Füsun A.



Montréal, CANADA
January 12
Freelance Writer - jack of all genres;master of none.
warm and genuine
I divorced my full time career of teaching after 25 years, because meanwhile I fell in love with freelance writing. Ever since, I decided to legitimize my ten-year fling which started in the new millennium. Author of: "WILL OF MY OWN - A Memoir" Available at all major book outlets. For a preview please visit: http://www.dictionmatters.com/


MARCH 9, 2012 11:10PM

Happy Birthday, Mar10 !

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white rose choc cake


The good Birthday Fairy has been very busy making sure that her friends were not forgotten on their special day, but cheered on and celebrated by us all, whose lives they enrich with their contributions here on Open Salon where artists, thinkers, and writers from many parts of the world meet.

Recently, in addition to her many other talents, Miguela generously shares here, she also demonstrated her ingenius frugality about fashion on a small budget. To honour our dear friend on her special day, I thought including the photo of a Golden Book dress would be just the right gesture. This will combine her love of books (as a retired colleague) as well as her flair for couture. Links, along the way, will add to the merriment with song and music.


This beautiful gown was made by using the pages of Walt Disney's Golden books - something that is very much a part of my own childhood. Every page meticulously preserved, cut and applied to the master pattern, the result is a lovely, delicate, colourful, storybook dress that feeds one's fancy.
Internationally recognized for his Golden Book gown, Ryan Jude Novelline is described as "a Boston-based alchemist who spends his free time in search of the extraordinary". He has displayed his work in Boston, New York, Providence, and Orlando. Currently he's a senior BFA candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design, and an intern for Diane Von Furstenberg.
♥ * Feliz Cumpleaños *
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I also know that Miquela enjoys a leisurely tea party with all the nice settings. For this occasion, I picked a slightly different tea tradition, and song which I hope she'll like, because Turks are also drinkers and producers of tea which we call "çay".
Before you continue further, please click on this link.

A Friendship Poem

Be a friend. You don't need money:
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.

Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.

Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what's merely self-endeavor.
You'll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince[ss], if you're a friend.

~ Edgar A Guest ~


Have a lovely birthday and many happy returns, dear ♥ Miguela♥



Füsun Atalay ~ Copyright © Will of my Own - 2012

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This post was scheduled for tomorrow, but due to unforeseen circumstances I posted it a few hours early. Please join me to wish dear Mar10, or as we knew her until now as Miguela, a very happy birthday.
What a picture book present, a gorgeous post, Fusun. A very Happy Birthday, Miguela. R
May your day be filled with joy
Yummy, in every way. Happy Birthday, Miguela!
Oh my goodness! I loved everything about this post and am just so honored and pleased. That Golden Book dress is amazing. Of course, you know I collect the old ones. Everything is amazing about this post. Thank you, thank you!
Beautiful post ma cher.. et Bonne Fete Miguela.
Happy Birthday, Miguela!

And, Fusun, this is a beautiful post.
Happy Birthday, Miguela!!
This is so beautiful and fun Fusun!

Happy Birthday, Miguela! Golden Books always make me smile too. R
You deserve this and more...Happy Birthday and may it be a real good time too!
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Happy Birthday, Miguela.

Fusun, a lovely post.
Happy birthday, Miguela. Fusun, what a thoughtful and sweet thing to do.
"You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince[ss], if you're a friend."
You are wealthy, indeed, as are your many friends.
I hope your birthday is filled with the magic and style Ms. Fusun has presented here for you. Feliz cumpleanos!
I agree . . . No goy for a drunken joy ride.
Ask sober minded Sir Robert to drive slow.
Take FusanA? She may fold Red Poppies.
Celebrate your wedding day too. Go on honeymoon.
drunk newlyweds,
arrested for speeding,
honeymoon in jail
Happy Birthday . . .
You two lovebirds
Have a great day
What a gorgeous birthday tribute! Happy Birthday, Miguela!
I dig the mice, happy birthday Mar10
Happy Birthday, Miguela! What a party you have going on.
Happy Birthday Miguela!
Fusun you are so sweet.
rated with love
Beauuuutiful!!! I like the animation and the mice playing piano. =-}
Happy birthday. Feliz cumpleanos.
Happy, happy day, Miguela! You and Sam share a wonderful date! And kudos to Fusun for these wonderful birthday creations, filled with love and her playful spirit!
Happy Birthday, Miguela! :)
I missed this yesterday but it's still not too late...
Happiest Birthday to you, Miguela. You have been a fine addition to OS.
Beautiful job, Fusun.
Miguela, best wishes for a wonderful and Happy Birthday and many happy returns to the day! Your many creative posts have been a true inspiration for many including me and I look forward to many more in the future.

Fusun, as previously mentioned on Thoth's birthday tribute it's really nice of you to present these two special posts today. Interesting to see the mention of the RISD student in the story above, too.
Everything about this birthday post is beautiful.
What a gorgeous piece! I love the gown made of Disney books - who would've thought? Thanks for the links, I'm going back.
A very Happy Birthday Miguela, and many more~~
Happiest of Birthdays!!!!
Happy birthday to you, Marten. What a beautiful post with layer upon layer. Love the white chocolate rose cake with some some tea.
Happy birthday!! Tuna fish for everyone!!!

(Yea, I'm hungry!! Tuna fish sounds good!! :D)
How thoughtful! Happy birthday, Miguela!
Boy, would I love to wear that dress! Well, would have loved...

Happy Birthday, Miguela. This is a fine tribute to a fine woman.

Happy Birthday Miguela!!!!! What a wonderful present :)
Happy Birthday, Miguela.
Happy Birthday Miguela!!!!
Feliz cumpleanos, Miguela!
Feliz cumpleanos, Miguela, siempre! You are appreciated very much. And what a work of art this post is, Fusun.
A gorgeous post FusunA!
Happy Birthday Miguela!!
your posts are so "perfect" yet you are so human and approachable and lovable what a wonderful combination!
This post gave me diabetes. And I loved every minute of it. Happy Birthday.
Happy belated Birday to Miguela... a bit late but heartfelt none the less.
Happy Birthday, Miguela! Fusun, what a beautiful tribute. What a wonderful friend you are!
I love the friendship poem by Edgar Guest as well as all the rest. r