do fly!

carol fun


  1. OK...some of those pigs are just freaky! LOL

  2. A belated Happy Birthday, Carol!! Sounds like you had a good one. Love the pigs! Always fun to have something speical like that for a town. Saw a pair of knitted socks on Pinterest today - gorgeous blue with pink flamingoes!! Thought of you - maybe you need some flamingo socks!! Carol

  3. Oh Carol, you just made my day! Thank you! I will get an email off to you. I love the pig pictures. I used to visit Cincinnati often when we lived in Louisville. It is a great city. I miss that part of the country but love living in the NW. Glad you had such a nice week and the mum is beautiful!!

  4. I have a tiny scrap of flying pig fabric I can't let go of, but that cake pop wins for cutest flying pig! I don't remember hearing anything about flying pigs the 2times I was in Cinci. Glad you had a great birthday week! Congrats to Barb.

  5. Love the flying pigs! Pretty random though!! Haha!!!!

  6. A very Happy Birthday to you--
    and yes, that pig pop is just too cute to eat!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  7. Love the Pig Pictures!!!
    Thanks for sharing...

    Tomorrow is the "One Big Birthday Party" for our quilt much easier to keep track of!

  8. Who knew the expression, "When pigs fly," could be so inspirational? Very entertaining!

  9. Looks like a wonderful birthday week Carol. Love all the pigs - such good fun! Public art at its best really.


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