Yes - it's my birthday today! Shared by my Aunt - Happy Birthday Yvonne!!!!
I always reflect back on previous birthdays (not that there were many of them!), at least I can't remember many of them. I do very distinctly remember my 13th birthday. I remember that on another one of my birthdays (not sure which one) but I was in Arizona at some dude ranch on a boondoggle with the company I worked for at that time. Actually I recently saw a picture from that event -I bet there is a date - must check. The last three years, I have been on a bike trip. Last year I was ticked because we were waiting for the ferry to go to Newfoundland and had to put all our stuff away so we could have a "meeting" which was really a ruse to get everyone together for cake!!!! I remember on a certain birthday going to the race track as well. The rest of them - who knows - so technically they don't count!
Today will probably be one of those unmemorable birthdays. Oh yes - the day will be fun, but I'm not anywhere special or doing anything extraordinary. Well working in a fabric company is extraordinary for me, but that is besides the point!
When I got home, I rearranged those rainbow blocks on the wall - they were driving me crazy.
|What it should be|
|What it was|
I have sewn up all that I can sew until I get the missing fabric. I even heard that the store might have "Elaine" hours??? Not likely - I can wait until Wednesday evening or Saturdays! It's not like I don't have anything else to sew!
However we keep having discussions in the office about the quilts on the wall. Oh boy - I think it is time to take charge. I keep saying I am going to replace the ones in my office, but I haven't done anything about it. SO - I brought home this. A TILE pack (10 inch squares) of Artisan Spirit - Shimmer. It's been sitting on my desk since the first week I started.
|Tile pack of Artisan Spirit - Emerald|
|12 blocks made up|
And I had purchased this fabric a while back because I loved what Patti had done with it. I couldn't get the pattern but I have it now so another one to make. And since these are made from Northcott - I won't feel guilty about hanging it on the wall!!!!
|More Northcott fabric for another quilt|
Yep - no rest for the wicked!!!! I have a LOT of paperwork to do and am going to try and get a little bit done every day - but you know me and paperwork!
Before I could put up those rainbow blocks, I had to clear off the design wall. This project was on the wall and NEEDS to be done by November. It is for me. I have taken photos of each and every block and am going to make a virtual quilt from it so I can figure out what to make for the missing pieces and colours and where to place everything. That is going to be a challenge for me as I do NOT know the custom set part of EQ7 and I think it is time that I learned.
|Blocks for all about me!!!!!|
Now what birthday would be complete without some kind of cake. As I mentioned, we had cake at work the other day. And then Ronda brought me these the other night. CUPCAKES!!!!! Thank goodness - because I certainly can't make cupcakes any more since my muffin tin got folded!!!!!!
|Foldedd muffin tin - still boggles my mind|
|Orange birthday cupcakes|
No worries - there aren't any left to share. Even M who has sworn off any food with any hint of chemicals gobbled a couple of those down. And if you think all the BRILLIANT colour (even the muffin itself was brilliant orange) is natural colour???? Think again!!!!! Thanks Ronda - they were delish!!!!!
On that note - I am off to get ready for work. Where I can't say that I don't have anything to do any more. I have loads and getting more each and every day. It is pretty easy to fit in as well so that helps a lot.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!