Monday 4th July was my 52nd birthday. I had a lovely day with some nice gifts and a trip out to Becca's Quilt Emporium with Sarah.
Some people get cakes. This mum was given a very pretty tiered cake stand. Can you see cakes?!!! No! Not even an oatcake. Look again. Yes, they are potatoes. Dug up fresh from Olly's veggie patch. Thanks Olly, I appreciate the effort that went into growing and picking. I also had some lovely bath products which have been used and are divine. My favourite perfume, necklace and a lovely little cushion from Rachel.
My birthday treats from the Wednesday girls was a surprise. I had a hospital visit with Rachel last week (all is well) and I went to sewing later and so completely forgot about a birthday celebration. I was spoiled and thank you ladies, you are all such lovely, thoughtful people and you make me laugh.
The cup and teapot were from Wendy along with some lovely vintage buttons and some ribbon. Pat gave me the lovely bundle of fabrics and thread. Margaret gave me the wooden spoon and a pattern for the lovely cupcake wallhanging. You Aussies may recognise the beautiful hand towel as it came from a shop in Melbourne and came home with Rosemary. They also gave me some other fabrics and buttons. Yummy muffins baked by Wendy for us all to share. Kate gave me some bath oil and said that she was making me something but hadn't finished it yet.
Yesterday Kate gave me my present. It was a most lovely surprise and thoughtful present Kate and it is perfect for my sewing room. You will have to click and enlarge to appreciate it in full. I have not decided yet where it will eventually live but it definitely marks out that room as my territory now. Still tidyish shelves but things are creeping in on the tops of books rather than being put away.
My husband gave a beautiful orchid. I hope I will be able to keep it going. I am not known for my green fingers.
I have done a little bit of sewing just in case you were thinking that I have given up. This could become an addiction. Simply take one charm pack, make a card template, cut out a circle and turn a small hem and gather the thread. Fasten off. It looks like a littel mob cap. You need to tweak it a little to flatten the shape and distribute the fullness. When the pattern tells you to use quilting thread they tell you for a reason. I used ordinary thread and it broke when I gathered the first one. Quilting thread - much better. I have a few ideas for these little beauties. You will have to wait and see.