So shall I start with what the person that means the world to me and his present to me. He has heard me twittering on about Gingher scissors and I opened a parcel by my plate one of three,one was from Effie.
Bertie. I feel myself very lucky to be loved by such a man.
So this is the main present.
I did know I was having this as he had taken me to get it a couple of weeks ago. I was not expecting the others I had though, he did say the children wanted to know what they could get and I did say well if it was not too expensive they could buy me a bead for my great big birthday. So that is what they did.
So left to right, the white daisy was from mother in law, the large openwork one was from a certain Miss Julie, the pink hearts were from my best friend ,I had not realised until the girls told me that I have one heart and she keeps the other,as she hasn't a bracelet and probably had not realised herself I shall keep quiet would not want to upset her.Next to that one is Snowflake from my daughter and husband,a pretty heart is the next one although you can only see the point of the heart ,this was from Grandaughter Ella, next to that is the dog bone with I love my dog inscribed on the bead this was from Caitlin my other grandaughter along with other bits. The dog head was from Grandson Jack and his fiancee and the next blue one was from Son Graeme and his wife Sue.
I will finish with family before showing you the stitchy goodness.This was from my youngest grandson who made it himself last week at Martins glass grooup. He is 11 and he was so excited to give it me.He had wrapped it well too and the sellotape was really challenging, I seem to have had a lot of sellotape moments this birthday ,you know who you are out there. Anyway Alfie gave me this.
A cross between a sheep and a dog , I was told though it is a black faced sheep . I love it. Sam the next grandson up bought me this, he chose it himself.
Now the other bit of my present from Caitlin , she said she just HAD to.
She is a sweetie , she said she could not not get me a sheep and as she has read all my other Jojo Moyes books she asked if she could borrow it when I have read it. So now grab a cuppa and I will share with you my goodies from friends.
I have told you about Miss Julies bead and she also sent me these.
I know the exact photo to go in there, Catherine made me a coffee cake with sheep on ,they were a bit tipsy she said but they took a photo of the cake in front of me.. So my dear friend Julie, THANKYOU.
Next a very big parcel had arrived and marked Fragile. Lots of packing and sellotape from Sally. Mind you I was thrilled with the contents.
Not only had Sally stitched this,a design I have admired in the past but she had covered a box too. The little black bird is just so lovely ,I have a red glass bird Jack gave me a few years ago so this will sit facing that. A beautiful card too and a badge Hmmm we won't mention the badge lol.Stitching friends like Sally for so many years now are such a joy to have in my life. We stitch along virtually every week on 3 nights a week,sometimes on the same thing ,sometimes not but always with the same theme or designer.Thanks Sally for your friendship
2 friends I have made through Needlecraft Haven are Clare who runs it and my whacky friend Christine,this is what I received from them.
Clare has made me this bookmark,knowing my love of reading it will come in useful.
From Christine ,a very different,very colourful hoop .
Thankyou both so much.
I was rather taken aback by what my friend June sent me , she wraps things so beautifully too . I will just show you how kind this lady is.The card was made by her friend its gorgeous.
Lastly Lainey sent me a lovely parcel tissue paper wrapped with sheep ribbon. She knows my love of sheep ,I think you all do. She also has a love of sheep along with Sally and so she knew exactly what I would like.Her stitching is beautiful and I was certainly pleased with these counting sheep.
I will be back next week with the photohunt . Also soon after an update on stitching.. I have had one finish though ,a pincushion to match the needlebook. Design byLizzie Kate.