Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy new birthday

Friday, June 1, 2012
Yup, today is my new birthday. New you ask? You can read all the details in last year's post. I assume without facebook alerts to remind people that most people will forget. I had a good birthday last year for the first time in years & my family is already on board to switch it back. Not so fast I say! {In reality they didn't actually ask for my opinion... strange.}

Anyway, today is still when I've chosen to celebrate my birthday.

Yesterday I was reminded that I have the best friend a girl could ever dream of having. She's 3,000 miles away & doesn't forget my new birthday, sends an amazing card, and a book to help me cultivate my style. Now that's true friendship. Pannepacker, I love you.
The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own


I'm going to spend my birthday playing with fabric.
{Fabric from Marmalade Fabrics}

Playing with more fabrics.
{New Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman}

Sewing a quilt.
{New Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman}

Lounging around the house with my quilts.
{Ditto in Simply Color by V&Co.}

Making some s'mores.

...and laughing at Amazon's recommendations for me.
Yes, Amazon suggested I buy my own book this week.
You can pre-order a copy in my shop. {and get a bonus!}
or you can also get it from Amazon
Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts - Amazon
and come August it'll be in Quilt Shops all over!

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How do you spend your birthday?



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

35 comments:

angela said...

Happy New Birthday :)

So much fun in one post - what can be happier than smore making?! And your stack of fabrics are amazing. I'm jealous that you have all the new Kona solids, too. They look like great colors.

And Amazon is too funny!

Melissa Corry said...

Happy Birthday. Good old Amazon, always good for a laugh :)

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday sunshine! Love you, enjoy your day!
Mom

Almaelou said...

My b-day is July 2, two days away from July 4, so most people have 4th of July plans that do not include an adult birthday party. So I have had to adjust and depending on which day of the week my birthday falls I started celebrating my birthday for an entire week! When I want to do something and then husband groans I remind him "It's my birthday week" and he just groans a little more and then does what I asked. lol

Vicki said...

Happy new birthday! For my last birthday we were getting ready to move but I went to breakfast with my husband and youngest kiddo. It was a nice day. I hope you have fun playing with fabric!

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Sarah @ Fabric Seeds said...

Happy New Birthday!

my daughter and i have birthdays side by side. we have a big party for her and it's always a mystery if anyone will remember it's my birthday the next day.

mascanlon said...

Happy new birthday! S'mores and fabric, what a fabulous day especially if you get to spend time with important family and friends! Looking forward to seeing what you're up to with the Kona.

Amy said...

Happy New Birthday! I remember last year's post and thinking I completely understand why you decided to switch! Coincidentally, it also happened to be the first post I commented on to you! I hope you have a fantastic day! My birthday is June 13 and this year I am going to spend it quilting as much as possible to finish up my to-do list before I start packing for our move in July!

Rene' said...

Happy New Birthday Julie! Love how Amazon recommended your own book! Enjoy your day!

robin said...

Happiest of birthdays! Have fun playing with fabric. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Well Happy New Birthday to you Julie take a laid back relaxing day with your fabric...

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Birthday! I like to spend my birthday relaxing and quilting.

Debby said...

Today is my birthday! For reals! And I'm spending it with my daughter, eating and a little shopping! Happy Birthday to YOU! I love your blog! Debby

Vesuviusmama said...

Happy New Birthday! And that is so funny about Amazon's recommendation for you!

Cyndi Walker said...

Happy happy birthday Julie. Way to make some lemonade out of some birthday lemons.

Miss ya girlie!

DianeY said...

Happy Birthday, Julie! What a great day you have planned!
Amazon is funny that way. I ordered a book from them last week & following the shipping notification email, I got another email suggesting I might like to purchase the same book!

CitricSugar said...

Happy New Birthday! That's hilarious about Amazon - at least you know they aren't using your personal information for background checks, just for marketing. :-)

Cindy said...

Happiest of days, and many returns of it!

It sounds like your day will be just about perfect.

Needle little Balance said...

Happy bithday! Many members of my family have their birthday in the same month in midsummer (me too) when most people are away on holiday. At the time of my birthday I have usually eaten three birthday cakes in ten days with three more birthdays -and mine- to come within the next two weeks. During the last years the man of the house and I were on holiday on my birthday and spent it somewhere abroad. Nice.

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Dana said...

Happy New Birthday to you!!! Hope you have a grand ol' time!!!

Queenie Believe said...

Happy Birthday, hoping your "new" special day is great!
Always, Queenie

craftytammie said...

sounds like a wonderful time to me! happy birthday!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

That's too funny about Amazon's recommendation - guess they know a good thing when they see it! Happy BD!

Jessica said...

Amazon recommended that I buy your book too! It was at the top the of the list. :)

Sarah said...

Happy birthday Jules, my favorite birthday was my 30th. I was on a cruise and we snorkeled while in grand Cayman islands.

Josie McRazie said...

Happy 'Birthday'!
Well, Amazon must have gotten something right! I mean if you wrote it I sure do hope you love it! LOL They get one point for that right!!! ;)

Collette said...

Happy new Birthday! I've got that Alice in Wonderland song in my head--A Very Merry Unbirthday to you!

Carol Jordan said...

I was born on Nov. 27 which means that it often lands on Thanksgiving. My Gran always had a cake w a turkey on it. She thought it was cute. I thought it was stupid. I told mt husband 46 years ago to never give me a cake w a turkey. So we are still married w/o turkey cakes.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! What an exciting year you have had! I turned 48 this year very tragic but the hubby and kids bout me the newest iPad, it was great fun! I hope you have a happy one.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you. It certainly sounds like you have a wonderful birthday plan. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

KatieQ said...

I definitely understand changing your birthday. I think your date is worse than mine. I'm on December 20th and the last 63 years have been a real pain (I'm just a little older than you). When I was a kid they always said, "I'm giving you a bigger present since it is for your birthday and Christmas." Lies, all lies! I want a birthday when people aren't focused on another holiday, especially when it's God's birthday. You have inspired me. I think I'm going to celebrate on June 20th and I pity the family member who doesn't go along with it.

Shauna said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

Denise Russell said...

Ooohhh... another June birthday girl! I hope it turned out great. Mine is coming up on the 22nd. Love this month!