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Monday, January 23, 2017

A Rainy Layover

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I’m officially taking today off.

55 years ago today I entered this world kicking and screaming.

55 years later, I’m still kicking!  That is something to celebrate.

I figure when one reaches the ripe old age of 55 that we can make our own mandates on what is going to happen on all future birthdays --

I’m taking the day off!

That means I am saving all of the great photos from yesterday’s Jamestown Landing workshop in Bluffton for tomorrow.

It was a rainy stormy awful drive from Bluffton to Columbia, SC last night with it coming down, thunder, lighting pouring rain and all.

I met with Jason and Jenny, and Jenny’s mom for dinner, and accepted an invite to stay the night so I was off the road for the rest of the storm.

This morning is my day to meander my way home, stopping at ANY and ALL Antique haunts along my way --- 


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Even GOOGLE says so!



Even the Beatles say so!

We will resume our regular blog programming tomorrow!

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I’m so happy to be where life has lead me so far.  I’m excited over what is yet to come. 

And with that, I’m off to breakfast with my son and to enjoy this day!
 

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129 comments:

Becky said...

Happy birthday & safe travels! Enjoy your special day! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

ledamewood said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. Enjoy your day to the fullest.

scottylover said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day and don't run in to any more storms on the way home. You "share" your birth date with my sister-in-law. She is also 55 today!

Sandy A

Barbara said...

Hope you have the happiest of birthdays today!

Verna Baumgarten said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie.

Linda Enneking said...

Happy Birthday! Have a nice leisurely trip home. I will be waiting to see what you found in the antique stores along the way.

Connie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you. Safe travels and have fun.

Tracey Bowman said...

Good for you, you deserve it! Hope you have a great birthday.

Bluefigquilts said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I have never met you but you were in my dreams the other night. You were at a house doing a show and I showed up wanting to meet you. You came out to meet me and gave me a craft storage box and invited me in. I was getting ready to come in but a dog had pooped all over the foyer and it stunk really bad. So I didn't come in because I was gagging from the smell. I hope some day I will meet you but without the dog pooping in the foyer. I know, STRANGE dream but you were so gracious and friendly just as I imagine you are to be. :)

Kathy Taylor said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your special day!!

Linda K said...

Happy Birthday to you! Have a fun day!

stitchinpenny said...

The celebration was great, but the invitation to stay much better since it shows the love and concern. Hope you celebrate more and find great things to look at as you meander along!

Cathy Frye said...

Happy irthday Bonnie. I hope your day is filled with love laughter and fun, fun, fun.
BTW, 55 is young.

Jitka said...

Happy Birthday!

MARY WENDLAND said...

Happy Birthday! Relax and enjoy the ride!Mary in Az

Carol Hodges said...

Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy your day off! I know you will find lots of interesting quilts and sewing machines to share with us. Thanks for all you do for us. We love you, Bonnie!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday!!!πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ•―Enjoy your day.

Mtntop Quilter said...

Have a Wonderful Birthday!! Have a battery recharging day!!

Peggy Klock said...

Happy Happy Birthday Bonnie. Enjoy your day off. I hope you find many wonderful treasures at the antique malls.

A Rose in Texas said...

Happy Birthday
Enjoy your day!!!!

carole hill said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie, I hope you find another machine to rescue along the way, have fun and enjoy your day!

momhulk said...

Be safe and Happy Birthday! Watching the news and it looks like very bad weather all along the your coast.

Cathy Means said...

Happy happy birthday! And thank you so much for all you do to share and further the wonderful craft of quilting!

AZMaggie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Bonnie! I hope you find lots of fun treasures as you meander your way home. Be safe! Hugs to you!

beverly Ramos said...

Have a awesome day!!! Have fun shopping in the antique malls.Many more wonderful birthdays.

Donna1111 said...

Happy Birthday! You do deserve a day off! Enjoy!

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! I hope this year contains many joys for you. Safe journey. Mary K. (Wa State)

Linda Swanekamp said...

Happy birthday Bonnie! Your work, words, and quilts have enlarged my world and work. You feed my vintage machine hunger/appreciation and my love of scraps. You explain things clearly and motivate me.

Quilter Kathy said...

Best wishes for a fabulous birthday!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Happyhappy!

Dale McMasters said...

