Friday, May 20, 2011

My Birthday Celebration Giveaway!


Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
 ~Larry Lorenzoni

Today should be a good day!  Today should be a happy day!  Why?  Today is MY birthday!!!!  Another year older and maybe a year wiser - but I can't promise the second apart.  It just seems like yesterday I was 20.  But the years have flown by and now I'm 56!  And, yes, I'm not afraid to say my age.  I have the gray hair to prove it and the proverbial crows feet.  But I've earned each and every one of those gray hairs and I hope I've earned the crows feet from smiles.  I'm happy to be celebrating another year.  What are my plans today?  Not sure.  Maybe some sewing, maybe some stitching.  I'm just going to go with the flow and see what happens.  Do you admit your age or are you the eternal 29 or 39?  Or have you started counting your birthdays backwards?  Be proud of your age and announce it to the world!

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PHOTO FACTS OF THE DAY

Birthday Cake
(It's not mine - but isn't it amazing!)

The birthday cake has been an integral part of the birthday celebrations in Western cultures since the middle of the 19th century.  That's really not a long time but thank goodness it's a tradition that caught on.  Here is some interesting birthday trivia to celebrate the day:
* More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month (about 9% of all people). The two other months that rate high for birthdays are July and September.
* A recent survey suggests that more people are born on October 5 in the United States than any other day. October 5 holds a not-so-surprising significance, as conception would have fallen on New Year's Eve.
* Since your last birthday 31,536,000 seconds have passed.
* The melody for the Happy Birthday song was first penned by two sisters, Mildred and Patty Hill.
* A Golden Birthday happens only once in a person's lifetime. It happens when the person's age and the date of the day they were born is the same.
* The world's largest birthday cake was created in 1989 it weighed 128,238 pounds, 8 oz. and used 16,209 pounds of icing.
* The day of the week with the least birthdays is Sunday.
* Birthday parties were originally thought to keep evil spirits away.

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QUILT TOP GROWS

Yesterday I started assembling the Designer Mystery BOM quilt top.

First I had to cut out 31 red sashing pieces, 20 turquoise cornerstone pieces, and 80 white snowflake corner pieces.

And then I was able to start assembling the top.  I put the first two rows together before lunch.  So far I'm lovin' this quilt top!  Two more rows and and some border stars and sashing and I will have a completed top!!

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JOIN THE FUN


I don't know if you remember the post where I included the Finish The Project Challenge being hosted by Adventures In Oz.  Here's all you have to do:

1) finish a project (or 2 or 3...or more). It doesn't have to be a quilt. It can be a purse or other sewing or fiber project. It just needs to be finished.
2) send a picture of your finished project to rubyslipperz106@hotmail.com
(one picture per project please)

You could win a $30 shopping spree to Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.  But you have to be quick about it - your entries must be made by the end of the month.  For all of the information, just click on the link above or on the button on the right sidebar.  I have made a couple of entries and hope you will join me in this fun little challenge!

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A LITTLE MORE BALTIMORE

The last couple of evenings I have worked on my 4th Baltimore block......

I have now added folded rose bud tips.  The instructions say not to stitch these down - but I want to be able to use this quilt and am afraid that they would get ripped off if not anchored at the tips in some way.  So I stitched around the two sides and top.  Too bad the lighting wasn't better because you can't really see how the buds are folded.  Maybe next time I should take the picture in some sunlight.  Next is the green base of the flower bud.

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MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Are you ready to help me celebrate my birthday?  I am!!!  Since I can't have you all over for cake and ice cream, how about we celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!  Would you like to see what I am giving away?

Do you like the colors?  Are you intrigued?  I know, I can be such a tease......


This is 8 one half yard cuts of a fabric line called Jasmine by Pamela Mostek for Clothworks.  That's 4 yards of beautiful, coordinated fabric!!  I bought this fabric a few years back and it's just been sitting in it's plastic bag on my shelf looking lonely.  It's time for it to go to someone else - maybe you!

