My Birthday

Last Friday was my birthday and I decided to buymyself a present. Traditionally,  I generally buy my quilting notions as presents myself.

These have been out a little while, it seems,  but I have not seen them until recently.  I saw a video and fell in love with the pillow case seen here


I got the following for a birthday present to myself

The 2″ scallop ruler and pusher,
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The 1.5″ prarie point ruler

PSX_20150411_203243and the 1.5″ mini point ruler and pusher

IMG_20150415_191256IMG_20150415_191408I can’t wait to use them.  Once I finish the current project  I plan on maing one or two pillowcases.

Green Birthday Goodness

Saturday, my bee, the Sassy S&B Quilters, celebrated my birthday.  Though I wasn’t intending to get gifts (that wasn’t the whole point of the party – it was supposed to be an all-day bee from 9am to 11pm; my husband’s work ruined it and we had to end at 6pm) I did receive a whole bunch of yummy green birthday goodness.


This is me and my kids. There were Lime green balloons and look to the right in the photo – lots of birthday goodness!


Here is some fat quarters from my friend Janie – I love the limes… a play on my favorite color “lime” green.. haha!  She also gave me some lime green masterpiece thread (I forgot to take a photo of it) and made the most awesome brownies… she can bake for me anytime!


Here is some fabric from Bev – I collect the Hula Girls!  I have note paper, coffee mugs, etc in that same design. It is funny because she didn’t know I collected them.


Though these weren’t technically a birthday gift, JoAnne brought these (among other fabrics) for a freebie table; Bev picked them up and said that I was the one that needed the lime greens… :)



Sylvia gave me this great keychain lanyard.  It is on my keychain and helping me find my keys a bit easier in my purse!


Maureen made me this bear out of this great green batik.  She also made Red Velvet Cream Cheese brownies and Red Velvet cupcakes… which is my favorite cake…


Roxy made me this great rubbish catcher that sits under my sewing machine… it is made out of that laminated fabric… really cool!


Connie brought the pink tulips and Lily brought the yellow tulips.  Though I have a black thumb, I am going to try really hard not to kill them.



Serena gave me this great kit for a batik table runner.  I can’t wait to put it on my “to do” list!


Bonnie and Elaine gave me the above scissors and card pouch; they wouldn’t tell me who did what… but I love both!


Ellen gave me these four lime batik fat quarters… yummy!


Sue gave me one of her patterns – her first published!!!  I can’t wait to make a bag with it!


Lila gave me these awesome snips and the needles – I have been using the snips every since I got them. 


Thank you everyone for making my birthday (party) very special – even though we didn’t get to sew all day and night.  Maybe this summer we can make it up.