Monday, August 9, 2010

New Decade

I'm not sure how it happened, but I've entered a new decade of my life. Last Friday was my 60th birthday. It's still difficult to say. I'll get over it. So how did I celebrate the days leading up to the big day? They were spent in a hospital bed drinking clear liquids. The diagnosis was diverticulitis. I was told it happens to many people as they get older. Okay, rub it in, doc. Feeling much better today and working on another UFO. I started the applique center for Edyta Sitar's Medallion Quilt. The scrappy HSTs units were one of my Fantastic Friday projects from a couple of years ago.

There were a few finishes since my last post. I made a little purse for my granddaughter, Abby.

In our Civil War Tribute Club at the shop, we are exchanging album blocks. Twenty-four ladies signed up to swap. For once, mine are done, signed and delivered way ahead of the deadline.


Also working a small cross stitch piece from Prairie Schooler called "Songs of the Season", booklet #81.


Finally, I finished this little table runner from a Judy Ziosios kit. She teaches water color projects and photo transfer projects among other things.

17 comments:

Libby said...

Happy Birthday!

Nancy said...

Welcome to 60. It is the new 40!

LuAnn said...

Hi Jeanne I saw where you had a major birthday, and I decided to let you try this whole "60" thing for awhile and if you don't like it, let me know and I'm not going there. Sorry you were sick, but glad you are feeling better. The Medallion Quilt was the last top that I finished. I started it the year that it hung in Lollys. I love your little Civil War blocks. Take care.

Fabric Mom said...

Lots of great finishes. Take good care of yourself.

paula, the quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Jeanne. You will need to watch out for: small seeds and popcorn. O my does popcorn hurt!

Susan In Texas said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry about the diagnosis, as a hemorrhoid surgery survivor, I totally sympathize with the rotten parts of aging. Isn't it terrific though, that stitching is neither, unhealthy, fattening or a sin? Just a teeny bit expensive at times. lol

All the best,
Susan in Texas

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy belated birthday...sorry to read you were not well for the big event....but looks like lots is happening on the sewing front...take care...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy birthday! You're only as old as you feel~ and you're feeling better, and much younger... right?

You have some pretty projects to share, love that applique!

quiltmom said...

Happy birthday Jeanne,
I hope you have a wonderful year filled with many terrific experiences. May you have good health, prosperity and time spent enjoying the love and laughter of friends and family.
With best wishes,
Anna

Sheryl said...

Jeanne, happy birthday! 1950 was a very good year--I was born then, too! My birthday is in November, so we are practically twins. I'm glad you're feeling better today. We share a love of applique--I think we were separated at birth. LOL Take care.

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear that the aging process is playing havoc with your body recently...I guess there is no getting around it. Hope you feel well enough to stitch as you recover.

julieQ said...

Hope you had a good celebration when you got out!!

Carrie P. said...

Not a great way to spend days before your birthday but I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Great projects you have been working on.
Thanks for stopping by my blog with your sweet comment about my dog Cindi.

Cathi said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Disaster Diva Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Genie! So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well!

I called JoAnn and she feels bad for you too....she has big news...she is moving the shop to a new location. I will let her catch you up on that!

Take care!

Judy S. said...

A belated happy birthday, Jeanne. Hope you're feeling lots better by now!

Kim said...

and a very belated Hapy Birthday to you too Jeanne