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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Early Happy Birthday to Me!

It's so much fun having a birthday and when you can start celebrating early---well, that's even more fun!!! Today Debi and her hubby Kit joined Maynard and I for breakfast before we started running our errand-filled days--what a great visit we had!

I started my Birthday celebration a couple of weeks early when Debi gave me the most wonderful gift bag filled with birthday goodies. The picture shows them all. There was the most delightful card, too, that I forgot to put in the picture--sorry about that! There were 2 Mary Engelbreit things (I love her things) --a bookmark--"Everyone has their own Spot" and 2 magnetic frames for grandkid pictures of course! There was a much needed 2008-2009 pocket calendar to keep track of all these things I keep finding to do! A charm packet of brightly colored charms for a PL quilt, along with a packet of FQ's of Thimbleberry fabric--I petted those for quite awhile while trying to picture what to put them into! Also 3 lovely hand towels for fall to hang in the bathroom--they will look so nice there!

Next there were 2 lovely panels--one is all about Chocolate (with matching chocolate fabric)--with sayings like "Hand over the Chocolate and no one gets hurt!" and "It is never too early or too late for chocolate!" The second panel is blocks of Mimi Dietrich's Baltimore Album quilt --it is reproductions of her applique blocks, plus the pattern booklet. Quite a gift bag chock full of wonderful gifts, don't you think?! Thank you so much, Debi!

Also at a stop at the quilt store , I found all the fabrics that go with the Baltimore Album quilt panel, so now I have another project ready to go! What fun!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Debi said...

I am so glad you found the FQ's to go with the Baltimore album panel. The panel so so pretty, I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I could not pass up on the chocolate panel as well....kinda goes with all the other things we do. Happy Birthday to you, you deserve it!

Myra said...

Happy Birthday to you Jan! What a wonderful gift of goodies. I can hardly wait to see what you do with them all.

Bren said...

What a haul!! Happy birthday!!

Sheryl said...

Debi has gifted you splendidly! What a lucky girl you are! (Does Debi know that my birthday is next month? LOL)


Nicole and Phil said...

Happy Birthday, what a lot of fun you will have playing with all your new toys! :)

swooze said...

How nice. Happy Birthday!

JanJ said...

Happy Birthday, Jan!! What a great gift bag that Debi gave you! She did good!

Jeanne said...

I usually try to extend my birthday for as long as possible, but never thought of starting it early! Thanks for the idea. ;-) What lovely gifts you have from Debi. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.