Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wild and Wacky Birthday Week


You've not heard from me much lately, but I've been busy
working away on my Alaska Row by Row kits!





Here are a couple I managed to get done in between 
the festivities.

There is something to be said about getting old...
At least when your having a landmark birthday.
I hit the age where I could retire if I choose.
That's not happening soon. 
There is just too much fabrics to buy yet.
I'm going to need to stay working for a little while longer.
Or a lot, if my quiltin' habits don't change!
LOL!!!!

It all started last weekend when my girlfriend of 51 years,
(yep, 51 years), came up from Albuquerque.
She brought me 35 yards of fabric.
The girl went nuts when Hancocks fabrics closed down.
:-)
I love ya Laura!



Then my Flying Quilters quilt group kept the party week going, 
with a fun filled day of stitching and laughter.


These 2 girls know how to have a good time.
Joi made this layered salad that was absolutely to die for.
If you've got a special occasion or just love a great salad, check it out 


We just about cleanup up the entire bowl, it was so good!


Had I really known just how fabulous it was when I was serving it up...
I would have dished up 
much smaller portions to everyone else!
tee hee!!!!!!!  
Just kidding girls!


This was one of my birthday gifts...
Oh those girls know me so well!
Now I am wondering...
What does it mean when your husband runs over and turns 
the light on, all the time???
He sure seems to love this thing!
Hummmmm.... maybe I don't want to know.

I spent the day with an old friend yesterday.
                        She took me out for lunch and Margaritas.
We chatted for almost 5 hours.
Thanks RaLynn for a great afternoon.

It all wrapped up with the family taking me out, for a Sushi dinner!
Yummmy!


Today the party is over and all there was to do, was clean up the mess!
:-(


I had such a wonderful birthday week, that I decided to share a little of the joy with one of you.
I'm hosting a post birthday give away
All you have to do is answer the question 
Are you older or younger than you think I am, in the comments below.
(I gave a hint above)
;-)


I've got a nice little surprise package for one of you.
It does include some Island Batik fabric!
winky winky!
I'll pick the winner next Tuesday August 2nd!


OH,  and I've got a question for you.
Any idea what this is?
My son and his girlfriends found it at an antique store.
They bought it for me because it was old and said Alaska on it.
A Google search of old Alaska tools, found the answer.
(How would we survive without Google)
It's an ice shaver.
Anyone want a snow cone?
:-)


Keep on Stitchin'


28 comments:

  1. I am a a couple of months older than you - and I didn't wait for that age to retire.

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  2. I think I'm just a few years younger.

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  3. Oh my, do you know that your post posted at least 3 times? An embarrassment of riches. I LOVE the alaska rows, and I envy your having a friend who has been in your life for so many years. Oh, and I am still older than you. :)

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  4. Happy Wild and Wacky Birthday!! The only thing worse than getting older is the alternative so you just keep adding the years on. :) YOU are definitely younger than me. Without revealing my actual age, I will tell you that Social Security could have started for me TEN, yep, 10 years ago.

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  5. Happy Birthday. I'm definitely younger than you - got a ways to go before I can retire.

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  6. I'm older than dirt! Been retired over 10 years

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  7. I'm older than dirt! Been retired over 10 years

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  8. Happy Birthday. I knew it had to be coming up soon. And it look like you really made the most of it. What a fantastic week with friends, food and family!! And 35 yards of fabric!!!!. I think you are totally old and ancient. In fact you are a whole 2 weeks older than me!! But I am cheating because i already know that. Happy Birthday.

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  9. Happy Birthday! I am a little younger than you.

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  10. Glad you had such a fun filled birthday week......by the way, I'm older 😄🎂🍷

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  11. Hi Joan. happy Birthday. I believe I am just slightly younger then you, but not by much!! I'm glad to hear you had a great week with family and friends.

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  12. Happy birthday! I'm definitely older--retired early, however, so I could get a head start on all that fabric I was aquiring for retirement. Still, i'm definitely older! I like to stretch birthday celebrations out for at least a week--never know how many more i'll get. If I must get older--have fun!!!

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  13. Happy birthday! I'm definitely older--retired early, however, so I could get a head start on all that fabric I was aquiring for retirement. Still, i'm definitely older! I like to stretch birthday celebrations out for at least a week--never know how many more i'll get. If I must get older--have fun!!!

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  14. Oh, that's easy; I'm definitely older! What a great time you must have had with your friends and celebrations. Happy Birthday.

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  15. Am 11 years older if my brain is still doing math correctly. I enjoy making scrap quilts so can still afford to add scraps, from yard sales, to my stash!!! Always enjoy your blog!!!

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  16. I'm definitely older than you - I retired 10 years ago. Happy belated Birthday!

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  17. I am a few years younger than you and retired in 2011. Looks like you had a fun time. Happy Birthday!

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  18. Happy Birthday!!! I'm definitely older than you. So glad you had a week of celebration. A snow cone sounds good - it's rather warm here. ~Jeanne

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  19. Happy Birthday! I am older than I think you are.

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  20. Yummy looking food! Beautiful rows! I'll have a snow cone. please. Elders first. I am older than you, my dear ... :) Pat

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  21. Happy Birthday! I am older than you but not the big 6-0 yet. I did take early retirement at 52 because of downsizing. What a awesome birthday gift-who's the happiest birthday gal after opening that!

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  22. I'm guessing I'm older, by about 6 months--I retired at 60 (early)

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  23. Happy birthday you know I'm younger. ;)

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  24. Happy birthday! I'm younger than you.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  25. Happy Birthday....what a great time you had with everyone. I know I am older then you because I am 69 and have been retired for quite a few years!

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  26. Happy Birthday, I am a few years older than you. What a really cool tool
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  27. Have a very happy birthday. And at o my 26, I do believe that I am younger. And have many, many, MANY more years to go before I could retire!

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