Mail catch up
Having a very quiet day watching cricket after a big 40th last night.
The 40th party is a funny thing, seems to be a personal issue on how you feel about the milestone. I am planning a big celebration as well, for next year, because I am always just pleased I'm here, I love birthdays. But other friends have let it slip quietly past, or had the family for a dinner party because it was messing with their head...what's the feeling at your house, celebrate or try to forget?
I have to say though, that my husband is worried about the height of the birthday party bar after last night's show. The husband even wrote her a song...and sang it...to the tune of her favourite ever song, "Time of Your Life". That is a favourite of mine as well, but I don't think that there will be a song next year! This ladies husband also soloed in the choir rendition of Queen's "Somebody to love" at their wedding and he is no singing slouch either!
The birthday girl doesn't sew but loves everything I have made her kids, so she got a country pot holder with farm name on it and purse, ended up sewing it at the 11th hour and used heavy cotton tape as the binding to save at least half an hour, and it worked fine.
A few mail deliveries and little purchases have arrived this last week or two and I thought i had better share, i get such good ideas from seeing others purchases on the net.
Kim at Stillmeadow sent me a link when quilt in a Day had a sale. I had never visited there before, but had been searching for the Carol Wilson cards and they were the first place that would send them to Australia. Also got some quilt block socks (!!!)the dresden plate notebook, fabric at $4 a yard and the triangular quilt rule I had been looking for....
Str*ip poker for quilters!!! All played with strips, what a great idea for retreat...but my husband will fall off the chair if I ever show him, he already thinks we are our own species!
I resubscribed to Country threads and got this new cutter/ruler as a kickback, I am looking forward to trying it out, looks great for lots of strips.
And speaking of strips, I had a look at these tins at a LQS and almost fell over at the price, then saw them at the Fat Quarter shop sale, they were at my house in 7 days! Iasn't that tin just gorgeous, the only problem with these jelly rolls is that they are almost too cute to unroll.
And how cool is this for when Northern Exposure runs out of episodes....almost all my favourite English movies in one multiple DVD...Hugh Grant good, Hugh Grant naughty x4, Colin Firth just yummy x3, with a lot of other good stuff thrown in for good measure.
My girl went on the QX treatment machine and we are having good days. Thanks to the new bloggers who have emailed me with info. It is an 18 month saga of Irritable bowel type symptoms with migraines, she has been tested for everything, gastroscoped etc, all to no avail and getting the best results with alternative treatments. I am happy to discuss these via email.
A busy birthday lead up week for her, so we hope to keep here well, parties aren't much fun if you are lying on the couch! Also a busy one for me, heaps on and a Hannah Montana party to plan-I love it!! Have a great day, Tracey