Sunday, June 20, 2010

Another Year Older

Yes, since my last post my birthday has come and gone. It wasn't partying that kept me from checking in sooner, at least not in the traditional sense of the word. I lost a couple of days this week to physical issues. But on my birthday this area was blessed with the first day that truly felt like summer. (And now we're back to gray and chilly with the threat of wet. {sigh}) I decided to take that gift and go to the coast. I laid in the grass, listened to the waves coming ashore, and finished up Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews. It was almost like being at the lake when I was a teenager. I don't think I could have asked for a better way to spend my birthday. :- )

One of the things my sister gave me this year was this lovely glass rooster.



I'm not sure where she found it but he's spectacular.


Here's his other side. The card that came with him says the rooster "is an auspicious symbol of honesty, luck and protection, as well as physical and moral strength." I'll take it!


I have a little collection of chickens and roosters in my dining room. He'll fit right in. Or maybe I should keep this one closer to my bed?

My friend C~ also gifted me with birds this year. She found this patch in a bundle of blocks she bought on eBay and thought I should have it.


I think she's absolutely right!


Actually, now that I think about it, my SIL gave me a couple of bluebird beads a few weeks ago too. In honor of my birthday she took apart two more of my quilt books and put the pages in sleeves for me. When I got the binders back the beads were tucked in with them. I nearly forgot! I may have to get them out and play with them soon. It's time to do an ornament for June for the BJP afterall. Which reminds me... I've done April but I don't think I've posted it yet. I have a foundation set up for May but haven't stitched it yet. Like I said, I lost a couple of days this past week. Maybe I can get my engines revved up and get back to work tomorrow. We still have Father's Day to celebrate around here today...

4 comments:

A Creative Dream... said...

I'm so glad you had a good birthday Sue! Isn't it lovely when they turn out so nicely? It was calm and lovely around here as well...before you know it, we'll be celebrating another year gone...it does go fast, doesn't it?

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday. The rooster is gorgeous!

Barbara C said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had good weather for your outing, and that you got such lovely gifts.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sue!~
What a great gift to yourself and fabulous ones from others. That rooster is just wonderful and by your bed sounds just perfect. He will guard you like only feisty little roosters can!