Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Birthday Post

You might notice that I'm writing this post a little later than usual. That's because today wasn't just the second day of the creative reuse craft show... it was also my birthday! This is the first quiet time I've had all day.

I have so much to say about the craft show, but I'm going to make a separate post for that. Today I'd like to share a moment when today's events came together... and I got a sequintastic surprise.

Of course, Mr. Sequin and I told all our friends that we'd be doing our first show. Several people showed up, including my friend Audrey of Hot Pink Quilts. And she had a present for me! This amazing quilted wall hanging, made by Audrey's hot pink hands and fantastic sewing machine (whose name is Agatha, in case you were curious).


(Front view of the quilt.)

When she showed up, I have to confess that I was caught up in the excitement of the show, and I'd forgotten it was my birthday. What a beautiful reminder! I love the colors she used, especially the middle square. 


(The fabric looks like pink sequins!)


(Back view of the quilt.)

Thank you, Audrey, for a wonderful present, which I will proudly display in my room!

Today there was also leftover Thai food for lunch, a trip to the IDEA store where I bought some incredible rainbow fabric and some shell-shaped sequins, and a dinner of Greek food from our favorite Greek place, courtesy of Mr. Sequin.

There were also birthday wishes from our friend Andrea and several of my beady friends, which warmed my sparkly little heart. I'm a lucky gal to have so many amazing friends! 

Stay tuned for a post on the craft show. I'll start writing that tomorrow, once I've slept a dozen hours or so. Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and thanks for helping to make this birthday a special one! 

And as always... have a sequintastic day! <3



16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!
    That is a very pretty wall hanging your friend made for you.
    Therese

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    1. Thanks, Therese!

      Right now it's a couch hanging so I can look at it whenever I want. :)

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  2. Happy Birthday!! It's nice to have your friends around on your big day. Nice wall hanging.

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    1. Thanks, Shirlee!

      It was such a wonderful thing to be surrounded by people I care about on my birthday. Definitely makes up for the times I celebrated alone because of work/school!

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  3. Happy Birthday! The quilted wall hanging is lovely. I love the colors!

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    1. Thanks, Maryanne!

      Audrey really does have an eye for color. I love how she puts fabrics together in ways that are interested but also gorgeous. :)

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  4. Oh, Happy Birthday, Sarah! What a lovely quilt. and isn't it fun when you're so happy doing something you love that even the excitement of a birthday pales in comparison?

    Have a fabulous next year!

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    1. Thanks, Skylar!

      I think I was more distracted than happy -- movement and bright colors and noises can put my brain into overdrive if I'm not careful. Happy did figure into the equation, too, though! :)

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  5. I'm very late but Happy Birthday wishes anyway!

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    1. I'm considering the time between my actual birthday and my cookie party to be my Birthday Week, so you're not late by my standards at all. Thanks! <3

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  6. Happy Happy late birthday. You are so lucky to have a friend to make a quilt for you. It is lovely. My birthday is the 27th. I am having a birthday giveaway. Come sign up.
    Again I am glad you had a wonderful day.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Happy early birthday! I'll make a mental note to stop by your blog on the 27th. :)

      April birthdays rock!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Looking forward to hearing abut the show after your well deserved rest ;)

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    1. Thanks, Emma! :)

      I'm still resting, if you can believe it. Well, resting by cleaning the house! ;) I haven't started the show post yet, but I'm hoping it'll go up this coming Saturday.

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