Thursday, July 02, 2009

another one for my collection


my sweet, sweet friend Linda sent me this quilt for my birthday!!! isn't that so sweet? I LOVE IT!

I'm going to use the upcoming holiday as an excuse to take a little break from the blog. I'm gonna celebrate my birthday with my sis (and the entire country). You know, it sounds fun to have a birthday on a holiday, but in reality most of the time it's kind of a pain. But I'm going to try to make the best of it. :)

Have a great holiday weekend! And THANK YOU so much for all the well wishes for my retreat teaching opportunity. I appreciate it so much!

87 comments:

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!!!! Hope you have a fantastic time celebrating. I will tip my cup for you as well :0)

And very nice birthday present!

Ann

Vicki W said...

What a lovely gift!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! I love the quilt...what a wonderful present!

CJ said...

What a pretty quilt, what a nice friend you have!
Happy BIRTHDAY!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! I'll light a sparkler for you this weekend.

beth said...

Have a great B-day, but I'll sure miss your blog...it's a highlight of my day to read your post and get inspired.

Clarissa said...

Happy Birthday! I love all of your quilts. I have a quilt collection but mostly ones that my great grandmother and great aunt made.

Shari said...

Happy Birthday and may you have a wonderful day! You do know that the fireworks are for you, right?
Cheers - Shari
Linda is so sweet!

Leslie said...

Happy, happy Birthday! That friend is a keeper (and you must be too since she sent you such a fab gift!)

Danielle said...

Have a great Birthday! Lovely present too!

G'G'ma said...

Hey, let the fireworks begin!! Celebrate big, it is time for a little break for you. May this be just the beginning of a terrific year.

What a beautiful gift.

Blue is Bleu said...

Such a pretty quilt!! Happy birthday :D

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Have a great birthday, I ordered some fireworks just for the occasion (yea, I'm sure you've never heard THAT one before) :)
Seriously, have a great birthday!! See you when you return to blogland!!

Sarah said...

Have a very happy birthday!!! Hope you really enjoy your holiday. We will miss all your lovely quilts, but everyone should have a holiday every so often.

Lucky you receiving such a pretty quilt too. Love the fabrics.

Zarina said...

Happy birthday!!

Leslie said...

happy birthday...that is a wonderful birthday gift

Robin aka Bookquilter said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey AJ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Enjoy the holiday and I'll be seeing you soon!

Zully said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Judy said...

My birthday is the day after christmas...it sucks, I know.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! have a nice break!

bruinbr said...

Happy birthday and have a wonderful holiday! :)

Jess said...

Happy Birthday!
Mine is today and I know what you mean. People were always out of town for my birthday. But we do always get fireworks :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sooooo, all those fireworks were for YOUR birthday!! Have a great one! Love the quilt :-)

dotti white said...

Amandajean...happy birthday! enjoy your break and relax time!

jaybird said...

happy birthday!! enjoy your weekend and your new quilt! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Amanda Jean! I was supposed to share your birthday, but much to my mother's chagrin, I was a month late, born on 8/3. Or her doctor REALLY messed up her due date...

Hope it's a great one for you!

Jamie

Mushyhed said...

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Thimbleanna said...

Have a fabulous birthday CrazyMom!!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your new quilt :)

Little Dickens Designs said...

Happy birthday! What a lovely gift. You need to have your birthday on a non-holiday holiday, like St. Patrick's Day. That's when mine is and it's so fun!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a wonderful gift! Happy birthday, hope you have a great day! Know exactly what you mean about sharing your birthday with the rest of the country. My birthday is on Australia Day!

jan said...

Happy Birthday! The retreat sounds like it will be fabulous! My sister lives in Ft. Collins and I always enjoy a visit to that very 'Colorado' city!

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great time with your sister!!

The quilt is beautiful!!

Marissa said...

What a great birthday gift! I hope you have a great birthday! Just pretend the fireworks are all for you!

DIDI said...

Oh! So that's what people celebrate in the US on the 4th July? Well history books in Spain have been explaining for ages someting totally different.... lol
I wish you a very very happy birthday, give yourself all the treats you can!
.. and enjoy this beautiful present!!

Biquiños

Barb said...

That is nice

nicolette said...

What a lovely quilt you received! Wow!

Happy birthday, congratulations on the retreat teaching and enjoy your holidays!

Bonnie said...

Happy birthday! I just love your new quilt, the blue and pink together are fabulous.

MelissaS said...

Are you a 4th baby too? Happy Birthday!

Janet said...

Happy birthday, have a great break. What a lovely gift the quilt is.

puntadas de una peregrina said...

Feliz cumpleaños Amanda, que pases un dia estupendo.

Un saludo, Maria

Deb said...

