Monday, May 13, 2013

It is my B-Day and you get the presents!

Oh that time of year has come again, no not tax time.  Its my B-day.  I am getting old (though some of you may argue with me about that).  Today I turn 44.  My baby Julia makes me feel young as she is only 1 year old.  But then again, I remember 17 years ago feeling young when James was only 1 year old.  So young I am not any more.  But my loss of time is your reward.  I am giving away today to celebrate my B-Day.


Last year I went to HMQS just before my B-day and I picked up a bundle of Batiks and gave them away.  This year again I went to HMQS just before my B-Day and I picked up more Batiks. (No sadly I am not giving them away this year) Oh ya and I did get the above 4 fat quarters for my B-day Giveaway.  Tanya also threw in this hand crafted bowl that her sister Tosha made, (below is same thing, but the other side)


I want to keep this simple as the giveaway last week I personally responded to every email and after 444 of them it almost killed me.  This year I simply want you to share a B-Day wish with me.  I will ship any where in the world and the giveaway is only open for 3 days, as I do not want to draw this out too much.


Last year the Batiks I got from HMQS for my B-Day I made the above quilt (OK the dark and light grays I bought some where else, but all the little pieces in the middle)


I also made the above quilt after buying a bundle of the blue and yellow batiks.  Oh such a sweet quilt.  This quilt also was hung up in a local quilt shop for over a month (it is now down and for sell at that shop and on Etsy).  Now if you win what will you make with your prize?


Just in case you think I got nothing for myself I got 4 bundles of Batiks in 4 color groups 20 total fat quarters total and the below pattern.  If you know me at all, I love lizards and I could not resist this cute pattern I found.



P.S. Tanya has a birthday this month too, so make sure to come back in two weeks for another small giveaway.


52 comments:

Tiffany said...

Happiest of Birthdays!!!!

doodlebugmom said...

Happy Birthday, I hope today is the start of your best year yet!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Richard!! I, too, have a birthday this month, but mine is toward the end. Yesterday was our grandson' 7th birthday. A birthday wish I have is that you have the best day and be able to quilt all you want!

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Richard!
I have four family birthdays this month - May is a busy month!!

Needled Mom said...

44 is YOUNG to me!!! Happy birthday.

I love that first batik quilt with the grays and can't wait to see the lizard one finished.

Vicki H said...

Happy Birthday. Time flies by so fast the older we get. Enjoy all the kids, they will be out of the nest before you know it.

Connie said...

Happy Birthday Richard and I love those batiks and lizard pattern you got!

Crickets Corner said...

Happy Birthday Richard! Hope it's an amazing day with lots of happy memories made. Looks like you've already started celebrating with the fabric purchases, can't wait to see the gecko pattern madeup.

robin said...

Happy happy birthday! I hope it's special. :)

Anita said...

Happy birthday Richard!
I wish that Tanya and you will make a lot of quilts to spread joy among the recipients!

Shauna said...

Happy Birthday, my wish is simple, more time to quilt.

cherylj said...

Happy Birthday!! My birthday wish is for a new walking foot to go with my new machine. We will see in July if I get it :)

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

Happy Birthday! May all your quilting wishes come true!

rutigt said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
I just love that little bowl, so beautiful!! If I win I´ll sew a table cloth to put the bowl on :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day :o) I'd like to make a journal cover.

desertskyquilts said...

Happy birthday! Great fabrics and I love that bowl. Thanks for the chance to win. You should link to her shop again. People forget. =) Birthday wish for you is that you enjoy the whole day with family and friends and have some quilting time. My birthday is near Christmas, so it's always a great time of year.

dezertsuz at gmail

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! My wish for you is a well-oiled, machine with no tension, timing or stitch length problems. Thanks for the great giveaway! Crossing my fingers.

xo -E

Kathy L said...

Happy Birthday. Your just a spring chicken. Thanks for for the chance chance.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Happy Birthday Richard...you are 2 of the most generous people I know!! Thank you for the chance...if I win; they will definitely be in a bed size quilt....I am constantly making quilts...one comes out...another goes in....lol

Nortiness said...

Happy Birthday!

I wish that I had a house big enough that I could dedicate a whole room to sewing/craft. Not a portion of my desk or dining room table and having to unpack my sewing machine every time! :|

carla said...

Hi!!! Happy Birthday!!! My wish for you is that children will always make you feel young!!!! I turned 49 on 4/27 but I am a Mo Mo to two and one on the way!!! It feels like I get younger and younger with each one!!! Well, maybe not my body but in my mind!!!! Have fun!!!! Oh!!! I would make a quilt for my bed!!!! Love the lizard!!!!

