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November 30, 2011

Oh my time sure does fly..... too fast

Speaking of Flying...he he
Hubby celebrated his 50th birthday last week
 and hence why I have been a bit quiet around here...
We had 30 guest including family over for a BBQ
 some family and friends travelled all the way from Victoria
to celebrate his BIG 50 with him....He was so pleased.
 Here he is below whispering sweet words to me for getting his present.
I had been saving like crazy to get him his dream present....
 DH had said for such a long time he wanted
 a flight in one of these.....HERE
 So that's what I bought him... something to remember his turning 50..
We are going on Saturday this week and he can't wait....
 He's like a little boy waiting impatiently for his day to fly..LOL
 walking around dreaming of the day..he he
ME...well I will keep my feet firmly planted on the ground Thanks.
 He was booked for the actual day of his Birthday but it
 got cancelled cos the plane was broken...
 It didn't give me much confidence in flying....but glad it's now fixed...
We had some gardening to get ready for the big 50 Party too...
 I don't  like weeds around the place trying to look pretty..
 So our DS Matthew, DH and I weeded and updated the mulch
  the week before the party.....
in the wretched hot weather...35 degrees plus each day..
 It looked fabulous and now with our trees growing madly
 I am happy with the garden... tiring work but so worth it.
 I did manage to plant a few annuals to look pretty 
for the girls and they love them..
 On the sewing front, I only managed to 
get a swap finished before we started gardening
 and nothing for the weeks before and one week after...
I needed to recover...lots of work to do for a home 'Party'
 I am having restaurant Party for my 50th
 that's a few years away though...LOL..
 Now to madly sew a block or two tonight...he he
 Yesterday I did sit and put the finishing touches on my 
Home Sweet Home block...now finished and sewn
Dear friend Jude stitched the doggy block for me...
 Thanks Jude...it will be forever special.
 Tonight I am sitting stitching this block...

A Giveaway happening real soon too...300 posts...woo hoo
 never thought I would get here...
 Hugs Dawn x x x




20 comments:

Celia said...

That's a lovely photo of the two of you. You quilt is looking lovely. You do beautiful embroidery.

Lyckligs-Cozy-Cottage said...

Oh, I like that home sweet home block very much. So nice!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a beautiful post - I just love the sweet picture of you and Hubby! And, what a Sweetie you are to make his dreams come true (in so many ways)! And, such pretty blocks, too :)!! Hugs!

Sue said...

That is a lovely photo of the two of you (isnt he whispering sweet nothings into your ear??) ...lol... It was a great BBQ Dawn, and your garden does look lovely. Hope DH enjoys his flight on Saturday, and that the weather is great for him.
Hugs n Blessings from Sue xx

Larissa said...

A gorgeous shot of the two of you there ... what is the flower in your hair? The red is so vibrant!! ... I'm sure hubby will enjoy the flight - what a fantastic 50th birthday present!!! And a wonderful wife to 'think' of it *wink*, lol! ... Your block looks lovely ... I read today in either New Idea or Women's Weekly that sewing (read = stitching) is good for reducing stress or depression - they were suggesting it as a good hobby to take up, lol! Amazing!! Who would'a thunk?!! LOL! Hoping you enjoyed your evening of stitchery!! Hugs xo

Susan said...

I loved seeing your beautiful stitches, but especially like the photo of you and your husband! So sweet! Hope he enjoys his flight!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Dawn! Happy Birthday to your DH. Lovely pic of the two of you. :)
Your stitchery is so pretty- looks like you're working on a different garden, now? LOL Sandy.

Linda said...

Oh the Happiest of Birthdays to your DH! What a great gift too and a big party...what fun! Your blocks look wonderful...love them!!

By Hoki Quilts said...

You have just given me an idea for my DH birthday pressie - now to start saving. That is a beaut picture of you two and Dawn you look great with your hair like that.
happy days <3

Christine M said...

Happy birthday to your husband. I hope he enjoys his special flight!

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby - Dawn, that pic of you two is incredibly sweet! And what a gift....I know he'll enjoy that! You're right it's a lot of work, throwing a party, I hope you take enough time to recover, lol. Your stitching looks so yummy!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy 50th to your number 1 bloke. Such a beautiful photo of the two of you.

Anne said...

Happy birthday to yuor DH. What a beautiful couple you make. After the scorchers, I am loving this milder weather :0).

Your stitcheries look wonderful - I'm enjoying doing lots of smaller ones at the moment - very therapeutic.

Fiona said...

Gosh you have been busy !! I love that pic of you and Bob - Ya gorgoeus thing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy Bithday to your DH...great photo of you both...your stitching looks great nearly there...

Margaret said...

50 is a milestone passed, and yes a lovely photo. Nice Gardener's quilt pieces too, seeing how everyone has interpreted the colours is exciting.

Carrie P. said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. My husband would love to take a plane ride in that plane too.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh you look different to the profile pic here.........
glad to see some GJ stitching happening.........

angelasweby said...

Happy belated birthday to your hubby but you definitely steal the photo for glamour :-) How lovely to have a big birthday gathering.
Hope hubby enjoyed his flying experience. What a great gift.
Gorgeous stitching Dawn. There is always some lovely things to feast the eyes on on your blog :-)
Hugs Angela xx

shez said...

lovely post Dawn