Monday, 31 October 2011

My 50th Birthday!

Sorry I've not posted before now, life has got in the way as it has a habit of doing.

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes! I had a wonderful birthday and lots of wonderful presents. My work collegues collected to buy me a kindle which I love. The Oh! Bearded One and our friends bought me a flying lesson and a photo makeover, so exciting! I had lots of other things too - well spoiled!


My birthday cake that DD made. The bottom layer was a chocolate sponge, the middle layer was jam sponge and the top layer was a fruit cake which I have eaten virtually by myself - lovely!

The Oh! Bearded  One and myself!

All 4 of us!

DD and myself.


My balloons, from DD. She organised the colour theme, the table decorations, balloons and lots of other things.


DD put up the decorations at home

On this photo you can just see a box by the chair. DD gave me the box, it contained 50 wrapped presents, they included things like socks, chocolate, hand cream, lip salve, tissues and a couple of little books.

Even Meg's crate had balloons on it!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

to me!

Well! It has arrived - my 50th Birthday weekend!!!!

SofM is home and my friend is in a hotel just down the road and loads more friends & relations will come tomorrow, all in rediness for my party tomorrow night.

I can't believe I'm this old. I am now middle aged, how did that happen? I'm not impressed!

If you are celebrating something special this weekend, really enjoy it. To my mind these celebrations are to be savoured and enjoyed, especially when spent with family and friends!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Some things.......

I've been working on


A Sufolk puff Christmas tree


A Christmas robin cross stitch


A knitted waistcoast


A quilt for a raffle prize at work


My giveaway 9 patch blocks that I'm quilting as I go.


..............and some other things I can't show!

Friday, 14 October 2011

I feel like this.....


If you look closely at this fabric you will notice that the edges of these FQs are quite uneven and jaggered which is how I feel just now - work again!!! Sometimes I wonder why I do what I do! Depression and sulking in bed has been today's story!

Anyway, these FQs are for Susan's Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap (sorry could get the link to the correct post to work).






Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunday morning!


This is how I spent my Sunday morning! Reading 'Quiltmania' and Elm Creek Quilts and surrounded by pets!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

I've been playing!


I've been playing with this charm pack but I'm not showing the results as they are for a swap!!!