Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Hand Sewn Birthday Lovelies

I may have discreetly mentioned in passing that it was my birthday a few days back and some of my friends made me some lovely hand-sewn beauties for that great occasion.  Krista Poppyprint has made these pincushion thread catchers for pretty much everyone else in quiltblogland so I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to get one but, lo and behold, it arrived in my letter box last week.  Laura Gunn poppies, a bag to catch threads held open by some kind of magic or perhaps a strip of plastic, some of that grippy stuff you get on the bottom of slipper socks to stop it falling off the side of your sewing table, ground glass inside.  How did I ever live without one?  Or, as I said to Krista last week, how did I ever lie without one?  Through your teeth she said because she's a comedian.  She also gave me a necklace with some rude words on it so I won't show that here but it kind of implies that I might occasionally be a bit moody AND I NEVER AM.  GOTTIT?


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.  

30 comments:

  1. So many fab gifts! Sounds like some people must think you're pretty special!

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  2. My birthday is the 12th of March. Just thought I'd start spreading the word after seeing this loot!

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  3. Wow, I'm with Leila, I'm going to have to start telling everyone about my birthday though it might be too late since it's just a month away. Start sewing, ok?

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  4. Awe...that's so sweet. Glad you were remembered!

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  5. You have very sweet friends!

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  6. It's lovely to be graced with such gifts from friends, near and far - a real blessing from friends

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  7. What gorgeous gifts! Glad you got form handmade love in your birthday/week.

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  8. Haha Goldsworthy. I might just show up and then you'll be sorry.

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  9. Lovely birthday gifts! Mine is November 25. Just around the corner, in case anyone asks. :)

    That pillow and pincushion are super cool. And since I am the proud owner of a thread catcher a la Miss Poppyprint, I can also testify to its absolute awesomeness!

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  10. Awesome presents for awesome you!

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  11. Lovelies indeed - I bet the borrowers do really well at your house :-)

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  12. It's all so lovely!! I think I need more in real life quilty friends!!

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  13. What wonderful gifts! Its so nice to have friends out there, isn't it?

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  14. Thankyou thankyou for mentioning the simply solids site. I have just moved to england and was googling myself crazy last night trying to find a good online fabric shop. Yay!

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  15. You are so funny. Birthday gifts are the best...and hand delivered is wonderful. I think you should hand deliver one to Krista for her birthday!

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  16. I wonder how they all knew it was your birthday??

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  17. What lovely presents! Lucky you :)

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  18. what a lucky girl, all those great gifts and wonderful bloggy friends-isn't it such a great community

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  19. Nice haul! I'm with Angela - deliver Krista's present next year!:)

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  20. Happy belated Birthday! Seriously good goodies you've received!

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  21. So how does Katy feel about us all knowing her most intimate details!! haha sounds like you had a lovely birth-day/week

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  22. All the gifts are fabulous! :) How nice it is that the internet has made it easier for us to make friends!

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  23. Those are some great friends! All your gifts are perfect.

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  24. Lovely presents! So nice that everyone remembered your birthday without any prompting...

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  25. Wow, you know how to have a Birthday!

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  26. Can you handle 2 krista's on your birthday next year. Or maybe I'll pick hers up and bring it along. She lives in my old stomping grounds.

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