Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happy days

Yesterday was Guild day in Geelong, we had a good meeting and enjoyed the speaker, who told us all about valuing quilts. Theme for quilts for show and tell was Something unusual you have made, I only got a couple of photos
margaret brought along a challenge quilt she had made.."The Blues"

this was done by Lisa at a class she went to, I don't remember the teacher sadly.
lots of little pieces here!!
Well next Saturday is my birthday and it is a big one, yep 60 looms on the horizon!!
My very wonderful friends gave me some beautiful presents yesterday

this was from Tracee...a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and it smelled beautiful!!

the flowers are made form fabric...all batik and all purple!! I had to defend it from several people during the day, it was much admired! Thank you very much Tracee. I love it!!

Donna gave me these beautiful plates, hand made and hand painted

and this beautiful container that can be a money box and inside is

this cute cup!! Love the big eyes!! Doesn't it make you smile!! Thank you very much Donna.

And this beauty was made by Margaret....her specialty over night bag, this will be going on retreat with me this week for sure!! I love the colours

and the pockets! Thank you very much Marg. Love these Gisborne Girls, they are the best!

Last week I received a wonderful house moving/birthday present from Jacquie, a blogging buddy I met when we went to the UK last year. A beautiful card made by Hannah her very clever daughter. So many goodies here, wonderful teas, all herbal!! Beautiful fabrics, and a book by  Yoko Saito which could be a challenge for next year!! Thank you very much Jacquie.
I am feeling very special!! 
I am off to a retreat tomorrow so had better go and prepare things to take!
Happy sewing.


marina said...

what gorgeous gifts Sue!
had to look twice at Tracee's bouquet of flowers... they look amazing.
Have a great time on retreat and huge hugs for your special birthday!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Wow, haven't been here for ages, love your new header. Your very welcome Birthday Girl, with all that you do, you deserve to be spoilt.

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts.

Ondrea said...

OOOO so many beautiful gifts there. That fabric bouquet is awesome!!! Enjoy your 60th. I shall be joining the 60 club next April.

Jo said...

Wow Sue. Those Gisborne girls are just wonderful. Your gifts are lovely. I just adore that floral bouquet with the fat 1/4s in it that Tracee made. So clever. I do hope you have a special day for your birthday. Friends are just wonderful... hope you are settling in to your new home and have found a place for everything..

retdairyqueen said...

Beautiful gifts Well worth turning 60
Happy Birthday In case I forget to come back on the day xx

I am said...

Hi my lovely friend ,omg those flowers are amazing from Tracee,what a unique gift,love your new retreat bag too,lots of lovely gifts for a lovely lady.
I was hoping to catch up with you before Friday ,but doesnt look like it,lol.
When do you get back Sue ? xx

Melody said...

Such beautiful gifts. Lovely to start your birthday celebrations early...I firmly believe in birthday weeks.

Fiona said...

Oh my goodness - a special birthday! I love that fabric bouquet! Enjoy the week leading up .....


Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

Wow your special Birthday certainly has started with a bang, what a lovely array of pressies. Enjoy those beautiful gifts.

Happy days.

Chookyblue...... said...

surely you can't be that old...........happy birthday in advance......would love to know about valuing quilts.........

Elyte said...

Lucky, lucky you. Such beautiful gifts with you in mind. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Will celebrate when we next meet.

Kaylee said...

Such wonderful gorgeous gifts Sue, that bag is is glorious.