Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to my Birthday Party! (10 Prizes Too)

Welcome to my birthday party! I'm glad you're here. This cake needs another 46 candles, but close enough. I found this photo on the Internet (that's how you get cake in Cyberspace) and I liked the candles. I never saw candles like that before. The cake looks a little scary, but it doesn't matter since it's virtual. No calories either. Pretend that it's surprisingly delicious! Oh my, what a lovely hat you're wearing.

And we have some party favors too. Leave a comment (say hello to each other) and you'll be entered to win a little package of interesting new selvages! There will be 10 winners announced next week. We'll take a virtual field trip to a surprise location that day too.

Tomorrow I'll tell you how you can win a vintage Singer Featherweight!

191 comments:

Shana said...

Aww, happy birthday!! Those candles are kind of cool.

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, Karen! Maybe I can't do the math, but you sure didn't look it when I met you!

Can't wait to see those "interesting new selvages"!

Bonnita said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

mg said...

Happy BDay!

cozy quilter said...

Happy Birthday! I could sure use some more selvages for my collection! I hope you have a great day and a happy and healthy year!

Lotta said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Lotta in Sweden

Colleen said...

Hey it's my birthday too!
Have a happy one!

Gabriele - Fadentante said...

Happy birthday from Germany ! I wish you a wonderful day and a healthy year.

Gabriele from Germany

Brenda said...

Happy birthday and wishing you lots of good things in the year ahead.

SewCalGal said...

Happy Birthday. Your virtual cake looks wonderful. I just wish I lived closer as I'd love to have you come over and enjoy some cake, and/or glass of wine, chat about quilting and have a birthday celebration. But what ever you do, I do hope you have a wonderful birthday.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Leeanne said...

Happy Birthday from New Zealand!Thanks for the cake it tasted yummy!

rachandcarl said...

have a great birthday. thought you might have a selvage cake!

swissquilter said...

Happy Birthday! Karen each day I visit your blog and enjoy the things you're showing us.

Roolen said...

Happy Birthday to you from Russia! :)

timelady said...

if you email me your postal address - i will happily send you some packs of those candles for your birthday from australia - i just discovered them locally last month!!!

CFCina said...

Happy Birthday!

I just LOVE your blog!

~ Kathy C. (Oregon)

Seams Sew Together said...

Happy Birthday, Karen, the cake looks delicious and I'm glad you liked my hat.

Janelle said...

Happy Birthday!

SoozeM said...

Hi and happy birthday!!

Fleurette said...

Happy Birthday Karen! Best wishes xx

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Karen! Enjoy your special day!!!
I would bake a real cake for you if I would live near you.
Have a nice birthday! Steffi

Janet M said...

Happy Birthday! Now that's my kind of cake, guilt free lol

Heather said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! And thanks again for such a wonderful blog!

Sylvie said...

Oh happy birthday!
This is also my sister's birthday today!
I wish you a lot of good things, and inspiration too for this new year!
Love from France,

Sylvie

Kayjay said...

Happy happy happy Birthday Karen. I am so glad I came across your blog all those months ago. I'm sure everyone enjoys your posts as much as I do every day.I hope your day was a real treat.

NYKOLETT said...

happy,happy birthday to you dearest karen from Rosni,kuala lumpur malaysia.I njoy reading ur blog but i have nothing much to contribute cos i am just starting on the selvedge craft.Thanx so much for the wonderful tips u give.I pray u have a wonderful life ahead and god bless u always....

Tangos Treasures said...

Hi to all!!
Happy birthday!! Cake was yummy & those candles are so cool!

Quilts and Cats said...

A happy birthday wish to you. This is your day so make it special. New selvages would be so welcome to my stash which is dwindling! Lynne

Anna said...

Happy birthday and thanks for keeping this wonderful blog! I'd love to win the selvages!

simplestitches said...

Happy Birthday....
what cool candles!
Love your blog, there is always something and somewhere interesting to look at and visit...
cheers Julz

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday. Have a quilty kind of day!

Anya said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Love the candles.
Have a great day!

lisa said...

happy birthday! so nice of you ot share!

Caro said...

Happy Birthday! And, it was a calorie-free one too. Thanks for the chance at winning selvages.

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!! I think there is just enough candles on the cake! I hope you are doing something special to celebrate?

Thelma said...

Haaaaappy, Happy, Happy Birthday -
Haaaaappy, Happy, Happy Birthday -
Haaaaappy, Happy, Happy Birthday -
To You To You To You-
Ole

That's the song they sing at our local Mexican Restaurant, and you get to wear a sombrero....

Tami said...

Everybody deserves to enjoy a Happy Birthday! Hope your is fantastic!

Cathy said...

