Friday, February 26, 2010

Turning Twenty-Nine

Yikes!
I'm turning 29 today.
(For the first time, I promise!)

I sewed myself a little something for my birthday.
This is the Quilted Bible Cover by Amy @ Park City Girl.  (Free tutorial here)
I've been meaning to make this for a while - 
my Bible was looking a little worn and needed some dressing up!



My mom (who also loves sewing!) spoiled me with a trip to the local quilt shop.
Hooray for new fabric! Thanks mom!

(Bonnie & Camille - Cotton Blossoms)

She also made me this awesome Heather Bailey pincushion (based on this tutorial)


(Top and bottom shown)

I love that flower button!

And then she further spoiled me with a new ironing board.
I'm soooo excited!
Never thought I'd say that, but my old one was about 10 years old, the cheap one we bought when I was heading off to college, and it was really sad looking.
I didn't care much (and didn't iron much!) until I got into sewing 6 months ago.
But now that I spend a significant amount of time ironing (oops, I meant pressing)
it's really, really nice to have a new one!

Well, it's my birthday so I think it's time to log off now.  
I'm linking up to Sew & Tell Friday over at amylouwho.  Better late than never!

Have a great weekend!
Mary

20 comments:

  1. so beautiful! happy bday! Love your Bible cover, I've been meaning to make one of those. 29 is a good year! gets better every year I turn it :)

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  2. happy birthday !!! what a nice mom to take you shopping for all these wonderful fabrics. the cover for your bible is very pretty.

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  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was a great one. I have been looking for a bible cover, and yours looks just perfect! I think that might go on my to-do list.

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  4. Great finishes. You can never have enough pin cushions.

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  5. Happy Birthday! It's funny to be so happy about a new ironing board, but I would feel the same way!

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  6. Many Happy Returns of the Day! I'm 29 too, at least once, sometimes twice and occasionally I'm stuck there! Enjoy!

    I love the Bible cover. Sew happy and peaceful! The pin cushions, fabric and ironing board would make me happy too!

    Sweetest Friday Finish!

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Gorgeous Bible Cover :)

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  8. Great idea--Bible cover. I might need to make one. Looks as if you have had a lovely birthday--hope they just keep getting better (mine did).

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  9. That Bible cover turned out really beautifully. Happy Birthday!

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  10. Happy birthday! I love your Bible cover and have a friend who would love it too so I'm going to check out the tutorial. Thanks for the link!

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  11. Lovely Bible Cover and the pin cushions are so cute!!

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  12. What a beautiful Bible cover. :o)
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  13. Happy birthday! I love the bible cover!!! I love that print in every color!

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  14. You have such a fun blog! I have been going through and just love you fabric/color choices!

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  15. Love your cover Mary! Enjoy that new ironing board :)

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  16. Love the bible cover ... fun post to read! Happy birthday!!

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  17. I just discovered your blog! lovely!! so, a belated happy birthday to you - love the pincushions your Mum made for you and I checked out the Lickety Split bag - wow - fantastic:-)

    Happy Sewing!
    from a new follower "downunder"

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  18. Happy Birthday. Your finish is beautiful. Aren't moms the greatest thing on earth! They know just what we need to make us happy.

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  19. Happy belated birthday. I made one of those pin cushions for my mom once. It's a great tutorial. Thanks for reminding me of it!

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  20. I love, love, love that bible cover! Thanks for the link to make one. I'm not a quilter, but maybe I can try to make it anyways.

    Happy belated birthday too!

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