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!