Saturday, 24 September 2011

Give-away Winner & Birthday Thanks!


We shook, rattled and rolled the bowl and Ned the Gnome chose the winner off my Birthday give-away, congratulatons JustFlo!!! Sorry there;s no email address on your blog hopefully you will come on by and see that you;ve won.

Well another year has come and gone and here I am once again 21! I;ve had a wonderful day and been thoroughly spoiled by my family and friends. Before I share my pics I apologise for the scary lady with the Birthday cake...



This is me with my Mum. She made my Chocolate Birthday cake. DH wanted to count the marshmallows on top to make sure there were 48...lol! My Mum and Dad gave me lots of lovely cash to spend on stash....wooohooo.




My DH Ian took me to lunch at my favourite restaurant the Cornhill House Hotel in Biggar and also gave me more pennies to spend on my much needed stash.


This lovely haul is from my DS Craig. He gave me some early Birthday money to treat myself when I visited a Patchwork store earlier this week. It was a lovely new store with a huge collection off fabric but sadly she had very few Christmas pieces and only one Snowman design. Don't think I will be back in a hurry...lol.




I know this will be hard to believe but I was just lost for words when my DD Heather gave me my present. I came across these lovely purple boxes a few weeks ago while we were shopping and I hinted these would be the perfect Birthday gift. They are really pretty and I love them but its not the boxes its whats sitting beside them. My baby girl bought me a Kindle.......I;ve wanted one for such a long time, I;ve got the best DD in the whole world. Any other bookworms out there please share your favourtie reads.

I am blessed with so many dear stitching friends. I just can;t tell you how much I appreciate the people who take time to leave me a comment on my blog, facebook, drop me an email and chat online. I dont; have any family or nearby friends that I can share my love off stitching and in this past year you have all been a real life line to me. I thank you all for you love and support. Big hugs for all those Birthday wishes I have received today and the beautiful gifts you spoiled me with. Cathy, Erna & Sally your Simply the Best!



 Cath made me this beautiful sheepy bag. Isn't it gorgeous! Sweet Cath you know how mad I am about anything purple and my darling sheep thank you so much for my beautiful bag it will be put to great use.



Sally made me this Snowman pillow. Isn;t it adorable! Dear Sally once again you have touched my heart with another Snowman, I love you girl!



Erna spoiled me with all these wonderful goodies and beautiful initial pillow!

I have seen these beautiful stitched pillows on Erna;s blog and secretly wished I had one. Thank you so much sweetie, I will treasure it.

What a wonderful Birthday I;ve had. I have a little RAK to share and some photos from our visit to the Transport Museum this week but I will leave them for my next post. Hope everyone is having a nice week-end. Birthday thanks and hugs again. Be back soon.

42 comments:

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Happy birthday, Lainey! It looks like you were spoiled in style. :)

Congratulations to Craig on his exam results, too!

Jackie said...

Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a fabulous day. Full of great goodies too!

Wagapapa said...

Happy birthday! You got a lot of presentes, lucky you!
And congratulations to the winner, lucky girl too!

Ali said...

Oh Happy Birthday!! What beautiful goodies xx

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Lainey! The lady sat in front of the cake doesn't look scary at all and certainly doesn't look 48! You've received some amazing gifts. X

Becky K in OK said...

Birthday wishes. You had a marvelous day. I love your purple boxes!

Anne said...

Congrats to Flo who won all those wonderful goodies!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Elaine!!! Your cake looks soooo good and you were blessed with wonderful children to buy you all those lovely gifts!!

The stitchy ladies did a wonderful job on their gifts to you. I think the snowman is my favourite too!

Tricia said...

What a lovely birthday you had! I love my Kindle, but I usually just end up getting the old classics that are free. : ) Your presents were fantastic. I look forward to seeing what you pick up with your stash money!!

Kathy A. said...

Congrats to Just Flo.
Looks like your birthday was indeed wonderful. You were spoiled by some dear friends and family. I LOVE my Kindle. There are lots of free books available. I have only bought a few that I just couldn't wait for LOL

Michelle said...

Oh no Elaine - I missed your birthday I thought it was at the end of the month! Watch for the postie I have something you will like I'm sure of it. Lovely things you had for your birthday xx

cucki said...

congratulations to the winner :)
happy belated birthday..loos like you had a wonderful time dear ..enjoy your lovely goodies.
hugs xx

Mouse said...

oooo happy birthday and fab gifts from family and friends too :)don't know which I like best :) love mouse xxxx

♥ Nia said...

Happy birthday Lainey!!!
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I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true!! :D

There's another little box on the way to your house! I hope it will make you smile =)

Hugs&smiles to you sweetie!!

CalamityJr said...

