Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Birthday & Slow Sunday Stitching

Yes that time of year rolled around again... another candle on the cake... a birthday for me.

Each year for our birthdays, my long-time blogging friend Kaylee & I exchange gifts... unfortunately there was a delivery mix-up with my parcel arriving... somehow the Postie delivered my mail to next door neighbours, & it sat on their door stoop for several days unattended while they were away... Luckily it didn't come to any harm... I got the parcel before my birthday & I now have my really lovely gifts from my friend.

Kaylee's made me a really useful block folder & layout mat... & she packed the front pocket of it with goodies! A great little pouch holding a glue pen & needles for EPP, & also some sweet little scissors charms. Three fq's from Bonnie & Camille rounded out this really spoiling parcel.

Thank you again Kaylee for your beautiful gifts & fq's... & most importantly for your thoughtfulness & friendship... xx
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This year, I re-joined the Birthday Fat Quarter group with Cheryll & boy was I lucky to receive a few gorgeous parcels of goodies! You might notice a Halloween-ish theme with most of the fabrics; the theme was my pick for fabrics to receive this year, so I can put them towards a project I want to start on in a few months.

Amazing zipper pouch from Sue... don't you just love the fabric?! Sue filled it with fab items & so many of them had a New Zealand flavour... thank you so much Sue for spoiling me with such a collection of yummy pressies♥

Cheryll included some great witch silhouettes with the fq's she sent to me - perfect for a project or two...

Jeanette has sent me a really handy FQ, & some extras too... I use a LOT of adhesive notes, so this dainty folder of them is just perfect.

And these are from Illene... the handmade card is a gift in itself!

Thanks again ladies, I love it all & can use it all!
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I've been working on this little pre-print stitchery lately, each week when I go to my patchwork group... so easy to stitch & chat... but Friday was mostly chat, given that was the day of my birthday.
Strange of me, I love to stitch these, but I never make anything with them... will have to make them up, or the time I put into stitching is for nothing, don't you think?!
At least the sleigh was stitched!
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I've not been doing much stitching or sewing during the week... but have at least given a little time to adding some more white hexy's around the edges of my Scrappy Hexy Quilt.
Today I did a bit more... nothing like it, especially when it's stormy outside, the Site Manager is snoozing next to me & I've got a good DVD playing♥
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Some of you may recall that I do a 'Cake & Candles Giveaway' each year around the time of my birthday... I'm a little delayed with it this year, but will have details in my next post.

If you've read down this far, I thank you & I hope you'll come back another time... I see I have some new Followers - welcome & I hope you enjoy visiting here!

Merry Un-Birthday To Us All!

20 comments:

Justine said...

Happy birthday! You received some beautiful and useful gifts.

Brigitte said...

Happy Birthday! Such lovely and sweet gifts for a quilter. You must be very happy about them.

sunny said...

Glad you had such a nice birthday! Mine was awesome. Let's make it an awesome year!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful gifts. Glad you had such a good birthday. May this be your best year yet!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous gifts for your birthday. Love the stitchery & the hexies. Hugs,xx

Kim said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!! Hope you had a fantastic day. Thise gifts are awesome.

retdairyqueen said...

Some great gifts
Looking forward to seeing your Halloween project in the future

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday! Love seeing your hexies.

Fiona said...

Glad you got spoilt and had a happy day ...... I love those Christmas stitcheries - I think I have that very one in my stash of want to do projects!!
Hugz

Ondrea said...

Beautiful gifts there. Loove your witches on broomsticks. Glad you had a wonderful birthday.

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Anthea. xxx

Lin said...

What a lovely collection of gifts Anthea. xx

gracie said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the wonderful gifts.

Maria said...

Delighted you where spoilt for your birthday with sew many love.y gifts 🎁.
Lovely stitchery and yes you must make them up Anthea. I have several of them made into wall hangings and enjoy displaying them at Christmas.
Nice to see the hexie project growing.

Sharmayne said...

Happy Birthday! Wow,look at all those lovely items from being in the swap! I've sent a couple of bloggers over to you when I've seen them doing EPP

Susan said...

Happy Birthday (a little late now) You got some lovely goodies and you need an easy hand stitching project for those group days...no doubt they will get made into something ...sometime....

Leanne said...

Happy birthday sweet friend, I hope you had a wonderful day. xxx

Cheryll said...

Glad you had a gOOd day. Great seeing the fat quarter club members adding to your day too...xox

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday.....

kiwikid said...

So nice to see you had a happy birthday, great collection of fabric for your Halloween project...looking forward to seeing it begin.

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