Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Half Century!

I hit the half century birthday on Monday and it is the only half century I am likely to score! I got these delicious quilting pressies from my friends and the chocolate is from he, of Honey Bunch fame, who surprised me by buying the chocolate, wrapping it and making a card without me knowing. A small present, but big in meaning for me as it is the first time he has done this on his own. Who says teenagers are self centred? (Well, not all the time anyway.)

The fabric is from a newish quilting shop in Masterton called Quilter's Lane. Their stickers are very stylish. I haven't been there but after seeing these lovely pieces I plan to go there next holidays. The ruler is an Omnigrip 6" by 24" and the tin at the bottom is Tin Box Sampler by Moda with "A Day in the Country fabrics by Fig Tree Quilts.

Not much quilting has been done around here since school started (make that NONE!) but I plan to get started on cleaning up my sewing area and gathering together some blocks I have for our club's up-coming community quilts sewing day in March. I also have heaps of strips and I'm thinking of making some string blocks as well.

PS. A friend asked me if I felt depressed at turning 50 and I don't! (It seems some do) But I remember I did when the big three-oh came around. I thought I would never get an opportunity to have a baby and I got quite down about that. But I did eventually get that opportunity and he, of Honey Bunch fame, is the result. I've got the chocolate to prove it!

13 comments:

May Britt said...

Happy birthday. Looks like you got some goodies. The Moda fabrics are sooooo beutiful.

Pixie said...

Happy birthday baby. That chocolate pressie is very very cool, and I saw and wanted one of those moda tins while at symposium. Happy happy birthday, and many more.

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Helen! did you have a cake? with 50 candles? or something nice for your dinner? Anyway, I hope you have a good time on Saturday in palmy....

gwen said...

I wish you a happy birthday and a lot of time to have a go at the lovely moda fabrics!

kirsty said...

Well Hippo Birdie to you, Miss 50! I agree that teenagers can be fabulous - I know mine are :)

Elaine Adair said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope it was a GREAT one!

Anne said...

Happy birthday!

Shelina said...

Happy Birthday Helen! Children do make one's life goals, don't they. Everything else pales in comparison. And you raised him well - since he gave you chocolate.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Birthday, Helen. 50 was very liberating for me, it's all good!

ruth said...

Happy Birthday! The fabric is lovely!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday! Your son must be very thoughtful, and your new fabric looks great.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Happy Birthday Helen. I have passed 40, but agree that 30 was the worst! Have fun with your presents.

bettsy said...

A belated Happy Birthday - Sorry I only just found you and I was too busy celebrating my 50th on Wednesday. ( I also know of another blogger who was 50 on the same day as you and another on the 16th) Must be something in the alignment of the planets 50 years ago - either that or the water)
Anyway have fun being 50 - I sure and going to try.