Thursday, 30 September 2010

Birthday, 100 posts and a giveaway


Today is my birthday and it is a big one, 40.  I am trying not to think about the 4 decades bit too much and some lovely pressies from Damian and Lula have already made it a lovely day and it is only 8.10am.  I'll post more some pics later when the light is better but in the meantime, my present to you to celebrate my birthday and 100 posts is a GIVEAWAY!


Would you like 3 FQ- American Jane vintage style polka dots, Alexander Henry 'Orchard'  from the Farmdale range and a cute tea and jam Japanese  print?


Would you also like a vintage apron in the most amazing fabric?- I think I would cut it up but it is not for me to decide!

It looks even better close up

Leave a comment, leave your email address either in your profile or in your comment and tell me about a birthday present you have received or given, good bad or inbetween.  Extra entry if you are a follower.  I will choose a winner random number style.  Giveaway closes Wed 13th Oct, winner announced 14th Oct.  Good luck to you all x

****4th Oct- I have noticed quite a few entries have no way of contacting a potential winner, please please please include an email address for contact, if I can't get hold of you how can you win?  If in doubt, check your profile to see if your email is available****
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86 comments:

  1. Hi Kerry congratulations!40 is a Good age,I passed it several years ago..
    I read your blog always and you're in my bloglist but I wasn't a follower, now I am.
    I love the fabric with the apples.
    Have a Great day and Im looking forward to the Next 100 posts..

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  2. Morning Kerry
    Happy Birthday!
    I've had another big birthday since my 40th!
    My best birthday present was about eight years ago when my husband bought me two cows! He hasn't manages to top it since!!!!
    Gill

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  3. Hi Kerry, Happy Birthday! My favourite birthday present ever has got to be my two gorgeous bunnies called Troy and Roger! They're huge English Lops and I love them!

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  4. Hey, happy 40th birthday and happy 100 posts - it is my birthday on Sunday (45) and my best present ever was a trip to Rome my husband surprised me with a few years back although this year will also be a good one as Mandy and I are going sewing machine shopping tomorrow (present from Nigel) and the kids are going to each take some cash to my LQS and buy me a few surprises too! Id love to win those fabulous fabrics A LOT. XXX

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  5. Well I had assumed I was a follower as I visit you a lot but oddly I wasn't - but I've clicked to follow anyway. And another happy birthday to you - 40 jeepers. I'm half way to 50 - jeepers creepers.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Kerry! 40s are wonderful so enjoy every moment. And good news - so far, 50 is wonderful, too! I hope you do something special today to celebrate.

    The last birthday is always the best for me and my birthday coincided with spring break so our daughter was home from college. We went to Disney World and my husband and daughter encouraged me to get over my fear and ride the Rockin' Roller Coaster which makes a complete loop. Doing that with them was the best present for me.

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  7. Happy birthday!! I'm almost 22, and I wouldn't mind being 40 right now. I'm having a tough time making all the right decisions and looking for a job... I would love to be older and have my life on tracks... with some kids, a dog and a house of my own... I'm looking forward to being settled and secure. :)

    I would love to receive all these gorgeous gifts, simply amazing. Thanks for your generosity!

    (PS: i'm already a follower)

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  8. Happy birthday! I am facing 50 at the end of next month, so I know all about Yikes! birthdays. I have to say that no present I have ever received topped being bundled into the car on my 10th birthday to be driven mysteriously out into the country, with my parents steadfastly refusing to say a word in the face of my millions of questions. At our destination, was a pile of squirming puppies. REmembering how I felt at the realization that one of those was for me makes me teary! Hooray for birthdays! It certainly beats the alternative!

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  9. happy birthday!! have a great day : ) i gave my niece a gorgeous quilt for her 4th birthday a couple of weeks ago- my first handmade present, and it felt great- so much love!! hope you get lots of love on yours too!

