Thursday 17 February 2011

Come share with me

the kindness shown to me on my birthday . Thankyou so much for your good wishes , pressies and cards. It all meant so much .
Anyway without further ado I shall do this in alphabetical order I think as I really had some lovely bits and bobs.
Angi (no Blog)but member of NH) sent me a lovely pair of sheepie socks ,which I havent got a picture of as they are in the wash ,so that is a really good start isn't it. She did send me a handmade card though which I did take a pic of.

BarbaraBL (no Blog)but member of NH sent me some lovely french ribbon.

Christine - alchemy stitchcraft blog sent me this, Martin sitting reading the paper did not even look up when I opened this, he heard me say oh wow!, and the comment was I bet something has sheep on !! Oh dear is this becoming an obsession lol.

Colleen my SAL with SB on Mondays has said she is treating me to something from DSL and is coming direct from them- oooohhh another surprise.
As I am doing alphabetically
Jane a stitchy friend from Manchester sent me a Mary Kathryn gift voucher by e mail will share with you when I receive what I have chosen .
Next from my friend Julie-Julies Stitchknitter blog known as Oldbagpuss, were these delights ,don't you just love the card.

The little bag is so perfectly stitched ,the glove will help the arthritic hands, the wool is being fought over for a pair of socks (his or hers).The chocolate lambs probably won't last long!
next was

This was all from Karan-who really had gone to town. Karan was the very first person to speak to me on a forum and I like to think like all the other ladies on there and who have now joined NH that we have become friends.
Anyway she sent me a bareroots pattern thinking I would like it. I love it- and as Graeme ds had given me some pennies ,Martin said he would take me to the craft centre at Broadwindsor so I bought all the fabric for the bag and all sorts of other goodies.

So now all I have to do is make it !!!!!!!!!!!! Please everybody don't hold your breath,don't want anyones death on my conscience lol.
Hope you are still with this , I told you I have been spoilt.

Some of you may have seen this on Sallys blog,so you will know what is coming when I say my stitchy friend Sally sent this to me.

The back has a pocket for scissors and little hearts for threads .
Again beautifully stitched and finished, and it will be treasured with other things Sally has sent me - I have a special Sallys basket lol.
Next is from Tina (no BLog) although she should ,we keep nagging her. I loved this little fob so much I sent a pic of it to Tanya at The Sampler Girl and she put it on Facebook so how about that Tina.
Anyway here is what she sent me and then a pic of said fob on my Sense and Sensibility wip .

So haven't I just been so lucky.
I also had 29 birthday cards and 3 e cards. Just so blessed and overcome here.
I think I should show you what Martin got me ,I did fall in love with a mirror ,and I have to admit that he was pretty taken with it too. I should have got him to take a pic for you . It was in a gallery in Abbotsbury called Dansel , very nice wooden items made by very talented craftsmen,anyway this mirror was approx 3foot by 4 and it had the colouring of thelounge in the border which was red and browns and cream marquetry of like a medieval scene of a supper along the top and apple picking on the sides with a lady catching the apples at the bottom. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS but the price of just under £2,000 was touch more than we could afford ! So I came away with this which is also fabulous but a tad less expensive.A photograph album for the ancestors !

I really had a wonderful day , then at teatime Kate dd arrived with her tribe singing Happy birthday with a cake ,Alfie being most upset as they had forgotten the candles,left them at home ,so Ihad to pretend . I just have to share with you the inside of the card they had all written on.

They gave me a bouquet of pink roses and Kate gave me vouchers to spend.
I did have lots of bits from friends and family in fact it was bit like the generation games conveyor belt ,just needed the set of saucepans lol.
Oh and I must share with you Ellas gift to me ,but it will not get eaten!

Oh my ! It goes on- the postman has just arrived -oh he is grumpy this one. I had ordered a couple of books for Martin for VDay and they arrived with some other things. I do suppose he had the other gifts this week but it is his job. Anyway he just knocked the door and when I opened it I was greeted with blimey you keep me busy here , I am like a donkey!! I was a little taken aback do you think he was joking.Anyway I may as well show you the things that have just arrived
first up from my Irish friend Anne- we have not been in contact so much recently but I think of her often and I know her dh has had some nasty health problems so I will just take a minute to say ,you really are a sweetie for remembering Anne and thankyou. This is what I received ,it smells of Lavender too,hmmmm lovely!

Then from Clare who is the owner of Needlecraft Haven this has arrived , I love the card Clare and the chart and thread is so pretty.

