Monday, May 27, 2013

A happy birthday!

Hello friends!  I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the middle of the year?  I can’t believe it is almost June already – where does the time go?

I celebrated my birthday last week and made a conscious decision not to think about the number associated with my age anymore.  I never was very good at Maths and my memory is shot so I’d probably get it wrong before too long anyway.  Yeah that’s right, I’m 25!!  he he…Birthday all gifts

I received some lovely gifts from friends and thought you might like to share a peek with me?  Do you see that gorgeous cup of coffee on the right hand side of the photo?  It’s a blueberry-cheesecake scented candle and way too cute to light!

Birthday Tilda

Loved ones who know me really well gifted me with some much-coveted fabrics and brads by the infamous Tilda, and some cute buttons that match in, too.

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Also in the ‘craft section’ of my birthday goodies is this adorable thread keeper by The Red Thread, and some cute polka-dot trim edged with fine crochet.  You can find these products at The Haby Goddess.  Can you spot the gorgeous Perle cotton threads?  I’ve never sewn with Perle before, the sheen is so glossy and sumptuous that I’m really looking forward to working with them!

Birthday jar of hearts

Do you thrive on positive affirmations?  The jar pictured above is full of hand-made hearts offering a myriad of encouraging and humorous words…

Birthday jar

Isn’t it a fantastic idea?!  The label on the jar reads…

Birthday tag close up

Mr SUDs has treated me to a subscription for one of my favourite magazines, Australian Homespun.  I can’t wait until the next issue arrives at my door!  In the meantime I am making a start on this gorgeous embroidery design gifted to me, along with some other sweetness, by my dear friend of many years, Jenny.  x

Birthday elefantz

I am swooning over Jenny’s latest design as well, it’s called Daisy Days and is a BOM, the first block is available in Jenny’s store now, I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing a picture with you…

Jennys daisy days

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Isn’t it the cutest?!  This is just a snippet of what is to come, you can see the full quilt top and find this pattern in Jenny’s shop, here.  I’m definitely carving out some time in my days to make this one!  Talking of time…

I have been super busy just lately as Little Miss SUDs was off school for three weeks due to medical reasons, and then she went back to school last Monday and Mr SUDs must have tagged her because he was off work for the rest of the week needing various appointments for some severe head and neck pains.  I’m very happy to say that both SUDs’  are now back to good health so I can stop worrying about them and put my ‘taxi driver’ hat up for a rest a bit more often than I have been.  Sheesh!

But there has been time for pattern-writing… more about that in a few days!

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Till next time – happy sewing!

Vikki xo

8 comments:

Wendy B said...

Oh Sweety....such a lovely birthday stash you have there......shows how much you are loved....the affirmations jar is just such a fabulous idea....there are days we all need one, don't you think? Were your ears burning today....spent the day with miss Jen and we spoke of you.....all perfectly lovely things because that's just you!!!!! Can't wait to see your next pattern clever girl.......my birthday's nearing too,and I'm afraid the number escapes me as well!!!! LOL
love and big juicy sugary birthday hugs between us
xoxoxox
Wendy :O)

Jennifer Reynolds said...

You are the sweetest cupcake of a friend, and deserve every marvellously good thing that comes your way, little sis. Love you heaps and heaps,
Jen
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Christine M said...

Happy birthday for last week, Vikki. You were certainly spoilt with so many gorgeous goodies. Have fun playing with them!

Allie said...

Happy Happy Birthday dear girl, you're so smart to forget the number - I think I'll join you, lol!!! What lovely, lovely birthday gifts. I'm so glad that everyone is feeling better, hon, yay!!!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful gifts! Everything is so lovely!
Happy belated Birthday! Wish you lots of happy moments for the next year :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Diane H said...

You were truly blessed on your special day with gifts and great friends. Happy Birthday, Vikki!

Deb said...

OMG what a horrible friend I am. I forgot your birthday gorgeous girl.I am so, so sorry. I will have to think of some special way to make it up to you. I am so thrilled that you had a beautiful day, you so deserve it.
Happy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl.
Love you.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Happy Birthday!! What wonderful gifts you have received :))

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