Celebrating!

I've had a couple of weeks of celebration! Having family around for my birthday recently was my dream present. At my age I have everything I need (and want!) so my stock answer when I'm asked, "What would you like for your birthday?" is always "to have family with me". Having said that, I did receive some lovely presents as well!

Last week, it was our 49th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by attending a Symphony Orchestra concert and a meal out with some friends.


I am so blessed to have spent so many years with my wonderful husband and love of my life.

And I'm celebrating finishing a quilt. It was one of my 'slow' projects, commissioned more than a year ahead, so I had plenty of time to tackle it little by little.  Just a sneak peak or two for now:


I am really thrilled at how it has turned out.


Another celebration that is happening soon is the wedding of a friend's daughter. I've been asked to make a coat hanger for the bride's dress. I will be in my element with guipure lace, beads, and ribbon for this next project.


When I showed you the pincushion below a couple of months ago, there was a lot of interest in it and I promised I would make it available in my Craftsy Store.


That's happened now and the pattern is available for just $5. Check it out here.

I'm having a break from stitching this week - tell you about it next time!

Val


10 comments:

  1. Val it was our 37th wedding anniversary last week so we haven't been married as long as you and your hubby have. Congratulations! I know what you mean about just having your family around. When you get older you don't need any more 'stuff' do you? :-)

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  2. Val, congratulations on 49 years together!!! We recently celebrated our 50th - hard to believe!!

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  3. Happy Birthday! And Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful wedding photo - you look so happy.

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  4. Congratulations on your 49th anniversary, Val. It will be our 20th next month. You look beautiful in your wedding dress.

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  5. Sounds like the perfect birthday celebration, Val. Love your wedding photo and congratulations on your anniversary. Xx

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!! And Happy Birthday too...

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  7. Happy Anniversary! You both are blessed indeed. What a great family time you've been having.

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  8. Querida Val!
    Desejo muitas felicidades ao casal pela belíssima união que completa muitos anos! O Senhor os abençoe muito mais ainda! bjs
    Regina Vicentini

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  9. Congratulations on your 49th Anniversary! May you enjoy many more loving years together.

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