I just turned 49 today, and I'm happier than I've ever been! While I was having my teeth cleaned earlier this week, my dental hygienist mentioned that she didn't become a dental hygienist until she was in her late 40s. She had been a psychiatric nurse up until that time. She asked what I would like to do if I could do anything I wanted. I waited for her to take that awful dental tool out of my mouth and then told her that I would make things. I've always made things. My mom was a seamstress (aka sewist) but I had no desire to sew when I was living at home. My first real attempt at creating was crocheting, then I moved on to knitting, then cross stitch, then scrapbooking, then finally quilting. I think I finally found it! I simply can't seem to get enough of it.
It's being happy and content with everything in my life.
It's being a 6-year cancer survivor.
It's being a mom to a healthy, happy 24-year-old son.
It's being married for 30 years to a wonderful husband.
It's having the best dog ever - Giacomo the Schnoodle.
It's having a loving and supportive family.
It's having great friends - friends that I get together with once a month (out to dinner with one group and MQG sew days with the others), friends that I've met online (yes, you can have friends that you've never met in person).
This is 49.
In celebration of being the great age of 49, I'm having a great little giveaway! Two winners will each receive a $20 gift certificate to Winter Creek Cloth! All you need to do to enter is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. That's it! And the winners will be chosen just in time for Winter Creek Cloth's Inventory Blow-Out Sale which starts on August 19th!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
By the way, have you checked out the Fab Shop Hop yet? There are so many shops participating, including Winter Creek Cloth! Great prizes to be given away! I've been hopping around and I don't think I've even gotten through half of them! Check it out!