How can you enter my giveaway?
 
Leave me one comment stating your age and the month of your birth. 
 If I were leaving the comment I would write:
"I am 56 years old and was born in May"

And, if you would like a second chance in the giveaway...
Blog about my giveaway, and then come back and leave me a second comment with a link to where you posted it. (I will check for the link and make sure it works)

Rules:
* Maximum of two entries per person
* If you are a no-reply blogger, you must include your email address in your comment.
* If I can't contact you, you can not win!
* This giveaway is open to everyone.  And, yes, that means I will ship internationally.
* If you are selected as the winner, you must respond to my email within two days.  If you don't, I will draw another winner.
* This giveaway ends Monday, May 30, at 7:00 pm PST
* The winner will be announced no later than my regular post on Tuesday, May 31st.

Good luck everyone!!  I think this is a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.  I will try to respond to each and every one of  your comments but please don't get upset if you don't hear from me. 

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I will enjoy my birthday!!

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GIVEAWAYS

Sew Cal Gal is having a sponsored giveaway.  You could win a copy of My Design House Software by  Angie Padilla.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 25, at midnight PST.

The Spunky Diva is having a giveaway.  You could win an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and your choice of three dies.  This giveaway ends June 7th.

The Intrepid Thread is having giveaway #3. This time you could win a fat 1/8th bundle of Dazzle by Melissa Averinos.  This giveaway ends Thursday, May 26

Sarah Vedeler Designs is having a great giveaway.  You could win everything needed to make the GO! Bloom Quilt!  A winner will be chosen Wednesday, May 25, at 10:00 PST.

A Quilt Is Nice is having an ADORNit giveaway.  You could win One Buckaroo Fat Quarter Stack (includes 13 fat quarters) with a coordinating ADORNit Buckaroo Pattern Book or One Vintage Groove Fat Quarter Stack ( includes 14 fat quarters) with a coordinating ADORNit Vintage Groove Pattern Book.  A winner will be selected on Saturday, May 21.

Sew Sweetness if having a giveaway.  You could win a copy of  Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 25, at 11:00 pm CT.
 
Maureen Cracknell Handmade is having a sponsored giveaway.  The Fabric Farm is giving away Quilting Cotton fat quarter set of the Innocent Crush Charmed Palette.  This giveaway ends Sunday, May 22, at 8:00 pm EST.
 
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FINAL THOUGHT
 
May is a very expensive month in our household.  I don't care that "More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month " - not so in our house.  This is how May goes in our home:  May 5th - SIL's birthday; Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May; May 20th is my birthday; May 21st is my Mother's birthday: and May 31st is DH's birthday.  It used to also include my FIL's birthday on the 15th.  And, after all that, it's quickly followed by our DGS#2's birthday on June 2; our anniversary on June 14, and then Father's Day.  When I was pregnant with DD#2, I informed the doctor that if he told me she was due in May that I would either have her early or cross my legs until June!  Luckily, she was born in the middle of April - lol!  So, as you can see, there is a celebration of one kind or another almost every weekend for almost two months.  So much to celebrate!  And so it continues :D
 
Artificial intelligence is a wonderful thing.
 I told my computer that today is my birthday,
and it said that I needed an upgrade.
~Author Unknown

Continue celebrating and have a glorious weekend!!!

279 comments:

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amy dame said...

happy birthday to you!

i'm 29, and i was born in december, really really close to christmas!

i've been jokingly saying that i'm at my "eternal age" now that i've hit 29, but really, it doesn't bother me at all. though it is a little startling to note that by the time my mom was my age, she had three kids starting school!

thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway!

ikkinlala said...

I'm 25 and my birthday is in March.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Trish said...

May! and I'm 28

Jocelyn said...

I posted about your giveaway today on my blog :-)

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/2011/05/thunder-struck.html

floreksa said...

Happy Birthday!!

December and I'm 34.

Jessica said...

Happy birthday! I am 21 years old and I was born in December!