Have a great Birthday. That cake is so cool.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday Karen!
I found those candles at the local party store. They are very cool, but need a very dark room to get the full effect.
I'm starting a new selvage project soon, so new recruits would be wonderful.

Many, many happy returns --
field trip? sounds fun

joanne lendaro said...

Happy Wonderful Birthday!!

vivian said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! I've just got "into " the selvage thing-love it!!

Millie said...

Happy Birthday! We have about the same number of candles on our birthday cakes!

Michele said...

Happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

The Jenkins said...

Happy Birthday!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Karen
Happy Birthday to you.

I hope I didn't sing off key.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to you! You're sweet to include us in your celebration!

Laurie said...

There is nothing like a delicious cake with no calories!

Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday and you are right the candles are cool. What different colored flames.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the inspiration!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday, love your blog!

dee said...

Have a wonderful day Karen. Your cake is the best kind...virtual.
Love the selvages.

Jewel said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it is the best one ever!

Bonniedoo said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Love the cake! Love your blog!

Linda Robertus said...

Happy birthday (again) Karen! My boys love the cake!

Jean said...

Happy Birthday! I don't think anyone should have the real amount of candles on their cake....keep a little mystery going! lol

Willa said...

Hello to all!

Happy Birthday to you!

Love seeing the selvage projects.

Deb said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I'd love some selvages! Love the candles, too.

Anita in Florida said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love those colored candle flames. Just to let you know...I made my first ever selvedge tote and used 'money' fabric for the lining. Saw it on your blog some months ago.
Thanks for the special giveaway!

Betty said...

Happy Birthday to you... It ia amazing as to what all has been made with selvages.
My selvage collection is small at this time but hve been saving them none the less.

Joan said...

Have a blessed birthday! Your blog is like a little gift to me every day. Thank you.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy from me, too! Hope you have a wonderful day :-) Wishing you all the best for the upcoming year of your life!!!

Dagmar from Germany

Linda said...

Oh, happy birthday Karen, from one recently 57 year old to a newer one! How 'bout that? You're 42 days younger than me!

Shanny said...

Happy Birthday!

I love those candles too. Very festive!

badlandsquilts said...

Happy Birthday Karen!

JoAnne said...

Happy Birthday! That cake looks delicious!

Susan said...

Happy birthday, Karen! I hope your day is full of all the things that you love!

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Karen, looks like a great way to celebrate!

karenfae said...

Happy Birthday, I just started my collection of salvages so more will help.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Pat said...

Happy Birthday to You!

AnnMarie said...

Happy Birthday!
I have a new selvage quilt over my couch, but can always use more selvages!

Pieces of Time said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! May the selvages be with you.

Melanie said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

mascanlon said...

Happy Birthday Karen and thanks for all the inspiration!

The Pink Fawn said...

Happiest of Birthdays Karen! It's always so fun to read your blog & see all the amazing creations people come up with for selvages! You have inspired me to start saving mine - now I just have to decide a first project :)

brenda said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful Day!

Akiko said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day :) The cake looks yummy and candles are beautiful! I've never seen like that colored frame candles! How cool!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday! Would love to get some selvages from you.

LIANE said...

Feliz Aniversário, Karen...

Happy Birthday, Karen ,from Brazil!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Happy birthday!!! Love the candles and zero calories - my kind of cake. Have a good one!

galew417@comcast.net

quiltingdiva07 said...

Happy Birthday to the "Selvage Queen" and good morning to all the other "Selvage Junkies" out there!! Enjoy your day! Quilted hugs from the spicewoodquiltingdiva!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy your Special Day.

Quilt Rat said...

Sharing your Birthday with all of us.....now thats a PARTY!!!!
I'll put on my selvage party hat and wish you a magical day

SewLindAnn said...

Have a wonderful Birthday day and may the next year bring tons and tons of new selvages and blog friends to play with.

Jan said...

Happy, happy birthday and many more!

Jill said...

Happy birthday! We get cake and presents???? It doesn't get any better than that :)
Enjoy the day!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for sharing your cake>

suesueb said...

Happy Birthday and Hello to everyone! Wonderful candles-do you think they're photoshopped? Have a beautiful day and thanks for the giveaway chance!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fantastic candles! Love the no-calorie cake idea!

Happy Birthday... and many mooooooore!!

Happy to be a part of the ever-growing selvage movement ~ here's to our fearless leader!

shirley said...

happy birthday Karen. those candles are eerie. i LOVE selvages. i read your blog every day. have a wonderful fun birthday.
shirley

Periwinkle Pumpkin said...

Happy Birthday! That cake looks yummy!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday and hope it is an awesome day. Am collecting selvages for a quilt and would love to win a prize! I need to send you a photo of a selvage tote bag I made on a retreat. Was a fun adventure!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!! I love virtual cake...it's the only kind I eat...

