Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Short but Sweet Post!

My DD Heather passed her Driving Test yesterday. I made this little Car in her favourite colour green and personalised the number plate with her initials and the date. In typical young fashion she thought it was Cool!!
Hope everyone is having a nice day and thank-you so much for all the lovely Birthday wishes. Hugs.

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.

Monday, 19 September 2011

At last some Happy news to share!

Well it is so nice to have some Happy news to post about. It;s a very proud Parent alert as we were delighted when our DS Craig got the news this week that he had passed his exams and in November will be Graduating from the Univeristy of Strathclyde with a Bsc in Architecture. Congratulations Craigie!

I received this beautiful Autumnal bouquet of flowers from my DH Ian today to celebrate our 24th Anniversary. They are so much prettier than the picture. Isn;t the little butterfly on the card sweet. Just seems like yesterday we got married hard to believe another year and we will hear those silver bells, wonder if we;ll make it..lol.

Last week I entered a give-away on the 123stitch.com board to win a copy of this years Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine. This is my favourite American magazine and since 2000 I have been lucky enough to be gifted, buy or win a copy of this magazine. Because my stash funds have been very restricted this year I was considering using my Birthday funds to buy some new charts and hold off on my magazine. I was over the moon to receive an email to tell me I had won a copy but I couldnt; believe what I was reading when I visited the board to give my thanks. The original give-away was from a lady called Barb who was offering 5 copies to any ladies outwith the US. As people started to enter another two ladies Pam and Mary then said they would also give-away 5 copies each. When the winners were announced the ladies declared that all 32 people who had entered would receive a copy. This is one of the most amazing give-aways I have come across, three stitching angels with hearts of gold.
Be back soon with hopefully some stitchy pictures, new of the Christmas Exchange on Stitched with Love Exchanges and my Birthday give-away. Have a great week, hugs!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Not Much Ado!

Not a lot to post about this week. This is my Delivering Winter pillow finish. I replaced the stitched snowflakes with some buttons and yes my snowman are a little different from the original. I really enjoyed stitching this, it's one design I would definately do again.

I wish I could tell you this beautiful stitched pillow is mine but sadly no it now belongs to June in the UK. This is the lovely Summer Holiday Exchange package that was sent to her from Colleen in the US. If you would like to see the rest of these beautiful Exchanges please pop over to the Summer Holiday Gallery at http://stitchedwithloveexchanges.blogspot.com/2011/09/summer-holiday-exchange-gallery.html

Hope everyone has a great week and don;t forgot to check out my Birthday give-away. Hugs!