Monday, 12 March 2018

I Have Been Totally Spoilt!

For 2018, I decided to join in again with the Fat Quarter Birthday Club, which is a little group co-ordinated for many years by swap Mumma extraordinaire, Cheryll.
Our task for each member of the group is to send a fat quarter of fabric in the persons chosen colour/style... & this year we are also sending a little something extra, that begins with the 1st initial of their name. So Fun!

Little parcels of goodness had been arriving during last week, in readiness for me to open on Saturday... yes it was MY birthday!
And holy smokes, I've received wonderful fabrics & extras... lucky-duck me!

 from Asta (L) and from Simone (R)

 from Illene (L) and from Sue (R)

from Jeanette (L) and from Cheryll (R)

The person to send me the Special Gift, was Julie... wow she really blew my socks off!
How pretty is the wrapping paper?!
 Julie has sent me not one but two fun & oh-so handy table toppers

 Julie also sent a fab scarf... how clever is it?!... and the Angels are just beautiful. I love wearing scarves (even wear cotton ones for sun protection in the summer) & this colour is going to fit right in with my favoured winter colours!
Just love these words with the Angels... my life would be so different without my human Angels!

 Don't all my fabrics look great together?! Thank you again ladies for these beautifully chosen pieces.
 Cheryll does a great job co-ordinating us each year, so thanks again for all your hard work!

My beautiful bloggy friend Sunny is my 'birthday twin'... be sure to pop over to her blog HERE & send her your good wishes.
And my annual birthday giveaway is very soon, so stay tuned!

Many of you will be familiar with the beautiful embroidery & blog of Renee, who blogs at
Last month, Renee joined in with an international movement called International Correspondence Writing Month, in which participants are to write a letter each day during the month of February.
You can read more about it HERE.
Renee asked if she could mail to me, which I was very pleased to say "yes of course!" & as a happy co-incidence her very pretty mail arrived last last week.
A postcard (I adore postcards!) featuring one of her stunning embroideries... I tell you, it is art... beautiful... & it's very easy to see the detail & dimension in Renee's work.
Thank you again Renee for asking me to be a recipient in your month of writing!

This post is well long enough now... if you've read down this far, I thank you😉
Here's a calorie & fat-free cake as a reward... XO


Tarnyia said...

Lots of lovely birthday fatties there xxx

Helen said...

So many lovely fabrics and presents, hope you had a wonderful day.x

Kim said...

Love ok at all the birthday goodies! I hope you had an awesome day!

Lin said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!! Lovely gifts Anthea and yes, your fabrics do look great altogether. xx

Kate said...

Fabulous gifts, Anthea, and belated happy birthday!

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday!

Justine said...

Happy birthday Anthea! I love your fabrics all together and can't wait to see what you make with them! You received some lovely gifts from your quilting friends. The postcard from Renee is beautiful, she certainly is an artist.

Raewyn said...

Belated Birthday wishes Anthea, how spoilt you were by your FQ friends. And the extra gifts from Julie - just lovely.

Sharmayne said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you and yes some very lovely gifts and how well the fabrics sing together! I do love those words with the angels

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Happy Birthday Anthea! Such lovely pressies!! xx

retdairyqueen said...

OMG You have been so spoilt
Some lovely gifts there and the postcard is Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Anthea ,you received such gorgeous gifts,enjoy xx

Susie Hoover said...

Happy Birthday, Anthea. I'm so glad I found you on the Internet. I count you as one of my good friends with which I am so lucky to share company. Thank goodness for the Internet because, even though we're miles apart, we can stay close by communicating online. I hope you have a fabulous year!

Michelle Ridgway said...

A very happy belated birthday Anthea. Your birthday fabrics look gorgeous together. Beautiful gift also. Such a sweet embroidered heart....beautiful work xx

Brigitte said...

So gorgeous and thoughtful, all the gifts you received.

Brigitte said...

... and Happy belated Birthday!

Fiona said...

Happy happy day with all that lovely mail.... glad you got such fun parcels.... and I hope your Saturday birthday was a heap of fun.... we are almost twins... only a couple of weeks (and maybe years) apart!

kiwikid said...

Well here am I catching up again!! The fat quarters look wonderful together, it is interesting to see the special A gifts people have found. The table toppers are lovely as is the scarf. The postcard is beautiful, very special.

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