Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Quackity Quack Quack!

Why the quacking? Because I am one lucky duck!
 
Yesterday was my annual celebration of being born... & boy was I so chuffed to receive so many messages, emails, cards & gifts... from family & friends, near & far. Really quite spoilt.
And of course thank you to everyone who dropped in to my little blog to send me good wishes... I really appreciate that!

I'd like to share some of the gorgeous gifts sent to me from friends I've made through blogging.

Maria & Sandra sent me a fab roll to store my quilt blocks or stitching in so it stays clean... such a clever idea & girls I will get so much use from it - thank you!
 

Leanne made me a fab topper/mat featuring a pieced cup & saucer, along with some other goodies. Silly me, I just couldn't work out what the shape on the topper was, but the image made a whole lot more sense when I turned it 90°!! (And no, a blood alcohol content was not in play!)

Kaylee has made me the sweetest little pinkeep & birthday card, plus sent a gorgeous fabric too.
The quilters button is heart-shaped.
 Big hugs & smiles to each of you my thoughtful friends for sending your love & good wishes to me.
Quack! xoxo

The lovely ladies of the Fat Quarter Birthday Club have sent me a beautiful selection of fabrics & goodies, too... thank you so much girls! This year I've gone with a black & white theme of fabrics to receive & wow aren't they totally gorgeous??!
Along with the fabrics, the girls have sent a pretty array of extras... some will add to my stitching enjoyment, some will add to my hips! Threads, trims, buttons, yums & a funky aqua print tea towel...
 Each of us in the FQ Club will receive a special gift from someone else, & mine was sent to me from the very clever Barb
 All I can say is WOW wow WOW... Barb made me a fab block folder, nice & big, & so beautifully sewn & stitched... I'm rarely rendered speechless, but this is one of those times... I had intended to get around to making one for myself, but now I don't need to worry. Mine wouldn't have been half as fab as this one!!
And just to make sure I have lots of stitching & sewing energy Barb added some purple-wrapped goodness... mmm, the Raspberry & Lemonade variety is new to me, can't wait to try it!
Thanks again Barb, Chooky, Ondrea, Peg & Michelle.
Another quack! xo

This is one of those times that has me reflecting on the wonderful world of blogging, the things I've learned along the way & most importantly the friends I've made.
I am really so blessed.
 I ran myself out of time to make something for my annual Cake & Candles Birthday Giveaway... BUT there will be a Merry Un-Birthday Giveaway instead... stay tuned!

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

Big happy birthday wishes for yesterday Anthea. Beautiful gifts from lots of lovely friends

Cheryll said...

So pleased you had a wonderful birthday. Let me know when all the "fats" arrive please.
Enjoy playing with all the gorgeous fabric and gifts.
Hugs xox

Lisa V said...

Gorgeous goodies Anthea. I have sent you a little something in the mail, seeing as you snuck that little birthday in without me knowing, its a belated delivery.
Hugs dear friend.

Marilyn said...

A late Happy birthday from me too. Lovely gifts from lovely friends. xxx

Oddbjørg said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So many lovely gifts!

creations.1 said...

belated 'Happy Birthday' Anthea - such a beautiful swag of gifts - enjoy them as you enjoy the friendships you have made from blogging!!

shez said...

Belated happy birthday Anthea,so glad you were spoilt.xx

Nanette said...

Belated birthday wishes from me too Anthea. Your gifts are beautiful and thoughtfully chosen.

Susan said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! Lots of lovely gifts.

Christine M said...

You received some lovely gifts, Anthea. Enjoy them all.

Fiona said...

glad you had a lovely day... you deserve to be as spoiled as you were!!
Hugz

Raewyn said...

So pleased you had a great day, such lovely gifts! Hasn't our world grown thanks to blogland :-)

kiwikid said...

Lovely to hear you had a wonderful day...the block keeper is gorgeous!! As are all your other goodies.
xx

KAYLEE said...

Lucky girl, LOTS of lovely goodies that's for sure....

Helen said...

Oh a very late birthday wish so pleased to see you have been spoilt by so many lovely and talented friends.have a wonderful week xx

Lin said...

Lovely gifts all Anthea and well deserved. xx

Josie said...

Happy Birthday Anthea!! Looks like you had a terrific time being spoiled rotten by lots of lovely friends.
Hope your head stays in the clouds for a while.... enjoy! :o)) xxx

gracie said...

So sorry I missed your birthday...Happy Birthday.I have not been a blog hopper recently, but am trying to catch up. Lovely tributes for your special day.

Chookyblue...... said...

I was worrying my little spot would be to boring but it looks great with the others all mixed up.....enjoy your fabrics........

Ondrea said...

Sorry I haven't looked at your blog until now. I hope you had an awesome birthday and it looks like you received some amazing gifts. I agree, Barb always comes up with beautiful stitched gifts. Love the black and white fat 1/4s. It was a pleasure to seek out something you liked and I am delighted to be part of the club.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Happy birthday Anthea! It looks like you had a fantastic time being spoiled by friends. Lots of lovely gifts! xx

Sue B said...

Belated happy birthday, it looks as though you got spoilt so good on you for that. I hope you ate lots of cake and had a fabulous day xx

O'faigh said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you Anthea, enjoyed seeing your gifts. Kind Regards, O'faigh

Lyn said...

What a lovely collection of birthday gifts..gorgeous fabrics and block keepers..hope you had a fabulous day..

Katherine said...

Such beautiful gifts you received.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Happy belated birthday Anthea!!!

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