My first collection of birthday gifts was from Sunday Stitchers.
In this group we can give an indication of what we would like at the beginning of the year - so I asked for rasant threads in neutral colours, some blue/grey fat quarters or some scraps that I could cut into 2.5" squares - any fabric, any colour...
I received a great collection of threads, fabrics and heaps of scraps that will keep me in leaders and enders for a while!
What a lovely bunch of friends.
My second collection was from another group - called KQ Girls. This year we gifted to our swap partner presents that started with the letters in the name of the group. We had decided they didn't all need to be sewing related.
Kaffe Fassett fat quarters
and a very useful storage box for some crafty stuff.
This was all totally overwhelming - we don't really have a budget to stick to but I do feel very lucky to have been on the receiving end of such generous gifts..
I was also giving a birthday present - I tried for the Quirky line - to make it a little challenging. I gave:
Quiz Questions - a Pub Trivia game
Granny Square (for a coaster)
Indicators - Post It Notes as my recipient had been seen using shopping dockets to mark pages in magazines
Squissors - (little snippers)
And finally - my third group birthday present. This is from my Loose Threads group and we had to give presents starting with the letters in Birthday.
Ice cream fabric - very clever that one!!!
Adhesive pads for my finger
and a gorgeous tin to put more crafty stuff in.
That's my birthday covered...next comes Christmas swaps and gifts....coming soon!!!