And then my real life mate Mandy (owner of Europe's premier online Kona solids shop, Simply Solids) who actually lives in my village and is actually responsible for getting me into this whole quilting mess in the first place, came round on THE BIG DAY for an afternoon or sitting in the sunshine, drinking coffee and putting the world to rights and gave me this wonderful Tufted Tweets purse.
And also this festive brooch. As well as a Fa La La charm pack because she knows I love charm packs and she knows I love Fa La La. She's psychic like that.
And then Katy who's a ginger monkey, also graced me with her presence during my birthday week (although not on my birthday itself as on that day she was struck one of those illnesses that requires you to stay close to the toilet). She brought me this fabulous dresden pillow which is now being used for my nana nap after Sunday lunch.
And a miniature cushion either for pins or for the Borrowers, I can't remember which. That print in the middle is an original Aneela Hooey spoonflower print so this may one day appear on antiques roadshow as a little piece of British fabric design history. If it's worth more than a fiver, it's sold. I don't mean that Katy.
Thank you ladies for my wonderful birthday bounty and next year, Krista, I hope you will make the effort to deliver yours in person as the others did. It's not much to ask.