Monday, May 7, 2007

Time sure goes by quickly!

I can't believe it's been an entire week since I posted! I've been incredibly busy and hardly home at all, but I didn't think it had been that long! Between guild meeting, quilting a Tangled Threads quilt for a special gift, Tangled Threads meeting and family birthday time it's been a full week. I've also been playing with our new laptop that we ordered through our daughter. She brought it to us on Saturday as she'd taken it home as soon as it was delivered to "clean off all the stuff we didn't need". I guess computer companies load a lot of software for "free trials" - we were glad to have her take all of it off. She also loaded all my EQ software including the new EQ6 that I couldn't use because this machine has Windows 2000. It's sure fun to read blog posts in bed. I can also keep this in my sewing room now - really nice if I'm working on an online pattern.

Today is a big day for me - I passed another decade in my life and turned the happy young age of 60. I don't feel 60, and I don't think I look 60. The kids were all here Saturday for our family celebration as it's too hard for Jeremy, Chelsea and Sophie to come up on a weekday. We had a great time other than the fact that Fred's been down with a bad cold so he didn't join in most of our fun. Today Rick and Rebecca will join the two of us for dinner out - wherever I want to go. It's always so hard to decide - I still don't know where we will be going.

I took a vacation day today. I've always wanted to do that on my birthday but something always seems to come up at work that prevents it. Not this year - I refused to allow that to happen. So I spent the day finishing the quilting on Bunny Garden, then bound and labeled it. It felt so good to cross another flimsy off the list on my sidebar and add another completion to my goals! If you'd like to read the story about this round robin you can find it here.

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Gratitudes:
1. Chocolate fudge birthday cake
2. Black and white mocha and chocolate chip banana mini loaf - breakfast at Starbucks
3. Fred is starting to get his voice and energy back
4. Blogging in bed!
5. A day just for sewing

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38 comments:

Busy Quilt Mom said...

Let me the first (on your blog) to wish you a happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day off - what a great idea.

Darlene said...

I had a post-it on my monitor to remind me to wish you a happy birthday today! Guess what - it fell off and it's now buried under Heaven only knows what! I'm sorry I didn't come to leave wishes earlier today. I hope that you had a wonderful day - Happy Birthday, my friend, Patti. ((HUGS))

Norma said...

Happy Birthday Patti! With your energy level, you sure don't act like you are 60! Believe me, you don't look 60 either! Best Wishes!

TJ said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilt is cute..I love the bunny...Hope you had a great day off...Toni

Gail said...

Happy Birthday, Patti! My birthday was Friday, and I refused to work too, sure was grrreat! Love your bunnies - and enjoy beginning a new and exciting decade.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday!

Mine is coming up in a few weeks too - I didn't mind the last one (45) but I'm not sure I'm ready to move closer to 50.

Not sure what I'll be doing for my birthday but we may try for a quick trip to see Duluth.

Jane Ann said...

You're right; you don't look it. Happy Birthday--and take notes. I round off another decade myself this year, so drop breadcrumbs for me.

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had great day doing what you love. =) My big 50 is coming up in a couple months. Guess it's not to early to start thinking of something fun to do.

You are going to love the flexibility a lap top gives you. I'm spoiled now but once in a while I get a reality check, like when I have to use my daughter's PC to access a program that won't run on my iBook. It's so great to be able to take it where ever you want.

Your bunny quilt turned out so colorful and fun! Yay.

Fiona said...

Belated Birthday wishes!

Nadine said...

A very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Patti !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for all your nice comments and your inspiring handwork!

Leigh said...

Have a very special night tonight. Wow. What a special day and good on you for spoiling yourself with a day off work!
Your quilt is absolutely beautiful.
Oh and chocolate fudge birthday cake....Yum!!!

Screen Door said...

Happy birthday-- Everyone deserves a day off on their birthday...

Sweet P said...

Happy brithday - one day late. Laptop computers are fun. I've been on a laptop for over 2 1/2 years. I can't imagine not having a laptop. How cool to take a vacation day on your birthday. I may have to do that this year.

cher said...

way to go Patti!!!! nope, you don't look even close to 60...glad all the kids could come and help you celebrate.

Libby said...

Sounds like your birthday was a happy and special one - it's so much easier to have fun when you are not upset by the 'new' number *s*
Happy Birthday.

Joanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You're about 6 weeks older than I am -- I pass that milestone in June!
Love the Bunny garden quilt.

Hanne said...

Belated Happy Birthday Patti - and many more to come!
I hope you enjoyed your day :-)

Cute quilt!

Juliann in WA said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you got to enjoy the sunshine too.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday! Good for you to give yourself a special day just for you! I may have to do that myself, when my birthday comes around. I hope your celebration was a great success.

swooze said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on the finish too. I love the bunnies hopping around the quilt!

anne bebbington said...

Happy 60 years young - how lovely to have your family around you on and around your birthday - love those rabbits - and what a luxury to take a day off on your actual birthday

Esteemarlu said...

Happy Birthday Patti. I'll be 50 next year and I don't feel it either although my knees do sometimes.LOL! I just love your bunny quilt.

Linda_J said...

Well, Happy Birthday a day late then, Missy Miss! Hope you had a most excellent day off and evening out with the family.

Wondered where you have been but it is not a strain looking at the smiling baby in the post that preceeded this one, LOL.

Lily said...

Well happy, happy birthday Patti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations on finishing another quilt too!

Anne Heidi said...

Happy birthay! I hope you had a wonderful day! Your quilt is supercute, I just love bunnies!!

Judy said...

A happy birthday it sounds like to me! Glad you got to spend the day off and then celebrate with family!

Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Day off to celebrate and sew...doesn't get much better and a laptop to blog in bed...you have arrived! ENJOY!!!!!!!

Laura said...

A belated Happy Birthday Patti! I just celebrated my 44th on the 5th. Glad you were able to take the day off and enjoy it.

Judith said...

Happy Birthday!

Samantha said...

happy birthday!

Chookyblue said...

Happy Birthday. Now for the next sixty.......

Dawn said...

Oh happy, happy, happy belated birthday! Like you I've been so busy I don't know what end is up!

atet said...

Happy 60 years young to you!

Rose said...

Happy Birthday!!! how special to have a day off and celebrate......we have to embrace those days!!! and chocolate fudge birthday cake......heaven!!!

Tazzie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Patti. Here's wishing you many more!
*big hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Kathy Wagner said...

Happy Birthday!
Good for you taking the day off to celebrate and to quilt!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Hmmm....blogging in bed..smile

I want to do that. Lovely lovely quilt!