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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Decade Older!


The "Happy Birthday" plate made an appearance this past week as I have joined the Fabulous Fifties Club.  Forty doesn't sound too bad now??  I had a wonderful day sharing lunch with friends and then a wonderful Chinese dinner with my family.  Everyone chipped in and got me a new stereo for my car, complete with handsfree and bluetooth for my iphone - I am one very happy camper.




My dearest and oldest friend, Maree, who lives in Melbourne contacted Jan and together they did some Secret Womens Business, and I received a voucher from Patchwork on Stonleigh and these beautiful flowers. 



On Sunday, the dogs started going crazy and there was a knock at the door.  In comes Syndi, Sarah (my God Daughter) and Maree.  Syndi, Maree and I all lived in the same street growing up and we have remained close friends throughout out lives.  They had driven all the way up from Melbourne to take me out to dinner!  I was so surprised!  We had a wonderful dinner at a local Italian restaurant and then we stayed up half the night talking and laughing and catching up on each other's gossip.  I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends.



Not much has been happening on the sewing front but I have managed to prepare the start of border number 3 for Swan Lake.







Klosjes have been having a rest and here are a couple of my new favourite hexie flowers.  I have been dying to use that black spot in something and finally got it to work in Swan Lake.

We are now back up to speed with the internet so I can start catching up on what everyone else has been up to.

Sue-Anne xxx

43 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Happy happy birthday ! So glad you had such a lovely time .

Susan In Texas said...

Happy birthday Sue-Anne. Boy! Are we ever close in age; I'll be 50 in November, which will be here before I know it. 8)

Your cake looks scrumptious and your flowers are lovely. I'm glad you had a very happy birthday and I hope you have many happy returns on the day.

Susan in Texas

Jo in TAS said...

Happy 50th Sue-Anne! Sounds like you celebrated well and lovely to catch-up with old friends.
Cheers
Jo

jean said...

Sue-Anne, Happy birthday to you. Glad that you were spoilt. Great to spend time with old and loyal friends.
We will look forward to seeing your purchases from Stonleigh

Julie said...

oh you poor 'old' duck! if it's any consolation, i must be honest and say that you certainly do not look 50! must be all that sewing keeping you young.
glad you enjoyed some time with special friends.
happy belated birthday!
xox

Notjustnat said...

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY Sue-Anne. You don't look a day older than 40! I agree with Julie, all quilting and applique keeping you young. I'm glad you had a lovely celebration on your birthday. Love all your hexies! Hugs Nat

quilting Jeannet said...

Happy 50th Birtdag Sue !! I am very curious how it feels......over 21 days I wil be 50 too.....Nice idea from your fabulous fifties club....maybe I wil introduce it in Holland whith my friends.

greetings, jeannet

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Happy Birthday Sue-Anne!! Looks like you have a lovely time. Beautiful hexies & that chocolate birthday cake looks delish!
Jane.

Quiltendewilma said...

Happy birthday!!
I'm glad you had a lovely celebration on your birthday. Love your hexies.....
Hugs......

Béa said...

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE, Sue Anne !
Welcome in the Fifties Club..I'm in for one year...

katrien said...

HAppy Birthday Sue Anne !!!!!!!!!
lovely border for you swan lake.

Shirley said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday Sue-Anne. Glad you were spoiled on your special day.
Love Shirley.x

Linda C said...

Happy happy birthday, and Welcome to the club!!
l turned 50 just last december and believe we are heading into the best years of our lives. How wondeful to be able to share your birthday with dear friends. Your swan lake is looking fab. Love those hexagons.

Sue said...

Congratulations, 50 is fabulous . Nice to have such good friends.

Janet said...

Happy birthday Sue-Anne, the fifties aren't too bad. It looks like you were spoliled as you should be. Border number three is looking pretty good.

Robyn said...

Oh happy birthday Sue-Anne xx :-)
Sounds like a wonderful birthday!!
August is great birthday month!!!

