Monday, October 15, 2007

Yep, I'm another year older today!!

I have officially nudged past the mid 50's. Mind you I've just edged over the middle of the 50's so I'm thinkin I'm still in the middle and I'm holding on!!! Got a great package from Carol to start the birthday celebration ..........a box of delicious chocolates. Thanks Carol. Let the celebrating begin!
Had a wonderful birthday dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory with my family on Sunday! It was a beautiful evening in Palm Dessert, with the temperature about 82 degrees. We sat out on the patio at the restaurant and enjoyed the evening. Got great presents from the kids. A really cute new workout outfit to wear to the gym (although after all the cheesecake, I might hold off wearing it for a while)! My girl got me the cutest metal snowman sign and on the back was a note that she has tickets for the two of us to see the Nutcracker in December. That was always our thing we did together when she was little, our Christmas tradition, and I am so excited that we are going to go!!! Very special that she knows what that means to me!

Today was a very busy day at the shop. People are really getting in to decorating for Fall, as well as getting those Christmas quilts going. I can't believe how close Christmas is. This time of year my little binding business keeps me pretty busy, so I don't get much quilting done.......but call me crazy, which many people do........I love putting bindings on. Thought I would show you some of my customers quilts that I have finished. This quilt belongs to one of our morning ladies, Jan. It's from one of the Buggy Barn books. Their quilts are so much fun to do! The quilt is very striking in white and green.
Here's Nurse Carol's sailboat quilt. Look at all those little pinwheels between the ships. You can't tell by the picture, but the quilting is wonderful! Little puffy clouds quilted in the sky around the sails.................way cute!!! ..... and another Nurse Carol quilt that the quilters just brought in today. I told her I'm going to take my time putting the binding on this one!!!! I think it needs to live at my house for quite a long time :-)!!!!!!!!
Every Monday night at the shop we have a group that has been coming for a number of years. They always have quilts to show and here are some of what we got to ooooh and ahhhhh over tonight.Also, did I mention the Death by Chocolate birthday cake. Yummy!!!!!

When I come home from class I am always wired, well tonight it's probably from the big slab of chocolate birthday cake, but usually it's from all the projects that everyone is working on. Usually I come home and poke around in my sewing room for a couple hours plotting all the things I'm going to get done!

Some of you may have read over on Sharon's blog that Kim is being left all of Sharon's fabric. Well, that's just fine, but I'll be holding her Christmas Quilt hostage till she comes home! Sharon, this would look great in my bedroom:-)!


Thanks to my wonderful family and all my great friends for making my birthday so special! Later gators!

29 comments:

Carol said...

Welcome to the "Just Past mid-50's" Club! Glad you had a good birthday.
Love the Show and Tell...Sharon's Christmas quilt is just wonderful and I am in love with the next to the last quilt from your group show and tell...the pink,blue, yellow...looks like triangles but when they come together they look like stars. I am just drooling on the keyboard.

Darlene said...

Here to leave Belated Happy Birthday wishes! I'm still above the mid-50's but loving every minute of it! Well, those I can remember. LOL
:-)

Mary Anne said...

Happy Happy Birthday !!!!! You young, gorgeous thing you !!!!!!!! ...and WOW !! on all of those quilts !!

Cheryl said...

Thanks Carol - as of today the mid's are feeling quite dandy! The Christmas quilt of Sharon's is a beauty. That pink, blue, yellow is quite amazing. Do you want me to find out what pattern it is for
you? Don't get that keyboard to
wet :-)!!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the birthday wish Darlene! Remembering? What did you say??? :-)!

Cheryl said...

Young, gorgeous??? Did I tell you Mary Anne, you are my new best friend?? :o)!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cheryl:
The sailboat quilt by Nurse Carol - so so cute. Can I find out what pattern it is?
Thanks. drooling on the keyboard also (almost)

Colleen Eskridge said...

Belated Happy Birthday!Loved the show and tell quilts.My dream is to one day work at a quiltshop.I've done about everything else I ever WANTED to work at!Maybe when we return to the states.Lucky you to get to see these masterpieces on a regular basis.Colleen

Cheryl said...

Working at a quilt shop is great fun Colleen. I love seeing everthing that everone is working on, it's very inspiring. The bonus is all the wonderful friendships I have made over the
years.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! 50's rock! LOL

mar said...

What a bunch of fabulous quilts. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl, your photos are CLICKABLE! You've come a LOOOOOONG way from posting photos sideways! ROFLOL! Congrats on your happy, happy birthday!

From your much younger blog friend, Kim

Sharon said...

HEY!!! Is that MY quilt there? Did I tell you that I willed it to you??? Just don't tell KIMMERS!!! It's beautiful I love it!!!! Now if i could just swim home and pick it up. It was soooo nice to talk to you tonight. I miss you. HAPPY DAY AFTER YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!! I'm glad your Monday night group had birthday cake for you. I would have if I was in town.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Katie - I am one rockin mid 50 year old :-)!

Cheryl said...

I have come a long way Kim. I'm still up to my old tricks though!.
The green and white buggy barn quilt is sideways :-O!!!! I can't figure out why some are clickable and some aren't!!! Have a great Wednesday my much YOUNGER friend!

Cheryl said...

Great to talk to you also Sharon. Good thing Kim didn't see this quilt before the will writing, she would of had it too! It's a BEAUTY!!!

Nan said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Cheryl!!!! You get to celebrate all month, right? Right!! It's your Birthday Month, after all!
Love all the quilts - every one of them is beautiful! I think you should get to keep at least one (or two), don't you?

paula, the quilter said...

Happy belated birthday! I tried to respond to your comment on my blog but it was the noreply@xxxx. So anyway, here's what I was going to say:
The funny thing is, is that there is not really and super-star on the Rockies team. They are a 'team'. And they play well together. I just hope is doesn't snow during the World Series. That would be a first, wouldn't it?

Cindy said...

Happy belated birthday. I am so glad that you love putting bindings on. I absolutely hate it. That might be the reason that I have 10 quilts ready for binding that have just been sitting there. Beautiful show and tell

Cheryl said...

Paula, I was thinking the same thing. My husband and I were talking at dinnner about how the world series could go in to November - WOW!!! Snow during the
world series, that would be something! Thanks for visiting and thanks for the birthday wish!

Cheryl said...

People think I'm crazy Cindy, but I just love putting them on! I get to see some wonderful quilts at the shop. I have a couple more to post pictures of! Thanks for visiting!

Sharon said...

By the way........did you save me a piece of that chocolate cake??? I know you must have!!! LOL!!!

Perry said...

Hi, Cheryl, thanks for coming to see me. I am glad there are other people in the world that feel the same way I do about purses. Enjoyed looking at the quilts you are binding. You need to tell Cindy that you love to bind quilts, she hates it. Will be back to visit soon.

Perry said...

Oh, by the way. Happy Birthday! I don't have them anymore; they are fattening, lol.

Cheryl said...

I did save you a piece Sharon, well at least for an hour I did. When you didn't show up I had to eat it! :-)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by Perry, and you are right about birthdays being fattening!!!

Cheryl said...

Here's the info for our fellow blogger who wanted to know about the sailboat pattern. It's called Sailing, Sailing by Glenna Hailey,
www.hollyhockquilts.com!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Cheryl for the sailboat quilt lead. You are very kind to take a minute to let me know.
D in Idaho
(annonymous :))

Cheryl said...

Your welcome D!! Took me a couple of days to find where I put the pattern - in all my organization!