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A group of friends and I had a surprise birthday party for a good friend. She is such a talented sew'er and quilter, so we decided to have a sewing theme. I used my quilted table runner and for napkins rings, just some old wooden spools tied on with yarn. We asked each person to bring a fat quarter for the birthday girl, I laid them out in long pieces, overlapping. I took a tall tin, wrapped the fabric around it, held it together with a rubber band and tided a ribbon over it.

My friend Kristin made embroidered dishtowels for the birthday girl. They looked perfect hanging over the back of each chair. Also another friend Mary, made charming place card holder with scrapbook paper, buttons and mini clothespins holding them up.

It all turned out wonderful, I think the birthday girl was very happy. Happy birthday Tracy, we all adore you xoxoxo


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love the peonies, love the whole thing actually (i.e. banner, chairs, so on and so forth) ahhh but the peonies, i love peonies, i've never seen one in person but they are my favorite flower.

Gumbo Lily

Great ideas and it looks like it was a fun party! Give Angie a squinch from me!



I love the fat quarters around the vase! What a lovely idea to go with your theme.

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

This table iswonderful - very creative!

Heather W.

Clarice! Thank you for your comments on my blog, you are so kind. I have enjoyed my visit and hope to come back often!
Warmest Regards,
Heather-The Patchwork Heart, Co.

Cathy Santarsiero

What a lucky friend! Clarice, you never cease to charm and amaze me. xo xo Cat ^..^


So cute!
It looks so fun and festive!
You have a great weekend,


Clarice, I can't imagine a nicer party than one hosted by you:-) What a delightful job you did for your friend! No wonder LaVonne and Linda want to visit you again...LOL!


What a great friend you all are!!! I bet she had a wonderful day filled with beautiful linens and surrounded by lovely friends.
thanks for sharing this!!!


This is such a cute idea!


Splendid Dawlin!! You can sure put a splashing gathering together, I can still taste the bubbly with Angie's dip. The Bday Girl was so suprised. Will send photos soon. Mwah!


What a great birthday idea ~ your friend must have been so delighted! Think I'll file this idea away for future reference!


This is such a wonderful idea, and I love all the special touches that you all created. So clever! I think my favorite touch are the napkin rings. I'm going to have to remember that one.

I'm sure you all created a happy memory for your friend...one she will hold in her heart, always.

Ivory Spring

LOVELY! I like the spools of thread used as napkin rings. I have to remember that for next time I host a party for a sewer.


How clever. Love this idea! It would be such a treat to be honored with a personalized pary like this. Your parties always reflect such love and creativity. Love, Abby


What a cute theme with such wonderful ideas..
Love the napkin rings and place cards....

I bet your friend was delighted...



I would be one HAPPY friend with that theme. Sweet pics. Thanks for sharing. Mica


Beautiful! You gals all did a great job and I'm sure the guest of honor was thrilled! Wish I could have been there.


Hey, you took a picture of my place card!

It was a fun party and everything looked so pretty and quilty. Your quick thinking with the fat quarters around the vase was inspired. What a great idea.

I'm sorry for you all who never get to go to Clarice's house. She's the most wonderful hostess. Everyone always feels so well taken care of. Thanks again, Clarice.


The Pleasures of Homemaking

I'm sure she loved it! What a wonderful, wonderful idea! Everything looks just...wonderful!



What a super cute idea! I LOVE those adorable little napkin rings. Clever, clever girl!!!


I bet your friend was over joyed with this theme, idea.
Very thoughtful Clarice.

Jill xoo

Lavender Dreams

That is just the BEST idea for a party! I have never thought of that for a theme! I know it was FUN!


What a great idea for the flowers!!
I really like the ric-rack!!

xo, jen


What a great idea for a party!! Love it!! The photos are just beautiful!!


Thank goodness for your quick thinking with the vase, Clarice! I was hoping to do some type of yo-yo-ish thing with the fat quarters, making them "flowers", but when faced with them not working properly, ran out of time, inspiration and effort. Clarice rode to the rescue with her original idea for the fat quarters!

Such a fun party and such a fun group of people to be with!

Junie Moon

What a lovely treat for a special friend. I love all the ideas and the clever details. Your friend is probably so thrilled with this stunning thoughtfulness.


Dear Clarice,

Your photos are so beautiful! I love all the decorations! You, Kristin and Mary did a wonderful job! So cheerful and fun! I am sure Tracy loved it and had a wonderful birthday! The flowers are gorgeous! I love how you wrapped the fat quarters around the vase. You are so creative!

Love, Paula


Dear Clarice,

What a wonderful idea! I would love to have a party like that, but since noone else around here likes to sew, I'm glad I was invited to yours! The girls and I will have to do a sewing tea for ourselves.

Thanks for all the inspiration for beautiful living.




I love this idea! It looks so fresh and colorful! You and your friends are very talented!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having!


Everything looks beautiful. Are the flowers from your garden, they are gorgous. I love the rick rack bow too. Mary and Kristin did great jobs too. Love, Mom


What a wonderful idea! I love all the pretty details! And imagine --- someone stitching that many embroidered tea towels for a gift --- what amazing friendship!

Thanks for sharing, Clarice. You need to write a book called "An Idea Woman's Ideas and Creative Thoughts".

:) LaTeaDah

Sharon D.

How beautiful Clarice and what a great idea! I love the fat quarter vase, the spool napkin rings and the towels draped along the backs of the chairs. Everything looks wonderful! The place cards are too cute! You have me thinking now :)

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Oh, and I made the Espressodoodles yesterday. They were so good. My husband and thought that they were even better the next day :)

Have a beautiful day Clarice!

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