Thursday, January 19, 2012

Birthday Giveaway Week~Day 4







































I glanced at the clock this morning at 12:02 and said to  myself ~ you are 50!  How did that happen?  I can' think of a better way to spend this day than giving to you.  Today we end our week of giveaways with a whopper!


I am giving away two wonderful books, the first one is "Another Bite of Schnibbles" by Carrie Nelson.  The second is "A Baker's Dozen" by the staff at That Patchwork Place.  With it, I am giving you my collection of Denyse Schmidt fabric.  These are large cuts, so there will be plenty to sew with!  Enjoy, dear friends!
To enter:
Be a follower of "Sewn With Grace"
Please leave me a comment giving me
some advice on turning fifty!

I will be back tomorrow with the winners,
they will be chosen using the random generator~
Smiles,

80 comments:

  1. I'll be the first to wish you Happy Birthday! My advise is relax and enjoy doing all the things you love and don't sweat the small stuff. Blessings.

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  2. I am a follower!! Happy Birthday....I will be hitting the same milestone in March!!

    I just ran across some cards by Maxine about turning 50....so in the words of Maxine....

    "When you're in your 50's you still do all the things you did when you were in your 20's....'course it'll kill you!!"

    Only advice I have is just embrace it and look forward to the next 50 years!!

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  3. Happy Birthday!
    I hope you have a great day!
    One of my favourite quotes is 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to dance in the rain'
    I have it pinned to the wall above my computer!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Renee!!!! Birthdays are so wonderful. My advice is the same at any age, Live, Laugh, Love! Have a fabulous day, week, month, year!

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  5. Renee,
    I honestly think that the fifties will be wonderful for you. I am 53 now.I feel like I am finally getting it all together. (Took me long enough, huh?)
    A little more wisdom, a little more patience, a little more time to devote to yourself, and a lot of joy . . . these are the things I wish for you from the bottom of my heart. Happy birthday my friend. Enjoy the day!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  6. What a sweet thing to do on your birthday. I don't quilt, but love quilts so I hope one of the ladies that quilts wins your gift!! I would say the advise I would give is to just enjoy every day of being 50. Happy Birthday!

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  7. Happy 50th Birthday! My advise is to enjoy your day and keep quilting for another 50 years! What a wonderful giveaway!

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  8. Happy Birthday!! Spend a few hours at the spa pampering yourself, it's your day!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Renee!! I hope that your birthday is very speical for you and you feel needed and loved!! Have a wonderful day ;) Thanks for being such an inspiration to me!

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  10. Happy birthday! As for advice on turning 50, mine is... rejoice! :) Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  11. OMG not 50!!!! ROFL.... My advice is it's only a number at least that's what I keep trying to tell myself I will be 60 next year ... oh did I just say that out loud!! Deep breath deep breath, repeat after me, it's only a number, it's only a number...50 is the new 30 and 60 is the new 40... Happy Birthday ENJOY!! Linda x

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  12. Happy Birthday!!!!
    When I turned 50, almost 4 years ago, I told everyone that I was 'half way there'. Longevity seems to run on both sides of my family, so I just may still have another 50 to go.
    It is just a number. The old saying is so true, "You're as young as you feel."
    I hope you enjoy your special day and I wish you many more!

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  13. Happy Birthday Renee! I am a follower and look forward yo every blog.. My advixe about turning 50... just remember that age is justa number and we are only as old as we let ouselves be.. i am 67 and I feel no more than 50 (smile) Anyway just enjoy each day as a gift from our Heavenly Father. Blessings

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  14. "Happy Birthday to you...."

    I try not to give advice but I'm reminded of what my 93 yr old grandma always says, "you're young at heart, no matter what the calendar says." This might apply more to someone turning 70 than 50! Now you see why I don't give advice - lol!

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  15. Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...happy birthday dear renee...happy birthday to you. I was 40 last year and the only advice that i can give you is everyday is a blank canvas paint it bright and fun and make the most of every moment ;-)) dee x

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  16. I'm a follower. Since I'm only 41 perhabs I'm not the best one to advice others, but turning 50 must (in my opinion) just like any other birthday - it's only a number. - It's what's inside you that counts.

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  17. Happy Birthday.
    Age is just a number, unless you are a cheese. :)

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  18. I'm not far behind you. I'll be 48 this October. So, no advice except to just keep on keeping on. :-)

    Happy Birthday!!!

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  19. Happy 50th to you. Enjoy the year ahead of you.

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  20. Happy birthday. I don't have any advice on turning 50 yet, but I will tell you what we are doing for a good friend at church who is turning 50. All the ladies are either sewing are donating money to make a quilt for her bed. We are havinf a surprise birthday party for her during Sunday School also. She just lost her mother in Dec. and her brother in October and wanted to give her something special.

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  21. HAPPY HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY
    Well, 50 is a wonderful age.
    Our advice is to just be happy every day -- and know that you are loved by many ♥ ♥ ♥
    We would love to win a book and fabric
    so we are going to cross our fingers and paws.
    Have a great day filled with everything that makes you happy and a year of joyful excitement.

