Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mugs and Mats

I try and post every other day, but I missed a day yesterday (the 28th) ... I promise I had good reason ... it was my birthday!

The day was entirely wonderful - the girls at the quilt shop had arranged a suprise party for me, I was just gob-smacked. It was a full blown party feast - they must have conspired for the longest time. Thank you so much girls, it was just lovely.

I came home from the quilt store with four customer quilts to work on. I'm enjoying all the quilting I'm doing - but it is meaning my own stitching time is very limited - and for you guys, not a very interesting blog. When the holidays get here in two weeks time, I won't be working at the shop, so I'll have more interesting things to share - it's a promise!

My family visited last night, and we had birthday cake and treats. What a fun day. I received some lovely gifts too, my parents gave me some lovely gold earrings, and Marty and the kids gave me a DVD player for the sewing room, and the second season DVD of My Name is Earl (I love that show!). Regular TV has been terrible lately, so I'll enjoy watching (or at least listening to) movies while I'm quilting.

In the picture - I finished the binding late last night on the second of the placemats I showed you a little while back, and I've rolled them up, and today I'm going to give them to Grandpa and May, as a 'just because you're special' gift. I haven't seen them in a while, and I wanted to stop by for a visit. The two mugs I picked up yesterday at the store, I plan to make up some mug mats and give them to Cam & Amy's teachers at the end of the year.

Well, that's it from me ... I'm off to see Grandpa and then work at the quilt store ... Have a great day everyone!

25 comments:

Vicki W said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely gift and the most perfectly tied bow ever.

Norma said...

Happy Birthday! I agree with you, quilting for others is wonderful, but it seriously cuts into your own personal creative time!

Dawn said...

Oh Happy Birthday!!!!! I"m so glad you had a wonderful day!

Chookyblue said...

Sounds like you had a very nice day.......and yes only a few weeks until the holidays ............yippee.........7 weeks and no school bus run........heaven....

Julia said...

Happy Birthday!!! My oldest son's birthday is the 28th also. Just because presents are the funnest to make and to give. How sweet of you!!!

chook said...

Hppy Birthday
glad you had a good day
hugs Beth

tami said...

Happy Birthday. I'm glad you had such a good day.

jeanette said...

Happy "day after" birthday!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I enjoy My Name is Earl too -very funny.

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday!!

I love My Name is Earl! - we are watching it on DVD here too. Regular tv here is so pathetic we haven't bothered to get it hooked up...

Clare said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Must send you a cake (wink). I love the table mats.

Anne Ida said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Hugs...

joyce said...

Happy Birthday. How nice to have a surprise party.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a great day.

BTW, I got 2 of those sewing machine mats made from your pattern, one for me and one for a friend for Christmas...she reads my blog, so I haven't posted about them, but they were really fun to make and your instructions were easy to follow. thanks again!

loulee1 said...

Best wishes and many happy returns. Glad your day was good.

Knitted Gems said...

So glad to hear you had a happy birthday!

mereth said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! It sounds like you had a great fuss made of you, lucky thing. I hope the customer quilts go quickly and you can get back to your own sewing soon.

Rose said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday!!! Glad u had a wonderful day!!!
Hugs xxx

Bonnie said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope your day was fabulous and your family treated you like a queen!!

Wishing you many happy years to come!

*hugs*
BOnnie

Kelly said...

I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

The placemats look beautiful.

Kelly

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday! Otanjoubi Omedetou gozaimasu! (Japanese. Could you guess...?)

The Carolina Quilter said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Michele said...

Hope your day was the greatest! Many happy returns and many more to come!

sandhyasudhir said...

Hello and belated birthday wishes.I came across your blog as I was surfing and visited quiltville. I am fairly new to quilting,actually I do piecing and line my work.I live in India and we dont have cold winters for me to do real quiltting.I will surely vist again. I too like working with scraps.

atet said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

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