Saturday, April 16, 2011


Yesterday was my sweet hubby's birthday.  We went to the Texas Hill Country he  likes to take me treasure hunting.  I think that is because he loves to find old books.  No matter I am just so thankful that he likes to hunt for old/vintage stuff too.  I found another feed sack and oh my I found a great selection on vintage cards.  Mostly Christmas they will give my a great start to making my very own Christmas cards this year.


So I have not been home to do much sewing.  But the mailman has been really nice to me.  Jan-Maree agreed to swap with me Australian quilting/craft magazines for fabric.  You should really go visit her. http://cherryredquilter.blogspot.com/  Her quilt's are just beautiful and sometimesI think she does not sleep .


Jan-Maree also put these beautiful quilt blocks in my package as a wonderful surprise.  She knows how much I love purple.  This picture does not do them justice.  I just love love them.  Thank you so much Jan-Maree.  Your surprise will be on it way soon.


Look what I ordered from Michelle Ridgway Designs.  Her designs are just precious.  You must visit her as well.  http://michelleridgwaydesigns1.blogspot.com/ Michelle designs her own patterns oh my are they cute.   She is going to be a part of the Cookies and Cream Christmas Club.  Michelle and 4 other designers have designed patterns for this.  It will last 5 months and each month you will get a pattern in the mail but you will not know which one as it is a surprise.  You must join to be a part of this. http://www.cookiesandcreamcraft.com.au/ When you visit Cookies and Cream to join on the upper left there is a search button if you type in Christmas club it will come up.  

We are making tonight movie night.  Not sure what the movie is going to be yet but it will be nice just to sit next to the birthday boy on the couch.


12 comments:

  1. Glad you like your goodies Donna. Happy Birthday to your hubby!

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  2. Lovely goodies.... and happy birthday to your sweetness.....
    Michelle has lovely patterns... I have the same one as you on my pile waiting for attention and I have joined up for the Cookies and Craft.... should be fun...
    Hugz

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  3. Many Happies to your Husband Donna. Hope he had a wonderful day.
    I hope you enjoy your pattern and Sandy's club.

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  4. How wonderful your husband likes to go shopping on his birthday! Magazines for fabric sounds like a fair swap. I love both. I also love your purple blocks. They look so pretty with the touch of pink in the star points. I have that tote bag pattern too. Perhaps we could all make it soon. Hope you have a lovely evening.

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  5. have a great night tonight and what lovely purple blocks

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  6. Those purple blocks are very pretty!

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  7. Love the Texas Hill Country shops! I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to go. My husband likes to shop for treasures too! We are so lucky!

    LaDonna

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  8. Never thought about trading quilt magazines with our Aussie friends, what a great idea. I agree Jan-Maree never sleeps. Great link in this post, will check them out this afternoon after church. Lucky you that hubby appreciates vintage.

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  9. Love their stuff....design and color is so great. I order through an AU co called Fabric Patch as they ship over to the US. These that you found are darling...thanks for sharing the links and that sweet husband of yours deserves a hug for all that treasure hunting. Mine still doesn't feel the itch! Renee

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  10. Apart from a good read.. which I enjoyed... please wish hubby a very HaPPy BiRtHdAy!

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  11. Hi Donna, Happy belated birthday to your hubbie, it's great when you share the same interests! Great way to spend his birthday. Love the blocks also. I too have joined the cookies and cream christmas club, it's going to be a long wait till July!!
    Happy stitching, Michelle.

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