24 October 2010

Happy Birthday!

In honor of my birthday, I'm being lazy and not posting any pictures. I have 10 more disappearing 9-patch squares (the unit with one big square, two small rectangles, and one small square) left to quilt on Pop-Pop's quilt and I'll be done quilting it. I'm really excited, although I'm a little disappointed that I didn't finish it this weekend. I had hoped to be able to enter it into Amy's One Thing One Week Challenge but didn't get it done. Oh well! I've made a TON of progress on it, so I'm happy.

Today (Sunday) was my birthday so I...did a ton of cooking and house cleaning. Exciting, right? That's what happens when your husband's on a business trip. My landlady brought me some of her apples from the tree in the back yard (organic, home grown!) on Saturday morning so I turned those into applesauce today. I also experimented with a Mexican dish that turned out almost right - the recipe said to use the pepper and onion fresh but they didn't get cooked enough in the oven. They were easy to pick out though and the rest of the dish was good. I made myself a carrot cake to celebrate, and I'll bring the rest of it to work so I don't have to take it home.

I went over to Karin's house to play with her adorable little kitten Moritz. He's adorable...I have a few scratches on my hand from him but that's a small price to pay for playing with an adorable kitten! He wasn't really into snuggling, which was a little sad, but playing was fun too. I got to see some of Karin's quilts in person and they're pretty breathtaking. I saw pictures of all of her other quilts - she keeps a journal complete with pictures of each quilt or sewing project she makes, and believe you me that there are a lot of them and they're impressive!

With that, I must be up the kitchen, frosting the last cake, moving the laundry to the dryer, and going to bed. I hate having a birthday at the end of the weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good one. Sorry I didn't see your post yesterday:(

  2. Oh Happy Birthday! You share the same birthday as Granny! Isn't it funny how birthdays are just another day? I wish you would share that journal of hers. Did you take pics? That is a great idea.

  3. A very happy belated birthday to you! So glad you stopped by today and entered the giveaway! Have a wonderful Monday.

  4. Happy Birthday! I read all of your posts. You have my curiosity up...Where in Europe are you? Have you been to Ireland.I know this is a big coincidence but I had a hermit crab as a pet when i was young. His name was Harry.
    I had to laugh when I saw you were into crabs.You hae a lovely blog!


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