Friday, July 9, 2010

I Heart Babushkas

If you are familiar with this blog, you will know that I have quite a soft spot for Babushka/Matryoshka dolls. Well, this was also reflected in some of the birthday presents I received recently :)

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Apron, mini bowling bag, bag tag, necklace, magnets & a bag sewing kit

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pencil case, measuring cups & The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook (I know it has nothing to do with Babushka dolls, I just wanted to show you I have a copy) plus more.

Many Thanks to my precious family and friends, including bloggy friends, for the lovely birthday wishes and fabulous presents – you bless me so very much.

Remember these bags,

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well Ms Thimbelina has just made her version of the McCall’s M5790 bag pattern & it looks fantastic!


I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of Thimbelina's recent 100th blog post giveaway – I won the Beaufort bag and I couldn't be happier. Well, since I won something I’d like to give something away. If you’d like to win your own copy of the McCall’s M5790 bag pattern

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just leave a comment on this blog post and it just might wing it’s way to your house! The giveaway is open to Australian and International bloggers, good luck!

I have just sewn the binding onto Rachel’s Gelati quilt. I am taking it to Parkerville Baptist Craft Group’s ‘Friendship Day’ tomorrow to do the hand stitching. I will be thankful to have the quilt on my lap to keep me cozy.

With Love



suzitee said...

Wow, you did get spoiled...but you SO deserve it! Have fun at the Friendship will need the quilt to keep warm brrrrrrrrr it's cold!

clare's craftroom said...

What a lovely birthday ! I've been reading about that cook book , I may need one too .

Hope said...

What fabulous pressies. Your soft spot is certainly well catered for :)

Katherine said...

Look at all the adorable babushka goodies! I know you'll enjoy them all.

Congrats on winning that lovely bag, Janelle. Just like you to be so generous as to turn around and host a giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

Ooooooh, can't wait to see your finish on Rachel's quilt. Have a fun time stitching at Friendship Day.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your birthday gifts are wonderful. Congratulations on winning the bag. It's lovely. This looks like a really fun giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - look forward to following. This seems to be a very popular cookbook - might have to invest in a copy! Lovely pressies, all the best. Sandra

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your babushka collection is certainly growing - I bet they put a smile on your face when you see them:) Enjoy the Friendship Day - perfect weather for hand sewing today - stay warm.

Linda said...

That apron is so you, were is the photo of you modelling it and the Pioneer Woman cookbook that is one i must see when we catch up next. The bag you won looks fabulous-congratulations.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Igot PW'S cookbook for Mothers day!!!....Love all your colorful are obviously loved!

Bree said...

those measuring cups are the best, I have a set and not only are they cute to look at but if you use one you don't have to wash the whole lot - unlike those other cups which are linked together.
Happy Birthday!

Erin said...

I love the bag with the rings. I need a bigger bag, so maybe I'll just have to make one now!

tassierobyn said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday. I love the babushka collection that you got and the only item you are missing is the matching babushka tea towel to the apron.

barb's creations said...

What a lovely lot of Babushka's you received for your birthday.I think a applique Babushka on the front of the bag pattern you're giving away would add some zing to it...what do you think? I love Babushkas,I have a quilt I need to start real soon with applique Babushka's on some of the blocks :) Barb.

Christy said...

Belated happy birthday! You have the cutest bday pressies! =)