So blessed to have wonderful friends and I love the progress you are making!!

Happy Happy birthday xx
Robyn :-)

gerda said...

Happy Birthday !!! and welcome to the fifties club..;0)))
you have a great day ..with all your Family and friends..
the hexies are Beautiful..just like the border..
have a nice day!!!

Valentina said...

Happy happy Birthday! And may the Best be still to come, dear friend!
:)

Lizzie said...

Happy Birthday Sue-Anne, hope you've had a wonderful week so far, as you know I've just left the fifties behind and enjoyed every one!!
Lizzie
xxx

Sandra Henderson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~What a wonderful time it was, I see! Soooo happy for you. I want a piece of this cake!~and the flowers are beautiful! I can see you driving down the road singing and beebopping to your music in your car~ :)

ranette said...

Happy, happy birthday Sue-Anne....looks like it was a wonderful celebration. You beat me into the 50's club by just a few days...please tell me that it will be alright...lol

Broderie and The Kingston Girls said...

happy birthday to you sue-anne, another leo woman! 50 is a great age, enjoy the time with your family and good friends and all the surprises!!!

Miriam said...

Happy Birthday Sue-Anne!

Many Happy Returns!

Elyte said...

Belated birthday wishes. You are in very good company.
Glad you had a special day, we only get one per year!

Diane H said...

Birthday Blessings Dear Sue-Anne! Glad that it was so wonderfully celebrated.

Mayleen said...

Happy Birthday, Sue-Anne, (and many more!)

Ginny Worden said...

Best Wishes, Sue-Anne. Enjoy !

Brandie said...

Happy Birthday! Oh does that cake look good! Sounds like you had a great day. My wish for you is to have many, many more. Take care

Marieke said...

A very happy birthday! And I sure did not think you were going on 50. I turned 40 this year. It sounds like you had a great birthday-week! Enjoy! Beautiful hexies!

Maree: said...

'Happy Birthday'...what a Wonderful Surprise for You..catching up with Old Friends...Glad you had a Good Time.
cheers

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday you spring chicken. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

retdairyqueen said...

Happy Birthday
Glad you had a lovely time
End of the month I will be a decade older than you

Karen said...

Happy Birthday old girl!! LOL. How sweet your friends are and such beautiful flowers. Lovely hexagon flowers and I love the black spot!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday...lovely to catch up with old friends and that cake looked so yum!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

yvonne said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd met je 50 ste varjaardag en je prachtige bloemen. groetjes yvonne

Terry said...

Friends flowers choclate and the Birthday plate.
Wonderful. Happy Milestone may there be many more.
Your hexagons are lovely .

Daniëlle said...

Oh shoot, day late!! Nevertheless, from the bottom of my heart: happy birthday Sue-Anne!!! Feels great he hihi!! You had a wonderful time with wonderful friends, best time ever!! I soooo love your little hexagons on the 3rd border, gorgeous fabrics!! have fun sewing, hugs, Daniëlle

Tineke said...

Happy birthday and welcome to the one and only 50 (-up) club. You will notice how you will become wiser, youngsters will offer you a seat in the bus, and some other things that I am not going to tell you as it would just spoil the surprise ;-). Just enjoy your life - that must be easy having such nice friends.

I love your flowers and especially the black spotted centre

Janice said...

Happy birthday Sue-Anne... wow where did all the days go??? Enjoy

Barb said...

Hi Sue-Anne
Happy Birthday!
Decades - pah! you're as young and you feel.
the flowers are lovey and the quilt looks great. Love your fabric choices on the hexes!

julieQ said...

I sure hope you have a wonderful birthday...happy belated one! Yummy cake...wonder if you could express a piece here...for me? Hee!!

Chookyblue...... said...

happy belated birthday...........

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!! Another 2 years and I will be able to join the Fabulous Fifties Club along with you. Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration! Love your hexi flowers.