I took a few days off for my birthday. I'm feeling old.

I was planning on taking a self portrait to commemorate the day. It didn't happen. See the second sentence for my reason why.

I turned 35 on Monday. The whole family stayed home, and Charlie played with Jaxon so I could sew.

I worked on my Hideaway project.

The center square is almost embroidered. Grading projects or embroidering? I know which one I would rather pick! Have I ever shown you my design wall? I upholstered two pieces of plywood with batting and white flannel and Charlie installed them as closet doors.

I also made a mug rug for the CMQG swap.

I need to do a little hand quilting before its done, but good progress was made!

I'll be back soon with some inspiration photos I took in NYC, my March choice for the Pattern Pact, and Lynz has sent me a sweet little award (It's a major award!).

OK, and I wasn't quite honest up there when I said I didn't take a self portrait. I do have one that I shot with Jaxon while he was brushing his teeth wearing his viking "helmet." I couldn't help it.


~Michelle~ said...

again, Happy happy birthday! Glad you took a day off :)

Those closet doors are genius - much better idea than the scrap of batting I have hanging in front of the closet doors in my sewing room. I think that could be an acceptable solution until the doors are removed completely (they cover what has to be the world's smallest closet, it seems so unnecessary).

MJ said...

I agree with Michelle that the closet doors are genius! It's such a nuisance to crawl around on your knees when quilting!

You will treasure that photo of you with Jaxon celebrating 35! Happy belated birthday! Happy year ahead!

Vickie E said...

Happy Birthday! March is a super month for a birthday. We have 2 birthday girls in my house, the 13th and the 16th. Anyhow, I am also happy to see Jaxson brushing his teeth :)

Jackie said...

Didn't anyone tell you that 35 is the new 20? It has to be because I'm going around thinking that 49 is the new 34! :) Plus, you don't look a day over 20 in that picture. Happy Belated Birthday!

Loving your Hideaway project...

FerJeniB said...

I love you and not just because you let Jaxon wear Viking hats and atari tees. That's the atari logo right? I hope my shameless sucking up gets me a mug rug! I am so glad you are my sister. It's only taken me 35 years to stop being mad at Mom and Dad for bringing you home from the hospital. hugs Jen

Angela said...

Happy Birthday! I love the quilt. I have two layer cakes of Hideaway that I just haven't been able to decide what to do with. Your quilt is great inspiration-thank you.

Cristin said...

Oh you don't look a day over 29! I had no clue you were even close to 35 :-) Happy birthday girl~

LOVE the design wall too! I have almost everything I need to put one together in my sewing space.... just gotta getRdone!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Beth !!! 35 is not old ! I'll be 39 this year :-0

You look gorgeous, as does Jaxon.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Beth! And don't feel old -- 35 isn't old! I loved 35. I remember telling someone that I was half way to 40 and they just laughed and corrected me -- I was half way to 70 -- ouch!

Love your closet doors -- what a wonderful, space saving idea!

MJ said...

LOL! I was just at Retro Renovation's website & saw the tv cover & a comment from Beth being "no name". I had an inkling it was you so followed the link back to your blog! Hurrah! Two of my favorite blogs were united as one! What a creative tv cover! Well-done!

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