Sunday, July 27, 2008

Another Milestone - Turning 60!

This is a birthday that was really fun.  I was going to be 60 like it or not, so I may as well enjoy the process.  Which included a lovely get together with my Stitch 'n Bitch group and hosted by  a good friend.  The group makes squares for "0" birthdays and for mine they did squares from the book "Affairs of the Heart" by Aie Rossman - truly, each square is a work of "heart".  

We also had a party at home for close friends and family.  Catered - never did that before!  What fun!  Between the caterer, my husband and our daughters I did nothing more than visit with everyone and have  a wonderful time.  

My mum and me

But it's also a time for reflection.  Where to go from here.  For one thing, I certainly don't want to bring all the UFO's that are languishing in my workroom into the next decade.  A bit of history here - I really took up quilting in a big  way when we moved to South Africa and made a lot of quilts, but also started a lot of others.  And these were mostly all handwork.  When we moved next to England I immediately started my City and Guilds and went on from there.  So all these SA projects have yet to be finished (plus a few more over the last few years.  And I still like most of them.  Does this mean that at the tender age of 60 I'm going to have to show more self-discipline!  At very least perhaps give up a sudoku  in the morning.

1 comment:

Nellie Holmes said...

Happy belated birthday Dianne. Sorry to have missed you in NF. Wasn't St John's a wonderful place to visit?
I'd love to go back someday.