Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!

Today is my precious Mom's birthday!!! She turned 55 today! We had her a little party, it was only us kids and grandkids. She was sooooo sick! She has been sick for several days, I guess it's this old nasty bug but she still managed to smile with her little birthday headband that Chantal got for her!!! I snapped this photo about the time she was eating her cake! Isn't she so pretty, even being sick??? Most of you know how close that I am to her, I could not ask for a better mother than what she has been.

I haven't had a chance to sew any today as of yet, but hopefully I can get a block or two done before bed. I did these two yesterday, so I am getting closer!!!!

Yesterday after Richard got home from work we worked on the house for a little while. I was so hot, 94 degrees so he made me go inside until he got the wall nailed together. Then I went out and helped him stand it. It is hard to tell much about it in the photo but this wall is in 4ft from the edge. We will have a barnstyle roof so the outer part will have a slant to it. We came in 4 ft to make storage for me. This is the 20 ft wall in my sewing room and the two large openings that you see will be shelving for fabric and supplies. Richard has to work tonight but hopefully after he gets home and takes a nap we can get a little more done.

Andrew has a friend staying the weekend, so I'm sure I will be up late every night! You know how teenage boys are......very LOUD! Maybe I can sew and my machine will ground out the noise!!!!!


Amelia said...


You and your Mother look so much alike. So sorry to hear she was on the "sickly" list.

Yea, for the house coming along.

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I can see the family resemblance too!! OH, you house looks so big, want to share that new sewing room with me??:-))))))
I can't wait to see it done and painted, by they way what color is it going to be?

Michelle said...

The house is really coming along! I bet you get more and more excited all the time!

Happy birthday to mom! I hope she is feeling much better soon.

And, as always, your blocks look wonderful! Have a great weekend!

KyQuiltlady said...

Happy Birthday to Mom and Many More! You look so much like her. I am so excited you are getting a sewing room. The house is looking good. Your blocks are so pretty, bring to guild on Monday. I'm bringing Jem. I love it!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I agree with the above! You look like your mommy :o) Love the blocks! Isn't it fun being able to design from scratch your sewing room? It is going to be great!

Lurline's Place said...

Oh, boy - how much alike are you pair! She will get better soon, I know - attitude helps and yu can see she has it!
As usual, love your blocks.
Hugs - Lurline.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Looks like she was happy with her birthday despite the sickies! The house is really moving right along! Good luck surviving "boys" weekend. I had teenage girls last weekend for four days. I lived through it, you can too!

Gina said...

Wish your mum happy birthday from me

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Marilyn R said...

Your CW blocks are looking great! Are you going to combine the CWD and CWLL blocks in the same quilt?

em's scrapbag said...

Hope your mom feels better soon. Your blocks look great. Good luck with the teenage boys, I know exactly how you feel. Have a great day.

Guðrún said...

You do look like your mother :) Congratulations to her. I see you have the windows for the house ready.

Julia said...

Your mum's gorgeous, and you are so much like her.
Give her my birthday wishes..
Your blocks look great as usual..

QuiltedSimple said...

Tell your Mom I said happy birthday - you 2 look a LOT alike! The house is coming along fabulously!

The Quilting Pirate said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! She looks beautiful at 55!!!

More excellent blocks!