Friday, March 25, 2011

It's my birthday today!!!

Well, today I celebrated my 34th birthday!!
I had a great day!
My husband took me on a quilt shop hop of the three Kingston quilt shops, and the two shops in Brockville.
He didn't come in the stores with me, but patiently waited in the car while I did my shopping.
He was so great!!!

I bought a lot of stuff!

First, I bought two GO! dies, the 1.5 inch inch strip die and the 6.5 inch HST die.

I already started using the 1.5 inch strip die.

I really love this die!
I was leary of buying the strip dies because I had heard some negative comments about them.
But, let me tell you that this die is amazing.
You have to be careful to make sure you put it in the machine straight.
But it cuts so perfectly.
I started making some blocks with my cut up strips. 
Here they are.

I'm using this pattern.

So, that was fun to sew.
But, you are probably wondering what else I bought.

Lots of fabric!!!!!

Most of it was on sale. 
I got 10.5 metres of fabric.
I never buy that much fabric at once.
I usually just by 4 or 5 fat quarters and that's it.

But, it's my birthday, so I'll shop if I want too!!!

Here's my fabric.

Some reproduction fabrics,

These are from the Hope collection,

A few Minick & Simpson fabrics,

And some Kona Cotton Yardage.

The Kona Cotton is for a quilt I'm making for my brother's wedding quilt.
I haven't started it yet.
But, I have the design.

So, I thought I would update my photo.
My other photo was taken several years ago, and I've changed.
I don't take a lot of photo's.
I'm kind of camera shy.
But, I thought since it's my birthday, I should have some kind of record.
And you know what? 
I'm good with it.

So, this is me!!

I hope you all had a great day!




Lee D said...

sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday. happy birthday to you!!!

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Birthday!

felicity said...

Woo hoo! Happy birthday! What a lovely gift your husband gave you!

Madame Samm said...

Hello and happy name sake day...Arianne what a lovely lady you are inside and out and it sounds like you already have a wonderful gift in your man..what more could you want..
may it be a perfect day....note it is in the middle of the night...and you did all of this before the day started ....I am sew impressed lol

Jo said...

What a wonderful husband! Happy Birthday Ariane!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Ariane ! I think your man IS the best birthday present! You're one lucky girl :)

SewCalGal said...

Happy Birthday Ariane. What a wonderful day. And what a sweetheart of a hubby. Everything sounds wonderful and I love all the fabric you bought too. Very excited about your new quilt project too. Going to be lovely.


Merilyn said...

Happy Birthday Ariane, what a great way to celebrate!!! fabric shopping, and while he waits outside too.....I hope you make some yummy projects with your new loot!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy Birthday Ariane...hope you had a fantatic did get lots of goodies have fun...

Lesly said...

Happy birthday, Ariane! This reminds me that I have never gone to two of the three quilt shops you went to - I need to go look around because I love your birthday loot!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday - it sounds as though you have had a fabulous fun day already!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day! Happy Birthday to you!!!!

I love how you! =) Glad you had a great time!

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Birthday to you! Enjoyed "meeting" you...well, you know the photo and all! LOL

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Ariane!


~ Happy birthday to you ~
May you have many more...

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great day!

Stray Stitches said...

Happy, happy birthday! Sounds as if you had the perfect day.

Mommarock said...

Happy Birthday!!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday, Ariane. I'm glad you had a wonderful day.

Michelle said...


I want to wish you a wonderful year! Here's to many more!!!

GerryART said...

Your Birthday sounds like just the most perfect day ever.

And we [daughter and I] love all the GO! Dies we have and use 'em often.


paulette said...

Wishing you the best birthday EVER...oh I just went fabric shopping and bought 10.5 I'm glad you had the best birthday EVER! It sounds like your hubby is a gem and you are his diamond!! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Arianne! Have a wonderful day.

Impera_Magna said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday (and it sounds as if you're off to a great start) and many, many delightful returns of the day!

Love the fabrics!

WoolenSails said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!
What a great way to spend the day and lots of wonderful dies and fabrics to enjoy. Beautiful photo of you, I am not photogenic at all.


Obsession With Online Tutorials said...

Happy Birthday.....Could you teach my husband to do this for my birthday please.....

Shannon Margaret

Anonymous said...

Happy and Blessed Birthday to you Ariane!!! Your hubby was so sweet to drive you around! Love the dies also. Enjoy your day and year!!!

Michele Pacey said...

What a haul, eh? Goodness you're a lucky one! Have fun with all your birthday loot... Looks like the fun's already started! :)

rubyslipperz said...

hap...HAP...HAPPY Birfaday!!


SarahVee said...

Happy Birthday, Ariane! You picked out some lovely fabrics. And a great hubby;)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!

those are wonderful presents!

Nicole G said...

Happy Birthday Ariane. I hope that you have the best year yet!

DebbieM said...

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. You really got some nice fabric. Enjoy!!

AnnieO said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! My husband has been in exactly ONE quilt shop with me, and he bought me a quilter's temporary tatoo there, LOL! Sounds like you treated yourself just right for your birthday. Nice photo!

Katrina said...

Happy Birthday! I love the strip cutters too! They are amazing for scrap busting. The negative things that I have read about them all stem from either using cheap fabric or laying it incorrectly on the die - you are absolutely correct! I hope that you enjoy your birthday presents!

Anonymous said...

What a great haul and a great photo. You are absolutely beautiful!