You will notice that I didn’t wish you a Happy New Year yesterday. Not that I don’t want to wish everyone well, because I do, but I really don’t like January 1st. Just as I really don’t like the first page of a book. This post will appear on January 2nd which happens to be the 40th birthday of my oldest girlfriend. I have known her for a little under 35 years! This year is also the 40th birthday of my darling husband (February 1st) and my dear friend Mette. Since my 40th birthday has just passed, I still don’t know how I feel about hitting that milestone. My little 40 design was done using images of Amy Butler fabrics (credit where it’s due). She’s one of my absolute favourite fabric designers and I’m already planning my next quilt that will just have to include her designs.