Besides our love of quilting, you and I share a birthday. Twins! Except I was born 20 years before you. Ha! I hope your birthday is as special as you are.

Tracey Holzer said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Bonnie!

luv2golf67 said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!!! May your day be filled with happiness & blessings from God!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday from Canada...Hope all your wishes come true 😊

elively said...

Happy Birthday! Be glad you can't hear me singing to you! Lol! Enjoy your wander home!
Ellie

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great day!!

Momma Llama said...

Happy Birthday! I agree with you that spending your birthday doing whatever you want is the best! Have a delightful day and a wonderful year. Donna Weeks aka Momma Llama

Jeanette Wertz said...

Happy Birthday. Bonnie!!!! It's your day to do whatever you want. Celebrate!

Ann in the UP said...

Happy birthday. Enjoy your wander home, stress-free and guilt-free!

All best wishes for many, many more!

Candra Sowder said...

Hope you find lots of places to play that have stuff older than we are. Happy birthday to you!☉πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸ…

Candra Sowder said...

Hope you find lots of places to play that have stuff older than we are. Happy birthday to you!☉πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸ…

Sherrill said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bonnie!! You and I and half my family are January kids!! It's a great month! May your 55th year be a wonderful one!

kck83 said...

Interesting how close in age we are...I'll be 55 in about 3 weeks! Enjoy your day! I'm looking forward to mine, too. I really liked the Quilty Saying! :)

claudia said...

Happy Birthday!
Enjoy the day, savor every moment, because it is your day to celebrate you!!!

Dot said...

Happy birthday to you may be great one. Mine is also in January.

Lori Huffman said...

Bonnie, you bless us all so much, I hope your day is filled with blessings. Happy birthday.

Loris said...

Great idea, Bonnie! Happy Birthday! I hope it's a wonderful day and a grand year :-)

KathyF said...

Good for you. You deserve it. Happy happy happy birthday! Have fun today on your journey home.

PalmerGal said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Glad to hear you didn't drive home in the dark and rain. Hope you have a lovely day.

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and i had a nice phone visit with my husband who is in California (where it is also raining hravily). I am home where we stll have lots of snow and sub-zero temps. Wish I were sewing today, but I'm off to babysit a 5 month old for a couple hours while his regular sitter has to be at her son's school. Just got a text from the mom adving me to bring extra clothes as the baby is "a little pukey" this morning. LOL.

Debra Broyles said...

Happy birthday to you Bonnie Hunter. May your day be filled with joy as you share it with those you love!!! It's my sons birthday today as well. woot! woot! Let the party begin.

Kerry Coburn said...

Happy birthday Bonnie! I'm sew inspired by your posts. Have the best day possible!

Aileen said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. Smooth sailing. Enjoy your day.

Aileen in Florida

Celia Ambrose said...

Bonnie, I hope your day is blessed with lots of joy in whatever you choose to do, or the surprises you may find as you stop along the way. Have a happy birthday!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy your antiquing!

Midge said...

Have a very happy birthday doing exactly as you please. And if antiquing is part of that, may you find a hidden treasure. You bring so much joy to your fellow quilters, I know I am not alone in wishing you a joyous, quilty birthday.

Alicia Alexander said...

Happy Birthday enjoy your day.

Wolfquilter said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Bonnie!! Have fun on your leisure drive home with a little antique shopping on the way. Peace and blessings

Kathy MacKie said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie, wishing you a most wonderful 55th Birthday.

Beth Barron said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your "double nickel" year 🎈

21quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Enjoy your special day.......stroll, shop and eat at your favorite place. Anything you want to do.....do it!

Thank you for everything you do for us quilters. You have changed how I make my quilts, the scrappier, the better. I love how every inch of fabric is used from cutting 1 1/2 inch squares to a bin for strip piecing and if it is too small for either of those, it goes into a bin to stuff pillows for furry friends at the animal shelters.

Enjoy your 55th birthday.......my 55th is coming this year too!

21quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Enjoy your special day.......stroll, shop and eat at your favorite place. Anything you want to do.....do it!

Thank you for everything you do for us quilters. You have changed how I make my quilts, the scrappier, the better. I love how every inch of fabric is used from cutting 1 1/2 inch squares to a bin for strip piecing and if it is too small for either of those, it goes into a bin to stuff pillows for furry friends at the animal shelters.

