Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A Birthday Celebrated and Quilt Delivered and Well Received

Today was my brother Kym's 60th birthday (and also my birthday but not my 60th!). He chose to have a relaxed get together at the Belair National Park and we were very lucky with the weather as it was a lovely cool 24 degrees celcius after Thursday's 39 degrees. Much better!

We had a lovely BBQ spread, played egg and spoon races and other games, chatted and generally had a great time.

All the time being watched carefully by some local kookaburras who 'laughed' at our attempts at some of the games!
There were actually three of us there having a birthday today: my brother's friend Mark (on the left), my brother (on the right) and me.
The birthday boy blowing out his candles in his frog cakes (an Adelaide icon, although best eaten only occasionally as they are quite sickly sweet!). By this time we were all clustered under the shelter as it had decided to rain, a rarity in Adelaide this year but welcome!
And of course receiving his birthday quilt. Its all bunched up as we wanted to keep it off the ground! It was much admired and he was pretty happy with it I think.

A good day was had by all! Tomorrow I'm off to the Craft & Quilt Fair with my girlfriend - its a busy weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday to you both. Looks like a fun day.

    I am crushing over your brother’s birthday cake. I love frog cakes so much we had our wedding cake made out of them , and got Balfours to make us white ones especially !

    And your birthday gift looks beautiful!!!! Hope you got something equally exciting in return.

  2. Its great to hear you all had a fun day, and that the weather played nicely for most of the day. I can well believe your beautiful quilt was much admired. Have fun at the craft show, you get to buy extra fabric because it's your birthday weekend.

  3. I hope you had a wonderful birthday too, Sue. I celebrated my SIL's birthday yesterday and today we celebrated my oldest son's 21st birthday. Hip hooray to all of you! I hope you had the best of times at the craft fair!


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