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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Belated BirthdayGift...(Ber)nina all set up...Japanese Fabrics for Shattered Nine Patch...and an Award!!!

I'm having a fabulous time at the moment being involved with Cabaret...
lately it feels like whenever I go out I go to the Kit Kat Club!!!
Amidst all this a surprise birthday gift arrived from my dear blogging friend Simone!!!
Little parcels all wrapped up...

and on opening...a sewing machine mat...

I have started using it...and it's fantastic Simone...I just love it!!!
Thank you so very very much Simone!!!
And so very very handy too for all those threads as I still work my way through getting used to using Nina!!!

Here is the new table and chair all boxed up...

Chair all set to go...

And what a surprise to find that the seat lifts up for storage...YAY!!!

Table all set up...

And here is the little accessories box all set ready to go!!!

From a previous post on The Shattered Nine Patch quilt which my Needlework Group is going to begin soon...
For this quilt I have decided to use Japanese fabrics...
Above is the fabric I have chosen for the back of the quilt...it is really stunning!!!
Beautiful gold with an awesome eagle on it...I couldn't resist...
originally I was going to use a black backing...
but the eagles kept calling me!!!
And the fabrics for the quilt...
to see the shattered nine patch...go over here...

Here is The Versatile Blogger award I have received from Natima which I am to forward on...as usual to hard to choose so dear readers...please accept this as I think you are all Versatile Bloggers!!!
Thank you so much Nat!!!

19 comments:

Jeni said...

Dzintra what a lovely surprise... I have just made those sewing mats for Xmas gifts.....
and your material so pretty.....and your chair looks
pretty swish.....you go girlfriend ...hugs

Notjustnat said...

I have the same set from a friend and it's so handy. The sewing table looks great Dzintra. I love the Japanese fabric for your new quilt. You will have fun with them - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING Dzintra!!! WAIT...I thought your birthday was in APRIL????? Anyhoooo, this is a great gift my dear! And the Caberet is over? YOU HAD A FABULOUS TIME, didn't you? I am rushing off now, but many hugs today to you!! Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, Simone's gift is just perfect for your new sewing room and Nina.Love the prints you hae chosen for your quilt,good luck with it. My word verification is thron just need and e on the end and it would match your blog perfectly.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kath said...

Oh what an exciting time you have had. I adore those fabrics, don;t you throw any scraps away hear? LOL

Jenny said...

Oh what a lovely sewing table, you are a lucky girl!! and the chair, well, anything with extra storage is perfect! Glad to hear you are having a lovely time doing Cabaret, have a great weekend!
Jen

Simone de Klerk said...

LOVE your new sewing space! Glad your very belated birthday present came on time for it.
You found some lovely fabrics and congratulations with the award (o:
Lots and lots of fun with your show!!!

Sandi Butler said...

Wow, there will be no stopping you now - what a great sewing set up!
Lovely gifts too from Simone.

Fer said...

Your sewing space looks great! Exactly what you need. :-)

Astrid said...

Doesn't it feel wonderful to receive birthday gifts long after the day? Lovely gifts. Love your new sewing table & chair, sure you'll be creating many gorgeous quilts. Very, very beautiful the Japanese fabrics. Have fun with the Cabaret!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh, only amazing things can come from that set up!! Why wasn't i following you already?? I'm lucky 100!! Love you Dzintra!! Love Posie

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I think this new quilt D is going to be absolutely stunning...
You'll be able to sew till your hearts content with that great table.
Congrats on the award and the gift is beautiful.
Susan x

Nezzy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, on your well deserved award. Kudos to you!!!

What a beautiful gift from a beautiful blogger. Aren't our 'friends' the best!!! I love the little mat.

I'm just thrilled that you've had such a great time performing. I sure wish I could of seen you, I'd probably just break out in song and dance too. Ya'll know I have no self control in such matters.

Ya'll have a marvelously blessed weekend. :o)

Micki said...

I love your sewing area, and the fabrics are stunning. It sounds like you are having a blast!
Micki

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i really like the combination of fabrics for your project. amazing how good they look together
cheers
~laura x

Terry said...

Go Girl tablen chair and new machine How wonderful. Glorious fabric and a great project you should have fun.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Fabulous! I need one of those chairs, too! Karmen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! Still at it at the CABARET? Excellent! That is definitely an elixir for youth, THE THEATRE!!! ENJOY every minute dearest! Anita

Debbie said...

The gifts are beautiful... And well deserved!
Love your "clever chair" and table!
I can`t wait to see your handmade treasures... The fabrics are so pretty!

DEBBIE MOSS

P.S- Belated HAPPY BIRHDAY WISHES, TO YOU!

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