BIL in Australia card came today too.
Last but not least and not birthday is this that I ordered a month or so ago but was it not worth the wait.

Well my friends leave a comment for me if you would ,I do like to see a little note from you all. I need to know -if I have 96 followers (96) why do I only get at most 15 comments lol. However if you do then you are a star and thankyou
Now I feel like I am at the Oscars -I am going to say to each and everyone of you that made the 15th of February such a special day for me THANKYOU SO MUCH!!
I have a couple of pics to share with you ,I saw some sheep when we went to Broadwindsor and Martin was braveheart and went and took some pics for me (in the rain) so will show you next time as they are a little different.
No stitchy news this time will catch up soon, I think next Monday we are off to Colleens for the Sal so will perhaps post a piccie of her (posh)residence. Take care all and thanks for visiting me whilst I sit in this comfy chair.
Hugs n stuff


Sally said...

Oh wow, Barb, You received some gorgeous, well deserved gifts! Strange but I never knew you liked sheep!!! Lol!!! I'm so glad that you had a lovely day and each one of us made it special for you. You are a special lady :) xxx

Glad your chart finally arrived. You've certainly had a long wait for it.

See you at Colleen's next week! Mine the following week :)


Stitchabilities said...

Belated Birthday wishes Barb, you got lots of lovely presents

Tina said...

Gorgeous gifts Barb and love your new design

Jane said...

So sorry my birthday wishes are late Barb, you received some really lovely gifts, you're very very lucky to have so many kind blogging friends. I still make my gang of teenagers sing to their grandparents down the telephone on birthdays, I know it always means so much xxx

Hazel said...

Barb you got some gorgeous gifts and they are so well deserved. Aren't stitching friends the best? Unfortunately I am the world's worst at remembering birthdays but did you get my note on my TSG SAL? Do you want the chart when I have finished with it? xxx

Heidi said...

Barb...we have almost the same birthdate. I do not say anything about mine though but it was the 12th. Now I know why we can dance so well You really were spoiled. Everything is wonderful. Tell Martin, there are much worse obsessions in life than sheep. :-)

That chart is more than amazing! Wow, wow, wow! And don't you just love the BP Cottage Tales mysteries? I collect them in hardcover to keep.

Happy belated birthday dear Barb!

Hugs from Holland ~

P.S. - Inside my head my actually be a frightening

Lesleyanne said...

You received some lovely gifts. Happy Belated Birthday. Love your progress on your JA piece. I watched this on tv last week - first time ever. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Christine said...

Glad you had such a nice Birthday Barb, and you deserved every single one of those presents!

Julie said...

Such wonderful gifts, so pleased you had a truly brilliant birthday. Gorgoeus card from the grandchildren

Lainey said...

Wow Barb so many gorgeous pressies, I'm just drooling over all those sheep. Love the card from your sweet grand-children. Glad you had such a lovely day. Take care, hugs!

Mylene said...

WOW! Such wonderful, wonderful gifts, Barb. Glad to hear you had a lovely day.

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, your presents are beautiful! A lovely card from your grandchildren, how precious. The photo album is awesome. I love that sort of thing. And I can't forget to mention all the beautiful sheepies you received. So happy you had a wonderful day. You so deserve all the happiness. I have not know you long, but you are one very special lady & friend.
Oh dear, I forgot it is my turn for Monday night SAL. I better get cleaning the house & plans some treats for us.
Many hugs across the pond & a smooch from Miss Wrigley.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Barb, I am so sorry I missed your special day, i have not been on the forum latley as it's been a tough few weeks pain wise, I'm glad you had a lovely day and so many wonderful gifts you truly deserve to spoiled as your such a wonderful lady
Oh i do love the needle charmer chart, i have admired this one for a while but it is expensive, look forward to seeing this one being stitched up

Julie said...

Belanted Happy Birthday Barb. You were so lucky to receive so many stitchy gifts! By the way, you did a great job on the blanket, it looks wonderful! x

Carin said...

What a beautiful presents you recieved !! Belated Happy Birthday Barb.

BTW I send you an email with info about those scissors :-)

Blu said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

What awesome presents! Lucky girl!

Charlene ♥ NC said...

So sorry that my birthday wish for you is delayed, but it is for much happiness, indeed. I see that lots of others were not so tardy, and that many fine gifts have come your way. Enjoy each one - you certainly are deserving!! Happy Birthday and a Grand year through.

Lisa said...

Sorry I missed your Birthday, but it sounds like you had a wonderful day and you definitely received some fab cards and gifts.

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