Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Great Weekend

My weekend started on Friday with an early stitching day with 2 of my stitching buds, Joan and Jackie. We had a nice time stitching and had lunch with birthday cake for me.

Awhile back, I had some bellpull hardware put on hold at our LNS and Jackie said she would pick it up for me as she was going to be going there. Our LNS is really not so "L". It is about a 45 minute drive...sometimes more! Anyway she got it for me and gifted it to me for my birthday!

If you have never seen these before, click on it and read the individual writings. It is GREAT! Thank you so much Jackie! This is for my Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules, which I have stitched. Now I just have to sew it up!

Joan, gave me a cute little cat scissors and some of her handy sewing items she creates.

The back of the pincushion is the same green fabric as in the portfolio. I love it! Thank you Joan!

When Joan's daughter Kelsey came home she had a little surprise for me too.

A pumpkin note pad and a peacock charm. I am transitioning to pumpkins in my kitchen and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE peacocks! Thank you Kelsey!

When I got home from Joan's, my wonderful son had a super surprise for me.

YIPPEE!!! I was so excited. My TV died on me the week before so I was very happy to get a new one. I am now up to new technology on the TV front. My old one was about 25 years old! Thank you Giles!

Saturday, which was my birthday, and which I share with Becky K. (happy birthday again, my friend), I had a nice day at home with my boys and then we went out for dinner. YUM!

I received another gift from my friend, Viki, who I have known my entire life.

She gave me a wonderful book on baking breads, which is on the quick and easy side, which is right up my alley and a book of knitted patterns for items from Harry Potter...very cool! There are some fun looking socks in there which I can't wait to make. Thank you Viki!

I spent some time also going through my projects and re-organizing my linens. YIKES! I don't think I need to buy too much for quite awhile. When you forget about things that you already have, then I think its enough? Is that possible? I am going to try and stitch from my stash for awhile.

Well, that's all I got for now. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Stitching :)



Mindi said...

I love the tombstone hardware, that's exactly what I had picked out for my LK Halloween Rules too!

You got some fantastic gifts for your birthday.

Mama Joan said...

Glad to hear you had such a great birthday weekend. Was good to stitch together on Friday:)

Cindy's Stitching said...

sounds like you had some fun. If your V was 25 years old, you were way over do for one. enjoy it.

Marie-P said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great day surrounded by good friends. How lucky, so many wonderful birthday gifts from the special people in your life.

Mouse said...

ohh happy birthday :) love the bell pull and your lovely gifts too :)and great that you got time to spend with other stitching buddies too :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Great gifts received.