Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yom Huledet Sameach

Are some of you scratching your heads about today's post title? Well, that is Happy Birthday in Hebrew transliterated because Hebrew has a completely different alphabet. Why would you need to know this other than to wow your friends at parties? Because today is my birthday and that's the way my folks, my brother, and even some of my Facebook friends wished me a happy birthday.
my birthday isn't the only thing I'm celebrating today.  I said in Tuesday's post that I hoped to finish the quilt I was making and...
I did!
As I was taking these pictures, I zoomed in to take a close-up shot and noticed something on the quilt. I wonder if you see it too.
There seems to be a copy of my new book on the quilt. This must be some kind of birthday sign. I'm thinking it's saying that it would be so fun to share my birthday joy with you all by giving away a copy of the book. I'm loving that idea. So, go ahead and leave a comment. I'll take comments through Sunday at 8:00pm CST and announce the winner on Monday.
For those of you worried that this might be your only chance to win a copy of the book, don't despair. I'll be back in this space tomorrow to announce the details of my Fresh Quilting Across the USA blog tour.
Good luck and Lihitraot (that means see you later) !


 

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knottygnome said...

congrats on the book and the quilt looks beautiful!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday and many more to come! I'd love to win the book. It looks wonderful.

Rafael's Mum said...

Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd! (that's happy birthday in Dutch). A lovely quilt, well done finishing it in time! What a labour of love! And what a great book.. almost camouflaged on that quilt! Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you have a lovely day and Tot Ziens (that's see you later in Dutch) :-)

Brenda said...

great quilt and many happy returns of the day! congrats on the new book. thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

I speak Hebrew as well, and since moving to Hawaii 17 years ago, now I can also say
Hau'oli La Hanau!

misplacedpom said...

Happy Birthday!

Monika said...

Happy Birthday! I love your Quilts, they are so colorful.

Yael said...

יום הולדת סמח מלכה :-)
Jom Huledet sameach ad mea ve esrim!

byneedleandthread said...

happy birthday! what a beautiful quilt! I'm also a december baby and what a wonderful gift it would be to win this book! please enter me in the giveaway! :)

Lynn said...

I hope you have a birthday that is as bright and cheerful as that quilt!

susan in seattle said...

Happy Birthday! Love your work! Great colors! I would love to win your book...

shannon said...

birthday wishes!

thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book! i've always admired (drooled over) your eye for color combinations, just wished i could get such gorgeous saturation in my hand dyes....

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Malka. What a riotously cheerful, color-laden beauty you have made!

Kelly said...

Yom Huledet Sameach!
Lovely quilt.

Sequana said...

Grattis på födelsedagen! as my Swedish relatives say. *S*

Love that quilt. I'd also love to win that book.

HeatherBC said...

Bonne Fete! Have a wonderful day! I love your bright quilt!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday! I love your work!!!

Erin said...

Wow! I found your blog through Flickr! That quilt is amazing. I will definitely have to check out your book!

Debbie said...

יום הולדת שמח, מלכה

Happy Birthday, Malka. (For those who don't read Hebrew.)

Erin said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love your new quilt designs - I'd gladly accept your book!

Lesly said...

And chag sameach, as well! thanks for the chance to win your book! For a birthday present, here's a link to Matisyahu's new Chanukah video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv-7WdpB72o

Karin said...

LOVE your new finished quilt and congrats on the book!!!

littlebluebirdie said...

Happy Birthday! And what a fabulous quilt!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilt looks so cheerful, I really like it.

blimunda said...

Happy birthday!
I wish you a lovely day in the company of your loved ones.
And of course I'd love to win the book...

Keep up the good work!

Barbara

keykalou said...

Happy, happy birthday!

My birthday is coming soon and I would love to spend it reading your book! Thank you for the chance to win.

Tara said...

Happy happy birthday to you!How exciting! This is on my Christmas list!

Sugarplum Cuties said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a very blessed day :) The quilt looks amazing, great job!!

emedoodle said...

Happy birthday!! :) That quilt is amazing as always! Can't wait to get my hands on your new book! :)

KathieB said...

Happy birthday! Love your work, and I'd LOVE to win a copy of your book.

DianeY said...

Love your quilt-really all your quilts & how I'd love to win a copy of your book!
And Hauoli la hanau - that's how we say it in Hawaiian!

Pamela S. said...

Yom Huledet Sameach Malka!! Hope your special day is all you want it to be ~

Count me in on your generous giveaway - I'd love to win your fabulous book! Congrats, too - I see you everywhere it seems these days and its great that your unique creativity is appreciated!

karen said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes for the next year. Thank you so much for offering this chance to win your new book!

