Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Happy Birthday Mum & Daughters Stitching!


My dear Mum celebrated her 73rd Birthday today.   I wish I could say I made the cake myself but it was bought from M&S.  My Dad also made a Clootie dumpling (a traditional scottish recipe that granny would make on birthdays or special occasions ) sadly I forgot to take a photo but you can see one here along with a recipe.  http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/grandma-wrights-clootie-dumpling.html 



Proud Mum moment as my 17 year old daughter Heather made this lovely pillow for her Grans birthday.  Heather hasn;t quite caught the stitching bug yet , as she generally only stitches about once a year..lol.  My Mum was delighted with it and couldn;t help but laugh as she owns about 50 pairs of shoes and while out shopping today, guess what, she bought another pair.



I know I mentioned in my last post that I was itching to get started on one of my new charts but I forgot that I hadn't even started on my SAL piece for April. So, here is my start on Spring has Sprung by the Rainbow Gallery.  I should have had this finished by now as it was stitching up real quick but I have been so busy the past few days I haven;t stitched at all.  Fingers crossed my needle will be smoking tomorrow.  Catch you later. Hugs!


22 comments:

Carin said...

Happy birthday with your mum !!! She looks great. And your daughter has made a beautiful pillow. I love it, that was a great gift.

Erna said...

Happy Birthday Mum!!!And Heather's stitching is superb.Thanks for the lovely gifts and the shortbreads.......finished,thanks from Ron and Jen hahaha.
Hugs
Er

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to you Mum - bless her. Glad you all had a lovely day. Michelle x

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday to your mum. Your daughters stitching is lovely.

Ranae said...

Happy 73rd Birthday!! to your mum
I love that pillow, Heather did a wonderful job.
I wish my Heather would stitch, even if it was only once a year, lol

Annette said...

happy birthday to your mum..
What a lovely piloow you DD made.
Love the colors of your new start.
Good luck smoking...

Raggedy Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your very Dear Mum!!
The pillow your daughter made is absolutely beautiful..and I think she should be stitching more often! :)

Your new piece is so pretty..Love your blog Elaine!!

Raggedystitches,
Louise in NC

Mylene said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum, Elaine.

Your daughter's stitching looks lovely.

natalie said...

Hi, Elaine! So nice to find another stitcher. Thanks for visiting my blog! I have to tell you how much I love the title of your blog. Let me explain...

We lived in Russia for a few years, and my children attended an international primary school. All three of my son's teachers were from Scotland, and one of his best friends as well. His little friend (age 6) got angry with me one day for not letting him take a shortcut to walk home down a muddy hill, and he yells at me,

"All I had to do was go DOON, DOON, DOON the hill to my HOOSE, but you ROONED it!"

I had to laugh at his quick temper and the Scottish brogue to go with it!

Bette said...

Happy birthday to your mum. And what a sweet daughter you have to make her grandma such a nice gift. I love the fabric you're doing the SAL on. Very pretty!

Nicola said...

Wow, I checked out the Clootie dumpling recipe...it is rather intimidating! Wish I could find a bakery around here (Texas)where I could try one!

corinna said...

happy bday to your mom-she looks young
and what a nice thoughtful gift from your daughter!
you gotta love it

Michelle said...

Happy birthday to your Mom.

Your daughter's stitching is beautiful.

Brigitte said...

The little pillow with all these paies of shoes seems to be the perfect gifz for you morther, lol.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum! I never would have guessed that she is 73!! That is a beautiful cake and I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked!

Your daughter did a lovely job!

Carol said...

Happy 73rd birthday to you mother--she looks like she had a grand time at her party. And what a sweet gift from your daughter--please tell her it looks just perfect :)

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Happy birthday to your mum!! Love that pillow by your daughter - she sounds like my daughter - about one project a year!

Sally said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum! Love the gift your daughter stitched for her and that cake looks yummy!

valerie said...

Happy birthday to your mom! She looks like she's having a great time. Cute present your daughter made for her too!

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to your mother! What a wonderful gift from your daughter--how special!

Meari said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mum. I have that same shoe chart in my stash pile. :)

shutterbug said...

Heather did a wonderful job on the stitching for your mom! I don't understand how she isn't fully addicted by now! Apparently you haven't enabled her enough. :)That chart would be the perfect one for my niece. :)