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  10. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

    Ok so my birthday present story is a strange one. Two years ago one of my mum's friends gave me, for my birthday, an old mug (It was not vintage, it was not pretty, it was not clean...it came with a coffee ring on the inside and a lipstick smudge on the outside.) Inside said mug was a small furry toy animal that probably started off life white, but had been soo well loved you could 1) not tell what it was supposed to be; 2)it was grey with dirt. Under that, still in the mug was a small childs hankie - I couldn't unfold it it was 'stuck together as it also wasn't clean.

    I don't know what this present was supposed to say to me. It made me smile...all the way to the bin.

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  11. I am a follower of your lovely blog :-)

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday!
    My BEST b-day gift was 2 years ago - a new sewing machine!!! Love it to death and use it all the time for quilting and making bags!

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  13. Happy birthday Kerry! Have a lovely day. I'm a follower. The most bizarre birthday present I ever recived was a wrapped up apple - because I liked apples. Nice! xx

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  14. happy birthday...!
    i will be 40 next year, my most bizzare birthday present was a wall hanging with text that i didn't understand, i didn't remember what i do with the present, it was about 25 years ago.
    thank you for this chance

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  15. Happy Happy Birthday, Kerry! I came to leave a comment last night but it looks like it's gone, so I am leaving one again :)

    I hope you got to open the package from Cotton Garden and that you got the two books we were talking about for your birthday! I knew your birthday was coming, but wasn't sure exactly what date, so I added a teeny tiny gift in the package to you that I sent a few days ago.. I hope you'll enjoy it.

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a sewing machine from my hubby :) I also really loved a beach ball from my friends that had birthday messages from lots of my friends - 8 years ago now!

    Happy Birthday!

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  16. Happy 40th and Happy 100 posts! My worst ever present was a hammer drill that my 'EX' husband bought me, oh joy ~ notice it was my 'EX' husband :)
    Kandi x

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  17. Happy birthday Kerry... it's my big one next year!
    My favourite present has to be a lovely black & white kitten I had for my 3rd birthday. He came with a very large red bow around his neck :) I called him Jason, from The Waltons! I had him for 8 years, no doubt he was free to a good home so my parents did well that year!
    Hope to see you Tuesday x

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  18. My very best wishes for an amazing birthday may your year be filled with whimsy and loads of love.

    You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience. ;)
    ~Heart~
    Elise

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  19. Happy birthday and remember 40 is the new 30 because we don't get old so quickly like our mothers and grandmothers!It's true,just try to remember your mom at 4o and look at pictures of granny.
    I would love to be entered! FABU!
    Thanks and have the best year ever,plus may so many long wonderful years filled with love and joy be with you now.
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  20. follow you too my dear
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  21. happy birthday kerry!!!!! and congrats on 100th post! it's not the age that matters, it's how you feel =P hope it was a great one and here's hoping for a great year and many many more to come!

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  22. i follow your blog, of course =)

    oh year, i forgot to tell you about a birthday gift i got. this year my boyfriend treated me to a weekend getaway to niagara falls for my birthday, and he planned it all on his own (a first in our almost 6 years of dating)!

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  23. Happy Birthday pretty lady!! 40 is a wonderful year!!
    Congradulations on your 100th post too, you have a wonderful blog!

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  24. Happy birthday and 100 posts Kerry! That apron is the sweetest thing ever, how in the world are you going to be able to give it away?? I turned 40 this year too, and my husband arranged for a hot air balloon ride for the two of us. It wasn't a surprise, but it was exactly what I wanted to do. Just fabulous!

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  25. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag en je honderdste post!!!
    The most beautiful presents I got were not actually birthday presents, but little poems my daughter wrote for me and put under my pillow once in a while. I cherish them! Once I found one weeks later, that had fallen under my bed. It was the sweetest one of all!

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  26. PS: I have been following you via my blogroll since several months now (o: Your blog is always very inspiring. It was actually my daughter who found it for me.

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  27. Happy birthday!

    The best present I received was my beloved golden retriever, Chase. My husband let me pick him out and Chase has become such an important part of our family.

