Thursday, February 4, 2010

it's my birthday

Today I am 23. Not that it matters, I'm far passed the point where birthdays feel like they certainly can't be real.

"23" quilt

I'm making a quilt in honor of this coming year, called (so clever, right?) "23". I have to thank, a million times over, Rita (and her MIL!) over at Red Pepper Quilts for the inspiration and advice (although I have to appologize, there's no way I could have hand pieced these! it's machine piecing for me until I'm in retirement I'm afraid).

"23" quilt
A few of my favorites so far....but, really, I love them all. They're each such teenie little Escher-esque quilt-y works of art. Um, not to brag or anything, hah!

I've got 15 blocks down, 8 to go. They're completely addictive.

Two more exciting things, today my mom is coming in to town to see me, aaaand Saturday, for my birthday present, Mark is taking me to stay a night HERE...

I have wanted to stay here ever since I was a little girl and we would drive by on the way from Arkansas to Branson/Silver Dollar City. I thought it was a magical princess castle that only celebrities could stay in! We are like....sooo thrilled. Even if we can't afford the spa luxuries ($190+20% "service fee" for a couple's massage!). There will totally be chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and hot tubbage though. Eeeep!


bobloblah42 said...

this is what i like to see
more blog post
happy birthday
blog owner

courtney.janelle.sews said...

thanks bill
nice to hear
i strive to make my dedicated readers happy

{eleise} said...

ooo..this quilt looks like it's gonna be amazing! i wish i could quilt! =(

courtney.janelle.sews said...

oh, you're so sweet eleise! if I had all the free time in the world I would teach everyone who wanted how to sew/quilt. it's easy, really! well, with practice, and a few really useful tips ;)