There were flowers.
There were balloons and streamers.
And more streamers. (Thanks, Superblonde and Ms In Charge for your mad decorating skills!!!)
And chocolate cake. Man, who are those old geezers???
The cake was made by Ms In Charge and a fabulous neighbor. We have the best neighbors. The husband is a little strange, but the wife and kids are awesome!
I did get some quilting time in today. My Hero has a new, old office. It was built in 1914 and was a Mental Institution. Feel free to leave comments!!! It was a huge mess last summer, but we renovated it. The oak woodwork was amazing! We went with yucky green, brown, golden tans, and rusty orange for colors. There’s one large room where (what do I call them??? I can’t call them secretaries. Let’s just say they’re the women that do all the work) the ladies have their desks. There is one huge wall and it’s painted a warm gold. It needs something. Art work wouldn’t begin to cover it. So here’s the start of a very large quilt that’s going on the wall.
These are two of four blocks, one for each season. The one on the left is spring and the other is summer. I’m pretty close to being finished with the other two as well. The house blocks are from a Fig Tree Quilts book. However, I couldn’t find it anywhere on her site, but all the quilts in it have house blocks in them.
These four blocks will be the center of the quilt. From there, I’m not sure where I’m going. The fabric is an older Moda line called Sonnet by April Cornell.
Oh, I forgot to tell you what I got for my birthday. My Hero got me two new chairs for my sewing room. Remember these chairs? I put fancy wheels on them so they wouldn’t scratch the floor. Well, I got what I paid for. They were cheap chairs and the parts that held the wheels were plastic. So now I have ugly black expensive chairs in my sewing room. They’re exactly what I wanted though. Thanks, honey!
I bought myself a present too. I’m not sure I love it because it doesn’t seem to get very hot. The verdict is out on whether it will stay or go back.
Thanks to everyone left a comment wishing me a happy birthday. It was fun to see them throughout the day!
And now, I’m going to bed.