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday!!! The cake tastes delicious too!!!!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it is as special as you are. I love reading your Blog. Now you have me saving selvages too. Have a great day!!!!!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I recently started perusing your Empire Guild blog and am loving all the inspiration. I might have to become a virtual member :) Happy Birthday!

Judi said...

Happy Birthday. My favorite candles are the tall thin ones that relight and sparkle some. Enjoy

Debi said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday today.

LJ said...

Happy birthday Karen!! Hope it's a great one and you get to do something extra special!!
Janet

Debi said...
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BaileyGirl5 said...

Happy Birthday!

patty a. said...

Happy birthday Karen. I wish you many more! You have been a wonderful cyber space friend!

sallgood said...

Have a great birthday!!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy your day. I love your blog and visit often. I can't wait to see the interesting new selvages!

Daryl Perry, Editor said...

Happy Birthday! How about making a selvage birthday cake quilt?

trouble said...

now that's my kind of cake! Happy Birthday!!!!!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! (Mine is tomorrow - lucky us!!)

NeverBored said...

Oh wow! 104 comments when I wrote mine! You are a very popular girl!!! Happy Birthday, Karen, and many many more. More selavages for my collection would be great and would jump start me on my next selvage project.

Kelly said...

EWWEE! I do love selvages. Just blogged about you on my website AND I'm also GIVING AWAY a yard of fabric this weekend. Come on over if you get a minute! Happy Birthday and LOVE LOVE LOVE your website!! www.whatupduck.com

Margie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! You want to be very careful of those candles on that cake, I don't think it will be all that easy to blow them out!!! Hope you have a good one!!

sandra said...

Happy Birthday Karen! Many more with many beautiful quilts to come. Blessings Sandra

Sewlmate Sister said...

Happy Birthday, those candles are cute! What a great giveaway will be watching for more info on the FW!!!

sewmanio said...

Happy Birthday Karen, Love your blog and LOVE selvedges!!!!
That picture of the candles is samazing. I think it was photoshoped.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for always keeping us up to date on the latest with selvages and for the giveaway.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! My name is Karen too! That birthday cake is so cool= I would love to find some of those candles if they were real! I recently discovered all the wonderful things that can be made out of selvages so I am saving mine now! This great little prize would be awesome! Thanks for a chance.

myolivebranch said...

birthday love to ya!

cool candles.

Staci said...

Happy birthday! the cake is delicious!

Hello all you selvedge lovers out there!!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a good one!

Fujifunmum said...

Happy Birthday!

*admires all the lovely hats*

Char said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love reading your blog. Enjoy your day.

free indeed said...

Happy Bday to you! ANd a warm hello to all the party goers! Did you say selvages??? I need some aqua and green ones to finish my sewing room valance...:) When does musical chairs start????? :) Calorie-less cake? I'll have seconds thanks!

nan at sew what's new said...

I can't resist selvages. And I appreciate all the great ideas for using them.
HB!

Martine said...

Happy birthday from France!

Pamela S. said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day ~

Val Miller said...

Happy birthday!

Mikelle said...

Happy Birthday!

kell22 @ cox.net

laobeau said...

Happy birthday! I've just started collecting selvages and am looking forward to working with them.

kelly mae said...

Happy ,happy birthday...I think that cake is a a lot scary! ;)

Virginia said...

As long as the cake is chocolate scary doesn't matter. Happy Birthday...and many more.

SUPERQUILTER said...

Happy Birthday. That is really a neat picture. Looking forward to the drawing. Have a wonderful day.

Mishkat said...

Happy birthday! Hope it's very happy! Thanks so much for doing this great blog.

Mego said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Love your cyber cake. I collect them and send to my pals for birthdays! Save on CALORIES!

Carla said...

Someone mentioned your blog to me after I posted my selvage pillow on flickr yesterday. I'm glad that I found you, and......Happy Birthday!

JenniferSylvie said...

Happy birthday

Darlee Byron said...

Enjoy your birthday... isn't it true that quilters age differently then regular folks, as we have sew much fun!! Virtual cake and prizes, sounds like the makings of a great celebration.

Quiltgirlie said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the the day!
Regards, Britta

VeeV said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!!
Happy Birthday to You!!!!
Happy Birthday dear Karen!!!!
Happy Birthday to You!!!!

xo
eva

Renee said...

Happy Birthday! I love those color coordinated candles, and the cake tastes great, thanks!
I'm finally starting my selvage project today, after a year of inspiration that you've provided.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I love the colored flames!

Poppyprint said...

Happy day to you!! Thanks for the fun giveaway, too. I have a feeling those are flames-by-photoshop!

PrairiePeasant said...

Happy Birthday! I love the colours of those flames!

JoAnne said...

Happy birthday, Karen! I'm so glad that YOU'RE there!
JoAnne

KatyK said...

