Wednesday, April 4, 2007

My 40th Birthday Quilt


It seems like I can't get anything completed lately, so I thought I would show a quilt that is done! I think maybe I am working on too many things right now, if I could focus on completing one project maybe I would feel like I am accomplishing something! All this beautiful weather has given me spring fever I guess, so I have difficulty working on one project for any length of time. Anyway, this is a quilt I made in honor of my 40th birthday. It is a tree of life quilt and if you look close there are a couple "planned" errors in it. That is to reflect the side of the family that gave me my mental issues!!!!! It is scary to say, but my 50th birthday is in 3 years and 1 month. Goodness! Well, I guess it beats the alternative. The Dutch have a custom of calling one's 50th birthday their Abraham or Sarah. When one reaches the age of 50 they are supposed to be filled with wisdom. Well I better hurry up and start getting some of that wisdom, because I could sure use it! Can you see the errors?

4 comments:

kjquilts said...

LOL, Laura! I just passed my 50th birthday and am still waiting for my wisdom to come! Love your quilt (despite the "mistakes").

Pam said...

I don't really see any errors - except maybe the one set of flying geese in the centre pointing inward instead of outward.

My 50th Birthday is in one year and two months. I don't think I would ever be a Sarah, no matter how long I live!

Rose said...

Cant see the errors Laura....whats the wisdom for the 40th birthday??? 8 months and 20 something days till im 40.......and hey isnt it just a number??? or is that what old people say lol great quilt sweetie!!!

Pilar said...

I have liked your explanation of the tree of the life. That you are going away to give when arriving at the 50? I already passed them 5 years ago.