Thank you for the birthday wishes, Etowah Valley Quilters and Friends!
I left home on Monday at 52 years old. I finish up my teaching trip this afternoon with a Midnight Flight workshop – leaving a year older, 53!
53 is going to be the best ever, I can just feel it.
And who better to spend a birthday with than a fun group of quilters who have gone out of their way to make sure that this IS a birthday to remember!
Before it was my turn to speak last night ((Get a load of this crowd!)) I was presented with the BEST CAKE EVER:
the cake was made and decorated by the daughter of one of our attendees….check out the patchwork! Purples and reds and cheddars, oh my! And yes….those ARE cheddars….as in cheddar cheese! because it is hard to get fondant the right color and the right consistency with too intense of coloring added. Don’t worry, the cheddar was pulled off before serving! however the rotary cutter and the cutting mat were completely edible!
The cake matches today’s Midnight Flight workshop!
Audience at attention as announcements are being made!
Walls decorated with show & share! Grand Illusion!
Another Grand Illusion!
Another Grand Illusion still!
The light was VERY yellow in this building, the ceiling has big globes ((seen in photo above)) that add a nice ambience to the space, but it is not great for complexions or quilt photography! The quilt here is framed in shades of light blue, not dirty gray!
Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll!
I loved that they decorated the room with previous mystery quilts! How fun!
Birthday Quilt and basket of fat quarters!
A plethora of NEUTRALS!! Weeehaaa!
**Confession** There was also a pecan praline patty in here, but I ate it right away. LOL! See the little treadle ornament? LOVE!!
Thank you for making my 53rd birthday so special!
It’s raining. It started raining last evening during the lecture, and it rained all night.
And this was here to greet me in my hotel room bathroom: HA!
Someone please fix this!!
Looks like winter is finally arriving to the Southeast – and after the workshop today I am driving from Cartersville, GA to Columbia SC to spend the night with my son, Jason. Please send positive thoughts, prayers, karma, energy, whatever that temps do not reach freezing!
Saturday I’m on my way up to Charlotte to pick up Randy and Lori and we’ll be on our way to Quilt VIlla to retreat for the week -- but winter storm warnings are including my mountain area, so we need to get THERE safe too!
Off to teach a class – have a great Friday, everyone!