Happy Birthday

Linda said...

Glad you like the quilt. I hope that you have a great birthday!

Bree said...

happy birthday!

Mama Urchin said...

Have a great weekend Amanda!

angela said...

Oh - Happy Happy Birthday Amanda Jean!!!

KateKwiltz said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

heather said...

Very nice.:) Hope you have a great birthday!!! Are you spending it with Clair? Happy birthday!:)

Dorrie said...

What a pretty quilt! Happy birthday, enjoy!:)

Cheryl said...

Pretty quilt! Happy birthday!

Chris said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The quilt is truely a treasure! What a special friend! I was given a quilt for my birthday this year by a friend, it was such a surprise and I just love snuggling up with it..such sweet friends!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!

Anna

PunkiePie said...

That's a pretty special birthday present. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your celebration!

bearcreekquilter said...

have a great birthday and enjoy your blog vacation!

RosaMaría said...

happy birthday!!!!!!! and have a great weekend!

Anina said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful weekend.

Clair said...

Having a holiday birthday isn't all bad, if you get to share it with a sister. Happy Birthday.

NanaKaren said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! What a beautiful quilt your friend made for you....I love it.

Congrats on being chosen to teach at a quilt retreat!

Enjoy your time away from the blog, although we will miss you. Taking a break is good....

Jessica said...

The happiest and quiltiest birthdays to you! I hope you have a terrific birthday and 4th of July. Enjoy your little break, too!

Julia said...

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and a great break!

Sara said...

Nice pretty quilt.

Happy Birthday...I so hope it is wonderful!!!

peaknits said...

Have wonderful birthday - filled with all sorts of fireworks!

GloJoeSews said...

Happy B-Day! Rest up 'cuz u know what's coming--putting together the 9-patch quilt! Can't wait!

Alia said...

Happy Birthday Amandajean! I had mine on the 30th! I think I am older than you though!! Have a great day!

linda said...

Happy Birthday Amandajean! Have a wonderful blessed day!

Frieda said...

Happy Birthday Amandajean!!!!!!!!!! Hope your day is perfect in every way.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda! Your birthday quilt is very cute.

Ania said...

Happy Birthday!

Roxanne said...

Happy happy birthday. I hope you enjoy your day and your break. You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amanda! It's Patricia from Brazil! I wanna wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY...keep showing us your talent!

:)

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday AmandaJean! Love that quilt from your friend Linda, very sweet indeed.

Solidia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a fun filled day!! :)

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday and what a wonderful gift!

Judy said...

I already commented I think but I just had to come back and tell you something! I noticed you started blogging in 2006 so I went to see your very first quilts and realized you had linked to ME!! You picked out 30's fabrics to make an Aunt Betty 30's quilt. Luckily the picture is still there but my blog post went poof when I lost most of the old blog. But I did start searching from Dec 2006 forward to see if you eventually made the quilt and didn't find one. When I got to August or so in 2007 I knew you had probably never made the quilt because you had discovered your unique way of free piecing scraps and blocks to make such wonderful quilts!
But it was fun to look back and see my name there! I still love that quilt! Just thought I'd tell you!

allsewnup said...

Very nice.

Philigry said...

happy birthday!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, and hurray for Colorado! I hope your retreat goes well.

suburban farm said...

Happy Birthday. As a fellow American who also shares your birthday. I have to agree that it is a pain to have a birthday on a holiday. I have had more grilled food on my B-day than I care to remember;)

Carolyn said...

happy bday girlfriend!!!

Anonymous said...

July 2 birthday here. I feel you on the kinda sucky. I've got it coming from all directions! My sister had her son June 25 and my nephew's girlfriend was due July 1 or so and I told her I hope she wasn't late because it sucks to have your birthday around a holiday. She just gave me a dirty look, she ended up having the baby girl on July 4. So now I have a nephew's birthday exactly one week before mine and a niece 2 days after. Oh well I still love them both!

kattmd said...

happy birthday amandajean!
I hope you have a wonderful day, week, and year :) Congrats on your teaching gig. They are extremely lucky to have you :)

The Royal Family said...

Love the quilt!

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Thanks,Brandy

Allison said...

That is so sweet of her to make you a quilt! I'm trying not to be a selfish quilter and keep them all, but it is H.A.R.D. :) Thanks for stopping by and linking -Allison

Wendy said...

What a beautiful birthday gift!
Have a great break!

Camille said...

You are so lucky, I swear... either that, or just really nice. I'm thinking its a combination of the two.

SO, would love to have you join in on the "my first quilt" parade... yes?? :-) Wouldn't be a parade without you!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday!

Kritta22 said...

happy birthday!


I hope you have a great day!

PS I saw your name in my quilting mag!!