Monday, October 17, 2011

Birthday Fun!

Hooray! I'm 62 years old today! Here I am just outside my sister Suzanne's house proudly showing off all the lovely birthday loot that she gave me. That is a purple batik scarf from the quilt show and the sweater she hand-knitted for me all intertwined with pretty cotton quilting string bits in lavenders and creamy neutrals. Can you see the bright teal tea towel peeking out of that pretty basket?
Yesterday, she took me and her friend Patty out to lunch in Cornish, Maine, at Krista's Restaurant. It is so popular that we waited an hour to get a table and we all swore that we would NEVER come during Sunday Brunch again! After all, we are all retired and can go on a Thursday or Friday and avoid the crowds. The food and the decor was great. But I was saddened that The Barking Rose Quilt shop doesn't keep Sunday hours, so we missed out on that one.
Here are Patty, on the left, and I am on the right.
Here's my sister, Suzanne, our hostess with the most-est!
On the way home, in the brisk fall winds, the fall colors were being stripped away right before our eyes!

Saturday, I had treated myself to 20 fun-sized scraps from the Keepsake Quilter's shop twenty-five cent scrap bins. Ahhhhhh, now that's the way to make yourself feel rich for five bucks!
So today I played a bit in my Quilty Cave down cellar, making 5 more Cheddar Bow Tie blocks from the new scraps! I also visited my village post office to mail off some cheddar bow tie swaps and some Girl Scout registrations to forward on to Council for the 2012 year.
Speaking of registrations, I did my car and the snowplow truck, too, at my town hall. Now if I can just get my safety inspection after the snow tires are swapped onto the old girl, and, oh yes, those wipers must be repaired, too. Then I guess I'll be the finest tiger in the jungle!


Elaine Adair said...

Happy birthday to youuuuuuu! (that's supposed to be a song!) You DID have a lovely day, didn't you. So much sunshine!!!

Katie said...

You look amazing !! DEFINITELY NOT 62!!!
But, I am SO glad you are embrassing it with open arms. I'm about to turn 31 and I will probably be hiding in a hole. . like last year ;c) You look great . .and your Fall Colors are gorgeous!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!

JCnNC said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration. Love all your gifties and so glad it was fun for you. Happiest of all birthdays. Judy C

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

I am so behind reading blogs I missed your birthday! Happy belated birthday - may this next year be filled with all manner of quilty blessings. Love your little cheddar bow-ties and am cheering you on in your slow build up of HSTs and four patches. I have a double 4-patch UFO that needs a label and binding - it's next on my UFO hit list. Will share a pic when it's done.

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