Fulvia said...

Happy Birthday, Malka.

traceyjay said...

dju ni shen ri cui la!

(I don't know Hebrew, but that's my best transliteration of Happy Birthday in Chinese). :)

I've got your book on my amazon wish list... would love to get it before Christmas! :)

Beautiful quilt. I'm going to look in to renting long-arm space thanks to your recommendation.

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! And the quilt is gorgeous - wow! I'm sure you must feel so relieved to have it all done - and thanks for the chance to win your book!

Colleen Kole said...

Happy Birthday! It is such a happy quilt-beautiful Would love to win a copy of this book. Congrats!

Tanaya said...

beautiful birthday wishes to you!

ElizabethDee said...

Yom Huledet Sameach! and Hag Hanukkah Sameach, too!

Amy said...

Yom Huledet Sameach! I've been DYING to get a look at this book - it would be so awesome to win it (and show it to the owner of the shop where I work so I can talk her into ordering some for us to sell!).

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes for many more.

So generous to offer us a presenton your birthday, please count me in on the giveaway, I feel I've been waiting forever to get a copy and it isn't even in the stores yet!

Faith said...

Happy birthday! I can't wait to get your book - I have it on my Amazon Wish List and for awhile there it had a 1-3 month wait list (it said) - it must be selling really well! It's back in stock luckily...now just waiting for my husband to buy it for me. LOL

carrie said...

Happy Birthday and happy book! Congrats!

Phyllis said...

Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a great day. Your quilts are beautiful.

Daphne said...

Joyeux Anniversaire Malka ! This quilt is absolutely gorgeous ! it should be in a Quilt museum ! Have a nice day for your birthday.

Nina said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the new book!

The quilt is gorgeous!

Thanks for the giveaway.

sewperstitious said...

Cogratulations! I am curious to see your new book and love your quilt!

Kristine said...

Can't wait to see the book! Super exciting!

Kerry said...

Have a wonderful birthday- I love the wonderful squares in your quilt, the texture looks fantastic

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! That quilt is amazing

Andi said...

Yom huledet sameach!!!!!
Andi x

Frogdancer said...

Oooo! Pick me please!
*waves hand in the air*

I love the backing fabric on the quilt, by the way. So good with the riot of colour on the front.

~Michelle~ said...

Happy birthday and congrats on the book!

Quilt or Dye said...

Happy Birthday in every language!

Joy said...

Wow, that is an amazing quilt! Beautiful job.

Happy Birthday! How nice of you to share the birthday love and give us a chance to win your book. Thanks!!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday or Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburstag!
I love yout quirls and other projects. The are so much fun to see as colorful they are.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing.

Andrea R said...

Happy birthday, eh?

that's Canadian. :) I have your book on my amazon wishlist (both the .ca and .com ones) but it would mean a lot more coming from you directly.

Rashmi said...

Happy Birthday! your work id awesome n inspiring.....keep quilting:-)

AnnMarie said...

I have your book on hold from the library, but would love my own copy! Happy Birthday!

kimmymcp said...

Happy Birthday!

This book is on my wish list at Amazon. Wouldn't at all be upset to get a copy early. :)

Ann said...

Happy Birthday ! I would love love love a copy of your book !!!

homemadepineapplemarshmallows said...

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag (German!) and toda raba! Beautiful quilt!!

teaginny said...

Happy Birthday!
The quilt is wonderful. Your colors, fabric, and quilting are always so vibrant and unqiue.
I can not wait to read your book!

razberiswrl said...

Happy Birthday. I just LOVE this quilt. Congrats on your book!!!

Jenny said...

happy birthday and congratulations on the new book, it looks fabulous. i love the b/w backing on your quilt! fabulous!

stitchinpenny said...

I love the quilt and the book looks fantastic.

Janny said...

Happy birthday! I would love to win the book, it looks wonderful.

Alexis said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Hannukah- and congrats on both the book and finishing that gorgeous quilt!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Digital Misfit said...

Happy Birthday!
Congratulations on finishing such a gorgeous, happy quilt, and on the release of your new book.

Ramona Burke said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (congrats on your book, I REALLY want it!)

Steph said...

Happy B-day! The book looks like fun and I looovvve your aesthetic! Fingers crossed

My Sweet Prairie said...

oooh I LOVE it! Gosh what a lot of work. Happy Birthday!

meli B said...

Mazel Tov on the book and Happy Birthday. I love your work and would really love to win your book even though my birthday is not till April.

