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Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Birthday and a cube finish

Today is my 50th birthday. It's funny. I don't feel 50. I don't feel any different than I did yesterday, last year, or the year before. Or for that matter, when I turned 16, 21, or 30! In my head I am still the same person that I've always been only better! Sure, my physical appearance has changed, my hair is gray under the wonderful hair dye I use, I have wrinkles, I'm no longer a size 9 and I have body aches and pains that I didn't have when I was younger. BUT! I know more now than I did then, I have experienced many things a younger person hasn't, love, loss, tragedy, incredible new inventions like the internet, cell phones, cancer treatments. I've had 3 babies and watched them grow and change over the years into wonderful adults (most of the time anyway). I'm a kinder, gentler, more tolerant person than I used to be, I'm not in Mother Theresa's league by any means but still an all around better person than I was when I was 25, or 35 or 45. And for the last 30 years I've had the privilege of sharing it all with a man that I love and respect. A man that's my best friend and who loves me for who I am, young or old. So today, instead of feeling bad about being a half century old, I am going to celebrate being a half century young with another half century at least to follow. I'm going to think about all the incredible inventions that are still waiting to be invented, the adventures still to come with the kids, like college graduations, marriages and babies. And I'm going to ponder on what kind of person I will be in another 10, 20 or 30 years. Who knows, by then I might be in Mother T's league! Ya just never know!!! So today, I invite you all to celebrate my next 50 years! Let's make them the best ever!!

As you might remember, we share our framing/cross stitch store with a vacuum cleaner sales and repair store. On Saturdays, Greg, the owner of the vacuum store, works over at his other location so Callie covers the Papillion store for him. We of course couldn't leave well enough alone, we had to suck her in to the addiction known as Cross Stitch. A couple of weeks ago, Callie finished her first project, a Lizzie Kate Quick-It. This week I decided to try my hand at making a cube using Callie's finish. I hadn't made a cube before. But I think it turned out quite nice if I do say so myself!


Can you see the little paw print buttons I put on the sides? They don't show up too well unless you are looking for them. I hope Callie likes it, I didn't tell her I was doing it.

Well, I need to go do some things before Adam arrives with his stuff today. I've procrastinated as long as I can I think. He'll be here in a couple of hours.

Have a great weekend everyone!! Thanks for stopping in!

16 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy Birthday Julie! May all your dreams come true and all your wishes be granted. Have a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness.

Congrats on a great finish! One of those days I will have to try to make a cube.

santadeb said...

Julie, as usual you write beautifully and as someone older than you I can say that you have the right attitude about the signifigance of the "zero" birthdays, they are milestones but only a measurement and like most other days to be explored and experienced....you know my feelings and I am so glad you are in my life enjoy!
Deb

Cari said...

Happy Happy 50th Birthday Julie!! May your next 50 be just as fun as the first 50 were!! Hugs and have a wonderful day!! :)

Kim B said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you're enjoying yourself and have a wonderful weekend!

I love that cube finish! I need to give that technique a try.

Jan said...

Happy Birthday Julie. You're only halfway there! Hope you have had a wonderful day.

Daffycat said...

Happy birthday, julie! Many happy returns!

The cube finishing turned out perfect! I love that design and the buttons were such a great finishing touch!

wausie said...

"Happy Birfday to you, Happy Birfday to you. Happy BIRFDAY dear friend. Happy...." you know the rest. Just think, you are young enough to be my daughter. :-) Of course most of my friends are young enough to be my daughters or grands...I'll be thinking of you while I decide what to take on my trip to you know where...see you when I get back.

MommyDearest said...

Julie, Have I told you that I admire you so much? This blog post is one of the examples of why I do!! Happy Birthday my dear friend!
Love ya!
Connie

stitcheranon said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I hope you had a lovely day and were spoilt rotten.
Love the finish..very original ;-)

mbroider said...

Nice post on the 50!! Do you know (i think you don't!!) you write very well, and treat us with your posts stitchy or non.

Have a great week!

Danielle said...

I hope you had a great birthday! You summed up your feelings exactly as I would have. I am only 35 but don't feel any different than I was when I was 18, except wiser and more experienced. Your cube finish turned out great! Here's to another 50 years for you.

Meari said...

Happy Birthday, Julie!! I didn't know your bday was close to mine :) You wrote a great post. Your cube turned out beautifully? How did you attach the pawprint buttons?

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm sorry I missed your b-day post, Julie! We both turned 50 this go round! Happy belated to you! I love the cube finish you did - it's perfect and I'll bet Callie was Thrilled!

Rachel S said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love the cube! So cute!

Robin said...

Happy Belated Birthday Julie and I love your outlook on life! I'm only about 5 yrs behind you and I hope I can remember your words when I hit the big 5-0 :-0
The CUBE finish is ADORABLE!!!

Anne Sans Tete said...

happy belated birthday & an adorable finish! i love it!