Joyce Carter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD! My birthday wish for you is that you always get to quilt as your heart desires.

Gene Black said...

As I think I already told you on Google+ Happy Happy Birthday Richard!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Richard. I love the lizzard/ gecko pattern you bougjt. It is so cute. Thank you for the chance to help celebrate your birthday here. I know what I will do if I win. They will most definitely join my yellows collection I am saving & colleccting for a yellow, grey & black quilt.

Kristi said...

love colors in the quilt...Happy Happy Birthday!!

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Richard. I hope you have a wonderful day. That gecko pattern is so cute!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I had a birthday May 1st so May is definitely a good month :) This fabric would make a cute bag. Wishing you a wonderful birthday with your family. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mike Pearson said...

I wish for you that all your dreams come true on your special day. Or, someone at least takes you out for dinner :)

JoyceLM said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. (And 44 is NOT old) Thanks.

vicki said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a really good one and you had lots of fun. Love the lizard, It would definatly make me smile every time I looked at it. I am not sure what I would make with the fabric at the moment... thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday, Richard. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for sharing the treats.

Sandra said...

What day were you at HMQS? We went first thing Saturday. Did a lot of walking and took a lot of pictures.

Happy Birthday.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Janet said...

A very happy birthday to you! And no you aren't old yet...

Ellee said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a great year!!! Age is an attitude more than a number. Besides, old is 20 years older than you are at any given time. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Richard! Have fun with those batiks. I'm on a big batik kick right now and can't wait to finish up a few things I'm working on and cut into some I just bought.

Rhonda D. said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Rachell said...

Happy birthday!
I hope you get to make your lizard quilt, and that this colorful little guy guards your gorgeous stash well!
If I win, I plan on adding this to the small stack I'm gathering for another yellow/black/gray quilt. Love the colors together!

Anna McCurdy said...

Happy Birthday Richard- You are a great age but you are right about how quickly time passes..
I think the fabrics you chose are very fun- they would make a great bag or summertime placemats or table runner.
I love the batik fabrics too- they add so much texture to a quilt.
Tanya's sister's bowl is lovely- lots of talent in your family. Thanks for your generosity. With best wishes,
Anna

Bamasphynx said...

Happy birthday Richard! Don't like real lizards but cloth are ok and yours is very cute.
I would probably use the fabric in a quilt. I have some ideas that I want to try and the colors would work very well. thank you for the give-a-way

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Happy Birthday!
I'd use the fabric in a quilt, because that's what I make.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Szamóca said...

Well, I also turned 44 on the 13th of May, but on the other side of the world, in Hungary (and my smallest is 3 years old). Also thinking about buying batiks. Maybe next month, as belated gift for me. Happy birthday to both of us.
And it would be a gym-bag for my oldest son (9 years), who is pestering me for one for weeks.
ehodasz at yahoo dot com
(by some reason I can not change the google address)

Mary C said...

Happy Birthday! It is always fun to celebrate, regardless of your age. I think these prints would make some great cosmetic bags for Christmas gifts. I am starting now....maybe I will have all the handmade gifts done before December?? Thanks for sharing!

Lourdes said...

Many Blessings to You on your birthday. Hope it's filled with fun and lots of cake!!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

May your days be many and your troubles be few. Happy birthday. Thanks for sharing the lovely gifts with us. The yellow and black bundle will go great with my next quilt which will be yellow, black, gray and white!

VickiT said...

Oh no! I totally missed the big day. I even had a reminder set so I would come back on the 13th too. It popped up on Monday so I snoozed it for two days thinking then it would be where I could adjust it to come up first thing in the morning on your birthday. It never came back again so obviously I am an idiot and killed the reminder instead of snoozing it. DUH.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Susana said...
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Susana said...

Seguro tuvo usted un día lleno de amor.Me alegro por usted y de que usted sea tan joven .Mientras haga y piense cosas nuevas ,el numero no importa.
Tengo un regalo para usted:no conteste a este comentario.
¡No lo haga!
Agradezco sus palabras de amistad y siempre me alegra ,pero este mes ya tuvo suficiente.
1000 Cariños.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm still playing blog catch up after my trip. Sorry I'm late to wish you Happy Birthday. Guess that means you'll have to celebrate all month long (Tanya, too).

Andrea said...

Happiest of birthdays to both of you!!!

Carol D. said...

Happiest of birthdays to you and any other May birthdays.

barbara woods said...

happy birthday Richard

Patty said...

Hope you had a great birthday. I know I'm late posting but I had family concerns to attend to. Thanks so much for showing me where to get the Helix pattern. I probably won't get to it very soon, but I love the quilt. Again, Happy Birthday to you and your wife!

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