Sunday, November 27, 2011

40 Years ago today

What were you doing 40 years ago today , oh I know some of you weren't even born , well I was just barely born , haha ,no in reality I was getting married on a day much the same as this one, mild and sunny . I married my soul mate and have been so fortunate to have found the perfect partner and my wish for today is that we have many more wonderful years together . I know you wonder how we will celebrate this milestone, well first off we are not really partiers so we will celebrate with a lovely meal out this evening and just spend the day together .  Bill was so sweet this morning as he knows I am under a crunch to get these quilts done for Christmas , he suggested I work on that for the morning so that is exactly what I did and here is a picture of my progress on Isaac's quilt.
I have been machine quilting and have now completed that but this morning was finishing up with some squares within the smaller squares just to be sure it is well anchored. I went simple with the quilting just stitching in the ditch around each block and between the borders , still takes a long time to get even that done but now I only need to make the binding , whew that feels good. I flipped up the back to show you the cool flannel I used for the backing , this is fabric I bought when I was visiting some quilting buddies in Seattle ,do any of you Material Girls remember this fabric , it is Laurel Burch and is such lovely quality and oh so soft , this quilt is super cuddly.
Did you happen to notice the new icon in the upper left hand corner , well I took on  the challenge for 2012 for learning machine free motion quilting , I sure need some help and when I seen this icon  on this  blog , thanks Bente  , I decided I should sign up as well . Check it out if you think you would also like to learn some new techniques .
 I'm off now to enjoy a little drive in the country side one of my all time favorite things to do , what better way to celebrate 40 years together :-0 Thanks for stopping by and hope you also have a special day .
 hugs Sheila

28 comments:

  1. Congrats on the 40 years....sounds like you have a keeper!

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  2. Happy Anniversary, Sheila and Bill! And I think you BOTH did well...you two are so wonderful together and I wish you many, many more years of married bliss! Have a beautiful day, doing what you love - together!

    Much love,

    Cyndi

    P.S. The quilt is looking good! :o)

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  3. Hello Sheila and hope you enjoy celebrating your 40th Anniversary I wish you many more wonderful years ,I was 13 years old 40 years ago I can't believe how time slips by us so fast, I am doing fmq and I have a post up just today ,so go over a see it and let me know I think stich in the ditch is the way to go just follow the lines that is a pretty quilt and the fabric sure is nice that you used for backing as you know I don't have quilt shops over here where I can go a look and buy it is all over the net I have a pretty good stash believe me lol. theodora

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  4. Congratulations to you both, we celebrate our 40th next year and I wonder where all those years have gone! Here's to the next 40!!!!!! Linda x

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  5. Happy Anniversary to you both enjoy your day and many more years together with lots of hugs and stitches

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  6. Fabulous Forty Feast!
    Congratulations on that special anniversary!
    I wish you many more years together, in health and harmony.
    Cheers!!

    Jeanneke.

    http://dezondagssteek-jeanneke.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy Anniversary to a couple of fellow Nova Scotians... hope you enjoy your quiet day together..my kind of celebrating.. I sooo love my country drives and of the beaten path... my prayer for you is that you will celebrate many more yrs together and thst every yr will just grow sweeter.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! So glad you found one of the 'good ones'. Enjoy your drive in the country. That is something dh and I injoy, too.

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  9. congratulations on the 40 years Sheila and Bill....not that many can say that. I'm taking the challenge too....wish me luck..

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  10. Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you had a happy and enjoyable day.
    Your quilt is looking fab!!!

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  11. Congratulations. Wishing you both many, many more happy years together.

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  12. Anniversary Blessings to you and may you both enjoy many many more years of love.

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you both. I can't remember what i was doing 40 years ago but i can tell you i'd just turned 7. :) Hugs,

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  14. Congratulations to you both and what a special milestone.... and I love the way you are celebrating the day... hope the drive in the country was wonderful.
    The quilt is awesome....
    Hugz

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  15. Happy Anniversary! 40 years is quite a milestone. Have a wonderful day. The quilt is lovely.

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  16. Happy day and congratulations!

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  17. Happy Anniversary! That is a wonderful milestone!

    Your quilts are looking great and that was sweet of your hubby to offer you to finish them up today.

    Have many more wonderful years together!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  18. Congratulations on your 40th anniversary. That is a fantastic achievement. I hope the both of you have many more happy and healthy years ahead!

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  19. Congratulations! I am amazed when I hear of marriages lasting so long. I wish you the best and many happy years to come!

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  20. Sheila happy anniversary,good luck with finishing those quilts.

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  21. Congratulations Sheila to you and you wonderful Husband and may you have many more.

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Sheila and Bill

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  23. Congratulations Sheila and Bill.. that is such a milestone!!! I hope that today is wonderful for you and that there are so many many more to come....

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!!! Wow, 40 years...that's truly amazing!!!!

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  25. Happy Anniversary to you and Bill and many, many more. Enjoy your special day and will mss you guys tomorrow as Joan and I will be in the city. Take care

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  26. Congratulations and hope you have many more together

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  27. Happy Anniversary Sheila! It sounds like you have a wonderful day planned, your quilt looks beautiful and enjoy your drive in the country.

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  28. Congratulations on 40 years together, Sheila and Bill!! Your way of celebrating your special day sounds great to me. Sharing your life with someone who loves you is such a blessing. Congrats!

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