Have a wonderful day and year - Happy Birthday!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing you a most wonderful Birthday! Mine was at the beginning of this month, and we are very close in the number of candles :-)

Sheila said...

I'm sewing my first selvage quilt, so I definitely can join this party! I'll bet those interesting new salvages would look great in my quilt!!

Gerry said...

I love Birthdays !
I wish you Happy Birthday and many more birthdays to come.
I love your candles ! !
They are just as colorful as your blog.
Thanks for sharing your birthday ! !
Hugs & birthday wishes,
Gerry

jill said...

Happy Birthday - I love the candles too!

Girltwin64 said...

Hippo Birdies 2 ewes! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! I like those candles they have a lot of color to them.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! I just finished listening to your podcasts at Quilting with Jackie. The information you gave about selvages was wonderful. Thanks so much!

LCP said...

Happy Birthday!

scraphappy said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you enjoyed the cake.

kwiltmakr said...

Happy Birthday! I saw your quilt in Quiltmaker today, very nice.

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! flames in different colors, so cool!
Could you throw my name in the hat? But if I win they need to go to another blooger friend, she needs more selvages since she used most of hers up on various projects and I would like to help out a friend. Cyndi

Janet said...

Happy, happy birthday! Enjoy your cake and don't forget to make a wish when you blow out the candles! You know the tradition is that you have one boyfriend for every candle that doesn't go out. Your DH is not going to like this virtual cake....

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You've inspired me to make something with the all the selvages from all the donated fabrics I've rcvd for my House project! You make lovely things, and it's so fun to come stop by your blog. Hope you've had a super day, and hope to see you soon.

V

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday........sweet cake!
Kristy in Ohio

marcab77 said...

happy, happy birthday to a wonderful gal -- and may all your wishes come true! enjoy!
rita

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday! Interesting NEW selvages - how intriguing!!

RustyBird said...

Happy Birthday! I've never seen candles where the flame is the same color as the candle either. I wonder if they're real? Thanks for having a giveaway, they are so much fun!

Rene' said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Ruth B said...

Happy birthday from one 1952 baby to another!

Jenny said...

Very best Kiwi birthday wishes to you from New Zealand!!! I love your blog, you do a wonderful job. I am number 162 comment, wonder how many you will end up with?

Best wishes, Jenny from New Zealand

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Happy birthday! I love those candles - wonder how they do that?!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

sosarahsew said...

Happy Birthday! If I can count and add correctly, we are the same age... well it looks like you are a year older than me until September anyway. I hope your day is as cool as those candles. Sarah

Anne's Quilteri said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!
I love Birthdays. Hugs from Norway

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday!!

Ulla said...

Happy Birthday, Karen, and thank you for the delicious cake. It really is crowded here.

kaiolohiakids said...

Happy Birthday-cool candles. Great that you're celebrating with selvages

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday :D

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!!! Those candles are totally awesome! Sounds like you had a great day! And thank you for sharing info on featherweight give-a-way! Woo Hoo!

Edige said...

Hello! ... and happy birthday!
Edit from Hungary

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Karen.... First I wanted to wish you a "Very Happy Birthday" as well as enjoy your day to the fullest... The candles are very cool and I never saw diffrent color flame's.... I lived in CT most of my life .... I was suprised to see a CT blog...Thanks for offering the Birthday Party... :)

ktquilts said...

Happy Birthday, but shouldn't we be giving you the gifts? Thanks for the chance to win!

Blessings,

KT

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday! Isn't it nice to have so many friends to celebrate with?

Delores said...

Belated birthday wishes, sounds like you had a good day!

Dawn said...

Happy birthday!! Looking forward to the "new selvages".

Jolene said...

I just found your blog and can't wait to check it out. Happy Birthday!

mouse said...

Happy birthday! And I love those candles too! :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Well happy birthday to you!

MGM

Jamie Mueller said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your blog!

Gale Yawn said...

Happy Birthday to You!! Love, love, love your blog and all your great ideas. I'm a selvage collector but haven't made anything yet. You are giving me lots of ideas and the urge to get started.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you! Just had mine too.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! Love the cake picture!

Bernadette said...

Happy birthday! I love looking at all the selvage projects on your blog.

Quinta da Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Karen!!

Who would have thought selvages could be so much fun to play with after soooo many years of just tossing them?! Thank you for figuring it all out!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all of the fun ideas for using up selvages.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! I love those no-calorie cakes! Hope you have a great day and another great year.

Lyn said...

Wishing you the absolute happiest of birthdays!!!
I've only been saving selvages for a short time since I subbed to your blog and saw all the fabulous things people make with them. Your blog is just about the coolest around!

Kristy said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day!

junkychicken said...

A belated happy birthday to you! I hope you had a good day :)