Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Before I get to the winner of the fabulous Birthday Giveaway prizes…


a bundle of six fat quarters of fabrics I hand-dyed AND


A mini bundle of Aurifil Thread!

I would like to share with you a bit about how I spent my birthday!  As I’ve mentioned before – I celebrate for an entire month!  This basically just means that my kids tend to say “I’m going to get along with my sisters today for your birthday” a lot more for a month – but I’ll take what I can get!


My parents came over the Saturday before my birthday and brought along a HUGE new suitcase for me!  All three girls can fit in it!  I asked for one so I can use it to haul my quilts for trunk shows – I do have one more scheduled so far!  I’m hoping that list continues to grow. 

It is always nice to see family and a birthday is a great reason too!

My birthday was on a Tuesday this year, so I had to get the kids off to school and Pip to the babysitter.  Pip was being a bit of a beast – but I won! Once I left Pip – it was off to a massage!  What a great way to start any day but an even better way to start a birthday!

Next on the agenda – my friend Nicole had invited me to lunch.  She let me choose the place so I picked the Lazy Oaf in Madison – not too far from either of our houses.  She even offered to pick me up – but I told her I would just meet her there since it didn’t make any sense for her to drive all that extra ways.

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Surprise!  Turns out that stinker had organized a surprise lunch for me with some of my friends!  I was beyond shocked!  No one had ever thrown me a surprise anything before I honestly didn’t have a clue this was happening.  So cool!  I now understood why she wanted to pick me up!

One of my friends that came is the amazing and talented photographer, Karmen Linder, so there were lots of pictures taken!

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I went all the way around the table for photo’s with my friends – Naomi, Katie, Jenny, Lisa, Nicole, and Karmen.  Yup – I was wearing my birthday crown!

It was such a fun lunch – and most of my friends either only knew me or knew me and one other person.  By the end – they were all laughing and joking like they’ve known each other for years.  I may have a bit of a strong personality so I tend to say that if you can handle me you’ll probably like all my friends. 

I can’t even describe how much fun we had – other than my face hurt from smiling and laughing so much.  What a great surprise!

That night, Pip, was supposed to be a guest in a ballet class – but the beast from the morning was still around and there was no way I was exposing the public to that behavior.  Jared ended up running to get us a pizza and we hung out in the family room and ate pizza and ice cream cake and opened up presents!  Cedi made me a puzzle – she drew a picture and then cut the paper into pieces so I had to put it together!  And Capri made me a gorgeous ring with fun things she found and glued together – so sweet!

Overall – a perfect birthday!

It wasn’t quite over yet either – on Wednesday night, my in-laws had us all over for homemade pizza, beer, and pinterest cake!  I’ve started a new tradition – I find an amazing, insane, indulgent recipe on pinterest and Diane makes it for my birthday!  This year it was Cake Batter Cheesecake – yup, as good as it sounds – if not better!

Alright – now that you’ve listened to my birthday adventure stories – I’ll let you know who won the birthday giveaway!


83 folks left me a comment telling me how they celebrate their birthday – so choose the winner to be….

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19.  Susan K in Texas

Happy Birthday!! I like to celebrate for a month too! I start the month before reminding people that my birthday is coming up – “Oh my birthday is soon and you could buy me that”. Then for my birthday month, I go to lunch with several groups of friends and of course celebrate with my in-laws and then my family and then my husband and sons. My husband and I enjoy using coupons for free meals and free desserts that we get from restaurants for the next month so I guess you could say I celebrate for 2 months.;-)

Congrats Susan!  I’ll be contacting you asap to find out where to send your winnings!

PS.  I’m also still trying to get my instagram followers up…

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