Friday, January 15, 2010

Never enough fabric.....

Yesterday was my birthday but somehow didn't seem like it.  Last year was the big 50.  It was a very special day......actually a very special week (we celebrate birthday WEEKS at our house!)  This year was more like.....ehhhh, big deal, just another day.

But I did get some nice gifts that I have to share because that's what we bloggers do!!

Dear Hubby found out that I was going on a little field trip to the famous Mary Jo's with some friends from church last week.  He sent an email to me early that morning from work telling me I could spend a pretty hefty amount of money!  Who am I to turn him down??!! So I rushed through some patterns and books to pick out something I wanted to make, scribble down the yardage and off I went.  

Now MaryJo's doesn't carry Moda.  they won't sell to her (long story) but she does have a nice selection of Civil War prints.  So I picked out enough to make "Six Degrees" by Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie).



Here is the fabric that I picked out.



I don't know where on the list it will go but just knowing that it's there and from Dear Hubby's heart is good enough for now.



Another funny surprise yesterday came from a quilting friend of mine that I met through our state guild.  We were on the board together for many years and is quite surprising that we are friends.  Our quilting styles are polar opposites!  So much so that when she won a fat quarter basket, she pulled the plaids out and mailed them to me!  I received the package yesterday, on my birthday, not even knowing it was my birthday.  I'm sure she didn't by the note she put inside.





For some reason, I have earned a reputation for loving plaids in our state guild.  No worries, it could be a much worse reputation!  On the plus side, I have received many gifts of  plaids over the years.  I have noticed in some quilt shops that the plaid bolts are usually the ones on the sale table!!  Better for me!  Silly people..........don't they know that every quilt can be made of plaids!!



And another surprise gift came from Mary at Quilt Hollow.  She sent a really cool book (that the Married One tried to sneak out of the house last night!)  It has a lot of fun totes and bags and ipod holders and cell phone holders.  After dinner, the Married One went through it letting me know which ones she wanted.  Good thing she knows how to sew!  I may have to let her borrow the book.




Also included was an adorable pillow all packaged up in a fabric gift bag.  Wonder how long it will be before I find out the red bag fabric would be perfect in some quilt?!  Thanks so much, Mary!

But I'm not the only one that enjoyed Mary's package!  Besides an affinity for dirty socks, Reagan also has a thing for cardboard.  I gave him the packaging for him to play with.




And then there is poor Nelson feeling left out.  Usually Nelson is the dominate one except when it comes to cardboard and socks! Reagan wouldn't let him near his new treasures so Nelson slunk off to pout!



Hope you have a wonderful day!!


Blessings, Cathi

19 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I'm sorry I missed your birthday - here are some belated good wishes! I'm glad you had a good day!!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday, Cathi! Late is also good, because you can celebrate all week! I remember Mary Jos from when I lived in South Carolina many years ago...glad to hear it still in business. It was always a fun destination store! I love the fabric and the pattern your hubby gave you....:)

Crafty Mama said...

Happy belated birthday!
You got some great gifts, that quilt is going to be beautiful!

Angie Berry said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What a wonderful account of your day. It's always a blessing to be remembered by friends and family alike~

Micki said...

Glad that you had a lovely birthday! Wonderful gifts!
Micki

Cindy said...

Happy birthday!

And it looks like Reagan and Nelson got to enjoy in the gifts as well! I just love them! Look at those sweet, innocent faces.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Happy, happy birthday! Every birthday is special, I'll be 59 this year and the only thing I want to know is...where did the time go? :)
Rondell

Michelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

pacificpatchwork said...

Happy birthday! Love the fabrics and the quilt you are going to make. It will be beautiful!

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Happy Birthday!!! A shopping trip to Mary Jo's is a wonderful gift. I need to make a trip myself. Since my Mom passed away I just haven't been able to make myself go. We always went together and I would so miss going without her. Can't wait to see that quilt finished!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Belated Birthday! We're close in age; I'm turning 50 this year. It sounds like you got some nice things though.
Blessings,
Marcia

paulette said...

Just stopping by to wish you a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! There is nothing like getting fabric for a gift!! Happy quilting!
Paulette

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Cathi! Here's wishing you many many more.

That's a really nice pattern and fabric you picked out. Looks like the dogs have blended right in with the family.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a fund day. Great husband, too!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
What a nice husband! Mine would do tht as well.

Karen

Libby said...

Happy Belated Birthday . . . . maybe this year I can help you stretch the celebration to two weeks *s*
Being labeled a plaid person is pretty high praise in my book!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, sorry I missed it. You have a very sweet husband. Love the pillow you got from Mary, she is a real sweetie as well.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Happy Birthday Cathi! What yummy fabric you got with your Hubby's gift--and other fun stuff, too! Enjoy!

Colleen said...

Happy belated birthday! What cute doggie pictures :o) Love all your fabric!