Friday, April 19, 2013


Sometimes it is important to remember to BREATHE!
It seems like life has been coming at me none stop lately.  I can't believe it has been nearly 3 weeks since I last posted.
So, what have I been up to?  Hmmmm
Let's see....I went on a church retreat.  It was awesome.  You can read about it from the perspective of the guest speaker here.  If you are planning a retreat and need someone to speak .... Kay is awesome.
 I came home and had some soul searching to do.  I was amazed at how Kay's talk and my recent thoughts merged so seamlessly.  God is funny like that.

Happy Birthday to me, love Mom.  My mommy is awesome.
Three days later I was celebrating my 50th birthday.  It was a cold and rainy day.  The best part was this lovely bouquet that came from my Mom.

Nothing bundt birthday cake   . Can't remember the last time someone made me a cake.
My husband brought home a yummy Red Velvet "Nothing Bundt Cake" to carry the celebration into the evening.

We, that is my husband and two sons that are still living at home, had dinner at my favorite burger joint.  Which is anything but a burger joint.  Square Burger sits on the square in McKinney, Texas - down the street from one of my favorite quilt shops (Happiness is....Quilting). 
This is what John had...minus the cheese...which he pronounced delicious.  Yes, that is a deep fried pickle on the plate.  I had a lamb burger.  YUMMMM!
A few days later we were headed back into Dallas to take in "Wicked".  I have to say it was fantastic.  I had read the book years ago - couldn't remember the story exactly - and wasn't sure about going to the show.  However, I would now recommend the show to anyone.   I am in desperate need of a Galinda in my life and will be taking applications directly.
Sprinkled throughout all of that I've quilted 5 customer quilts, been to 2 dentist appointments for me, and taken my John to have his wisdom teeth out (which went without a hitch so far...he is still a little loopy).  Oh yeah, I knit 4 fluffy ruffly scarves and shipped off a FLiQS package too.
 I have two more quilts to do before next Tuesday.


 I have two more quilts to write directions for for Moda Bake Shop.  I am hoping that they feature "The Boo Crew" by Sweetwater and "Mimi" by Chez Moi...but we will see what the sample department sends me.


I was sent notification that the project I did for them last month (on the sly) has been approved and accepted to appear on the cover of a major quilting magazine in August.  How cool is that?!  I wonder if I can get Moda to do a give away with me when it come out on news stands.


I am going to go visit my little brother next week.  I was going to go visit him on his birthday - which is the day before mine - but got the idea too late in the day to do it in time for lunch.  I've convinced Mom to go with me which will make it that much more fun...and we can stop at Stitchin Heaven on the way home.


My big brother is in town this weekend....last minute things before he and his family move to the Cincinnati area.  I'm not thrilled with that development...but you have to do what you have to do to feed your family.  Who knows what God has in store for my sweet Richard and his family.  Maybe I will get to visit him next April and take in the Cincinnati Quilt show.


There are probably a million other things that are keeping me from breathing....but I have to leave you with these.  Gotta run to the pharmacy to pick up John's Rx.


Carla said...

Good grief! Do you have anything to do? LOL

carol fun said...

I got tired just reading about all you did - LOL! Happy belated Birthday. If you get to Cincinnati next year we have to meet up. I'll have my eyes peeled for you magazine cover quilt -- that is soooo cool! Hugs!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness!! After reading this I see why you are reminding yourself to breathe! Looks like you have had some pretty great stuff going on. Happy late birthday!! And I completely agree... Wicked was AMAZING! I saw it when it was in Chicago. Have a beautiful day!

Patti said...

Cindy, it's no wonder you need to remind yourself to breathe! "busy hands are happy hands" LOL! Congratulations on your amazing quilting success- so well deserved. And, of course, Happy Birthday!

Lynne said...

Busy, busy, busy! Happy birthday! Breathe in, breathe out (repeat, ad infinitum)! ;-)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Yes, do remember the breathing, kind if important, lol! The birthday celebrations look great, glad they spoiled you! And how fab that you will be in a book, and cover girl at that! Congratulations!

Canadian Abroad said...

Keep breathing. Lots of good stuff there. And some amazing stuff!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Wow... you ARE super busy! Happy belated big Five Zero!! I first saw Wicked in NYC and was spellbound... in the fall I'm going for show #3 in Minneapolis with my mom & sister.

Janine said...

You have been busy and it sounds like you've had an exciting time. I'm not surprised you didn't have time to blog! Belated Happy Birthday :)