MamaPPod said...

49 years old in February.

Vicki said...

I am 30 and celebrate my birthday in April. August is the busiest month in our family for birthdays

Anonymous said...

I'm 48 and I celebrate my birthday in December.

I too have earned every grey hair and I stopped dying it a couple of years ago so everyone knows just how many I have... lol

Hippie Housewife said...

I'm 27 and born in July. Thanks for the giveaway, and happy birthday!

Christy said...

Hope you had a good birthday! I am 36 and my next birthday will be in February.

Ly said...

Why hello! I am 26 and my birthday is in september.

Happy Birthday!! =)

ly

lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

Penny said...

Happy Birthday!! Your family is certainly busy celebrating at this time of the year. Your DH and I share the same birthday (next Tuesday) but not sure if we share the same age, I will be 57 years old.

vanaehsa said...

Happy Birthday!
I am 31, born in February.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I am 40 and my Birthday is in Jan. Happy Birthday to you!!

Homemaker Honey said...

My age? I hate admitting it. Anyone else not like telling their age? I'm closer to 40 than I wanna be or am ready to be. I'm a January baby.

Unknown said...

I am 28, and my birthday is in December. also in December, my anniversary, and of course Christmas. thats an expensive month for my husband.

Bunny said...

I'm a May girl too and just celebrated my 47th birthday.

Deb said...

I am 42, born in September.

Happy Birthday!

LethargicLass said...

I am 36 and my birthday is in September! Happy Birthday!

Nancy B said...

I am 72 and celebrated my birthday in April. Happy Birthday! and thanks for the give-away.
nbtay@sbcglobal.net

Jodi said...

Linda, I'm so sorry I missed your b-day! I hope it was good! How about, Happy Birthmonth!!! Mine is in February, and I'm 51!

Kira said...

My b-day is in April and I am now 30.

"A lady who tells her age will tell you anything."

It's not my quote, neither is it true. But I sure think it's funny.

Linda said...

I'll be 62 in July!

Kim Reid said...

I'd love a chance to enter - I am 46 and born in May!!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

lapappilon said...

hello!
I want to play with you...please enter my name....

I'm 28 and my birthday is in December.

lapappilon.blogspot.com
lapappilon@gmail.com
Hugs

Eva from Serbia

Anonymous said...

I celebrated birthday number 69 in March! Life is good. Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I am 39. My daughter and I share February birthdays.

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

Your beautiful fabric giveaway will be featured on May 29th on our blog www.sewhowsthis.blogspot.com

Thanks for your cool blog!!!

Lindsay said...

I'm 25 and born in September!

Karen Gail said...

Happy Birthday, Linda!
I am 63 years old and I was born in the month of April!

You have many lovely posts to read, so complimentary to you! Enjoy!!
I wish we could have cake & ice cream together, but we will just have to 'pretend' to be together to celebrate. You inspire me, Linda! So glad we have 'met'!!
Sincerely, karen kgsebor2@windstream.net !!

Maria said...

WOW i cannot believe I did not wish you a Happy Birthday Linda. so sorry.

I am 62 and my birthday is in November.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm 53 and my birthday is in November! I love birthdays. I spend it in Lancaster, PA checking out all the wonderful fabric shops.
Happy, Happy Birthday to you!
Hugs, Trish (newlapp@pa.net)

Terry said...

I just celebrated my 50th birthday in March! Happy Birthday to you! And thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Anita in Florida said...

Happy Birthday! What great fabric. I'm 67 and I was born in February.

Karen said...

I am 23 and was born in March (six days after my sister's birthday)

Fiber Babble said...

I'm 48 and was born in July. Always when my mom would ask what (cake) I'd like for my birthday, I'd say "Pumpkin Pie!!". After I grew up, she told me that she sure wished I wanted a cake that she could just pick up from the grocer rather than heating the oven at the end of July to make a pie!

Sandi P said...

I am 48 years old and my birthday is in August.

Karyli said...

