Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday To ME!

Yep, Its my birthday! Exactly 39 years ago I made my entrance to the world. Butt first, too. Does that make me a rebel or just back assward? I'm excited to be 39. I've got 3 great kids, a great marriage to a wonderful man, and I'm healthy. What else could a girl want? A few million bucks perhaps, but hey, it ain't over yet. It could happen. ;) For my birthday I registered for 3 classes at the Sewing and Quilt Expo, but all three of my classes were already filled. DARN! I had registered for 2 serging classes and one class called "Coverstitch 101". I want a coverstitch machine and that class would have been very useful. No worries. I'm going to the expo anyway and I'll just have to interrogate the Babylock and Viking salespeople and make them show me what their machines can do and how they work. Ok, maybe "interrogate" is a bit harsh, but they're going to have to work for this sale. I hope they know their stuff.

I also got myself a subscription to Ottobre

I love this magazine. So many cute kid's clothes to sew! I only wish I had more time. If I didn't have to sleep I could get more done. Sleep is kinda important though. ;) I'm kind of nervous about sewing these patterns because the instructions are literally half a paragraph long. I'm used to a little more info on how to put the garment together. Of course, I barely have time to finish the quilts I'm making, so I don't know when I'll have time to sew clothing. Patience, patience...I have to keep reminding myself that there's a time for everything in its season (or something like that). And right now its the season for raising kids.

That said, stay tuned for the Mariposa Quilt Block tutorial. I know I said I'd have it up last week...I'm late! Oh, and Carissa, Mariposa is spanish for "butterfly" !!


Good N Crazy said...

Rock on! Birthday Girl! Let's start a new club...called...

You're my hero.

Only maybe one year ago we were still, 'kid people'. this meant we did not go out to movies, we did not go out on dates, we rarely ran Saturday errands together..'kid people'.
But now...oldest is nearly 11 and watches the younger two ALL THE TIME. So weird. We ran a bunch of errands last Saturday w/out kids? We went to a REAL LIVE movie? I promise tiny bits of freedom creep back in...

And yay on the sewing of course! I want to take some classes too..I just got a new sewing machine (sooo blogging about it tomorrow!).
And I read the dinky manual it came with cover to cover and learned two new things! (dumb things too!)

How funny. Thanks for the new spanish knowledge? Now, is it a group or something you do it with or just the name of the quilt you are currently working on?

Kaye Butler said...


See you tonight at GNO

Jaime said...

Happy birthday Arizona! It sounds like everything is going great for you. I look forward to seeing some of your finished projects. I can live my sewing life through you, right? (Since I have zero sewing skills!)

girlytwins said...

Happy birthday. I would agree that being 39 in your shoes sounds just wonderful. You have a lot to be happy about.

You rock on your sewing projects. I wish I could delegate more time to being crafty. My mom was trying to get me to make the girls halloween costumes. I laughed. Out loud.

Shannon said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear AZ. Happy birthday to you!

What a great way to celebrate with some sewing classes and a new machine. Perfect! I want to know what classes you are signed up for so we can at least meet for coffee or something:) I am soooo going to the expo too. Let's coordinate!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! I'm right behind you....Oct.11, BUT I'll be the big 4-0-YIKES!

I'm so impressed with all of your projects! I missed that talent...both my mom and sister can make anything...not I!

Hope your day has been perfect!

Chicago Sarah said...

Happiest of all birthdays! Can't wait to see what comes from your birthday subscription and the expo! :)

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

Saw your name on Good and Crazy.


Jocasta said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Arizona
Happy Birthday to you!

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy birthday (well, a little belated). hope you had a good one!

Patty said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you!! I'm sorry I missed it but I'm behind with my blog reading. There are so many September birthday bloggers out there (me too).

amandajean said...

happy belated birthday!!! hope you had a great one.

cindyquiltsOR said...

Happy, Happy, youngun!

My b'day was Sunday, the 21st ... last full day of summer. My poor mom ... young, no A/C, no family around. I am sure my dad was not much help!

Enjoy life ... it is a wonderful gift.


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