So..Im starting to eat dinner and I hear my name being called from the closet where I put my gift last week. I have been ignoring it all week but today I was finally able to open it without getting into trouble !!!
Baseballmama..you had me fooled !!! I couldnt think of who lived at that return address...I think you had a little help !!!
ok...I have taken pictures and shrunk them as small as I can yet HGTV says they are still too big...so I will have to do my best to describe my gift until I can figure out the picture thing !!
No birthday is complete without a little bit of chocolate .....I love the new skinny cows candy that they have and I cant wait to tear into a package tonight after dinner...thanks Patti for helping me stay on my healthy eating plan !!!
Now on to the things that will stick around a little longer than the chocolate!!!!
First there is a great quilt pattern, BQ#3 by Maple Island Quilts. I love their patterns and they whip up so fast....I already have the first two and didnt even know there was a # 3!!
Motion Commotion is another pattern I found in that noisy little box...hey !! Maybe this is what was making all the noise. This is a really cool pattern that may be used for a certain challenge on the board (dont tell Jayardi)..you sew straight seams yet they look curved !!!!And they use 5" squares !!!
the third pattern was a Quilt as you Go Square play runner...this looks neat and I have yet to do a quilt as you go so maybe this will help me to get over that fear !!!
Nope...Im not done yet...cuz I didnt tell you about the beautiful fabric yet...if you need to take a potty break before reading some more, I can wait.
Sorry..the break was for me really !! Anyway, there were 5, yes, 5 beautiful Asian fabrics..which of course just happen to be my favorite !!! I think the one with the parasols is my favorite !!
Then there were some more beautiful fabrics in Christmasssy colors .....rich golds, beautiful greens and reds...just gorgeous...
I hope I can attach a picture to show you all how generous Patti was. Everything is perfect and I love it all.
Thank you Patti for such a wonderful birthday box full of things that are "me" !!!! I love it all and cant wait to get started on one of theses new patterns!!!
Happy Birthday Maybaby and Quiltingnewbie, have a great day.
Glad you like everything Elaine. I knew if I put my return address with Louisville, Ky on it you would know it was from me, so I used my sons address just across the river in New Albany, Indiana. I figure I had alot better chance of stumping you till the very end with that address. lol
Happy Birthday to you too Quiltingnewbie!
I have had a good day-worked in my sewing room today and ran a few errands and had dinner with the family-DH, DS, DD, DSIL, DB, and the lovely grandbabies. Lots of yummy food and a free dessert for the birthday girl!
My box came today. I have been spoiled by Mountain Laurel, Carolyn. THANKS so much. Pictures will come later this evening.
There are four beautiful wooden coasters made with quilt block patters. My husband does woodworking and was very impressed. My son liked them a lot too.
Also four beautiful pieces of fabric-one Laurel Burch print, two wonderful black, orange, yellow and red mums-they are absolutely wonderful. Also a piece of bring stars on black ground-the stars appears to be pieced like a quilt.
Also a cute mug with cupcakes and a cupcake recipe holder. A ruler organizer-I need that-my rulers are scattered everywhere. Also a stack of notepads that will be useful. There was also a reusable tote bag from Joann's-prety with birds on it -I have been collecting all types of tote bags and really like this size.
Thanks again so much. Sorry to hear about your foot. Thanks again!
Pictures will be posted later.
Here's a picture of my gifts. Thanks again!
Great items! Love the fabrics with the black background! They are my favorites... chris
Very nice ! And Happy Birthday too
I LOVE Laurel Burch fabrics. Maybe I should actually USE the ones I have !!
Happy Birthday wishes to all the May babies!
Happy Belated birthday Quiltingnewbie and Maybaby! I hope you both had wonderful days!
I got a box on Friday, but since my DS uses my eBay ID, most boxes to me are really for him. So I left it for him to open (he was expecting some car parts). He took it to his shop and opened it - then he called and told me it was for me. When I said it was for my birthday, he left it at the shop and said I couldn't have it till tomorrow! What kind of payback is this for carrying him for 7 months and spending all that time in labor? Ungrateful child!
lol Mary Ann, well at least it is only one day. Happy Birthday updates to any of those I have missed.
McP - let's see...you carried him '7' months. I'd say him keeping your birthday box is payback for your cheating him out of 2 months of his cozy abode inside. Yep, my big ole 7 lb twins came 2 weeks early and they've been giving me heck for 27 and 1/2 years !! Well, except now that I have the precious lil redhead from the one child, I can get over it a tiny bit!
Yes, you MUST wait until tomorrow!