I am 35 and my birthday is in February!
Happy Birthday to you!!

ElfRenee said...

I'm 28 and I was born in July!

Canadian Kristin said...

I am 39 and fabulous and my birthday is in February!

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, Linda! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and more blessings and wonderfulness than you could hope to ask for for your new year!!!

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Belated happy birthday to you. I hope, you had a wonderful day.
I am 50 years young and have birthday in the wonderful month of June.

IreneB said...

I am 47 years old and my birthday is in october:-)

BubzRugz said...

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date... Happy Birthday... I am 52 and I celebrate youth in February....
Hugz

Diane H said...

Happy Birthday, dear Linda. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
I'm 52 and my birthday is in February.

Moosters said...

I'm 54 and my birthday is in June (like most of the rest of my family!). Happy belated birthday to you!

QuilterLaura said...

I am 51 and my birthday is in June. Happy Birthday to you!

Talin's Corner said...

I am almost 50, born in June. And happy birthday to you!

Lynette said...

I'm an August baby, and I'm. . . 43. (Had to think)

tpott said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'm 46 and I was born in February. I'm looking forward to many more, I wish the same for you. ;>

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy birthday! I no longer celebrate birthdays~ I celebrate anniversaries of my 36th birthday every November. :-) Thanks for the fun!

Donna M said...

Happy Birthday! I'm 65 and my birth month is August.

GigiQuilts said...

I am 59 and my birthday is in June!!

Niina said...

I'm 32 and I was born in November.

Gene Black said...

I blogged it at http://blog.geneblack.com/2011/05/quick-post-giveaway.html

Quilting_Chris said...

I am 59 years old. My birthday is in July which means I am quickly approaching 60, eeek.

Quilting_Chris said...

I am 59 years old. My birthday is in July which means I am quickly approaching 60, eeek.

sydneykatt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm also 56 and my birthday was in March : ) Thanks for including me!

sydneykatt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY again, also, today is my granddaughter's birthday and she is 12! Hope you have had a great day! Thank-you again for including me : )

sportsmom3044 said...

I am 43 years old and was born in March.

Sandy in Minnesota said...

I am 36 and October 22 is the big day.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! I am 50 years old and was born in October.
Happy Birthday!

Doina said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am 53 years young and will celebrate another birthday on September 21st. Thanks for the giveaway.

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

Happy BIRTHDAY !!

I am 53 ; and my birthday is in JUNE (June 4 , I Shall be 54 !! )

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

I blogged about your giveaway ! thanks for the chance to win !!

http://harleywife57slife.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway.html

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Have a fabulous birthday! I am sixty years old and my birthday is in February.

Nathalie said...

I celebrated my 49th birthday in April

Carol H. said...

I am younger than you! But only by a bit. I am 55 and my birthday is in November.

thanks for the giveaway! Hope you enjoyed your b-day.

Always Sewing said...

I am 51 and my birthday is in April.

Cecilia said...

I am 51 and my birthday is July. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I am 59 and was born in October! Happy Birthday to you!

PJ said...

Happy Birthday over and over again!

I'm 62 and born in January

www.welovequilting.com said...

I am 57 and my bday is December 25th.

www.welovequilting.com said...

http://welovequilting.com/stray-stitches-birthday-give-a-way/

I blogged about it and about to put it on my facebook and twitter.
Chris Wheeler
www.welovequilting.com/blog

The Mayo Family said...

Wow! 275th commenter!
I just found your sweet blog &
I am blessed.
I do hope your Birthday was special you are a very up-beat birthday gal as was my Mom & I so thought of her when I read..."Be happy for your age & shout it to the world"!
Thank you for the memories...
I imagine it's your hubby's birthday today!
Hope all had & have a great day!
Oh, yes....
45 & March! :)
Blessings~
~Lori

Lynda said...

I'm 60 and my birthday is in December

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Shah Sazib said...

Happy birthday! Love this quilt. Another fabric collection that is Broadway Fabrics.

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