Monday, 29 April 2013

Another year older

Lets talk birthdays, 

I've just had one, and I think the easiest way to tell you about it is like this ...

some of these 




cake baked by my children ... thanks A, for making sure your big brother made an appearance :)


Then there was the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild meeting at Stitchcraft Studio in Grantham, where Mandy guided us through the intricacies of the Amy Butler Weekender bag ...


thank you to Di, a beautiful pouch and mug, which is seeing action daily :)


and Liz (no Blog) for a snap pouch, beautiful!


and Kerry, for a beautiful decoupage embroidery hoop and a Aurifil variegated thread, 
that just happens to match my bag fabrics!

and then last week it was Kitchen Guild, and it we were celebrating Justines birthday too!
so, with my new knowledge I set to on a reduced Weekender bag!





I'm pretty darn pleased with it, and I know Justine loves it too!

And I won!  Hadleys Pincushion, she did the draw on my birthday
and Oh .... its beautiful!

Thank you Hadley, I love it!  

and as if that wasn't enough, the very talented Kitchen Guild ladies spoiled me good an proper!


A cover girl Cushion from Lynne ...


and a beautiful Voile cushion from Katy,  

and to think, I delivered her voile quilt back to her too!  Sneaky!
but I do love it, and she quilted it herself too!

and a fabulous star cushion from Justine ...


Honestly Ladies, I use all them everyday now :)

a beautiful pouch and matching purse from Mandy


and from Laura Jane, the most gorgeous pouch with the poshest carriage fabric ..


and of course, my favourite Art Gallery Fabrics! 
A girl can never have too many pouches or cushions! 

Thank you everyone for making my birthday so special, I am truly blessed with family and friends 









22 comments:

Di said...

Wow what a lot of birthday goodness. Di x

Judith, Belfast said...

What wonderful pressies all round! And so well deserved too! Enjoy every one! Jxo

Gertie Pye said...

What a lot of treats! You are a lucky girl. Hope you had a wonderful day (and lots of cake) x

Sarah said...

Wow, you really were spoiled with gorgeousness! Happy birthday!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Happy belated birthday Trudi! You got very lucky :)

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday (maybe I said that already?) I am so glad your friends and family gave you such lovely presents.

Sewing Mom said...

How wonderful! So nice to be treated royally on your bday.

I was just talking to hubby about my upcoming day this month. I told him not to waste money on cards, as I'd rather have the money...he can buy me a starbucks card instead. =) LOL.

Hope you had a beautiful day...from the looks of it, you did!

Carla said...

Oh wow! What a great bunch of gifts ; )

Flying Blind... said...

A mighty haul, and well deserved!

Second Chance Tan said...

wow - that is a lot of really lovely lovely birthday goodies xx

Annabella said...

Too right you were spoiled Trudi - they are all absolutely beautiful crafty makes. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and that cake looks pretty good too - good to see you are passing on your baking talents!

heart of charnwood said...

You are loved, some ffab presents, and i love your (justines)mini!! ;o)

Canadian Abroad said...

A belated happy birthday and so pleased you had several days of wonderful times.

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Trudi - what a fabulous lot of treats, and your reduced weekender is so sweet.

Katy Cameron said...

Wow, that was a seriously good birthday, well done missus!

BTW, if the weekender is a mini version, does that make it an overnighter? ;o)

Catherine said...

What fabulous gifts: glad you had such a great birthday

Fran said...

How wonderful! Glad you had a good time.

Cindy said...

Wow! What a glorious birthday bonanza!

Wendy said...

Happy birthday Trudi!

There's a present from me too, unavoidable delayed but there is no escaping it!!

Love your weekender, is it a smaller size then? We should all bring our bags to the next meeting.

QuiltSue said...

I'm a bit late, but happy birthday.

sweetypie said...

BIRTHDAY??????? i V STILL YOUR XMAS PRESSIE HERE. HAVE A NICE ONE, HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous presents for a fabulous person xx