Monday, April 29, 2013

It's My Birthday! The Big 6-Oh!


 Landmark birthdays don't usually phase me, but I've seen this birthday coming for about a year now. My quilting buddy Helen says I'm just now hitting my stride. Okay, I'll go with that. Thanks, Helen!

Isn't this sewing machine amazing? It was made by my niece Amelia who lives in Vermont. She's 15 and very talented and creative. When she asked what kind of a cake I wanted, I said something pink and crazy. This really surprised my socks off! The "fabric" is fruit roll-ups. The thread is an Oreo cookie with extra layers of filling. (Without my glasses, it really looks like thread!) And look at the stitch length dial! Hehe, a cracker with dabs of chocolate. And there's a big cookie on the right (around the corner; you can't see it) for lifting the needle. The presser foot and needle is made from two packages of Pez candy. The part of the cake above the needle (the arm?) was made from Rice Krispie treats. The cake is vanilla and the frosting is vanilla cream. It was yummy too. We had so much fun. I sent a photo via phone to my quilter sister in MI. Right away she wanted to see a photo of the back too. Haha. Thanks, Amelia! XOXO

46 comments:

Pam said...

Totally incredible cake!! Creativity runs deep in your family. :)

Happy, happy birthday Dear Friend.

Annelies said...

Congratulations. Happy birthday !

Brenda said...

great cake! Happy Birthday to someone who is indeed in full stride! you're the energizer bunny of quilters!

QuiltSwissy said...

OMG! It is gorgeous. I turn 60 next year and want one!

Needled Mom said...

OMGoodness....that is ADORABLE!!!! Happy birthday. The best is yet to come.

stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
I wish you a very happy Birthday, may all upcoming years be filled with fabric, thread, selvages and amazing cakes! Hugs, Martina

WoolenSails said...

That is such a neat cake and really creative.
A very Happy Birthday to you!

Debbie

patty a. said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful cake! Enjoy!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Happy Birthday... Buy more fabric!!!!

Char said...

What a cake! Happy Birthday Karen!!!!

Darlee Byron said...
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Darlee Byron said...

What a lovely surprise for you; and very fitting for such a beautiful and creative person. Thanks for sharing your love of quilting "outside the box" with so many of us. Wishing you a great year!

Michele said...

What a fun cake! Happy, happy birthday! Hope your day is fun.

Nifty Quilts said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! Sixty is the new forty, you know. That cake is so fun. Your niece is quite clever.

Angela T said...

Happy Birthday. Your niece is very talented.

Quilteuse Forever said...

Joyeux Anniversaire Karen!
Katell

June Calender said...

Congratulations -- it's all up hill from here, really life gets better and better. The cake is fantastic!

craftykaren said...

That cake is brilliant. So much love went into it. Happy Birthday from one Karen to another.

FabricFascination said...

Happy Happy Birthday Karen! You couldn't have asked for a nicer personalized cake.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Karen - that's a great cake!

sallgood said...

Happy Birthday, and tell your niece to keep up the creative work!! :D

Karen M said...

Happy birthday, Karen. You are still a young-un.

Shirley said...

Many happy returns Karen. Fab cake. Clever girl.

Linda said...

That cake is awesome and so are you! Happy Birthday Karen!

Di said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Your cake is absolutely fabulous and just like you "in the pink" :-)

Rosa said...

Happy Birthday !!

Ali Honey said...

Wishing you Such a Happy Birthday. Congratulations for having such a positive attitude to the new number. You go get'em girl!

Tatkis said...

Happy Birthday Karen! May all your wishes come true :)
Fantastic cake!

Hugs,
Tatyana

FlourishingPalms said...

Happy birthday, Karen! Sixty doesn't feel all that different than 59, does it? I hit 60 last month (I didn't know we are so close in age) and feel that I've risen, conquered, and hit my stride. I hope you feel as upbeat and happy at 60 as I do!

Tracee Perry said...

What an incredibly awesome cake. Congratulations and happy birthday.

JoAnne said...

What a creative young lady Amelia is! It's too bad she lives so far from southern California because it would be fun to order a cake like that for my almost 72 year young friend!

Happy birthday to a person I consider a friend, even though we've never met! Hugs to you! You'll always be younger than I am!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Happy birthday!!!! And that cake is amazing. Amelia is certainly talented. She needs to start her on bakery because I would definitely order one. :)

Magalis Marisol said...

Hola amiga!
Feliz Cumplea├▒os!
Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!

Patti said...

Your cake is perfect! Happy Birthday!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, dear girl! xoxox

Quilting Corner said...

Happy Birthday!
That cake is the cutest thing ever.

Kathleen said...

What a nice niece you have to make such a wonderful birthday cake for you. It looks delicious and I know you had fun. Happy 60th birthday.

Joan said...

Happy birthday! You deserve to have that cake and eat it too!

Tangos Treasures said...

Happy Birthday!! A bit late!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the 60 club....1953 was a good year, I was born the first week.

Love the cake, was it good?

Happy Sewing

Lynda D said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Also, the cake is fabulous. It looked so good that I bet you had trouble cutting into it. -- Lynda D.

Joy said...

Oh my goodness... what a wonderful gift for your birthday.

I know what you mean about the 60 yikes.. I had mine this year also.. I dont feel 60 and it was a weird feeling when people kept saying your 60 lol

Happy Birthday!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday Karen
What a wonderful cake!

Leila said...

LOVE the cake and love your blog!
Happy birthday!

Lori Kay said...

Happy birthday - I'm a big fan of your blog and your quilts. I wish you many happy, creative days in your new year.

Carolyn S. said...

I'm slow in keeping up with blogs lately, so a belated Happy Birthday! Awesome cake.