Cindra said...

Happy Birthday and the quilt is fantastic!

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Your quilt is beautiful. Love all the color. Would love a chance to win your inspirational and informative book.

Zoopress said...

Your work is fabulous!
Happy birthday!
Cheers from Brazil!

Elaine Millar said...

Love the quilt and the book.
Yeah for you. HB! or YHS!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! That quilt is absolutely breathtaking! Looks like a mosaic gone wild...

Penny Gold said...

Love the funky quilting on each square.

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday mate !
that's how it's said around here !!

love the look of the new book & the quilt is stunning

ani medebere ktzat hevrit (?? sp)
this was from my kibbutz days long ago

Anonymous said...

Harpy berfdae to you
Harpy berfdae toa ewe
Harpy berfdae deer Malkaaaa-aaah...
Harpy berfdae toa ewe!!
Hiprayhiprayhipray,
sewsay hall uv us etcetcetclolbbq

Sending you birthday wishes from (nearly) outback Australia!
Bye
A

beth lehman said...

Love the quilt! Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

Yom Huledet Sameach AND Happy Chanukah! What fun to be able to celebrate both together! Hope you put a candle in your latkes tonight. The quilt is beautiful and the book looks amazing!

Char said...

Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. I would love to win the book!

Verna

trudys_person said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for the chance to win a "birthday" present! Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. I would love to win the book! Happy Birthday

Why Not Sew? said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You are so generous to be having a give away on your own birthday! So super sweet.

mjb said...

I love what you're doing with this book!

michelle said...

Happy beautiful birthday and beautiful quilt! I can't wait to get my hands into such a beautiful book..I can almost feel the fabric now!

Ginger Freckle said...

I studied fiber arts at VCU and CSU and your use of color and quilting skill is so inspirational to me! I'd be honored to have a copy of your book. (Happy Birthday to you, too!)

Lee Anne said...

Love, Love, Love your quilts....your color combinations are so happy....makes you just feel good! Congratulations on your new book and thanks for sharing your talents with us!

diana said...

La Mulţi Ani, Malka dragă! Iţi doresc tot binele din lume, multă multă inspiraţie şi, cel mai mult, fericire alături de cei mai dragi!

That's in romanian :)

k-doodles said...

I love LOVE this quilt! I hope the recipe is in your book!

Happy Birthday :)

sandandstarfish said...

December birthdays shout out! Woo- Hoo!!! Congrats on making such a jaw droppingly amazing quilt. I love it. Love love loooove it :) And congrats on the book!!
Happy Happy Birthday!

Dianne said...

The quilt is LOVELY!!! Good job on the quilting too. Would love to have a copy of your book so thank you for being so generous.

Donnell said...

Happy Birthday.

Leila said...

Beautiful quilt and book.

sugarcreekstuff said...

Happy birthday! Happy Quilt! Happy book!

Alice R. said...

OOOOOOOoooooohhhhh! Happy birthday to you...and to me, I hope! Thank you for the chance to win your lovely book - it'll go great with those bundles I just ordered!

Joslin said...

I love that quilt.

alli b said...

thanks for sharing your birthday with everyone! I've already ordered the book, but i know a good friewnd who would love this.
allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

crafts@home said...

Penblwydd Hapus,(Welsh) Malka, I would love to own this beautiful book,
Wela i chi. Pob Iwc to me!

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

Joyeux Anniversaire !! (en Francais) and best whishes for the many years to come.
Oh and I would absolutely love a copy of your book. Ever since I found your block I've been a lot more daring with colors... I need MORE colors in my life still

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

Joyeux Anniversaire !! (en Francais) and best whishes for the many years to come.
Oh and I would absolutely love a copy of your book. Ever since I found your block I've been a lot more daring with colors... I need MORE colors in my life still so I'll be crossing my fingers for luck

Cathi said...

oh Happy Day. Its your birthday. Have a good one. I loved your book on fabric dyeing. Now I have a ton of fabric that needs to be cut into but what do I do? Maybe your new book is just the inspiration I need. Have a great day.

Kathy said...

I'm dying to see the book in person. The glimpses I have seen already are so inspiring!

Lynn said...

Wow! Happy Birthday and your book looks great!

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Chanukah, Happy Day and Year and many more to come!

corinne said...

Happy Birthday, you finished the quilt and a new book. You are having a great day. Congrats to all of it. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

lindaroo said...

Happy birthday, Happy Chanukah, happy beautiful and finished quilt, happy, happy new book! Thank you for letting all your happiness spill over onto all of us who so enjoy your work and your words.

