I usually hope that if I ignore 'the day' I will not get any older... it hasn't worked so far but I continue to resolutely keep trying.... you never know I might be successful one day....
.... some people shout it out from their blogs!!
..... and others remember the date
..... facebook has a reminder for your list of friends
.... precious childrens phone/skype
.... grandies sing birthday songs
..... Mr Postie arrives with lots of squishy envelopes
.... invitations for chocolate cake and tea
..... a son that finds a video clip
The fun started on Wednesday when Michelle and Maree visited the area so Kris and I met up with them....
we had some tea and then went shopping... then we were exhausted and hungry so had to sit for a while and have some snacks.....
|Michelle, Me, Maree, Kris|
I hadn't met Michelle and Maree before and it was so fun meeting fellow bloggers - we could have been the rainbow lorikeets there was such a lot of chattering happening..... they are just like I had imagined.... AWESOME
..... they came bearing lots of lovely gifts.... thank you so much ....
|fabric, fudge, patterns, notelets, strawberry bag, cards|
I felt I was among amazing company - they are all designers - and great ones too so I have to tell you a little about them and I hope you can visit to say G'day....
Maree has recently been published for the first time in a magazine (see HERE) I saw that bag in real life and it is AWESOME.... I will be looking out for that issue
Michelle is the drawer of stitcheries and has recently printed a new set that can be made into a number of different small gifts (see HERE) I have one of those - lucky me.... and they are AWESOME too
Kris has a new bag with a Paris theme (see HERE) which uses up some charm squares - it is AWESOME and I will need one I think!
I have used this pattern before and I loved it and feel it is perfect for those large prints that you want to keep as a lovely picture so I made these up as gifts....
the hand stitching is effective for a border ......
The pattern is from a Handmade magazine and is by Meredith Harmer.
I have a pile of pretty blue fabrics to show you next time from birthday fat quarter swappers - a lovely way to grow a 'stash'