Sunday, March 28, 2010

4 0 -- MONDAY



40 years ago, Easter fell on March 29th.
A mother was close to having her second child,
and the Doc said, no, you won't be having that baby today.

So he went home to have his Easter Dinner...
Then just to surprise everyone, I decided the time was right...

Instead of the Stork, I was delivered by the Easter Bunny...


I recall being a little kid wondering what I would Look like when I was 40.

now I know.

I wondered what I would be doing. I always wanted to be an artist...
now I know.

I wondered if I would be gray early, like my mother.

now I know!

I wondered if I would be a mother and a spouse. Where I would be living?
now I know.

And mostly, I wondered,
Would I be happy?

And Now I know.

I'm all those things, and more. And it just keeps getting better and better...

I wonder what I will look like when I am 50.
...
I don't want to know...

(not just yet.)


Today I am happy right where I am.

he he!


Thank you to:
Felicity
Kaaren
Be'atrice
Kathy
& Mary C.


And just to answer a lot of the emails I get.
the address to mail the blocks to again is:

Bumble Beans Inc.
335 W 38th St 8th floor
New York, NY 10018

All blocks that want to be entered into the Amy Butler fabric giveaway
must be rcvd by April 30th. drawing will be May 1st.



Be back in a week!
Sorry, I won't be able to answer emails this week.

Happy Sewing!
and thank you!


58 comments:

quiltmom said...

Happy Birthday Victoria,
I hope you had a very special day and enjoyed some wonderful times with friends and family.
With best wishes,
Regards,
Anna

Fiesta said...

Happy Birthday Victoria.You look beautiful. I too grayed early and I love my gray. I earned every gray bit of it and I call it my Natural highlights.

PurplePickle said...

Happy Birthday!! So glad u like my blocks.
Mary C.

KQ Sue said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy life moment by moment, the years have a way of flying by!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fabulous at Forty!!!!
You share the day with my Daddy - he would have been 91 tomorrow.
Enjoy YOUR week.

Sujata said...

You look fabulous at Forty!! Have a great time on your vacation! Loved reading your post today. You really know how to make someone smile!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great week. Let me tell you that 50 and 60 are just as much fun as 40, only different!

Catsngrams said...

Happy birthday. I loved your post
It was so great I have never thought about life that way. You are wonderful.

Lizzie said...

Happy Birthday Victoria, enjoy and have a wonderful week.
Lizzie
XXX

sharon said...

Happy birthday Victoria! Sharonj.

Annie Schaefer said...

Wow! 40 sure is fabulous! Happy Birthday Victoria and what a great piece you just written here!

And speaking from experience-it sure does keep getting better and better! The 50's are way better than I ever imagined!

Enjoy your week!

Rene' said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!!! 40 is fabulous!!! Great post. Enjoy your birthday week!

Still love seeing those house blocks arrive!

Mrs Moen said...

Happy birthday to you!

Clare said...

Happy Birthday.

Have a great week.

carmel said...

happy happy birthday

good creations and lots of happyness in life!

i hope to join in the house block in time

carmel

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday and a happy, healthy and creative year ahead, Victoria!!! Love your post and pic :))

Take care,
Dagmar

Michele Bilyeu said...

Happy Day...today and every day!

I just posted on our Liberated Quilting Challenge and another one of your quilts is up for sale and/or auction at AAQI!

Ladies, You can own one of V's quilts for a small donation/purchase price and donate to Alzheimer's research funding at the same time.

The gift you give yourself in honor of V's birthday..hint, hint!!!!

Marit said...

Happy birthday Victoria! Have fun....
; )

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Happy birthday, Victoria!

Stephanie said...

I think as we get older we accept age gracefully--that does not mean we have to become old fuddy duddies! I LOVE the natural color of your hair instead of trying to hide the grey. Happiest Birtday. 52 years ago Easter was on April 6 and the bunny delivered my sister.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady!!!! You are gorgeous and every womans dream of being content!!! I love it and you! Jennifer

Grazia said...

Happy Birthday Victoria!
Grazia :)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Have a wonderful day and a restful and fun vacation! The photograph of you is really beautiful.

Our daughter, Elizabeth, was born on Easter, also! The best Easter present ever!

Terriaw said...

Happy birthday to you! What a great post! Being 40 feels great, so I hope you think so too. Enjoy your week!

Chase said...

Happy Birthday, V~ I love your story! Have a great B day~

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday a very cute story and an even cuter smile

True Blue Nana said...

