Last year at this time I managed to pull together a pattern to share. This year, what with moving, I fear that’s been the last thing on my mind. And, frankly, with a lot of the big changes in my life recently I could pretty easily be pretty whiny and down on this birthday. Which wouldn’t be very fun for anyone, least of all me. So let’s focus on the good things.

I have (often) happy, (generally) healthy kids, who despite their loud protests are settling in to their new lives just fine.

I have a man whom I love and who loves me back, and we’ve managed to make our way together for more good years than any of our parents had. Even if he did go and beat Darksiders II last week while I was busy.

I have loving and supporting family on all sides. (Even better now that they’re no longer hundreds of kilometres away.)

I have a head full of ideas, interests, and dreams, even if I can’t quite manage to figure out how to make any of them particularly practical.

And, not to be too maudlin, but I have your support as readers. It’s really, really awesome.

Oh, and Osiris took me across town on the motorcycle to pick up my birthday present:





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41 responses to “Thirty-Two

  1. Happy Birthday, lovely lady! πŸ™‚

  2. Many happy returns of the day! Or not, you know, since that would mean moving again. I think you definitely have a lot to be joyful about; that list is a fantastic way to put things in perspective.

    And not that moving back down to SoCal with a cat is anywhere near comparable to moving across a country with kids, but this morning while I was packing frantically my husband was trying to finish Skyrim…

    • Lucy

      Oh man, husbands and gaming. After a few holidays at the in-laws’ house, my husband and I have agreed that us getting an X-box would very probably end in divorce. He’s bad enough on his laptop as it is…

    • LOL! I guess I should be glad Osiris finished Skyrim back around Christmas time…

      The move itself was not so bad… it was the packing and unpacking that were (are) the big deal. πŸ˜‰

  3. Birthday Happies to you – may you settle into the very best year ever πŸ™‚ (so far, that is….)

  4. Happy Birthday Hun :)!
    I managed to flick through someone else’s copy of the book last night – really want Amazon to deliver my own copy now – enjoy yours + your day too πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday! I want to say something wonderfully transforming and supportive about changes and things getting better and better, but as usual the words don’t come. It will all be good very soon. The kids will settle in at school, you will get a great job, you will find a great place to live, with a fantastic sewing room. Enjoy your birthday present (I just bought my copy yesterday-love it).

  6. Not all the birthdays are a laugh riot (ask me how I know) but I’m sure you’re going to have a fabulous 32 amidst family and friends

  7. Happy Birthday!
    I hope you will all settle in nicely very soon.

    P.S. This is so weird. I turned 32 on 4 September (and decided against blogging about it because I wasn’t really celebrating or feeling like it. It must be one of those ages, despite all the bad press for 30)….

    • I thought 30 was awesome, actually. Was happy to be out of my 20s. πŸ™‚ I’m turning 32 next March though, so I’ll test your theory. Oh but…..i’ve skewewd my data by knowing…NOOOO science denighed.

    • I think 32 feels like 30 *for real*, y’know… no fussing and telling yourself it’s just like 29. Hehe.

      Cool that we are so exactly the same age! I do feel like there are a lot of birthdays at the beginning of September… I have a theory about it being nine months after New Years’ Eve…

  8. Happy Birthday!!! It’s not so much the day that is important, it’s what you do with the year that follows (or at least that’s what I tell myself). I received my first sewing machine for my 32nd bday, took a sewing class and started my blog just a few months later. It was a really pivotal year in my life, and I wish the same for you!

  9. Angela

    Thirty-two? You are a baby! LOL! Seriously, I recently read that people are the happiest at age 33, so you are at a great time! I’d love to go back to 32… but since I haven’t figured out how to turn back time, I’ll stick with my life now which is pretty good all in all.

  10. Happy birthday!!!! Moving is hard even when you want to do it. I am still feeling your pain as I am about to move again!!! But enough about me. You will get through this painful move and be the happier for it. Just think about your lovely machines and fabric. They are sure to soothe the jangly nerves. All my best!

  11. Happy birthday to you! Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for in your life! And what a terrific birthday present. πŸ™‚ I bought my ticket for Gertie’s launch party next week and I look forward to seeing the book! Lots of cute patterns to try, am I right?!

  12. Happy Birthday!! So happy to hear that you have landed safely and are settling in your new home. When you get your sewing room set up I have some things so send you as a thank you for all of the reading hours you have given me with your blog πŸ™‚ Hint, hint, it may involve the 70’s…….

  13. Happy Happy Birthday! you beautiful funny brilliant honest lady!

  14. Awwww… what a sweet birthday present! And driving you across town to get it, too! Have a terrific day enjoying your book and settling in to the new routines. Keep thinking about all those lovely ideas floating around in your very inspiring creative mind. And forgo the practicality. :))

  15. Happy birthday! And who doesn’t love a hubby with excellent gift-giving skills?! πŸ˜‰ Hope you get settled in and are able to start in on some sewing soon!

  16. Lucy


    Love and hugs and happy birthday!

  17. Aw, happy birthday (it took 3 tries to type that word wright. I may have celebrated with a couple too many beers tonight. woo!)! You are awesome and of course you have our support. Even if we are sometimes overcome with jearlously about your pretty creations of awesome brithday presents. I WANT THAT BOOK WAAAAH! lol!

  18. Happy birthday! How nice a birthday bike ride and a new book! It’s great to have family and friends close by and having wonderful healthy kids is just the best!

  19. Happy Birthday! What a perfect present! Oh, the glamour of going to collect it on a motorbike! x

  20. Thank you, EVERYONE! I am quite enjoying my book, but itching to be a-sewing. /sigh. Here’s to things looking up! πŸ™‚

  21. Happy Birthday! Great present!!

  22. LinB

    Happy Burstday! (Bursting with all things lovely and swell. Also, too much cake, etc.)

  23. Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

  24. oooh, happy happy belated birthday!!

  25. Happy birthday you lovely thing. Aint life grand, when we stop to take account of it!

  26. Happy (belated) Birthday!!!

  27. good lord, I missed your birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOMAN! what a lovely post. I’m glad there’s goodness in the chaos.

  28. Oklahoma Mom

    I’m very happy for you and happy that you got a new book. Happy Birthday to one of the most creative women in the world.

  29. Happy birthday! I’m a bit late – but I got here in the end! πŸ˜‰

  30. Aren’t we Virgos amazing? πŸ˜‰ I hope your birthday was a wonderful day and the book lets you do a little more fantasty sewing while you settle in.

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