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Thursday, 31 August 2006

Birthday stash...

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingI wanted to show you my Birthday stash that I got as I am so delighted with it. The picture above shows a design I have wanted since it came out in Febrauary. It is the Designing Ladies 2006 Sewing Necessaire and my favourite one of them this is by Guilia Punti Antichi ('GPA'for short). I had couldn't believe it when I opened this as not only did I get the chart I also got all of the special silk threads and the called for linen fabric to do this design with!!! I was stunned to say the least but it did not stop there...this picture next shows the Hillside Samplings one that I had fell in love with...you guessed...I am now the proud owner of this kit including the handpainted box as well!!

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingNext is a book I had admired for its realistic looking flowers...it really is very beautiful and I like flowers so much :-)

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingStill my surprises kept happening as if this was not enough I also received these 5 new charts you can see. They were picked by my sister Su for me and are...Flowers From the Heart Needlebook, A Sentimental Thimble Case both by Cherished Stitches, Peek-a-Boo-Pin Cushion by Indigo Rose and then...two designs by Finger Work which are Shaker Box Pin Cushion with the threads and Mary's Pin Accessories!!!

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAs you will imagine I am over the moon with all my gifts and thank my family so much for all the spoiling they have done for me in making my day so special:-))) This picture below shows my Birthday Cake...I just loved it... the candle played Happy Birthday and the cake tasted really yummy!! Ooops sorry can't find the cake one in my photos mmmmm where has that gone I wonder??
Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAs you can see I have changed my blog today and made it alot plainer for a change...it still looks a bit wierd to me. I'm getting myself geared up for the end of the summer as the sun has not shone here for a little while now but I am not quite ready to give up on it yet...lol...we might be in for a nice September before Autumn kicks in...here's hoping :-)) Next time I will show what I stitched and knitted (yes knitted) when on my holidays and if I can find the cake pic I'll show that!!

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Blogger Stitch Wizard said...

You just really got some beautiful gifts there! I am so happy for you and your family just loves you so much to give you such a wonderful birthday! I love all your new things! Your Designing Ladies 2006 Sewing Necessaire looks so much like what you would really love and it is you! I will look forward to watching your progress. I hope to get something done here soon. I am doing better! Thank you for your nice blog! It is so nice to see you again! Debby

10:39 pm  
Blogger Helene said...

You really got some nice birthday gifts!! Youre going to have a great time stitching those!

Thank you for your birthday wishes to me - I really appreciate them. And you probably are right about the C5 - it sounds familiar at least (Im not good with cars but am brought up in a family that lives for them LOL) but as a no driver I just have to dream about it!
Hugs// Helene

11:08 pm  
Blogger Katrina said...

hi there! thanks for stopping by my blog, now I've found yours I'll be back to visit more often! lovely new stash there :)

12:16 am  
Blogger ozark crafter said...

Oh wow!!! You were a lucky birthday girl!!!!!! Congrats! So are you 21 or 22 now? LOL! Maybe 23? Enjoy your stash!

1:36 am  
Blogger Nicki said...

What gorgeous gifts! That Necessaire is so lovely - I've not seen anyone making one up so I hope you start it soon! ;) Some beautiful charts Su found you too!

2:14 am  
Blogger Von said...

I like your new subdued look, Helen. :)

Stunned pretty much sums up my reaction to this latest batch of birthday goodies! You have plenty to occupy yourself now as the days get colder and gloomy. :D

5:27 am  
Anonymous Sandra said...

Helen, what gorgeous gifts you got for your birthday, you are so lucky & obviously well loved by your family. Hope you have got something nice for Su for her birthday coming up soon.

6:51 am  
Blogger Susimac said...

Love the new look blog its so peaceful.

12:08 pm  
Blogger Karoline said...

You got some wonderful things for your birthday, your Mothers box is just stunning. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time

6:22 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Helen, you wouldn't happen to have a wishlist for me to peek at? I would love to send you a birthday treat :-) Happy belated birthday!!

11:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful amount of stitching stash you received for your birthday!!!

1:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful amount of stitching stash you received for your birthday!!!

1:17 pm  
Blogger Concetta said...

Oh my gosh, you have the most sweet and wonderful family getting you all those goodies for your birthday.. Everything is stunning!!

Happy Belated Birthday btw, Helen. It sounds like you must have had a wonderful day. :)

8:18 pm  
Blogger Dianne said...

Lots of stitching goodies!!!! What to do first? I love the flowers in cross stich hb book!

8:54 pm  
Blogger Lili said...

Hey! Welcome back Lena Lou! You have been spoilt indeed, and I can't wait to see what you do with all these treasures!
I have a question: I see you had waterlilies: is this silk? How many strands does it contain and do you you use it as you would use DMC threads or is it thinner or thicker? I am really wondering about these...
The stitchy gifts (with Elisabeth Design's full moon so beautifully stitched!) is simply stunning!
Take care!

9:37 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

Wow, what a great array of stitchy birthday gifts! You must be thrilled!

Happy birthday, too! :)

And your new blog look is pretty.

11:18 pm  
Blogger Lili said...

Hi Lena Lou! I have spotted the English mistake that has betrayed me! I'm French indeed! Well, that's no secret: it's in my profile, but many people finally ask me after a few weeks... meaning my English is not as fluent as I wish it were. lol!
Thank you for the explanations about the silks, they might be useful soon: I turned 38 last 31st, and I might buy new stash soon...
Take care!

8:22 am  
Blogger KarenV said...

What lovely birthday gifts you got! I love the box from your mum and you got some lovely charts and threads too.

Happy belated birthday - glad you had a good day :)

11:46 am  
Blogger Sharon said...

What absolutely fabulous birthday gifts! Enjoy! Can't wait to see it stitched!

2:26 am  
Anonymous coral said...

You had a really great birhtday, it was worth waiting all this time for the photos. Thank you for sharing!!

10:50 am  
Anonymous christel said...

so lovely things! i wish i'll do a thimble case one day; it's so beautiful. kisses

7:20 am  
Blogger Cindy said...

I love those silk thread you have bought. Where do you buy them from?

2:36 am  
Blogger Barbara said...

Just browsed your blog through a link from Meari's Musings and am sooooo jealous of the Flower Portraits in Cross Stitch Book you got as a gift. I just love TG's Gladiola pattern and hope to acquire it someday. Anyway, happy belated birthday and just love your blog!!
Barb in TX

3:58 am  

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