I'm officially 31 years old today. I have to say, 31 feels no different than 30. Not that I really expected it to, but every couple of years or so, I sort expect to have that magical feeling you feel when you're a kid and it's your birthday and you actually "feel" different.
I don't have any real big plans today, though I am thinking of maybe going to a local quilt store and treating myself to a few new fat quarters. My husband already treated me to my big birthday present, a shiny new laptop. My old one was getting awfully old and decrepit, so my new laptop is taking some getting used to. It's so fast! But, since I love gadgets, I'm enjoying getting to know my new machine, especially while my most favorite machine (my sewing machine!) is getting a thorough cleaning at the shop.
And because it's my birthday and it's fun to get presents, I'm sharing a present with you! The lovely Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics is giving away a layer cake of Sweetwater's upcoming line, Reunion, in my honor today! I'm super excited about this collection, there are some really fabulous prints in there! To enter, simply leave me a comment here on this post, and Mr. Random will draw a winner on Wednesday morning. Good luck! She's also offering a 15% off discount on your purchase today with the code DCMB15. She's got some fabulous fabrics in stock right now, including brand new Moda precuts, Half Moon Modern yardage, AMH's Folksy Flannel, and way more!
I almost forgot! Make sure to hop over to Pink Chalk Studio's Handmade with Love Tutorial contest today too! They have announced the top 15 holiday handmade tutorials, and my Munchkin Soft Book tutorial made the list of top 5 gifts for kids. The top vote getters will win some great prizes, so scoot on over there to vote and you might just get some last-minute gift inspiration! Have a great day!
Monday, December 19, 2011