I 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!!
Next is a book I had admired for its realistic looking flowers...it really is very beautiful and I like flowers so much :-)
Still 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!!!
As 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??
As 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!!
Enjoy your weekend!!