Enjoy your 55th birthday.......my 55th is coming this year too!

deb said...

Happiest of birthdays to you Bonnie! Double Nickels!

Karen Nicholson said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

I got to be 64 this year and give thanks I got this far because 3 of my siblings died before they arrived at this advanced age. It is only a number... what you do with each day you get is up to you!
Have a super happy birthday and enjoy everyday you get to live in our big beautiful world.
Happy Sewing!

Jan N said...

Happy Happy Birthday Bonnie.
Have a great day and a safe trip home. Still working on but loving my MQ.
Thanks again for all you do.

Monica Gause said...

Birthdays are good for your health. Studies show that people that have birthdays live longer! Happy 55th!

Geri VanVliet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and best wishes.

Tracy Byttynen said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. Hope you had a fabulous birtday. I was 3 days n 3 years behind you. Celebrate all week...a day is too short. Hugs n thx for your site. Tracy.

Debbie W said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Yes, relish the celebration of sweet, young 55! I am getting close to 68 and it too is great! Just keep reinventing yourself to stay young and keep singing your song to the world!

pattiespea said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Enjoy every aspect of your day.

Sandy Fields said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Enjoyed the video.

Jittina said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
Grattis pΓ₯ fΓΆdelsedagen!

Happy Birthday from a Dutchie living in Sweden :-)

Terri in BC said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie! Wishes for many more! Like you, I decided last year I will never work on my birthday again - I will just have fun.

Cheri Bergeron said...

Happy Birthday! May this coming year be the best one ever!

Quilted Drummer said...

Bonnie-Happy "double nickel" day to you! My husband made up the cutest bday card for me when I turned 55 (almost 11 yrs ago). He also said it appears that I don't have a birth"day" because I celebrate all month going to lunch with different people, getting cards and calls, just all around celebrating my whole birth MONTH. It makes for a special birthday each year! I pray that your "day" is strewn with family & friends; good eats; and surprises galore in the antique malls. You are such a special person, you deserve a extra special birthday. May it truly be a VERY special day!!! QuiltedDrummer (aka Cindy)

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DBrez said...

HB, BH!!

rebecca said...

Bon anniversaire et bon voyage!

SHERRIE BOYD said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thank you for all you do!

SHERRIE BOYD said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thank you for all you do!

karenbbsnow said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie ... Welcome to the 55 club!!!! So far it's been a good year for me and wishing you the same. I've just recently discovered your blog, thank you for all the info and inspiration.

SUES CUSTOM QUILTS said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. You deserve a day off!! Have loads of fun.
Susan

Sandy Zlotkowski said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie. Enjoy the day!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Lynn W. said...

Happy birthday Bonnie!!! Have a fantastic day =)

Barb H said...

Do you have room for one more birthday wish? And many mooooooore! Love the Birthday song--loved the Beatles when I was a teen, and for some reason, the music has just gotten better over the years. My birthday was last week, and I danced along with the music when I played today on your post. Thanks so much for the music--and the pictures--and the laughter--and the love. Many more years to come, I hope.

Robin Ziegler said...

for she's a jolly good fellow
for she's a jolly good fellow
for she's a jolly good fellow
whom nobody can deny!

Marion C said...

23rd was my daughters birthday so I toasted yours as well!!!! Good champagne celebration in New Zealand in very hot day.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Spending it with your son's is the best way to spend it. Hope it was/is great!

rea said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Glad you were able to have go with the flow day!

markay vintageformeforever said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie, hope all your birthday wishes come true, and so happy you got to spend this special day with your son. I want to wish you many more fabulous birthday ahead. Have a safe trip home. :)

Deb E said...

Happy, happy birthday! Enjoy YOUR special day!

scrappy101 said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie

Smell the Roses!!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!
What a special Birthday Gift, to have your grown son all to yourself.
It doesn't happen often enough.
A great beginning to a wonderful week. Celebrate!

CindyT from Nebraska said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Enjoy your day

Dalina Stevens said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie, glad your got to enjoy your day and spend some time with your son!

Vicki H said...

Happy Birthday!! Best wishes for many more.

Quiltville.com said...