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  22. Happy Birthday girlfriend! May your year be filled with peace and joy! My advice is - it's not a big deal just another day in paradise!

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  23. Happy Birthday to you Renee from another Renee who saw 50 a few years ago.

    Its just a number, you can still do everything you always did might just take a bit longer getting started.

    Love the books.

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  24. I'm a follower. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

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  25. Happy Birthday!! 50 is young! Do the things you love to do and you will stay young at heart! And... eat lots of cake!

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  26. Enjoy it and start traveling. Since I have turned 50 my husband and I have been on 2 cruises. Traveled to visit friends in the US. Have a super day!

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  27. Since I am not 50 yet, I don't know what advice I can give except to say that you should do whatever your heart desires! I think that would be a great way to start each day. Thanks for this amazing finale to celebrate your special day!

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  28. Happy Birthday! My advice on turning 50: Enjoy each day because before you know it, you will be turning 65 as I will be doing next month. I'm a follower!

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  29. Happy Birthday to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday...♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Dear Renee!, ♥ ♥ ♥
    Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•
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    What a great decade! I think you will enjoy this one the best. We are old enough to know what we like and able to say NO to what we don't. And you still have enough health to enjoy your days! Thanks so much for your great week of giveeaways! They are awesome!!

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  30. Happy Birthday!Hope you have a lovely day shared with family and friends.

    Well dont worry if your hitting the big 50,im past that a bit lol.Actually for me its been the best time of my life.Enjoy have fun and relax its now time for YOU.

    Blessings Renee!

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  31. Happy Birthday! Yes, it does happen fast. I remember when I was a kid thinking and trying to imagine what I would be doing and looking like when I got old. I'm 67 now and it seems like just yesterday. So, you see it's all relative. Enjoy it! Thanks for the giveaway, I sure could use these things....

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  32. Happy Birthday.....and my advice is to embrace your 50's. Easy for me to say as I am nearing my 60's!!!!! This has been my joyous decade. Grandbabies, wisdom, thinking of my puddginess as ok. I wish you ahappy and healthy 50th birthday. XXXX

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  33. Happy Birthday! I'm closing in on 50 myself, and while it might SOUND old, it doesn't FEEL old. So enjoy every day, be proud of your experience and your wisdom and don't worry about the number!

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  34. Happy Birthday!!! Remember to pace yourself and enjoy the journey! 50 is fun!

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  35. I don't know if I have advise. It is a privilege to be another year wiser and know you have hopefully many grandchildren to enjoy knowing you have done your work in raising your children.

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  36. Hello! I am a faithful follower of your blog. Advice on turning fifty? I am 61 and I think the best advice is to just enjoy life and don't worry about aging. quilttexas@gmail.com

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  37. 50 is the beginning of "the rest of your life". You are wiser and so know what is of real value.
    Happy Birthday.

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  38. You are wiser at 50 and know the true value of living.

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  39. Oh to be 50 again! Not really. I loved being 50 and I loved being 55 and I loved being 60...I truly think every single year "this is the best." Happy Birthday! blessings, marlene

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  40. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♥
    In regards to turning 50-Rejoice that you made it this far+try to do all the things you really enjoy!
    THANK YOU for a really generous+neat giveaway!

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  41. Happy Birthday! Enjoy being 50!
    Love the giveaways! You are a very generous lady!

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  42. Well, I have one more year and six days before I am fifty and all I can say is 30s were better than 20s and 40s have been better than 30s, so.... You've got it made, girl. Happy, happy birthday to you! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  43. Why the happiest of birthdays to you! I guess I kind of left my best advice in one of the posts earlier this week. Having turned 52 myself a few weeks ago, (and STILL celebrating it I might add! LOL) I can assure you it is just another year. With 50 comes freedom, an acceptance of who you are and anticipation of what will be! It IS now truly be all about you!

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  44. Oh my gosh! This is such a fabulous giveaway! Crossing my fingers and toes! LOL 50 is a milestone but not the end, the best is ahead. :-) Have a wonderful, happy birthday full of memorable moments!

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  45. I am a follower. Happy birthday. I turned 50 last February. Fifty is just an age. I don't feel like 50, more like 30.

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  46. Happy Birthday! I am a follower. Enjoy your day...don't really have any advice since I'm not there yet!

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  47. Happy Birthday!! I'll tell you what many told me, age is just a number!! True, a high number! lol I'm still getting used to it and I'm 52. lol

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  48. Happy Birthday to youuuuu! Actually, Happy Cottage Quilter did what I wanted to do only I'm not that computer savvy. Too cute! My daughter only has two more years to go before she turns 50. Oh my! Where has the time gone? So my advice is just enjoy every single day and of course this one!

