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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Quilting Bloggers Birthday Fat 1/4 Swap 2009

Miss 12 and I almost share the same birthday. Almost. Her birthday is the day before mine, so regular readers will know that I had my birthday this week. I turned 45. Which seems an incredibly high number to write. 45. Of course, I had a lovely day with chocolates and flowers from Mr 20 and birthday kisses and hugs from everyone else. My Bradley's gift is to take me to the patchwork apple to purchase fabric once it has cooled down a little (see you in April Jane, lol!). But this birthday was different. I received packages. Six of them. Last year I joined Maree's Quilting Bloggers Birthday Fat 1/4 Swap. I am the first to have a birthday in my group and it was most exciting. I received the first package from Peg early in January. Maree had counselled us to be early posters rather than late and Peg took this advice to heart! The kids always get so excited when I receive packages and there was much fanfare when Mr 20 brought Peg's package in. I decided to open it on my birthday (practising some self-control!) The day before my birthday I received another four packages. From Dale, Kate, Anita and Lurline. I opened the packages straight away, afterall, we were celebrating a birthday that day, just not mine! The thought of all those fat 1/4's spurred me on! And then on my birthday I received the last package from my group from Chookyblue (Donna). The photo above shows my haul. A huge variety, which pleases me greatly! I have been involved with fabric swaps before and have always been thrilled by what I have received because I didn't choose it. There are always so many beautiful fabrics at patchwork shops and, being constrained by a budget, my picks are usually oh so similar! I buy my very, very favourite things. None of these fabrics are a part of my stash already so my stash has been varied beautifully by all these lovely quilting bloggers! Thank you all! I can't wait to send off a package myself now!

PS Don't worry Peg. Yours are not in the photo because they were put in a safe place whilst my sewing room was moved. I will show them off when I find them. (I mean, retrieve them from their safe place!)

14 comments:

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday! 45....gee I can't even remember being that young!! LOL...hope you had a wonderful day! I was going to go to see Jane today but decided to stay in!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Girlfriend! It looks and sounds like you had a great day! Stay cool.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday , sounds like you had a wonderful day. Also how amazing you didn't double up on any fabrics, thats really exciting when you get new designs!

Dee said...

45 is that how old you are or the temp on your birthday?
I've taken to heart what Anne said last recently about not celebrating how many years you have had but to celebrate the day you were born as a day of great blessing and joy.
I really like the fabric with the dots and circles.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday-hope you are keeping cool!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes for your birthday!! Love your birthday fat 1/4's - what a great selection!

Leanne said...

WOO Hoo 45 Happy Birthday you spring chicken.

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you like all your fabrics.......now the questions what to make.......

Gina said...

What a great haul.
Belated birthday wishes. by the way you are not 45, you are 39 plus postage and packaging.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

lera said...

Happy belated birthday!

(Pretty fabrics.)

Jo-Anne said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!
You have a lovely bunch of fabric there....I am anxious to see what you do with it all!
Bless you and yours.....

Anita said...

So glad you liked all the fabrics!
So now we will see a lot of new projects!

Maree said...

HI Kris..Glad to see all your Fabrics Arrived for Your Birthday...Great variety you got there..Glad you had a Nice Day.
cheers

joolzmac said...

Hello Kris

Happy Birthday for the other day! Hope you got to escape the heat and were pampered on that day.

I too will turn the big 45 in July. I feel pretty much the same as I did when I was 35 except for a few more aches and pains - Ha!

Got the accom. sorted for K18 on the weekend. Sharing a townhouse in North Adelaide no less with a young guy and his girlfriend (he is from our town and I know his parents - nice) and another guy. It's close to eateries, bus stops outside their place and is a 5 min car trip to the Uni. She can park her car on the street outside.
Very happy and relieved! Phew!
:)

Cheers - Joolz