Sunday, April 14, 2013

My birthday month.....and Cathy's fat 1/4 swap

 Sorry, I was supposed to do this post sooner but I've been laid up with a bad back this week and haven't been able to sit at the computer for too long. The photo above is my lovely birthday gift from my bloggy buddy Vicki, I just love the shabby chic note pad it will come in very handy with all my list making I do lol and the beautiful lily magnet is on my freezer making it look pretty.....thanks Vicki for thinking of me on my birthday :)
 This next lot of loveliness is from carol who is in Cathy's fat 1/4 swap with me,will definitely find a use for everything Carol's sent me, the red and white fabrics are in my red and white fabric stash waiting for me to finish my stitcheries so I can start cutting them up. Thanks carol :)
 Now who can resist the fabric range "Ruby" by Connie and Camille......definitely not me! Thanks Wendy this range is getting harder and harder to find now and I'll be saving it for a very special project :)
 This pretty bunch of reds is from Sharon another fat 1/4 swapee, I love the tiny crocheted flowers Sharon sent with them, I must think of something special to use them with but till then they'll sit in a pretty bowl on my sewing table for me to look at. Now Sharon has also sent me a very pretty lace  zip......does this mean I'll really have to get my act into gear and attempt my first ever zip insertion???? OOOhhhh Sharon how can I resist and at least try with such a pretty zip to motivate me. Thanks Sharon :)
 Well I have to admit the mentos didn't last past being photographed for long lol....These pretty fabrics were sent to me by Sandra, love the handmade card, very pretty. Thanks Sandra I'll be putting these fat 1/4's into my stash until a project surfaces for them :)
 This next lot of lovelies comes from Lyndell......Love this gumboot fabric, I have some in the blue but didn't manage any in this yummy red at my local spotty before they all disappeared. Thanks Lyndell, love everything you've sent me. I already have something in mind for these with the buttons as added bling :)
 This certainly is a birthday that just keeps on giving, Lyn sent me these beautiful fabrics with a little note telling me that the tape measure was made in Vietnam and that she actually watched these being made using a treadle machine, imagine that! Thanks Lyn, now I have a very special memory evry time I use it :)
 These pretty fabrics and  ric rac are from Heather another fat 1/4 swapper Love the colours in the fabric and of course it had to be red and white ric rac to get my heart racing lol. Thanks Heather it certainly made last week a bit more bearable :)  P.S: Forgot to say that the vanilla latte sachet is looong gone and was very yummy!
 These pretties are from Helen, such yummy tiny little bits and bobs I can add to my sewing projects....just the right size! I love the fabrics and will have to find something special to use them in, as above the creamy choc caramel sachet is looong gone and was very yummy, I haven't tried one of these before my birthday and now I've been able to have a couple must look out for them in the shops and stock up. Thanks Helen :)
 This next lot of red loveliness came from Yvonne my 1st prize winner in my recent giveaway she heard it was my birthday and sent me a little something.....thanks Yvonne totally unexpected but very much appreciate it! Love the hand painted brooch in my favourite colour red of course. Thanks Yvonne you didn't have to but I love that you did :)
Now onto Cathy's fat 1/4 swap for this month this is what Lyn sent me, totally scrumptious cake ribbon, a pretty bag pattern and two gorgeous fat 1/4's what more could a girl wish for! Thanks Lyn, the fabrics I ordered have arrived and I'll be posting your parcel off to you tomorrow with a few extras a swell I hope you like what I've chosen just as much as I've loved what you've sent to me ;)

11 comments:

Yvonne W said...

The birthday celebrations continue--- glad you like them, Barb.Hope your back gets better quickly.

Susan said...

Wow, where will you start creating with so many gorgeous fabrics and goodies?

Cheryl said...

Wow Barb - so many gorgeous birthday gifts and yummy fabrics - using all that will keep you very busy

Christine M said...

I love those red crocheted flowers too. I don't think you should have any troubles putting that zip in something. I think they're the ones you just sew on top so that all the lace part is showing. You have received some gorgeous gifts, Barb. Hope your back is better soon. Hugs, Christine

Too many eggs said...

wow what a gorgeous lot of gift s you received.....can't wait to see the gorgeous projects they will create

Happy Birthday

shez said...

wow what an awesome birthday you are having Barb,i love all your gifts.xx

Barb said...

How fun is that!!! Love all the fats and Happy Birthday! Hope your back cooperates.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

wow, what a lovely collection of Fat Quarter Birthday Love ;-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....gorgeous prezzies...

Wendy B said...

how wonderful...such gorgeous reds to add to your stash...can't wait to see the quilt they become!!! ;) always feels good to be spoilt on your special day.....especially when you feel rotten from a bad back and all! So glad we could be part of making it better!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Vicki ♥ said...

Lots of lovely presents Barb and you deserve them all :) many hugs Vicki xxx