Monday, November 14, 2011


Yep, it's the big one. 
The start of Mid-Life, Right? 
or is that 50?
Regardless, for some reason, this Birthday is kinda freaking me out!
The sound of being 40 just sounds old to me. 
I still feel 24. 
So I guess that's all that matters, right?

I went away this past weekend with my husband to Foxwoods Resort & Casino in CT to celebrate. We had a blast and it was so nice to get a kid-free weekend!
When I returned home, I had received some goodies in the mail from Crystal.

First up...a lovely mug rug
How awesome does my mug look on that mug rug?
Then....a mini quilt

Then block #1 of the Dresden king sized quilt we are making for my bed. She completed the first block and I'm so in love with it! It's pure perfection! Nothing like looking at this to motivate me to get my butt in gear and start making mine! We're making a total of 25 Dresden Plates with Crystal picking up most of the slack and making more than half! She's such an awesome girl! I can't believe this will be on my bed someday! Super excited!

The mug rug and mini quilt were all made with scraps from the Dresdens. 
I love everything! Thank you so much, Crystal!


  1. Happy Birthday! Nope, 40 is NOT old---not my ANY means LOL - take it from one 'who's been there, done that' :D Your mug rug is adorable and that mug is gorgeous---I need one just like it. :p A king-size DP oh be still my heart! :)

  2. Happy birthday to you!

    I reached 45 this year and I don't feel old yet. Be young, enjoy, learn and grow. Who cares about the #'s, right? :)

    Wonderful quilts and blocks here today!

  3. Happy Birthday! The 40's are so sweet!

    Love the Dresdens, the mini and the mug rug! Isn't it awesome to have such a good friend!

  4. No 40 is not old. I will be turning 40 in March so we are still VERY young!!

  5. Happy birthday! All of your goodies are so pretty! I especially love the mug rug! :)

  6. Happy birthday! 40 was my BEST decade ... hope yours is equally awesome!

  7. Happy birthday! I'm so happy you liked your gifts!

  8. Happy Birthday Jen!!! Just remember 40 is the new 20 :) Enjoy your day!!!

  9. aw, happy birthday! gosh 40 feels fine to me.

  10. I LOVE being in my 40s - as I grow older, I find that I feel more and more liberated from the insecurities of my younger days and it feels wonderful!

  11. Congrats on 40----age is only a numbers thing...29 was worse than many expectations. Enjoy it. Your quilting is beautiful beyond your years....Insert smiles here!!!


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