Wednesday, 13 March 2013

So Much To Share & Giveaway Winner...

 


I have some more birthday goodies to share... Simone's Fat Quarter Birthday Club parcel arrived to me this morning... thanks so much Simone!







 

Here are some gifts I received from my family...
I fell in love with this quilt when I saw it as a work-in-progress over at Susan's blog Thimblestitch - (you can see her recently completed quilt HERE) & now I have my own to make, the kit has everything I will need - I'm excited!
Seems my days of calling myself a non-quilt-maker are over, huh?!

I am also the owner of my own Red Home - the Natalie Bird book that is so popular right now. During the school holidays, mr12 saw me looking at the book online & came to an idea to give it to me for my birthday - so he asked me to order it, then he emailed the seller to ask for it to be addressed to him. I had completely forgotten about all that, so what a lovely surprise I got to open it! My girls spoilt me with some lovely bathroom products that I would never buy for myself.

 



Kaylee has also sent me a lovely parcel of pretty gifts... many thanks Kaylee, what a sweet surprise!
Kaylee was my very first swap partner/recipient & I am so pleased that we keep in touch.

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Thanks everyone for your good wishes, & I am so pleased with the response to my little giveaway... I think I might make it an annual event!
Speaking of my giveaway... drum-roll please... the first name out of my container was...
Illene RetDairyQueen
Please send me your postal address Illene, so I can get the little parcel off to you...
I wish I had something to send to each of you, thanks so much for all your Birthday wishes x
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Now to some finishes & work in progress...
My spotty table centre is finished, very simple but looks great on my dining table.
The mug rug is going to a keen gardening friend...
I did single fold bind for the edges, so much less bulk for a small item like this.
That's two more for Sew It's Finished...





 The Hatched & Patched Tea Party Table Runner is making slow progress, but is approaching halfway with the construction of the top...





 




Here's what became of the cute little bunny from a couple of posts back...
Isn't this just the perfect-est fabric for a bag to hold some Easter yummies?!








There is a second of the larger ones, & that's already gone to a new home.







I better Publish this & go hang up the washing...Phew, what a post, are you still conscious?!
Happy Sewing!

23 comments:

Maria said...

What a wonderful Birthday Gift.. Look forward to seeing it completed Anthea.
Lots of goodies here..
Congrates to Illene on the win..
Just love the buuy bags. Great fabric.

marina said...

what great birthday goodies!
I think you are well and truly able to call yourself a quilter! You have a stash, a kit, some pattern books,
quilted table toppers and a hexie project!
cute easter baskets..

Susan said...

I'm so glad you got In Full bloom for your birthday. You will love working on this quilt. The little Easter baskets are so cute.

shez said...

lovely post Anthea and congrats to Illene and love all your birthday gifts,what a sweet thing for MR 12 to do and love those easter baskets,well done on all your lovely finishes Anthea.xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

What lovely birthday goodies...oh you are a quilter now, enjoy making up the lovely kit...kudos to Mr 12, that is an awesome thing to do, enjoy your book...and stitching as well, including lovely finishes, cute baskets...you have had a busy week...had a laugh at the gate crasher...xx

Jeanette said...

Wonderful post Anthea. Love seeing your goodies & what you've been making. Hugs,xx.

Sharyn T said...

Lovely gifts Anthea, lots of variety. Sharyn:)

Deb R said...

I loved Susans Full Bloom quilt too, you will love making it.

Anita said...

Congratulations to Illene on her win. Gorgeous things happening your way and adore the easter baskets. Too cute.
Cheers, Anita.

sunny said...

All kinds of fun stuff! Aren't you glad you started quilting? And blogging?

Marilyn said...

A belated happy birthday, Anthea. I didnt get to read blogs while at our retreat so I missed it on the day. You certainly have received some gorgeous gifts. Lovely finishes as well.

Susan said...

A lovely collection of goodies - can't beat quilty gifts! I'm sure your In Full Bloom will be gorgeous.

Hilachas said...

What an exciting birthday you're having. Just look at all those goodies. Those baskets are so cute.

Noela said...

Lots of lovely birthday goodies. You have been busy making and finishing lots of lovely things. Very cute bunny baskets. Hugs......

Lin said...

Goodness - you have been busy! And such lovely presents - for a lovely person!

katherine said...

You are a very lucky birthday girl! Love the look of the new quilt you have received too. So many lovely things and I love Kaylee's beautiful hangers too.

Val Spiers said...

Your birthday sounds like it was a great day and the gifts just keep coming. You have some lovely things there. The quilt kit looks beautiful.

Christine M said...

Lots of lovely goodies there Anthea. How thoughtful of Mr12 to arrange for the book to be sent to him so he could surprise you. Lots of gorgeous projects too.

Fiona said...

Oh what an awesome quilt you are going to make... I just love that one and you are so going to enjoy Red Home... well done Mr12.... some lovely pressies and lovely makes too... busy busy at your place...
Hugz

retdairyqueen said...

Now Iam sorry I didnt drop by sooner
What a lovely thing for Mr 12 to do
Love thee Easter baskets

Cheryl said...

Lots of lovely birthday gifts. Have fun making your new quilt

FloS said...

YourEaster bags are very cute !
Florence

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are going to have so mush fun with this Anthea...love your runner...

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