What a fun birthday you had! Your gifts are all lovely, and I can't wait to see what you stitch first. Enjoy!

Cath said...

Happy , Happy Birthday . Sorry not dropped you a line sooner , another hectic week .
I'm so glad you like your bag . As soon as I spotted that chart I knew I would stitch it for you.
Take care ,and enjoy your stash shopping . XXX

Kathy Ellen said...

A little belated, but "Happy Birthday"! It looks as though you had a most wonderful birthday. I love the beautiful castle restaurant where your DH took you for dinner. So many very special gifts from your family and friends. You must be a very special person indeed!

Blessings...

Jules said...

Again, Happy Birthday!!! You received quite a few goodies. :)

Congrats to JustFlo!

Dee said...

Looks like you had a wonderful celebration of your "21st year"! Kudos to your DD on a great gift. Enjoy!

My favorite book recently was The Help.

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday!
Enjoy all the fun new stash.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Annette said...

Congratz to the winner!!

WOW!! Lainey your where spoiled!!
You got so many beautifull gifts!!

It looks like you had a great B-day... Your family and blog friends have spoiled you very much!!

Myra said...

Happy 21st Lainey! ;o) It looks like you were thoroughly spoiled as you should be. All your gifts are just wonderful.

Lisa V said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lainey!
I am the same, I dont have any friends or family close by that enjoy stitching, so the blogging world of stitchers is a god send for me too.
Hugs

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Lainey!! Looks like you had a wonderful day with a lot of wonderful gifts!! Can't wait to see what stash you buy. Great picture too!

Congrats to Justflo - how fun that Ned got to pick the winner!

Lois said...

So glad you'd a wonderful birthday! What nice gifts and that cake looks yummy!!

Jane said...

HAPPY (21st) BIRTHDAY LAINEY!
Great pics, great cake, great gifts, great restaurant setting and best of all pennies for stash ~ what more could a girl ask for? xxx

Lesleyanne said...

Happy birthday Lainey. Looks like you have some gorgeous gifts. You certainly don't look scary to me or 48 years young. Stitchers are the best aren't they. Love the snowman Sally stitched for you. Have a great time spending your money on stash. Love the fabrics you brought.

Robin said...

Happy birthday Lainey! Looks like you were queen for a day and royally spoiled.good for you. You will love LOVE your kindle. Many happy returns of the day!

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Lainey! I'm so glad you had a fantastic day :) You deserve it my dear friend. So happy you like your snowman :) I loved stitching him for you and now want to stitch him again for me lol!!!!

Enjoy stash shopping:)

I'm the same as you and have no family or friends here that like stitching so the blogging world is a God send for me. I have "met" so many amazing ladies:)

Fiona said...

Happy Belated Birthday. All your gifts look fantastic. I have a Kindle and love it.

Shelleen said...

Happy Birthday and you were truly spoiled.

Friendship Crossing said...

Happy B'day Lainey!
My brother's b'day is the 24th and my hubby's is the 26th! Lots of great Sept. b'days!
You were totally spoiled w/so many goodies! I especially love the purple snow pillow~do you happen to know what pattern it is?
Have a great wk!
Tanya

Lee said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

Justflo said...

Belated Birthday wishes to you.

Great gifts.

Wow I am so amazed to have won your Give- a- way. I have looked at my profile and it should now show you my e-mail. My DH showes me what I'd done wrong! If it's still not showing leave a message on my blog. I tried to em-mail you but for some reason I couldn't get it to work....Technology and me don't get on !!!
Hope to hear form you soon

By the way what a fantas tic looking cake..off now to raid the cupboard.

Lynn said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!
I'm glad to see you had a super birthday and that you were suitably spoiled! All your gifts are lovely. I know you're going to enjoy that Kindle!

Suzanne said...

A belated happy birthday! Sound like you had a great day and what lovely gifts you received.

Lisa S said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lainey!! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Love all the goodies you received!

Hugs

Edit said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a fantastic day! All the presents are beautiful, your family really choose the best things for you :)

Congratulations on the great news about your son's exams too. I hope he will be able to work on what he really likes.

Have a lovely week, Edit

Rowyn said...

Happy belated birthday.

I'm so glad to have found your blog, there is so mush stitching eye-candy! :-)

Maureen said...

what wonderful pressies - I am sure you will love your kindle, i know i do mine. Check out all the free classics, good to get you started.

Pumpkin said...

Happy (belated) birthday Lainey!!!! Looks like you had a fabulous one. Look at all those lovely gifties ;o) Your kids are so sweet!

Pumpkin said...

I forgot to add...congrats Just Flo!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful post! You're a much-loved lady. Have a fantastic new birthday year! :)