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Saturday, May 7, 2016

~Fat 1/4 Birthday Club Gifts~

Phew, I finally been able to get around to blogging my received Fat 1/4's in the Fat Quarter Birthday Swap hosted by the lovely Chez
It's easy to play......once having joined up just specify what brand of fabric you would like to receive on your Birthday
Also one person is allocated another to make a special gift for!!!
This year I specified 'French General' fabric or Cream Tone-on-Tone

Here they all are after having come in

My Special Gift was from Chookyblue
This lovely Table Mat made from the French General range
How lovely is this!!!

The back

My Fat 1/4 along with a few extra goodies
Thank you so much dear Donna......just love it all!!!

Here are the Fats from dear Chez
these ones are 'Panier de Fleurs'
Thank you so much Chez aka Dory........they are perfect!!!

This one is Rouenneries Deux from my good friend Asta along with a very pretty strip of linen type fabric with fringing either side.....isn't it just lovely!!!
Thank you so much dear Asta

Next one is from Tarnyia along with a selection of Red DMC Threads
Thanks so much Tarnyia

This lovely one from Illene along with some DMC thread and Christmas Buttons
Thank you so much Illene!!!

 This one  'Rounneries' from Simone together with some cute little pegs
Thank you so much Simone......those pegs will surely come in handy!!!

This little bundle from Sweet Michelle 
The pink fabric is La Belle Fleur together with a surprise Eiffel Tower fabric, ribbon and pink DMC
Oh you know me too well lol
Thank you Michelle so much!!!

And last but not least this one from Julie who also included a hand-knitted face washer in a little embroidered bag and a hand-made card
Thank you Julie!!!

I love being in this Birthday Swap........thank you everyone for your gorgeous gifts
and a BIG Thank You Chez for hosting this fabulous Swap!!!

Just for fun here it is all together along with a few extras
At the back is a Christmas Stitchery Kit by Hatched and Patched entitled 'Father Christmas' from my dear Friend Geo (No blog) 
Thank you Dear Geo!!!!

JoJo loves to receive and give music/DVD's and I had put in a request for 
'A Place to Call Home' which used to be on regular TV but now on pay TVwhich we don't have
I really enjoyed this Series so now I can catch up on it
Thank You so much Darling JoJo 

And from my lovely Friend Marianela a little Concertina of France together with a Doodle Paris book
How cool is this.....
Thank you so much Marianela.....lots of fun ahead!!!

Couldn't resist showing off this lovely gift bag from Mr Armchair!!!
Thank you!!!!

And I had to make my own Gluten Free Birthday Cake
This one is a Hazelnut Flourless Cake........and very delicious too!!!

Blowing it all out

My Dear Travelling Companion Son took me out for Dinner last week and this was my Dessert complete with a Birthday Candle
What an awesome Dinner this was.......Thank you so much Darling One!!!!!!

And my Birthday is still going
Asta and I went out yesterday afternoon and had a little Happy Hour and I received this gorgeous Mug Rug with a Gossip in the Garden Stitchery on it (Hatched and Patched) and a beautiful mug
My very first Mug Rug.........and I'm going to make one for Asta for her Birthday as she doesn't have one either!!!
Thank You so much Asta........I always enjoy our Catch Ups

Tomorrow is Mother's Day
So here's to all the Mums out there
Thinking of my Mum as she has been in Hospital for about a Month now getting over some leg problems

love Dzintra



Anonymous said...

Happy birthday my lovely friend you deserve all these beautiful gifts,I love the table topper that chooky made for you,enjoy your gifts Dzintra and happy Mother's Day for tomorrow xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Happy Mother's Day dearest friend, and again, a happy birthday!!!!

Anthea said...

Looks like a fab birthday Dzintra, well done! Enjoy the dvd's... I miss that show!

Susan said...

Happy birthday and happy Mother's Day too! Gorgeous goodies and scrumptious food.....what more could you ask for?

KimM said...

What a lovely birthday - and gorgeous, generous gifts! You're one lucky lady to have so many fine friends. Enjoy!!

Susan said...

Wonderful birthday celebrations - lovely fabrics in there...enjoy the DVD watching - it was a great show.

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely gifts from Chooky
You were very spoilt

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been spoilt ...awesome prezzies for a gorgeous lady 😍😍😍

Chookyblue...... said...

so many great gifts.......glad you like the runner........I know you LOVE FG fabrics........

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