What have I been up to…

If I don’t write a post soon, it will be March. In the past couple weeks I actually have moved a couple of quilting projects forward in between all my knitting adventures.

This is probably one of my oldest UFOs. I call it Asian Splendor and I finished the top in 2007. It’s made up of a bunch of Asian F8ths I received in a swap.

It’s quilted now and yesterday, my dgd picked out the binding fabric for it.

This little pastel quilt is made from the left overs from a larger Sassy Sixteen quilt I made a few years back. It’s quilted now too and has binding chosen.

On the long weekend in January, my friend and I went up to Sea Ranch (Northern California) for a mini-retreat and I finished this top made from Breath of Avignon. Have to find a backing fabric for it to keep this one moving.

I’m getting ready to head out for Indianapolis on March 1 for our annual Danville, IL retreat at Threads of Time. My plan is to keep moving on Celtic Solstice. But Jennifer threw out a new challenge and some of us will be making Missouri Star’s Disapperaring Pinwheel Quilt with layer cakes from stash. I’ve got my fabrics chosen but not yet cut. Need to get busy!!

Headed out to my Monday KAL group now!

Stash Report and 60 Something Club

2009-bd-fq-swapSo here’s my Stash Report for this week. While I did use 3 yards, I have to say that I added 3 1/4 yards because it was my birthday. I belong to the Birthday Fat Quarter Swap at Quilts Your Way. Here’s a picture of the fabulous Batik Fat Quarters I received from all my quilty friends. Aren’t they lovely? Can’t wait to put them into a quilt.

Here are my numbers for the year to date:

2009 Fabric In    100.74
2009 Fabric Out    52.39
2009 Net Used     -48.35

Yesterday was my birthday. The big 60. And, my friends are welcoming me into the 60 something club. I don’t feel any different but somehow I feel like I’ve arrived. I felt the same way when I turned 50.

My son gave me the best birthday card that says it all. Here is a direct quote from the card. It’s from Hallmark so I’ll give credit where credit is due.

60 is about feeling excited to be alive at a time when you’re free to really live.

60 is about knowing yourself, being yourself-and truly like who you’ve become.

But most of all, 60 is about celebrating the beginning of the most beautiful years of your life.

I spent the day with my grandkids yesterday and we had our usual family party last night. Today, my friends are gathering for a barbeque. My best friend’s brother-in-law was also born on the 8th (although five years before me) so we are celebrating both our birthdays today.

Happy Birthday to us, John!