Friday, April 5, 2013

The Birthday that keeps on giving even after it's officially finished......

 I have been overwhelmed with gifts in the mail over the past couple of weeks and only just now had the time to sit down and say a very heartfelt thankyou for all my lovely fat 1/4's and gifts I've received from my Birthday fat 1/4 friends.
I've had a visit to my parents over Easter,been sick while away and come back to a burst pipe in the front garden which resulted in it being flooded and then lots of talks with the plummer on what needs to be done sooo lots happening at my place!
Anyway first up I'd love to thank Shez for her gorgeous gift she sent me,a girl can never have too much fabric in her stash I say and she also spoilt me rotten by making me a beautiful zippered puch using a Natalie Lymer stitchery and the flower sugar range of fabrics,loVe,LovE,LoVe everything Shez and I also love the handmade card that went with my parcel I feelvery spoilt this birthday :)
 I also received this yummy smelling peaches and cream goats milk soap and let me tell you I could smeel that soap way before I even opened the parcel,just gorgeous! and to top it of my favourite combo of red and white fat 1/4 what more could a girl want,thanks Simone I love them both :)
 Then came more parcels in the mail,boy were they beginning to pile up! These goodies were from Michelle,I think she's been peeking at my blog as these were just spot on me!! Pink buttons,red and white polka dot ribbon and Marmalade fabric with a sweet pink roses card to go with them,I'm feeling the love well and truely by now! Thanks Michelle I can't wait to find the perfect project to use these in :)
 I just love Christine's card,MMMMmmm red and white in a swirly dress....swoon city over my way! Then to top it off Christine sent me these gorgeous red and white fat 1/4's and red threads boy am I going to have fun planning a project for these or maybe I might add them to my red and white quilt I'm working on....decisions,decisions.... thanks Christine you made my week a whole lot brighter with your lovely gift :)
 You know the feeling when you get overwhelemed well that's how I'm feeeling right now! I've made some lovely bloggy friends through my blog and been lucky to meet quite a few of them in person over the past year or so....maybe I might get to meet "The Swap Mama"Cheryll if she ever comes over here to Victoria to one of our Ballan meetings???? hint hint Cherylll,no pushing mind you lol...
Cheryll sent me these gorgeous fat 1/4's in red and white I don't know why people think I like red and white??? hehehehehe....Cheryll also sent me some of her gorgeous quilt labels which will come in very handy over the next year or so with me trying to finish of a few of my UFO's this year.Cheryll also sent me a camomile,honey & vanilla flavoured tea which I'll be trying out tonight when I join in the fun of Friday Night With Friends......Thank you Cheryll for your lovely thoughtful gift and for letting me join in the fun this year with this swap :)
 Still feeling very overwhelmed with all these parcels landing in my mail box I want to thank Anthea for her beautiful easter Bunny mug rug,love the fabric she chose :) I also wanted to thank Anthea for the beautiful fat 1/4,threads and pretty daisy ribbon,daisies are my most favourite flower and I already have something in mind for it. Thanks Anthea for making my birthday such a happy one and one that has been going on for nearly a week now :)
 These pretty goodies are from Pat and came wrapped up in the pretty fabric under my gorgeous needle book,aren't I a lucky girl!! Thoroughly spoilt I think! Love the pink flowers and ribbon and the red and white fat 1/4 has already been added to my stash for my red and white quilt,what a lovely way to remember a birthday through a quilt made with fabric from special people.Thanks Pat I love and appreciate everything you sent me :)
 Bloggers playing up and wont let me seperate these two pictures so I'd like to thank Tracee (top pic) for my beautiful red and white fat 1/4's,I love how she's made the card using a matching fabric to co-ordinate everything and then tied it up all pretty with a red ribbon and bow,very yummy looking when they emerged from the parcel.These fabrics will definately be making there way to my red and white stash for my quilt! Thanks Tracee I love them!
The 2nd Picture is showing the beautiful red & white fat 1/4 that Lyn sent me,this will most positively be heading for my red and white stash....and just look at the card that came with it,just gorgeous in its own right! Thanks Lyn for making my birthday such a happy one this year :)
 These gorgeous fat 1/4's,buttons and lovely handmade bookmark were sent to me by Sisbabe,the bookmark is already being put to use in my current book and the buttons have been earmarked for a special project. Sisbabe sent me my parcel way before my birthday and I had to be really,really good and not open it till my birthday but I did it....just and I love them all,thanks Sisbabe I've had such a lovely birthday this year :)
 
These pretty pastel fat 1/4's and ribbon arrived in my mail box from Maria,aren't they just lovely....such soft and delicate fabrics,must think of a soft and delicate project I can use them in....thinkinh cap on and I'll see what I can come up with.Don't you just love the owl card,it soooo matches the softness of the fabrics,Thanks Maria :)
But wait there's more but I haven't had a chance to take photo's and even more parcels came in the mail today so maybe another post tomorrow and Sunday when I do get the chance as well as more photo's of gifts from other bloggy friends not in this particular swap.All I can say is that this birthday has been the best!!!! :) Barb.

16 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

You are very welcome Barb. You deserve to be spoiled. Lots of lovely goodies to create with there.
Hugs xx

Cheryll said...

Birthday are for spoiling "friends" and yes I'll be there at the JuNe meeting!! Soooo looking forward to meeting up! :)

Anthea said...

Barb, that's the birthday everyone should have!! Lots of goodies and love being sent your way!!!
I hope you are feeling better now, what a beast about the burst pipe.
I hope you have lots of fun with all those yummy fabrics & extra goodies too... x

Barb said...

Wow!!! Lucky you,,,,,Hapy Birthday!

Mistea said...

Lovely goodies in your mail box.
Lots of project potential there.
Enjoy working through that stash.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful gifts!
Congratulations again and hope you'll soon fix all your garden problems!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Susan said...

So many well deserved goodies.

Yvonne W said...

Happy Birthday, Barb. What lovely things the postman has delivered to you.Ejoy!

Yvonne W said...

Happy Birthday, Barb. What lovely things the postman has delivered to you.Ejoy!

katherine said...

Lots of lovely birthday gifts there. You are very lucky.

Cheryl said...

Barb sounds like you had an amazing birthday. Such gorgeous and yummy fabrics

Mrs Shepo said...

So pleased you enjoyed all your goodies, "I know" how exciting it is to get all those pressies on your special day. Hope your yard is soon back to normal, why do those things always happes when you are not at home? Cheers Pat.X

Ondrea said...

What a popular girl you are! I hope you feel loved. They are all lovely pressies and you sooo deserve them.

Too many eggs said...

lovely presses, so many lovely fabrics

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh gosh what a gorgeous collection :) Hope you are drying out some now :)

Quilt Kitty said...

Glad you loved them Barb. I think red & white is very hard to beat. xx