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  49. Hi there! Another wonderful giveaway!! "50 and Fabulous" Well I'm not quite to that stepping stone in life, but I wish you the best & Happy Birthday!! :) {{That is so neat that you live only a mile away from Joyce...very fun!}} And yes we do live really close! We are in the Michiana area too. We live in Northern Indiana :) Stay warm today!!

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  50. Happy Birthday! My advice is to stay active-keep moving. Your body will love you for it.

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  51. You're only as old as you think you are...think 35!

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  52. Happy Birthday! I will be reading others advice on turning 50. I still have another year to go and I try not to think that this is my last year in this decade of my life. If anything, it would be learning to enjoy the small things in life on a daily basis. I am a follower and love to look at your blog just about daily.

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  53. Happy, happy birthday! You are the better side of a century :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  54. Happy Birthday! Really no advice for turning 50. "Find Joy in the Journey" is my motto - whatever journey that may be. Thanks for the opportunity to win! - Denise C.

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  55. Hi, Renee and Happy Birthday. Being 50 is just a stage so enjoy every minute. It will soon pass. God bless you.

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  56. Happy Birthday!! Have some cake and be thank full.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! May you live as long as you want and never want, as long as you live!
    Take being 50 as a year to own it. You are officially old enough not to have to listen to anyone else!

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  58. Happy Birthday! I love all of the 50 advice you received. Funny and sweet! You'll do fine with 50. However, when you turn 55, every time you see a speed limit sign, you have a gentle reminder :)

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  59. Happy 50th birthday from this follower! Live each day as it comes and remember to give thanks in everything!

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  60. Happy birthday!!!! My advice is to live with joy! I am not yet fifty, but I try to always live joyfully and be grateful. I pray your birthday is wonderful!

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  61. I do enjoy your blog. 50 is great...just keep moving!

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  62. Happy Birthday Renee! 50? No big deal. You are as young as you feel. I don't even think about my age, I just live my life with as much joy as possible:>)

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  63. Happy Birthday Renee! I am a follower and turned 51 in July, so I've had over a year to think about this. My advice is to embrace it. I have discovered that each year is better than the one before and I just continue to grow and learn new things. Age is only a number and I'm thankful for each new day!

    Betsy

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  64. Happy Birthday, Renee. I hope your day has been as special as you are.
    Wow I remember when you blogged about finding those fabrics not too long ago. Those along with the books are a real treasure to give away.
    I was thinking back to when I turned 50 and thinking time has flown by, so I thought I would tell you today you are 50, tomorrow you'll be 65.LOL Seriously, just enjoy every day you are blessed with.

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  65. Even though I'm over 50, I struggle with words of advice. I guess I would tell you that although your body may change, for some reason, my mind is still 40. So, don't tell yourself your old just because of an "age", it is indeed how you feel inside. Sue H

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  66. Happy Birthday to you...Happy birthday to you!!!

    The only advice I have for you friend...is to embrace being 50 with your whole heart! What an exciting time for you. A new decade to worship The Lord and love your family more and quilting projects and the color pink and garden flowers and cupcakes with sprinkles and .........well...you get the idea. A new decade! You are gonna rock it girl!!!
    Hugs and love,
    Shann

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  67. Ahhhh, turning 50 ...... the best advice I can give you is just to enjoy the start of another decade. I think the 50's can be as great as you want to make them. You're still young enough to accomplish anything that you would like. Happy Birthday :)

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  68. Speaking from experience.... When someone asks you how old u are you will not remember because you clearly cant be 50! Happy birthday.

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  69. Happy Birthday. The 50's pass with shocking speed!

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  70. Happy birthday! How about you start counting your age backwards from now on? ;)

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  71. Happy Birthday!!!! I am not over 50 (3 more years to go!), so I don't know that I should be giving advice . . . but I'll wish you a wonderful new decade! :)

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  72. Happy Birthday! They say fifty is nifty,it's forty plus ten, minus inflation you're thirty again! Hope your day is a great one!

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  73. Happy 50th birthday dear Rene. I hope you get to do something special in honor of your birthday. I haven't turned 50 yet, but my advice would be to try something new or do something that you have always wanted to do.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  74. I loved turning fifty last year (Jan 30 for me). Celebrate = find a way to honor the Lord; volunteer, etc. I was blessed to go on a one week mission trip the week before my 50th. :) Thank you for the chance to win such loveliness.

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  75. I'm a new follower and am happy to join the crowd in wishing you a fabulous fifty! Every year is a gift from the Lord so celebrate all the good gifts!

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  76. As I am yet to turn 50 I will wish you happy birthday and say enjoy every day as if it is your birthday.

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  77. I've been a follower for awhile, though I am not good at commenting! Happy Birthday! I say, Just Relax!

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  78. Happy birthday Renee! I've just come across your blog and am now a follower. I can't really give you any advice on turning 50. Perhaps, just enjoy yourself.

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  79. Happy birthday! 50 is time to drop all of your fears and insecurities, if you have them, and live flat out! Enjoy life!

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