A few days ago it was my birthday ^^ That’s not something I shout about from the roof tops, but if I mention it today it’s because I want to show you all the lovely gifts and cards I received.
From my daughter, aka, Lindashee, something that combines my love of cats with my mania for bookmarks.
From my other half (who is in charge of my computer maintenance) – a new WASHABLE keyboard and cordless mouse ^^
From my sister, something to keep me crafting
Five fat quarters and a geisha panel. The four fabrics on the left and panel are from the “Tea House” collection by Dover Hill. The purple one is a Michael Miller.
From Zazimuth – more bookmarks ^^
From Avis – lots of little packages to open, including a Terry’s chocolate orange, some wool needles, a gorgeous pleated decoration (that’s for xmas 2014 lol), a Mrs Chicken (better photo further down) and . . . two plastic grey things ?????
Took me 5 minutes to work out what the plastic grey things were lol . . .
You might remember my little “accident” in December when the sewing machine needle went right through my finger? Well Avis sure did
And I was very honoured to receive my very own Mrs Chicken.
Avis organised a “Chicken Run” on her blog in January, but I wasn’t lucky enough to win. However, I now have my very own chicken, whose name is “Twinkle” because she has a twinkle in her eyes . . . she’s lovely !!!
From Andrea (a German penpal who I’ve been corresponding with for 35 years) – something for the waist-line
and lots of other very pretty cards ^^
As every year, I always buy myself a little something too, a “happy birthday to me” present ^^ I already mentioned this particular item . . . and it has arrived, so I can show you photos of what will be a future “fractal folly” project.
101 different colours, 300 x 400 stitches, and the chart is on 25 pages of A4 sized paper (TWENTY FIVE !!!!). First page looks like this
Total madness but just think how proud I will feel (probably round about the time I’m ready to celebrate my 60th birthday) when it’s done !