Sunday, October 08, 2006

Turning 45 Is Fun!

Today I became 45 years old. (Happy Birthday Finn and Nancy!) Not a bad age. Actually I've been feeling pretty good all day today. I got to open my birthday package of FQs from my Quilt Pocket buddies. 35 luscious FQs, all of them pretty. I spent the afternoon designing a "45th Birthday Quilt" for me using all the FQs plus some purchased WOW with butterflies. I'm going to make it using a quilt-as-you-go method. I didn't take any pictures of the FQs yet because I don't want to separate the fabric from who gave it to me. I also spent the day watching football and didn't have to do any cooking.

Finn wrote a beautiful post about falling leaves. Today while we were out walking I found this leaf. I'm always on the lookout for a single beautiful leaf. Notice the green imprint of a smaller leaf on this one. I have no idea how Mother Nature does something like that, but it is beautiful.

I finished my dad's Chiclet quilt today too. Tomorrow it will go in the washer and dryer and then it will be sent to him later this week along with my Mom's Kittie's quilt. This was my second quilt that I hand sewed the binding on and I am so thrilled I learned how to do the binding correctly. I think I'm hooked on binding now. I've decided to send two quilts to my LA quilter this week just so I can have some binding to do.

My FIL gave me money as birthday present and I bought this bookcase for my quilting studio. It will be a place for my printer, the internet router and airport station and probably some books or special quilty momentos. That would make sense, huh? Put books on a bookcase? It's unfinished just like my sewing and cutting tables so I'll be able to make all the furniture look alike when I get around to finishing them.

It's getting late and tomorrow is going to be long day. I have to get my boss on a plane to Rome, a trip to the doctor, a trip to Joann's for batting and Barnes & Noble for a magazine I've been looking for and then dinner with my MIL for my birthday - rib eyes and butternut squash - my two favorite foods! Yummy!


DubiQuilts said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hope you enjoyed your dinner. Ribeye and butternut squash are 2 of my favorite foods too.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday - I'm 45 too and it doesn't bother me a bit. Life is good!

Hedgehog said...

Can't wait to see your 45 quilt! The chicklets quilt looks great, too. Think I've already commented this to you, but I love binding, too!!

Gail said...

Happy birthday!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday. It will be fun to watch the progress on your new birthday quilt.

Laurie said...

So this makes me...what? Three weeks older than you? Happy birthday again.

Forty-five was tough for me. I can no longer deny that I'm entering middle-age and on the downhill road to fifty! But I'm getting over it. There's a certain freedom in getting older, and as Mary says, life is good.


Linda_J said...

Sounds like a perfect day then, Paula!

Isn't it fun to learn a new skill--the binding finishing? Giggling about your saying that two were going to the long armer just so you could do more.

Tonya R said...

Happy Belated Birthday, fellow Libra.