Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Happy Un-birthday to me!

I had a great birthday yesterday. Thank you for all the kind b-day wishes. They kept me smiling all day. Also thank you to all my new followers from the giveaway. I hope you enjoy reading my random ramblings about quilting, life, dogs, and teaching.

This week I got lots of presents. 

Ok fine this wasn't really my present pile. I wish all these were just for me, but they are not. I am a tech ex person for my district, basically I am a teacher who is dedicated to using technology in the classroom and I teach other teachers how to use technology in the classroom. And I have been in professional development for the last 3 days. The first day was Google educator, the second day was document camera and digital photography, the third day digital video and ipod touch. I didn't get paid to attend the training but those of us who attended did get lots of fun toys, I mean learning tools, for my class (not for me, they are the districts). I can't wait to start using all these tools in the classroom. Oh the projects/products my students can come up with. Gotta love 21st century learning. 

Anyhow, back to my b-day. Although I was was in professional development yesterday during my b-day, we celebrated my b-day after work. My mom came up from LA and my husband and I, joined my brother and his family for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. 

Anatolian Table

I really like this place. If you are ever in Rocklin, CA you should try it. We had lots of appetizers that I forgot to get a picture of and my brother, my hubby, and I shared Kabobs for 4. My mom had a little bit too. It was fantastic, but we couldn't finish it all. 

B-day Dinner

However, I did have my favorite rice pudding. The ran out of the pretty ones, but the owner got me a to go version because he knows my love for it. Yes sad, he knows us, but my brother has a lot of food allergies and this place is great about making things he can eat. As I said you should try it if you are ever around. 

So what did I actually get for my b-day. Well, as I mentioned yesterday my husband got me a gift card. It is just enough to take long arm classes at a local quilt shop. I am signed up for the 28th. So I will be telling you it all about it after then. 

Sew Fun Gift Card

My parents got me this lovely quilt kit from cotton and chocolate in Thousands Oaks, CA. 

B-day Quilt Kit

Here is a picture of what it will kind look like.

picture of quilt from Kit

Ok, so I may have picked this out myself. And I probably should have taken a better picture of the one hanging in the window of the store. It was so pretty with hexies and Kaffe Fassett fabrics I just fell in love with it.

That's it! Just two presents, but two that I really wanted. Thanks Mom and Randall you are the best! And thanks James for joining me for dinner. Love you all! 

Now on to celebrating one lucky winner. 


You asked for the mini set so it will be on its way to you soon. I hope you have fun with the new ruler and something special in the package. I will be emailing you soon for your contact info. 


  1. Great kit your parents got you! The patterns look like they will go with the Kaffe Fassett fabrics - could make a pretty nice scrappy quilt with all of your left overs. I am a Kaffe Fassett fan myself. =)

  2. congrats to the winner...and Jenn, glad you had a wonderful Bday!

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  4. AnonymousJune 23, 2011

    Wow...looks like you had a great day! Thanks again for your lovely giveaway...congrats to the winner!

  5. Wow Jennifer! Great birthday! Love the quilt kit, and you can never go wrong with gift cards. Especially when they allow you to learn how to use the long arm. I'm so jealous! You'll have to tell all! Thanks for the giveaway. Mine comes up next week so come over!

  6. What a lovly quilt kit. Gotta love hubby's that 'know' what we want, LOL! Happy b-day!


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