Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Half Century

I don't know about you, but to me, 50 years is a LONG time. Yesterday I celebrated 50 years of breathing. wow. Like I said, it's a LONG time.

Friends and family saw to it that the day was recognized. My goodness, the celebration began last Thursday and continues through today. A few people asked about gifts, and wow! Generosity abounds!!!

Of particular note are the elephant watering can and the accessory organizer in the back. I love the elephant - if elephants never forget, does that mean I will remember to water my plants? I certainly hope so!!

I studied the accessory organizer and thought, "Pete must have talked to the quilters. He knows I'm trying to get my act together and he's gotten this to hold all of my buttons and beads." Wrong. He got it for me to organize his extra sprinkler heads and drip irrigation parts. hmmm. See the hose monitor on the left? Apparently that's for me too. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with it. ;)

Up front are two beautiful quilted cards, one is hand-painted, the other (with the birthday cake) is appliqued and beaded. I should probably take individual photos and share them later this week.

Thank you to everyone who made the day special. I really appreciated it!!

On a different note, we've moved into June. Did you finish your May Step? I didn't finish mine, but I did move forward. Any progress is good progress, right?

For June, I'm taking the easy way out and announcing the finishing of my Hoffman Challenge as my step. I've set a secondary goal of hand-quilting for at least half of the days this month. I didn't do any yesterday, so that means that today is a must-quilt day. But before I do that, I'm still working to empty the sewing room.

So much to do, so little time!

Finally, yesterday I shipped two quilts off to Ohio, for the Sacred Threads exhibit later this month. If you are anywhere near Reynoldsburg, I encourage you to stop by and see the exhibit. It should be quite powerful and uplifting.

That's it from around here. I'll try to be better about posting this month, at least in regards to quilting activities. (Hopefully there will be more quilting going on than organizing. The organizing is getting OLD.)

1 comment:

Jan Krentz said...

Happy Birthday, Suzie! you should have my (rather lame) quilted birthday card by now! Jan