Thursday, April 22, 2010

19 April - We're another year older!


There are not many of us that have a photo taken and we can take our pick on which twin is which! I've never been able to decide whether Catherine is on the left and Annie on the right, or is it the other way round? Regardless, we've had another birthday, although technically Catherine's fell 10 minutes before mine! I remember our mother sewing these dresses - blue with white stripes and little red dogs - I just loved mine with the thin red belt! The photo's were taken when we were about 10 or 11 and still living in Southwold, a little English village on the sea-side and prior to our immigration to Oz


Our patchwork group always celebrate birthdays and Christmas. We have a secret friend, picked in a draw at our Christmas party, and we usually manage to surprise them every Christmas with a handmade gift. Birthdays are ALWAYS celebrated with a cake and a surprise of one kind or

The girls in the group have become close friends and
we know and understand each other so well! My
Secret Friend found these beautiful gifts for me

We did find time for some of the serious business of the day! Judy D from Furball Farm Quilting popped in and delighted Lyn with her Star Quilt. It looks just gorgeous and of course, Lyn was delighted with it! Lyn used mostly reproduction fabrics and the dark chocolate border set it off magnificently!

Margret's Japanese print quilt was returned also. The photo here does not do it justice! It is very beautiful in olive greens/gold/brown The quilting design reflects the designs in the Japanese fabrics! Another very happy quilter!

My birthday concluded with dinner at the local Tavern with husband and son, who made a surprise visit down to the coast to help me celebrate! All in all, it was a lovely day!


  1. Hope you had a great don't look a day over ??????

  2. Annie, Thank you for your note re my blog...I couldnt find your email addy...could you please let me know what it is? I love your birthay photos too. ♥