Happy Birthday. My husband's birthday is the 30th but he will be about 25 years older than you are. I love getting older. I am so much freer to do what I want, think the way I want, live the way I want.

YankeeQuilter said...

Happy Birthday! You must have a special spot in your heart for the Easter bunny! When I was younger I thought things would settle down as I got older but I've got to say the decade between 40 and 50 has been a wild ride! Enjoy yours!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Happy Birthday Victoria!!

You do look very happy :) I always wondered what I would be like when I was old (40) lol. I'm actually happy with who I am too. I am surprised at how different I am from when I was 30 (I'm 41). I love looking back and seeing how much I have grown as a mother, wife, and person. I am proud that I haven't compromised my values as I've grown.

Julia said...

Happy 40th bday! I'm wondering what the 60s will be like!

Michele said...

Happy birthday! 40 looks great on you!

Doris said...

40 has been great for me, V! You look good and isn't it great to be in such a good place...

Summer :) said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Corn said...

HAPPY 4oth FRIEND! You will look fabulous no matter what the age. I am glad you are in my life :) And its so refreshing to know people that are just where they need to be, doing what they love and inspiring others along the way. We love you........

shellypmq said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday -- have a wonderful Birthday week -- you look great at 40! You'll look great at 50!

Judy in Michigan said...

Happy Birthday V - you look wonderful and you have much to be thankful for. May every day be better than today - enjoy your special day and your week away. Have fun.

Mego said...

Happy Birthday V! You look pretty darn FABULOUS for forty! Have a wonderful time on vacation and don't forget to RELAX!

Barb in Mi said...

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag - or rather happy b'day and many more years to come! In some sports I believe you would now be considered in the "masters" age group. Yep, you have mastered a ton of things - be proud of yourself and celebrate! Best wishes!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!

quiltycat said...

You are a wonderful GIRL and (that is more important) you are a wonderful person...happy birthday!
P.S. What a nice hands you have!
Hugs!
nichi

Andi said...

Happy birthday!!!

mg said...

Forty and fabulous! I turned 40 in Sept and I just feel tired all the time. My father said I'm on a slippery slope rapidly decending! yikes! And I went to Vegas for one last splash of youth and came home to 500 forks in the grass and a sign saying "welcome home old man!"
but I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday from the heartland! M

Em said...

Happy birthday to you, Happy 40 to you, Happy life and CELEBRATIONS TO YOU, Happy birthday to you! Make a wish....and yes, it just keeps getting better with age doesn't it!? Love, Em

Kathy said...

Have a fantastic 40th birthday!!!!

WoolenSails said...

Happy Birthday!

Debbie

beth said...

happy birthday to a beautiful quilter! The 40's are the BEST!
enjoy them!

carol said...

Happy 40th Birthday! I wish I would have looked that good on my 40th! I'd say you have a lot to be thankful for. You seem to be very blessed!

Rachel said...

Happy Happy Birthday, V! 40 isn't so bad... after the initial shock. I arrived there in January, kicking and screaming, but I think I'm settled in now. You look wonderful!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! I hope you had a dream day. I also hope that my bubba is an (slightly early) Easter present! xxx

Barb said...

A Very Happy Birthday to you V!!
And I'm wishing you a Blessed Year.
You look fabulous! and I love the hair.

xoxo

Tonya R said...

happy birthday! you look fabulous

Carla said...

You Rock 40 Victoria!!

Happy Belated Birthday :o)

epban said...

Happy Birthday, yesterday! My birthday is March 29 also but I turned 15 on that Easter Sunday in1970! Enjoy your 40's!

felicity said...

Happy 40th! I felt the same way reaching my 40s as I did reaching my 30s - ready to leave that old decade behind and embark on a new one.

I hope my hair looks as gorgeous as yours when my grey finally starts filling out a bit.

Ann said...

Happy 40th Birthday!
You look great Victoria...
have a great decade
... and 50's MUCH better than 40!
xo xo Ann

MichelleB said...

I missed your birthday! Happy, happy birthday! I hope that your day was wonderful. I'm sure that you will be just as beautiful at 50 as you are at 40!

Solange said...

Darling! My apologies for being late..but happy birthday! (You normally remind me when your birthday is approaching..lol) Best wishes! You look ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I hope you are enjoying your vacation..much love, light and peace

Solange

Cathy said...

Happy 40th Birthday V, I love your 'things you know now' list, fabulous. I hope you had a wondeful day. I love the 40's too, awesome time of life! xo

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