Happy Birthday McP! Hope you had a wonderful day. So....inquiring minds want to know - what was inside your box? Show and tell!
Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest ladies! I hope it was awesome...big hugs
" Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. "
Trish...... those cakes you post make me hungry. YUMMMMMMM!
Mary Ann......Hope you day was a great one for a very special lady.
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
Finally got to see the inside of my box! My SSBG was QuiltingNewbie2! Thanks so much Elaine - it was if I was right next to you while you were shopping for me! First off, two wonderful books on scrap quilts - and I have found at least one pattern to do in each. Next, there is a quilt kit in a sack - its a Christmas wall hanging with all fabric, backing and binding included. Then there are five beautiful fat quarters - two of stars (which I love) and three in purple and cream that all blend beautifully. There's a small candle in Orange Dreamcicle (love the real ice cream things) that smells delightful, birthday plates and napkins and finally, A PANTOGRAPH for my quilting frame!!!!!! Its of clouds and since I have about 6 quilt tops backed up to be quilted, I know it will be put to good use. Thanks again Elaine, it's everything I could want!This message has been edited. Last edited by: mcpatches,
Happy Birthday to all the May girls. Hope everyone's birthday is great.
Kentucky Sunshine, that cake looks sooooooooooo good. Has my mouth watering, especially since the strawberries are in around here. Did you make that cake?
Have AMAZING birthday's ladies ....
5/7 - Quiltingnewbie
5/7 - MayBaby
Ahhhhhhhhh I have a very sneaky SSBG - I just received a pre-Birthday surprise in the mail. A pack of very pretty fat quarters! Thank you so much.... please tell me your name so I can thank you properly.
I got a heavy box delivered to me today> It came from Canada. I willn't post name that was on out side of box, When I open it on the 4th I hope there is hint for board name. Is it June yet???? Thank you advance. I promise to wait til the 4th.
Quilters lead a piece-ful life
Just got home from swimming and arrived home to a huge box waiting for me. I hope I have enough will power to wait until Wed.
Happy Birthday to all the May babies
I have not been on the boards hardly at all for the past few months~ Simply wasn't near a computer for a large portion of that time n when I was, I seemed to be playing a lot of catch up here at my own home Thinking I MIGHT catch up w/myself in the near future so I wanted to check in here n atleast say "HI" n let ya know I AM still around n hope to be able to check in more regularly soon~
Loving all the neat gifts n birthday cakes posted~
Hope you're all doing great n look forward to keeping in touch a bit more in the future~ Fingers crossed
"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"
I got home late last night and was finally able to rip into my package. Wow, what a nice surprise. I got some beautiful gifts from Deb51.
I received a beautiful coffee mug ( with a matchng pot holder, mug rug ) How did you know my favorite color was pink. Lots of great xmas fabric and my all time favorites- BATIKS!!!!!!!!!!!! I received 3 spools of gutterman thread in my trusty colors of white, grey and black. They will be put to good use. Quilting needles for my Bernina. Godiva dark choc. truffles YUM!! and a beautiful homemade bag with colors of pinks, reds and black with musical notes all over it. Who told you I was a musician. I really will put that bag to use right away. I've been keeping my xstitch project in a plastic bag. Now I can move it to this beauty. Thank you so much Deb.
Great items! Hope you had a great birthday... Chris
Happy Birthday Patti! You certainly got a sweet haul there - love that bag!!!
I hope you had a great day. I'm glad you can use the gifts.
I want to say happy birthday to all the June babies. (If I don't do it now, I will forget.)
I hope you all have wonderful days.
A SUPER Happy Birthday to all of our June Babies!!!!
6/4 - AppleBetty
Wow! We have a bunch of Birthday Babies this month.
A big Happy Birthday to Applebetty. I hope that you have a great day and the rest of the year sees you enjoying your quilting and card making.
Happy Birthday Betty!
Happy Birthday Betty! I hope you had a great day yesterday
Happy Birthday Apple Betty!!! Wishing you a beautiful day!
Happy Birthday, Applebetty! Hope you are having a good one.
I hope you had a great day.
