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I had a birthday recently and I was just about to take the cards down and I thought I’d share them with you. I got a good haul this year.:)

Birthday cards

Birthday cards

I also did very well in the present department! My lovely US email friend, Sylvia sent me a whole box full of goodies including a wonderful book about the Finger Lakes of New York State. The photographs are just stunning. Not to mention an apron each for me and my granddaughter and an absolutely fabulous mug by Laurel Burch. Isn’t it gorgeous! Take a look at the Fantastic Felines on her website.

Laurel Burch Mug

Laurel Burch Mug

My lovely daughter bought me three quilting books. I have to admit to having given her the hint and the links to the Book Depository so she could send them without having to pay postage. Although I did expect her just to choose one not all three but she said they had 40% off so she bought the lot! I’m not complaining. Sadly they no longer have such a great discount but they’re still good value. I have already spent hours poring over them.

Birthday Books

Birthday Books

The Kaffe Fassett book Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts doesn’t disappoint. In addition to the actual quilts the photos of the patterns he sees in the world around are wonderful. The book on Tile Quilts I found very interesting. It has a very clever way of doing the applique so you don’t need to work out seam allowances. And last but not least, Michelle Hill’s lovely book, William Morris in Applique. This really does inspire me to want to do heaps more applique. Sigh…

I’m sick today but the sun’s shining and the fabrics are uplifting so all is not bad with the world.

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