Even Quilters have Birthdays

Yes, today is my birthday. I graduated from the 20’s and have moved on to the 30’s. I have heard that they can be the best years, so I’m kinda looking forward to them and all that is ahead.
The festivities started yesterday at work with cheesecake.

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The mail held the first and faithful birthday card from my Grandmother.

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Then there was an evening filled with laughter and friends, New and old. With talks of books, life and children while enjoying taco salad and cake.

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With lovely spring flowers

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And fragrant candles and a stack of love filled cards.

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Things continued this morning with french toast and grapefruit juice for brunch.

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With the sister friends and mom.

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Some advice that was shared:
-if something isn’t working for you, don’t be afraid to quit and walk away
-life is fast, take time to enjoy it, take time for dreams and plans, make time for God
-forgive others and yourself
-don’t be afraid to try
-pray about the decisions in life, embrace the paths that you choose knowing you sought God for direction
-be flexible with your dreams

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Lots of laughter and some years, with more cards of love and my own personal fortune cookies and a friendly reminder that

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After brunch, I stopped in at a local fabric store with my mom that I don’t make it to very often and picked up some fat quarters

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And put together a table runner for an upcoming spring raffle. I’m supposed to use my stash for that…but it’s more fun to buy than to dig through a  bucket of fabric to find coordinating pieces. I used this new fun pattern I got last week

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And put this together

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It’s on the machine ready to be quilted. Then took my dogs for a walk in the beautiful spring day. I did get in a little work and finished up the top of this quilt and prepped the backing.

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It’s now ready for the machine.
It was then I took a few moments to search the web for a deal…I found one and with all the love from the cards purchased a long desired mixer in persimmon.

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Now I can make cookies and cheesecake without burning up my hand held mixer. I can’t wait for it to arrive. It’s been a good day. Thanks to those that have shared in the celebrations, for your wishes, love and support. Thankful too, to God for making this day happen, without him I wouldn’t be here.

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