Happy Birthday! I pray that you had a great time today!

Leslie Schmidt said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie! My birthday is tomorrow. I'm a dozen years older than you, though. I also have a son named Jeff. And I live in Minnesota now, although I grew up in Wisconsin. We have a connection!

Leslie

Sandy said...

It was a wonderful day when you were born. So glad you had the parents that you do. You have helped so many of us all love quilting more. May you celebrate many more birthdays and find more happiness in the years to come than your heart can hold. ~ Sandy p.s. I LOVE my Essential Triangle ruler!

Sherry said...

Have a very, very Happy Birthday, Bonnie!!! We wish you many more.

Judy Widick said...

I hope your day was wonderful and many more Happy Birthdays!
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diane said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. I can only imagine all the antique stores out there read your blog to see when you're coming through. And if not they should!! Enjoy the day.

Cathy Melancon said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie!!! 55 years young, Girl!!! Hope you had a great time shopping and maybe even found some treasures!!! Here's to a great year!!! xox

Paule-Marie said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie.

mgquilts said...

I hope you have enjoyed a blessed day on this special occasion. Thank you for all the joy you have brought to so many with your innovative and thrifty way of looking at fabric and quilt making. God bless...

Agneta quilts said...

Hope you enjoy your birthday, big congrats from Sweden!

Agneta in Uppsala

Shelley Meacham said...

Well ... I am about a half an hour late ... But Happy Blessed Birthday Bonnie ... I hope that this year brings you nothing but happiness!!! God bless you & thank you for all the quilting joy you bring to me & others ... Shelley Meacham

Quiltfan said...

Happy Birthday! And have a fun day πŸ‘

mamie poupette56 said...

joyeux anniversaire Bonnie!!!!!!

Hanke said...

Happy Birthday!

Donna Endresen said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!
Yes, You deserve the day off. I Hope and Pray you had a safe return home!

Donna
Kasilof, AK
Where we have snow and wind, not rain, Thunder and Lightning, or Tornados.

Q9patch72 said...

Happy Belated Birth Day, Enjoy your travels

ShirlR said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie, and many more. Loved the video of the birthday song by the Beetles, way cool!

Loretta M. said...

And, every time I read your blog or FB post, I am grateful for you. Your quilting tips are wonderful, bot more than that,I am thankful for the goodness, kindness and common-decency you inspire. You are a good person, Bonnie Hunter.

So, I hope a most amazing lady had a most amazing birthday.

Happy Birthday!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Happy year of the double nickels!!!

Bobbie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday with good wishes and Blessings for many more to come!!!!

Nancy Marsteller said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie and may you find many wonderful antiques at astonishing bargain prices!

rebecca said...

Happiest of birthdays! Enjoy your day.

Susan Hayes said...

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and a safe ride home....I'm sure Sadie is waiting with her loving warmth and happy Birthday hugs for mommyπŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸ›πŸŽˆ

Frances said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Thanks for all that you do for us!

Janet said...

happy Birthday! Have an awesome day.

lilquilter said...

Happy Birthday Week, Bonnie! Enjoy it to the max! My niece Becca shares your birthday and turned 20 yesterday. My, how time flies! Wishing you many, many more happy, healthy and fun-filled birthdays and years of quilting enjoyment!

I loved the quilt behind yesterday's quote. Is it an antique? Or yours? from one of your books, and if so, which one? I know gray is the new beige, but I'll always be partial to earth-toned color palettes. ;-)

Happy quilting and celebrating!
Hugs,
Lil Koster
Wilmington, DE

Susan said...

Happy 55th birthday. When I reached that age, I told people I had reached the speed limit and took a picture of me underneath a 55MPH sign.

Margaret Dukes said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Mary Ann said...

Happy "Double Nickel" birthday!

Susan Yonkers said...

Bonnie, wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Enjoy your zig zag travels home.

Patricia Bennett said...

Good for you Bonnie. You had a wild weekend, now you deserve some fun time. Hope your trip home was a good one.
Thanks for all you do!

Wendy said...

Bonnie,
A happy belated birthday and and have a great year!!! See you in June
Wendy D.

Sheila Ivany said...

I agree one should celebrate their birthday the way one wants. We are all aging like good wine. Happy Birhtday and Happyn Quilting:)