Well It has been a long day, but I promised I would not go to bed until I did my Thank you to Special friend (ib1ru12) Gwyn Hines. Thank you so very much for my great and wonderful package. I loved the card(did you make it?) I hope some day to be able to do cards just as great. I am still in the learning stage. Well my package contained. Some things for card making a stensil lettering book,(didn't have one) has guite a few good ideas . can't wait to have more time to read in more detail. 36 colored pencil set, 3 different paper punches, 5 packes of stickers, 8 christmas ruber stamps. LOOK OUT !!! ideas are a popping. Now for the quilting items. 4 different shades of veleteen material,(just love them) and three different quilt patterns. and the best for last (you said I would love it) WELL I DO!!! Used it twice today. a cup to put in micro wave with a special top to hold either coffee of tea to brew, Never saw any thing like that cup before, but when I shop( for myself) I usually do Thrift stores and yard sales. Sorry I can't post pictures. No Camera. I keep asking Santa for one. I have tried to be extra good this year ( so far) Maybe he will get tired of me asking and get me one. Thank you again Gwyn. I see your birthday is coming up and I hope your package is just as wonderful as mine was.
Quilters lead a piece-ful life
AppleBetty - sounds like you got quite the fabulous package - I know you will enjoy everything.
Ladies, AS you all know we recently lost one of our Board members who had signed up for the SSBG - Chris915. With Chris's passing we needed someone to fill in that would be able to send to her SSBG when the time came. I am happy to announce that one of our newest board members, Fleur55, will be joining us. I have done a little shuffling around so that everyone will be taken care of come Birthday time. Fleur55's birthday is October 6 and we welcome and thank her for jumping in to play with us.
Please remember to send me your confirmaiton once you mail your packages. Thank you everyone for making this a wonderful swap!
Welcome to the madness Fluer !! Thank you so much for joining us in our birthday celebrations. I'm so glad it worked out. I didn't realize Chris was in this swap.
Happy Birthday to all you June babies! We're halfway through the year...can you believe it?!
So glad everything worked out for the exchange, Nickilee.
Welcome Fleur55 to our swap.
Another great box, AppleBetty... Chris
This is just a note to let my SSBG know that I got he package today. I am going to be a good girl an put it away until I get to open it on Monday.
Betty, I am glad you liked your parcel, it wa fun to come up with creative ideas for you to keep playing with throughout the year. Enjoy and have a great year.
Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts.
This is the 17th time I have tried to get this picture to work I hope it does, As it did not save to the last reply.
Now that I have gotten the picture to finally work Jackie I love the time and effort you used to give me a wondeful birthday.
The notions - pins, brush, bobin holder- I wil use it for my quilt frame machine- the topstitching thread and invisible threads will all be used with great appreciation. The frame will soon have a picture of my grandson and sit by my sewing machine which will be sitting on the panel with the useful pockets. The whirly gig can hang in my window and give me fun colors to sew by. The socks will keep my feet warm and adorable. The tote will be going to school with me to help carry my projects back and forth.
Again thank you so much for your wonderful gifts that I sooo look forward to using in my next year with great pleasure.
Gwyn Hines (IB1RU12)
Happy Birthday Gwen!
Another great box. Only 1 more and then it is my turn! Can't wait! Hope it arrives on the 18th so I don't need to look at it all weekend... Chris
My box arrived! And it is dajavou all over!!!! Thank you Happy Erm! Dear Erma was my Christmas SS one year so I recognized the name and address on the return label. Thanks Erm, can't wait to see what is inside... chris
Surprise!!!! Sorry you have to see that box all weekend long. I had to laugh back in November or when ever we got our new ssbg. I wanted to share my secret with you then but I was good.
Happy Birthday weekend!
WOW I hit a major sale and 3 craft sales I only spent 12.60 and got great stuff for my BGSS, I spent 23.14 on me and DGD, we had a great time going through the big store, all craft items were 75% off. I can't show pictures because my BGSS would know what she is getting and who I have. so I have to wait for her to get her package and then I can post the picture I took.
The smallest Cross in the corner is the one you put in the room.
I hope all our daily ups and downs are with needle and thread.
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Happy Erm is my dear SS. Thank you for everything!
This is a "mug" rug. Just too cute... chris
And here is the rest:
First off an answer to a quandary I had when I received a McCall's Quilting Magazine I hadn't ordered????? Thank you for the subscription!
A delicious bag of Werther's Original Chewy Caramels, ask me how I know they are delicious!
A Perpetual calendar of 365 Days of Tips & Inspirations for Quilters.
A darling sewing caddy that Erma made holding an orange stick (to use as a stiletto), a double needle threader, That Purple Thing, and a Mary Engelbreit pen in it.
A wrist pin cushion that looks like a large watch.
A Mary Englebreit tin with pins. Get her (ME) email Willards and just love them.
Also 2 fat quarters.
Thank you for everything including the black & white tissue paper that something was wrapped in!!!!! Chris
Shat a great box you sent... Chris
Knew I was forgetting something, the black thing is a small notebook... ChrisThis message has been edited. Last edited by: cksvett,
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