I had a birthday on Monday. A significant birthday. I turned 40. I had a lovely day, a fantastic day. I woke to presents. I received a champagne diamond and pearl pendent from Daz. It is beautiful. I had flowers delivered to me at work, not one bunch but two! I had phone calls and sms's all day and was feeling very loved. Then I went and checked the post office box and found two parcels there. One was squishy and addressed from Ad. I knew she was sewing me something but had no idea what.
My jaw hit the ground when I opened the card. I thought huh? Then it slowly dawned on me.
She had organized 20 of my quilting/sewing/blogging buddies to sew a house block for me. For me? The brief was simple and effective, a mini wonky house using bright quilt fabrics and plain white homespun. The house size to be between 2” x 1” and no bigger than 4” x 4” square with white sashing to bring block up to 5” square. And look at all the beautiful blocks that then came in!
Carmel did this cute little robot!
This cute little birdhouse is from Emma.
The car under the tree is from Milly and the chook house from Joy.
They are all just stunning. Thank you so much to all the girls who made a block or two. Bec, Lily, Amy, Amy P. Ingrid! AJ! Cass!!! Karen! Mands and Natalie. Denni and Anna, Rose and Sibylle! And Leah!!! Every block is just wonderful, thank you to you all. I'm just blown away by the fact that you had a secret Facebook group going and I knew nothing about it! Sneaky girls! Very sneaky! Big thanks to my dearest sister Ad, she is the one who put it together, did all the quilting and even the binding! She is 5 years younger than me so that gives me a lot of time to think of something to come up with for her 40th!