Jessica said...

ha ha . . . I was literally looking at the quilting for the book, then I realized it was "on" the quilt :) Long day it has been.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, though you have been a gift to me- truly!

Angela said...

Oh I desperately want a copy of your book Malka! I will follow your whole tour to try! LOL. And a very happy birthday to you!

skye said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful "pay it forward" kind of thing, to gift one of US on your birthday! :-)

Dawn said...

Fabulous quilt!

Jeni said...

Happy, happy birthday! The quilt is wonderful! :)

Nechama said...

I love this quilt, as well as your other stuff. There's something so satisfying to those rich saturated colors.
Your book is in my Amazon cart but hey, why not try to win it?

Happy birthday to you and behatzlacha to me.

anniem said...

Happy Birthday Malka. I have a copy of your book and am enjoying it immensely. Please share the joy with someone else as i am already immersed in it. Just wanted to wish you happy happy.

sbmeeks said...

Love love love the quilting you did on this one!

kathryn said...

Happy Birthday, Malka. Awesome quilt.(as usual) Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book.

piecemealquilts said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations in finishing that gorgeous quilt!

Hayley L said...

Just stumbled apon you blog and whooola! A beautiful quilt, a birthday and a chance to win a copy of your book! What more could a girl from little ol' NZ want!
Thank you!

Jess said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!! I'm not a quilter, but I want to be. Your blog is very inspiring.

SueJean said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your quilt is beautiful. I would love a copy of your book. Your work is amazing.

Sherrie said...

Happy Birthday Malka! I love the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your new book

Kathleen said...

Love your colorful quilts. I just was thumbing through the American Crafter magazine at the library and saw your article. Great article. I liked your idea of keeping your ideas original and being balanced about looking at others quilts.

dearmrsreese said...

Happy Birthday! I just added your book to my Amazon wish list just in case I don't win.

momto2wasd said...

Yom Huledet Sameach! I'm really looking to seeing your book when it comes out!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful quilt to celebrate too. I love the quilting you did on it! I'd love to win your book. I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I really admire your work.

F-o-x said...

happy birthday - your quilt is beautiful!! I especially enjoy the actual quilting

Hagit said...

Mazal tov! Today is my yom huledet! :-)

Allie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Your quilt is amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on your book, so even if I don't win, I will have to buy it!

Deb said...

I LOVE this quilt and I have your book on my Christmas wish list. Happy birthday, Malka!

Bobyn said...

I like the way your quilting in the center of the squares isn't worried about being perfectly square. It's a great touch of character :) Thanks for the giveaway too!

zarina said...

Selamat Hari Raya (birthday wishes in Malay) and tahniah (congratulations) for your new book,

Anonymous said...

Happy Hanukkah !!!!Nice book..
izzyr221@live.com

Dia's Days said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great day. How wonderful to win your book. I think this coming year will be the year of color and quilting for me. Thanks for your inspiration!

Marianne said...

magnifique quilt

highwaycottage said...

Happy Birthday to you !!! The quilt is devine, I'd really like to learn how to long arm quilt. It certainly sounds so much easier.

{beige cannelle} said...

Joyeux anniversaire, mes voeux les plus sincères !
I read your blog since I discovered it, because all the colours I see here light my day !

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Hippo Birdies to you!! That's how we say it in my family. It all started with a greeting card one year and stuck. : )

I seriously cannot wait to see your book. It is on the very tippy top of my wishlist.

Kris said...

Happy birthday! That quilt is just awesome. I could look and look and look at it. (The book looks great too!) Congrats all round!

Anonymous said...

Belated happy birthday!please keep up the wonderful work..really love the colors!
KarinM.

julie said...

happy birthday!

Tineke said...

Gratis på födelsedagen! (that's "happy birthday" in Swedish)

I LOVE that quilt and would love to see a copy of your new book come to live at my house :-)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Happy birthday! I'd love to win a copy of your book:)

Kris said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats!!

HollyM said...

The quilt is amazing. It looks like you quilted the heck out of it! I love what I can see of the texture. I have your first book and would love to have this one. Thanks!

Esch House Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! The quilt is amazing - such wonderful colors. My birthday was last month and I'm sure that copy of your book is just a belated present for me :)

denise said...

Happy Birthday!! the quilt is wonderful.

Erin said...

Love, love your beautiful work! Happy Birthday to you :)

randi said...

Happy birthday, and happy hannukah! Love the challah cover that you sent for my parents!

Deere Driver said...

I hope this book can be my birthday present (11th!)
Yom Huledet Sameach.

tropicslady said...

