Making me happy this week is all about something that happened a few weeks ago... My birthday!
My birthday isn't something I usually tell anyone about, or make any sort of fuss over... To me, it's just another day. This year, though, there were a few sneaky people who found out (somehow!!!!) and a few friends and family members who really made this day very special for me. I just couldn't let it slide by without doing a post on what these people mean to me, and how thoughtful and generous their gifts were...
First thing on the morning of my birthday, my youngest son took me out for breakfast and gave me this gorgeous little panda (with Haigh chocolates) that he got for me on our trip to Adelaide.
The detail on them is amazing. She always finds the most beautiful little treasures.
My lovely blogging friend Wendy sent me these beautiful fabrics, wooden buttons and thread. I love the colours of the fabrics and I've already started using them on an upcoming quilt!Michelle... I have no idea how she found out it was my birthday! The lovely book of stitcheries is her new book of patterns and they are really gorgeous. Inside was also a beautiful antique doiley and the most gorgeous card. I'm loving all these pretty pinks in my birthday presents this year!
Now this was really special.... my blogging friend Tatyana sent me these gorgeous hand made presents "just because"... not even knowing that they arrived on the day of my birthday.. The owl is so cute, beautiful thread and the most lovely old vintage brooch. .... I am very spoilt!
My on line group Friends in Stitching send each of us on our birthdays something special too. My partner was Sue and the theme this year for our birthday presents is "grow, cook, eat".
Sue sent me some really lovely presents. A beautiful Journal, pincushion and needle case.
This is the lovely stitchery on the front of the journal.
The cute little needle case..
On the back of the pincushion Sue stitched this great label so I will always remember this wonderful birthday swap. I just love all the gorgeous things she has made for me. Thanks Sue xx
|Photo by Helen... thanks Helen xx|
My stitching day with the girls was, and always is, very special on my birthday... Because I get to share that day with my best friend Tereasa (yep .... same name too!!!!) It's really nice to share our birthday celebrations together. The other girls really spoil us, and this year was no exception. Yummy cheesecake, chocolates and birthday cake...
As you can see Paris was also evident in the bags and presents... The DVD "Midnight in Paris" was from my brother and I really enjoyed watching it... I wanted to step right into the TV actually!
I received lots of phone calls from family and friends and a very special call from James in London was just what I needed. The lovely cake (first photo) was a surprise when my neighbours asked me up for some afternoon tea...
My hubby, too, bought me some wonderful, badly-needed, comfortable bras!!! ha ha... he really outdid himself this year!!! I know he thinks they're only bras... but I needed them, and I love them!!!
I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many people who went out of their way to make this day so special.
I am so grateful and you will never know just how much this meant to me...
Thank you guys!!!!
Yes, another birthday done and dusted.... and the candles are blown out for another year!
Hope you are all having a very HAPPY MONDAY!!!