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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Feeling Good

Yesterday was my birthday and I had the Michael Buble version of Feeling Good in my head all day.

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good.


It was a great birthday. I actually made time over the weekend to look after myself. I cut my hair cut and some new clothes, something which I rarely do. My world is being rocked a bit right now, just a bit and just gently. I had a lot of reflection time over the weekend to think about things and the direction I want to be in for the next year. Things are going to be changing, but the memories and feelings will still be there.

One of the things said to me on the weekend was by my daughter. She asked me why did I have to grow up to be a quilter? I think that suggests more time with her is needed and I am hoping to change the direction of my quilting to reflect that need. I would love to do more hand stitching and more redwork. Machine quilting and I just don't seem to get along and I am fine with that.

My birthday itself was spent with friends and family. I was surprised at work yesterday with a cake made by my friend. I got to have lunch with my closest co-workers and enjoy the warmth of their company. I got some birthday money and went right away and ordered some fabric that I have been wanting for a long time.

I am trying to get done as much as possible for my PHD challenge in the last few weeks of the challenge. I still also have my bees to complete as well. July will be a welcome respite, and a move forward.


Since we need to have a photo here is Block 7 of my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I have really been enjoying this. The pace is just right for me and I love each of the blocks.

I hope you are all feeling good!

12 comments:

Terry said...

Happy birthday! Your block looks great! :0)

Mandy Noble said...

Belated happy birthday!

Ariane said...

Happy birthday! I didn't know it was your birthday!! I will keep that in mind. I love your block. It looks great!

Laurie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Even though people tend to complain about getting older, I think we really do get better with age. It sounds like you are happy with where you are at right now - that's a good thing :)

scottylover said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a good one, and that you have some great friends.

Love the Jelly roll block!
Sandy A

Michele said...

hey michelle! happy birthday to you! i love Michael Buble's version of Feeling Good too. It's awesome and I sing it at the top of my lungs when no one is around!

call me crazy said...

Happy birthday! I love the fabrics you chose for your block! Its beautiful!

Peg said...

Happy Birthday - sounds like you had a wonderful day, a great start to the year ahead. I just discovered your blog today - love the Jelly Roll quilt - looking forward to seeing the end result.

Myra said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! Sounds like you had a great day...

A wonderful block! 8-)

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Happy belated birthday Michelle.

Bec Clarke said...

Happy Birthday from a fellow Gemini, I was on the 5th. I too had a wonderful day with my family. I looove MB, he is coming to Australia early next year and I am hoping go go. That new album is my favourite washing up music, I can groove with my Ipod in the kitchen while husband reads the kids a book of an evening.

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday!