Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Another year gone

Yes indeed folks, tomorrow is the big 31. I am not one of those people who like to moan about getting older. There is absolutely nothing that you can do about it but accept it. See you back here on the eve of my 40th though?! (you bring the tissues, I'll bring the waterproof mascara and wrinkle filler..)

Despite a weekend of working we did manage to spend some lovely sunshine filled hours in the garden.
I have never seen so many forget-me-knots in one place. I do love them though, and they do well at filling flower beds that are a tad unloved in places!

Subday morning. Toast on the terrace! Please ignore the white bread, pilfered leftovers from the cafe.

Remember the quilt I mentioned?

Well it's nearly finished. Just a few bits of tinkering around the corners and binding.

Not bad considering I started off with a pair of kitchen scissors and a bundle of fabric! Thankyou to Nancy and Tess for the inspiration!

I will show you a proper photo when it's finished. Meanwhile I have treated myself to a proper rotary cutter and am already collecting samples of fabric for the next one! It's really rather addictive, isn't it?!


Ali said...

Oh, happy birthday! And what a pretty quilt you have there!

driftwood said...

happy birthday sweetie, hope it's a lovely day, and that this year brings you all you wish for xx

love that quilt xxxxxx

lou said...


I will be 36 this year how did that happen! :0(
I started making a quilt a year or so ago, I must get it back out, yours looks lovely.

Have a great day love Lou xxx

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!
Love the colours of your quilt.
Lisa x

The Curious Cat said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a lovely day - love that forget me knot photo! Sublime! xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt, this is something I am going to take up in the near future. xxx

. said...

Happy birthday.


A Thrifty Mrs said...

Happy birthday.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

The quilt looks lovely. Nice combinations!


mollycupcakes said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl, have a fabulous day. May it be filled with love, family, presents and cake, don't forget the cake lol
Looking forward to photos.

Lots of love,

Catherine x x x

Gingham and Flowers said...

Happy Birthday. Have a lovely day. I'm only two and a bit years away from the big 40 so would love to be back at 31! Love the patchwork. It is addictive although I have a number of half finished ones in my house because I start thinking of the next one before I finish the last one!

monda-loves said...

I hope you're having a lovely b'day. Collecting fabric - it is the beginning of the end you know :o)


Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!! Wish I was 31 again. I'm verging on 40 and don't want to be there at all! The quilt colours look lovely.

Vanessa said...

Hope you had a fab birthday!

Love the quilt, I hope it was easy as I fancy doing one as my next project.

Vanessa x

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Happy Birthday* lovely girly.
Hope you had a fab day filled with lots of wonderful birthday surprises!
I will be 35 at the end of this year and this is the only birthday so far that I am dreading! Eeek!
Love the quilt, so pretty.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello dear Anna..
I hope you managed to grab some fun time and celebration for your Birthday.. 31 is enviable! Wait till you get to 51.. then you need tissues.. and lots of them!!!!!

Happy Birthday from the Custards..
P.s I nearly said Tarts!

Lynn said...

Happy birthday, Anna! We're practically birthday buddies -- how fun! And 31 is wee-babedom, trust me. Hope you had a wonderful day...

ginny said...

happy birthday anna.. 31 is a great age... 41 is ok too ~ though weird!
have a lovely day,
sweetmyrtle ginny xx

Dragonfly said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
It's wonderful that you've caught the quilting bug - lovely colours.

LissyLou said...

Happy birthday to you!!

wendy said...

Happy 31st birthday my dear!

Since you don't need the wrinkle filler yet ... maybe you should send some over here? I am heading on 47 this summer.

Kitschen Pink said...

amazing that you got so far without a rotary cutter! beautiful colours! t.x

Ragged Roses said...

Hello lovely lady, oh how could I have missed your birthday, I am so so so sorry! I hope it was wonderful for you and you were spoilt rotten, you deserve it. Take care lovely lovely lady

koralee said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Just found your lovely blog...great images and such a pretty quilt!!