Fun in my fabric world....

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Making choices...enjoying the process!

Slowly I have been playing with the Soul Searching top I started at MO recently. It is not one of those projects that you can zip together in a few days...there is a lot of contemplation involved...placing strips on the design wall...moving them about...sitting and gazing...walking past and evaluating...sometimes just playing. But I am enjoying the process...slowing my choices down, not agonizing about them, but just enjoying playing with the colours and placement...it is great for introducing some quiet time in a busy day. Orange and yellow blocks are complete...now working on green.
At my little weekly sewing group, I was given this great cake alternative...gingerbread letters...apparently a newly retired friend spent ALL day making these..delicious too!
And some beautiful flowers from a friend who was very mindful of my "I am down-sizing" mantra!
Having a birthday always makes me think of what has been and what may be ahead...this year is bustling forward with lots of happy changes in store. I am now feeling excited about these changes...good!
 Cardygirl xx

32 comments:

Fiona said...

Happy happy Birthday.....
Hugz

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Happy Birthday and beautiful flowers

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy Birthday..........your flowers are beautiful........

AnitaS said...

Happy birthday and a wonderful day.

loulee said...

Happy Birthday. Beautiful flowers. Yummy blocks too.

shez said...

Happy birthday Alison i hope you were surrounded by love and laughter.xx

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you're feeling so good!

Cheryll said...

Who's a birthday girl? Alison is!
happY BirThDaY & hip hip hooray! :)

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday Alison - your birthday cake looks wonderful (and so do your colour blocks).

Sue SA said...

Many happy returns. What a lovely idea, flowers certainly brighten anyone's day and especially designed food - I'm impressed!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to you...

And This Little Pig said...

Happy Birthday Alison! Love how your Soul Searching is coming together, the grey/blacks really make your the yellow and orange, neither is too overpowering. Hope you had a great day.
LiBBiE in Oz

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday! Change is good! Glad you are enjoying the prospect.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Alison, hope you had a brilliant day. Love your colour blocks, especially with the colour against the greys. We can downsize together, I'm doing that too!! Love the gingerbread. xo

Stephanie said...

Terrific blocks. Great way to play with color. Thoughtful and yummy birthday treat. Happy Day!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Alison! You are so right about not agonizing over choices. I see this a lot in the shoppe and it can be painful to watch. People need to trust their own gut and go with a choice....no agonizing!!! Great post Alison!

Nedra said...

Your friends take good care of you. The gingerbread letters are a great idea. Happy Birthday!

Monica said...

Happy happy happy birthday!

LuAnn said...

Hi Alison Happy, happy birthday. Those blocks are great!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alison, I hope you had a fabulous day, certainly the gingerbread bikkies look great and I am sure they tasted as good as they look! Shame to eat them really,
I lovey your blocks, great colour play there, enjoy!

Heather said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. I love the idea of the gingerbread letters, yummy!

Janice said...

Happy Birthdy Alison. It looks like you had a great day. I love the way your latest creation is turning out.

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday Cardy xxx

Yvonne W said...

Happy birthday, Alison. Your friend is very clever to come up with the cake in letter form.
Best wishes,
Yvonne

Michele said...

Happy Birthday! I love the project you are working on! Great colors :-)

Karen said...

I like those blocks. Sort of a simplified log cabin block look.

Anita said...

happy birthday!!! Love your blocks, the colours are great.

Janet said...

Happy birthday! Love your original cake. At my work I said I didn't want a cake party, so my boss bought a fruit platter with a cream cheese dip. That was really nice. I decided since we share a birthday, I'd better follow your blog, so here I am :)

Nicky said...

Happy (belated) birthday Alison, I hope you had a fantastic day, and were spoilt by your family.

Too many eggs said...

happy birthday Cardy....sorry i am a title slow, been hanging out at my machine got my mojo happening so have been ignoring the computer...i know what happens once i sit down here....

Carole said...

Happy belated birthday! Hugs!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Alison!!!!!