happy un-birthdays in April

I had lots of fun this month . . . I’ve been feeling in a celebratory mood because of the gorgeous weather, so I sent out not one, not two, but three un-birthday greetings this month. 

It’s taken a while for post to arrive, because some ladies live a very long way away.  The first little surprise I posted, and the last to arrive was to Angela, aka Wisher of Pretty Little Things in a Box. Angela lives in Singapore. She loves doing all sorts of crafts: stitching, knitting, crocheting and she makes some beautiful things.

This is what I sent to her.

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I realised, at this rate, that I wouldn’t have enough of my little cupcake needle keeps if I decided to celebrate more than one un-birthday a month. So . . . I did some blackwork using part of a design by Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey and had lots of fun making more needle keeps.

This one, in turquoise 

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found its way to Kate, tall tales from chiconia,   all those miles away in Australia.  And it didn’t go unaccompanied.  I also sent a French magazine that Kate had been drooling over from afar.

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I had bought this for myself BUT when reading through, I discovered that some of the designs I really loved (and I showed you a photo a few weeks ago)

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were available in a complete book. So, what did I do?  I sent the magazine to Kate, so she can stitch some chooks, and take a rest from patchworking . . . and I bought myself the book so I can stitch even more lol.

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Anyway, I said three unbirthday celebrations this month . . . indeed, and the third person to receive a surprise through the post (actually the first, because she lives in England) was Carole of a slight obsession with books.  Carole is an avid reader as well as stitcher/patchworker and cat-lover . . . so not only did I make a needle keep . . . I also kept on stitching that little motif and made a bookmark too. In shocking pink lol. 

un birthday Carole

I’m not really a pink gal, but when I go pink, I really do go completely over the top ^^  Some very “Austin Powers’ buttons were sent along too, because I think a girl can never have too many buttons.

Anyway, I had great fun preparing these little surprises, and it was exciting, waiting for postmen in England, Australia and Singapore to deliver ^^  I wonder who I shall send to in May?  Hmmmm . . . keep your eyes on your letter box lol.

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11 thoughts on “happy un-birthdays in April

  1. She certainly did! The needle book is already in use, and I have the magazine beside my embroidery chair, so I can keep reminding myself of what’s waiting – more motivation to finish the quilting!

  2. Thanks from me too. Both the needle book and bookmark are in use and the gorgeous buttons are safely stashed away until I find the perfect project for them. It was a lovely surprise to get them, especially as I love pink 🙂

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