Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday!

How is that for total self promotion?  It is my birthday today and I am going to tell you all the fun I had in celebrating it. 

I entered a fitness competition and did my first 'test' today.  And did way better than I expected, so was thrilled about that.  

Then off to inlaws for a birthday cake.  Had supper made for me... then parents over for another cake.   Lots of goodies and fun today.  

Onto quilting, I have a wonderful list of tutorials I am soon going to get started with, thanks to all of you for taking the time to comment.  Beading and crayon use on fabric were the two big favourites.

In the meantime, I have been doing a bit of quilting on some items I put in a little store here in my town.  
So occasionally if I don't have an art piece to show you, I will pop in one of these little numbers.

Now you may ask why  I just couldn't go with the lovely traditional pinwheel block for this cute table runner?  After all the fabrics are delicious.  But I couldn't stop there, I just had to drop in a few circles.  I am on a real circle kick these days.   It is crazy, but I love them. 


What do you think?   Did I go over the top?  Should I have stopped with the pinwheel block?  Or are you loving the circles?

21 comments:

Natasha said...

Love the circles.!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jackie!!! :)

Cassie said...

I love the circles too! And Happy birthday!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you enjoyed your day with family -- always special.

Loving the circles! I especially like that the circles vary in size, are interestingly arranged, and even "falling off the edge."

Sallie said...

Happy birthday! I like the circles.

Caryl W said...

Happy birthday Jackie...sounds like you had a good day!! Those circles look super!! I am looking forward to your tutorials too!!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

HAPPY< HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jackie. ( you are probably in dreamsville by now- ti ti almost 6pm Sunday over the pond here. :)
I am checking out the posts on the bloggs I follow and listening to Susan Boyle singing "Hallelujah" sorry it is not as good as Jeff Buckley, But I just love that song.
Your fabric is abfab. Birthday hugs from Sandy in Australia. :)

gill said...

Happy Birthday Jackie!! mine is on Monday but I really don't fancy a fit test!!!
Love the pin wheels - unsure about the circles! (well you did ask!)

Johanna said...

Happy Birthday Jackie! Sounds like you had a lot of fun :)
And I love those circles, great way of breaking up all those straight lines in the pinwheels!

Mama Pea said...

Happy birthday! I need ot enter a fitness challenge, but I don't think I'd do better than I think. haha. I love the circles. They are great against all the straight lines.

Stormy Days said...

Happy Birthday and I love the circles.

Linda said...

Happy belated birthday Jackie! Sounds like it was a good one.
Like the circles - and the fabric. They add a certain je ne sais quoi!

Aimee said...

Happy (late) Birthday! I love the circles :)

Snoodles said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a special day. I love the circles added to the pinwheels! I think it's a great idea, and looks wonderful. You're right, those are delicious fabrics!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke said...

Wow! Girlfriend - look at all those wonderful comments!!! You go girl! First off Happy Birthday to you! Second, congrats on the fitness test! Feels great doesn't it? Third - about the circles - my two cents worth - make them larger!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday - best wishes for a wonderful year ahead - enjoy the ride!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Jackie! It looks like you had a fabulous day!

SarahVee said...

Love the circles too. Happy Birthday!

sandra said...

Happy Birthday Jackie, I like the circles and it makes it yours,different from all the others. I always like to do something different with a pattern just to make it mind.

jlk said...

Cute runner. And Happy Birthday!!!

Feltsey said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Jackie. The circles are not over the top--they are just what the piece needed.