Monday, November 21, 2011

We partied like it was my birthday . . . because it was :)

This weekend I turned 28! And at my own 28th birthday dinner I was asked to show my ID. Here in BC the legal drinking age is 19 so I'm over the moon to say the least!! haha

Not too much excitement over the weekend. Lee made me lunch and we ordered my favorite pizza for dinner.
We have a bit of a tradition around here . . . on each others birthdays we have a slave for a day policy. On Lee's birthday it's basically me cooking all day. On my birthday it's Lee doing house projects all day long, and taking me on trips to Homesense :) (he hates homesense, only second to Jo Ann Fabrics).

So this weekend we started tons of projects:
  • We made progress on the barn door.
  • We cleaned the garage
  • Picked up a new light fixture for the powder room, actually it was 3 until we found the right one!
  • Picked up a new mirror for the powder room . . . it was too small so I returned it.
  • Some chalkboard action in the kitchen
  • One completely failed art project (more on that later this week).
For my birthday present Lee picked out something I wanted for a long time, but kept saying it was too much money and my sewing machine was fine. Lee could see me struggling with my old machine and picked me up the Brother SQ9050 computerized sewing and quilting machine. I did some "test" projects and it's amazing!!! It also has a free motion quilting option, I can't wait to get started on a quilt for the guest room.

Look at all these stitch options:

And from Max ;) a new cocktail ring! (clearly I should have gotten a birthday manicure too :)


  1. Happy Belated Birthday, glad you had a good one:)

  2. Ah happy birthday! Look forward to seeing some sewing projects (but no pressure or anything...)

  3. Only the other week I wondered when you Birthday might be. And there it Is(was) :)
    A very happy belated birthday, sounds like a busy but very fulfilling weekend. And being asked for your ID at 28.....GREEEEEEEAT :-)))))) enjoy the new device and thumps up to Max for this pretty gift! What a dog!

  4. Renee from MichiganNovember 21, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    Happy Monday after your Birthday! I am in awe of your sewing machine. If only I knew/remembered how to use a sewing machine from Home Ec class, some 25 years ago. :P Can't wait to see the quilt for the guest room along with all the other wonderful things you do around your "mini manor" .

  5. Happy Birthday, Ashli!! I am glad it was a great one!!!

  6. Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a great weekend. =)

  7. Happy Birthday! You were spoiled!!! I can't wait to see what you make with the new sewing machine. I think that was a very thoughtful gift, and it is a gift for us (your readers) too, because we get to benefit from all the new projects! ;-)

  8. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Wow... fancy schmancy on all those stitches... LOL That makes my sewing machine look like a dinosaur.

    Love the ring, too. Max has good taste. ;)

  9. wow, what a cool machine. Nice ring too. Happy 28th.

  10. Happy Belated Birthday!!

    Lee ~ you done good ;)

  11. Happy Birthday again! Glad you had a great weekend :)

  12. Happy Birthday Ashli!!! Love the slave for a day policy (Mark calls those "weekends", LOL). Congrats on the new sewing machine...can't wait to see all the projects you dream up with it. And, can ya have Max tell Kylee to get momma a new ring? So pretty!!

  13. Happy Birthday! I was just looking at buying that sewing machine... you'll have to let us know how you like (love) it. It has amazing reviews!

  14. Isn't it the greatest to get carded? I'm way older than you and got carded at the grocery store buying wine the other day. Happiest of Birthday wishes to you! Great gift from that great hubby of deserve it and more.

  15. Happy Birthday to you! Love the sewing machine. Now your birthday fun can last allll year!!

  16. Happy Birthday looks like a lovely weekend all round.

  17. Happy belated birthday! Glad you had a wonderful day, and I am so jealous of your sewing machine!

  18. I am an avid sewer too and I can say "lucky you!" and happy birthday! It was my birthday on Monday, but I am sad to say I am way older than 28!

    Happy Birthday Ashli!

  19. Hi, just found your blog online as I was looking for a review on your sewing machine, now that you have had it for a couple weeks now what are your thoughts on it? I am a novice sewer whom is looking for a great machine that can do various products. Your review would be fantastic.

  20. So far so good!!! I'm in LOVE with the machine! I haven't tackled any free motion quilting yet, but I have sewn an apron, a skirt and an ottoman slipcover and it was a dream to use for those projects. It's really smoth and goes through thicker fabric with no trouble. I would definitely reccomend it!!
    Hope that helps!



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