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  28. Happy Birthday, Kerry! I am a few years from that 4-0 still but will celebrate it big time when the day arrives. I wish you had the best day ever :)

    And I would love to get either of your pretty things!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  29. Happy Birthday Kerry! Turning 40 was life changing for me and the best birthday ever. After waiting months for my son to reach the minimum weight requirement he and I both did our first bungee jump into a partially dry riverbed on my 40th birthday. A wonderful memory :) Hope you also create a wonderful memory on your special day. From Wendy

    wendzneil [at] googlemail [dot] com

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  30. great fabrics and apron! Last birthday I got a great quilty gift from DH-- a rotating cutting mat. that was a thoughtful gift from him.

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  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    LAst year my husband was away for my birthday and he surprised me (actually both him and my sn) with a new camera. I did not expect it at all...

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. happy birthday! Love the fabric used for that apron. sweet.

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  33. My birthday last Monday was a special one. Lots of cards and emails made me feel very loved. :)

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  34. My last birthday was (53) eeek! Just kidding, I feel like I'm 35 so it's all good. It was a wonderful morning because I was surprised with a beautiful line basket filled with cellophane goody bags of all my favorite treats. Happy Birthday to you!!! and those fabrics, and the others on your posts are to die for.

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  35. I am following you via Google Reader, but I'll click on the Follower button just in case.

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  36. I just happened upon this blog and was surprised to find that we were born on the very same day!!!

    I turned 40 on Sept 30th as well!!!

    HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY TO US!

    Birthday gift story? I had a party last night and was blessed to receive many handmade gifts! A dress from one friend and a hanging sewing supply caddy were my favorites of the night. I was thrilled!

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  37. Happy 40th! Next year my sister-in-law and I both turn 50 (yikes!)...I proposed that we make it a "birthday year" of celebrating! haha My last birthday was awesome...I finally went to see Dave Matthews in concert with family & friends (actually on my b-day) and multiple times throughout the night the crowd was singing happy birthday to me!

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  38. The best birthday present I ever got was when my daughter made me breakfast in bed along with a cup of tea on my 45th birthday.
    The Bose IPod player I got last year (49) from my boyfriend was pretty good too, ;)

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  39. Happy 40th! Time spent with the kids is always the best birthday present! Tami - sewmanymamas@gmail.com

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  40. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing such yummy fabrics! That tea and jam print is adorable!

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  41. I found a curtain with nice fabric at the Salvation Army, so I purchased it because it had sayings. The few I read in the store were SO funny and I thought I could do something for my oldest son with it, but then I found out it was BART SIMPSON quotes. Ugh, but he LOVEs Bart. So, I bought a little more Bart, mixed it all with a sheet cut into bricks and he was utterly delighted that his mom would sacrifice and give him something he really liked. LOL!

    Lucy~

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  42. congratulations and happy birthday :D i love the movie spirited away and my friend gave me a keychain she got from japan of the fat mouse and crow, it's so cute.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  43. happy happy birthday!!!! I hope you have a fun-filled day! My least favourite b-day memory was this year b/c I was 4 days overdue! I was SO uncomfortable, and cranky, and no one cared that it was my bday...lol...totally worth it though! (-:

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  44. oh, yeah, I'm also a follower! Thanks for the chance, I adore that fabric!

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  45. Happy Birthday! The best present I ever received was my first daughter Anne who was born the day before my birthday--my birthday has never been the same!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Blessings on your 40th year!
    Carin
    margaretshopechest@yahoo.com

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  46. my husband surprised me one year with a week long beach house rental with my 2 best girlfriends (so it was 3 families of friends)

    PS you can promote your giveaway on the new Quilty Giveaways site (it's free)
    http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  47. One of my best birthday presents was a bookmark my daughter made me at school. I use it all the time and it's now looking rather tatty, but it remains my favourite.Happy 40th. I remember mine...just!!!

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  48. Hello!
    Happy birthday!
    I hosted a giveaway on my birthday too...
    the best present I received that day was a piano.

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  49. I've become your follower too, thanks for the chance to win!
    I'll be visiting your post again!

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  50. I love the fabric, very cute. My best birthday present I ever received was a vintage framed sheet music book.

