Friday, February 17, 2017

Another Year...

Yesterday was my birthday...which means I am now on Medicare.  How is that possible?  I for sure do not feel any older than, say...50.  Yeah, that's it.  50.  ~grin~  I honestly do not know where the time goes.  Seems like only yesterday...

Anyway.  It was a good day and I received many greetings and birthday wishes via phone, mail and on social medias.  Thank you, everyone!

And, I received a few fun packages in the mail...not necessarily birthday gifts...but who doesn't love getting boxes in the mail?  

Cathy - who you all must know by now - sent another box full of fabric...and yards and yards of mini Pom-poms (they're sort of hiding in the photo, but believe me...there are a ton of them)!  Plus, this time, I also received several purse and quilt patterns.  She is so generous and I truly appreciate her!

I haven't been sewing too much, lately.  Mostly getting things started and then not having the time/energy to finish.  I had a really bad cold (and I don't normally get colds!) for an entire week...knocked me for a loop, for sure (oh-oh, there's a sign of aging!!).  I am looking forward to things settling down in the next few weeks.  

I did make time to whip out some Kleenex cozies.  Yup, seems sister Joyce was down to her last one! Heaven forbid.  She doesn't want to run into someone new and not have a Kleenex cozy to give!  I sent 22 of them...

You may remember hearing (reading) about Lindy, who is my almost birthday twin.  Her birthday is the day before mine and she was born a few years after.  We met on the Wool Snippets (rug hooking) message board several years ago.  This birthday, Lindy sent a gift card from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I love doing business with them, don't you?  I ordered a jelly roll of Aubade:  a song to the dawn by Moda for Janet Clare.  I am normally not very much in love with blue, but this collection sings to me!  ( to the dawn...haha)

Aubade - Jelly Roll

Thank you so much, Lindy!  I sent her a Kleenex cozy and a grocery bag...I think it's the prettiest one I've made thus far (and I have enough fabric to make one for myself!!  If, ever.)  

I have several projects going quilt pads for the animal shelter, baby quilts to be donated, blocks of the week quilt.  Just to name a few...and then there are a few finishes that I am not yet able to show.

See ya soon!  

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love my grocery bag that you made for me and so does everyone at the grocery store !!
I have already handed out 4 of the new Kleenex cozies! Everyone loves them!
Hope you enjoy all your bday gifts. Wow that Kathy is wonderful to send you all that fabric!!!
Love, joyce

Connie said...

How is that possible?
Time flies when you're having fun, that's how, LOL.
Happy Birthday!

WoolenSails said...

That is the bad thing about aging, we don't recover as quick as we used to;)
Love your gifts and the ones you made, I have lots of bag patterns, something I want to try this year.


Miccosukee said...

A belated happy birthday my friend. Hard to believe that you are young pup at 50. I am now two years away from the big 7-0. Still feel like i am 57. Glad you had a good day!!


Rugs and Pugs said...

I hit that milestone birthday next month and I don't know how it happened either!
Happy, happy birthday :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday. I guess ageing beats the alternative 😜But today I felt old. Took me twice as long to shovel snow and now I'm aching. I might try to sew a Kleenex cozy. They are so cute

Babs said...

Happy birthday :) and some nice stash

moosecraft said...

Happy Birthday Jacque! Love those grocery bags!