Saturday, February 06, 2010

Her Birthday----

Chelsey turned twenty on Thursday. The two radio stations in the college town she lives in announced every hour throughout the day. The entire city had to of known it was her birthday---- she ate it up…..


Wow… she’s twenty….no tears. It’s not what you lost it’s what you had. I loved the little girl….Managed the teenager…And completely adore her as an adult.

We celebrated last weekend, with a girl’s day out to Green Bay and Appleton. No quilt stores or department stores—except Kohls. We laughed about fun “on a budget”. Our first stop was a meat market. Only Chelsey would Reggae the “happy dance” over a Smoked Chicken and her own pound of beef brisket to take back to school. The market is huge and there were 30 people—literally ---in front of us--- but we picked out son-in-laws while we waited…..

Like her Mother—ruled by her stomach—we had lunch and started shopping. She had Christmas money left over and a ton of birthday money from relatives. Being the only grand-daughter on both sides of the family, she’s completely spoiled.

With dreams of having her own apartment this summer, we had our shopping focus. We purchased things for her bathroom, a shower curtain, rug, toothbrush holder. While she’s completely the “UP TOWN” girl, DNA proves without a doubt we have a link. The obsession with dishes(she’s picked out solid yellow ones), dishtowels, and cloth napkins is an undeniable link. She purchased some and I threw in a couple.

A great day—we sang in the car all the way home….

I sent her this for her birthday --- Telling her when she one day writes for the New York Times, or A Great American Novel she’ll remember me.

I did some sewing for her—that she’s coming home for today. I don’t know that I can picture her carrying the purse, but I definitely see it hanging on a hook in her apartment. The journal is a pattern from V and Co. I just made it an inch bigger than the directions and added batting for some quilting.

The fabric….I know Chelsey, while she appreciate my colors, has a style of her own. Looking in the quilt cabinet I seemed a little lean on her “colors”.   I had some Moda Faded Memories in a Miss Rosies Quilt Co. kit that I had saved for 3 years for a dream of making that “Southern” quilt my grandmother would have exactly made—colors and all. I looked at it. And Looked at it again. Time, a place shop and $$$ were all factors. I dove in and used the fabrics. The Pastel quilt would have to wait….it wasn’t even on the list anyway…

I think my Grandmother would have approved…….

Happy Birthday Chels----

Gratitudes….

Pups sleeping in until 7 am
Covered buttons
Chinese Takeout

17 comments:

Juliann said...

Sounds like a lovely celebration. Daughters are such a gift.

Gypsy Quilter said...

That sounds like so much fun, a birthday shopping day. And the gifts you made are simply wonderful. I know how much she'll appreciate them and you for making them.

Linda said...

Happy birthday to Chelsey, sounds like you both had a great day out.

Cara said...

Sounds like a blast. It's awesome that the two of you get along so well now. LOL I say now because any mother with a teenager can't get along all the time, it's not natural ;)
She'll remember this trip every time, or nearly every time, she looks at the dishes in her place. So sweet.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

So terrific! You really do have so much to be thankful for. How is it these kids grow up, and we don't seem to age a bit :D

Happy birthday to a beautiful young lady

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful way to share your daughter's 20th birthday! My daughter is 22 now and it is so much fun to hang out, laugh, and sing with them. I still miss those little girl days but I wouldn't trade them for what I have now!

And the items you sewed for her are beautiful and very sentimental!

Kat :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Sounds wonderful...makes me wish their had been a daughter....

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter........lovely bag and journal cover too........

Sue said...

What a lovely daughter! And what a wonderful time you had sharing her special day. These moments will always be treasured:)

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. And it was a good choice, diving into the fabric to do something special for her :o)

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey, my how time flies, 20 already!
It sounds like you had an entirely wonderful day together - memories for a lifetime.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Sounds like a great day. My Moms birthday is Tues. Feb. 9th. I am spreading the word hoping for her to get lots of comments on her blog. www.hartdolls.blogspot.com

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I'm soooo glad that I found you again. I've been slowly trying to piece my favorites back together after losing my links. And now I am one happy girl!

Happy birthday to your sweet girl. She is lovely.

Blessings, Lea

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey...sounds like the most perfect day!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! I really try to teach my son that a big part of any celebration is... food! A trip to the grocery store for treats would be right up his ally! And, of course - he just adores anything I make for him. Nice purchases for a first apartment too. I bought my 1st set of pans at Goodwill and still use some of them more than 20 years later! Actually - ALL my favorite pans are very old, but good quality pans purchased used. Half the fun is the bargain hunt. Cheers! Evelyn

John'aLee said...

The purse turned out adorable. I loved that line of fabric!

Brenda said...

Can you tell me the pattern you used for the bag and the journal cover. I love them. Also love the colors you chose.