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  51. What yummy fabrics! Its your day but your giving! How wonderful! Happy 40th! You know the saying ...'life begins at 40!" My best birthday present ever was a lovely owl pendant my husband gave to me 23 years ago! I wear it every day!

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  52. When I turned 50 (yes 10 years older than you) my daughter gave me a poster that she made with the 50 reasons I was the best mom. I still treasure it and go back and read it when I need a boost. Happy Birthday and congratulations on 100 posts.

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  53. I love *everything* vintage, and I've been given so many wonderful birthday presents that it's hard to pick, but Ben Folds concert tickets come to mind. Thanks!

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  54. Back to say I'm now your newest Follower. Love the vintage look of your posts.

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  55. Best birthday present I received was a trip to London with my mom for our shared birthday!

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  56. The best present i ever got was my favorite childhood book. it wasnt printed any more, so my sister went to the national library and copied the whole book. soo nice!

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  57. The best present I ever received was a sister (not on my same birthday but close - my best friend as we were a year apart in age). We had her for 20 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. My favourite birthday presents all have a box of chocolate ;) Hehe

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  59. I also follow your blog :)

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  60. I also am a follower.
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  61. The best birthday presents come from my husband. He gives me the day off from being mom. No diapers, no cooking, just sewing or vegging in front of computer or TV. I just have to work on the idea of "no guilt"!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  62. Happy birthday! My fave birthday gift was the year our daughter was born. She was born in January, and for my birthday in April hubby got me a spa day package. Somehow that didn't happen again this year when our son was born. I guess the novelty of having a baby wore off quickly this time for hubby. LOL

    -Carrie
    jaynabug @ gmail . com

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  63. That apron fabric is amazing. I love it. How sweet to have a giveaway on your birthday. Happy Day!

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  64. Happy Birthday Kerry!! and Happy 100 Posts! My best birthday present ever was my best friend driving 200 miles to bring me red roses for my 21st birthday. 8 years later he is now my fiance, and i couldnt be happier.

    (if i've already posted, sorry, but i think the work computer ate it!)

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  65. oh, and i'm already a happy follower!

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  66. Kerry, Just stopping by to remind you that 40 is the new 20, and since you look like you're 18 you have nothing to worry about! Happy Birthday and I hope the coming year will bring you loads of surprises and lots of happiness.
    Joan

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  67. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day :-)

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  68. my worst birthday present was a long sleeved turtleneck top with wide, blindingly bright multiculor horizontal stripes. It went past my hips and made me look like I weighed 1000 pounds.

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  69. Happy Birthday!

    You know, my bday falls during the busiest time of the year for my family and hubs... so I'm happy if I get a card! :)

    love the fabrics.

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  70. Happy Birthday Kerry! My 40th birthday came and went in 2008. My husband and a dear friend had a surprise party for me and was I ever surprised! My closest friends and family were all there and it was so wonderful. I hope yours was just as special. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

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  71. I am a follower via Google Reader.

    Thanks again for offering the giveaway.

    Linda
    stitchsister@gmail.com

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  72. Hiya Kerry, Happy birthday. It was my birthday on the 8th of october and my boyfriend brought me a HUGE bunch of flowers with these beautiful two tone pink and yellow roses and furry fern heads. I think that they are amazing and the colours are so vibrant, like an amazing vintage piece of fabric :) stitcherynz@gmail.com

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  73. Happy Birthday to you! 40 is a GREAT age - you now qualify as "wise woman"! Love the fabrics & apron - so cheery! Throughout my life I have received a bicycle 3 times as a BD present - very special. Thanks for the chance to win. Keep on blogging.......

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  74. Happy birthday Kerry. I did just comment but maybe it has gone in storage! Birthdays are fun whateveer age- mines coming up & my partner could take a lesson from yours. Japanese fabric!

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  75. Oh I am a follower as of a couple of days ago!
    Yes my presents these days tend to be ones I buy for the fam to give back to me!

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  76. Comments are now closed. Thank you to all who took part- I can't believe there were so many of you!

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