Especially love the back and the binding -- did the dots make your eyes go funny? Happy birthday yesterday!

mek said...

Happy Birthday to someone whose blog has given me many gifts of inspiration!

folksmith said...

Happy Birthday and i love the quilt.

Lisa said...

It would be amazing to win that book! I've been eagerly awaiting the publishing date!

Shelli said...

יומ הולדת סמח

;)

Pat said...

That quilt is very, very lovely. Do you quilt by your own sewing machine or do you have a quilting machine?

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Amanda said...

I just love your quilt so much -- and your book has been on my wish list for Christmas!

I didn't realize you live in Austin?! Me too!! Best city in the US by far... :)

Grayson said...

Wow! what a quilt! love love love it!

gill said...

I love your quilt and I'd really like to win a copy of your book
Gill

Amy Gordon-Pruden said...

I love this book! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Congrats on the new publication =)

Mariel said...

Happy Birthday! Would love to win that book and am excited to get tour specifics!

M said...

What a gorgeous quilt...and a great book to boot!!!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Malka! (Sorry i'm a day late...)
And Happy Hanukkah too!

Thanks so much for the chance at winning your beautiful book!
=-)

Gadia said...

Happy Birthday Malka! You deserve to celebrate - would love a copy of your book so I can get some insight on how you make such a stunning quilt.

Tam said...

Happy Birthday! The quilt is amazing-- congrats on the accomplishment!

Oh, and pick me! :)

PioneerValleyGirl said...

A day that deserves a celebration. Happy birthday, and congrats on the book and the quilt (which is gorgeous!)

Tora said...

I LOVE that quilt! You really make the most wonderful things. And happy birthday!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Wow - that quilt is A-MAZE-ING! I love it and would love a copy of your book. Happy Birthday too!

Sandy Ellison said...

Happy Birthday, Malka, from one December baby [I'm on the 18th] to another!

Sandy

Anonymous said...

Ad meah v'esrim.

Janie said...

Hope you had a great birthday! Thanks for the book giveaway.

Judy said...

Happy Birthday. Your new quilt is absolutely marvelous. I can't wait to see your book!

thought/found said...

Happy Birthday! (A bit late) The quilt is beautiful!! I love how bright and cheerful it is. :)

Bethany Smith said...

Hope you had a great day. The quilt is simply gorgeous. I can't wait to try dying some fabrics. I have never tried discharging before. Looks like fun!

Quiltdoodles said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on the book..I absolutely love your quilt. Thanks for this chance to win an awesome book. :)

Alexandra said...

Happy birthday. I'm so excited about this book! too bad your publicist missed the Southwest with her hopping. :(

Maegan said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of you amazing book!!! I have it on my Christmas list this year and I hoping that I will get it!
Happy Birthday!!!
Maegan
worldshakingdesigns.blogspot.com

Angie said...

The quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope that you had a good birthday!

anne said...

Happy B'day....wow what an awesome quilt...love the colours. Looking forward to your blog tour and seeing more of your book.

Rita said...

Happy Birthday! And wow! That quilt is so beautiful! I want it!!

Dan Rouse said...

the black and white backing and striped binding are a perfect counterpoint to the fantastic top colors!

Kristin L said...

Happy Birthday! A newly published book is a great B-Day gift to yourself. :-)

netamir said...

מזל טוב!

Kiza said...

Happy birthday!

And, ohmigosh. The quilt! ...Want. It even stopped my husband in his tracks and illicited a "Cool!" from him. ;)

floribunda... aka Julie said...

happy birthday and what a fabulous quilt! congratulations on the new book too.

Jo Chu said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt! It's really stunning!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday from snowy Scotland! I am not a native Gaelic speaker or I would write it that way! Your work always imparts joy to me xxx

Anonymous said...

The quilt is stunning and I'd love to win a copy of your book. nkadenver@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Malka, and I hope your year is filled with lots of joy, color, and adventures. Thank you for sharing your joy, color, and adventures with us ~ I hope our delight reflects back to you with a warm glow.

V said...

To celebrate your birthday by giving presents--that's the best! Thank you!

Des said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so excited for your book!!!

superstitches said...

Love that quilt. Happy Birthday!

jenifer said...

Happy birthday! I find your work so inspirational ... if I happen to not win your book it'll be on my to-get-right-now list!

Sunshine said...

Oi, I'm # 200 to wish you a happy birthday!

Just the projects on the cover of your book would be worth it - such cheerful quilts! Your bedroom must be a cheery place too with that pretty quilt you just showed us!
Christine :)

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