Tuesday, July 3, 2012

my birthday....

i celebrated my birthday just over a week ago .....they seem to be arriving quicker and quicker these days....but i AM grateful to still be here, relatively well....

i awoke to pressies in bed but no chocolate [its a bit of a tradition for us to share chocolate in bed on the morning of your birthday...but.....the day before i had cracked it saying i was trying to give up sugar and felt like i was being sabotuaged as hubby had bought some sweet litle treat :(

so i got nuts and dried fruit packs from the supermarket, heehee that will teach me....

i was very spoilt by family and friends and was thrilled to recieve some new prismas from hubby :)

jenny spoilt me with more prismas, which somehow she hadnt doubled up on and she handpicked some face color ones too...as well as this lovely jane davenport mug......isnt it beautiful !!


we met up after work [i finished at 3] and she shouted me afternoon tea at our favorite coffee shop, The Rose Emporium.... we hung about the shops til my bus left and then i nearly missed it as he whizzed in, collected one pasenger and went to take off. it was the wildest ride home, normally takes about 25 mins but i was home before jenny in 15 mins.......

maybe he was busting...

his house was on fire....

his mother had fallen and broken her hip.......

i dont know.... ;)

i was just hanging on for dear life....

i came home to red roses and hubby cooked a lovely dinner and then when Charlie came home after work we had a birthday cake.

all in all a fabulous day.....

so a big thank you to all my family and friends for making it so spesh :)

my friend dot was making cushions for her exhibtion and i bought this greeny one for my birthday a few weeks before.....i just love it, love looking at it and am always seeing new things in it...
I havent put an insert in it yet as i am deciding whether i want to hang it or not. i think it would be lovely as a wall hanging .....


love all the little detailed stitching...such patience:)




8 comments:

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Jenxo, so happy to hear you were spoiled and you will love the Prisma pencils. They are like no other.
The wall hanging is gorgeous. I am liking fiber arts more and more but don't dare try something new....I am out of control now, this would put me over the edge so I will just admire from afar.
Hugs to you and so good to hear you had a great day.
Les♥♥♥

Jenny said...

Oh Jen... I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday... you deserve to be well and truly spoilt... you are always so kind and caring to everyone... it is nice to think that you receive some back in return...
LOVE Dot's cushion... so much gorgeous detail and texture...

Happy Sunday...
Hugs
Jenny x

Dot said...

Oops! I wrote a long comment and my internet session disconnected.
So please you had a special birthday - you deserve to be spoilt as Jen says. The Jane Devenport is gorgeous as are the pencils.
Sounds like you had a exciting (!) trip home after your afternoon tea with Jen - crazy bus driver :).
So pleased you like the cushion Jen - so pleased it is living with you. Thanks for sharing so many pics.
Have a great week my friend.
Dot xx

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday, and I love the mug and that quilted cusion! Wow! Gorgeous, detailed stitching, beautiful colors.

~*~Patty S said...

I was visiting you yesterday and never got to comment on your lovely birthday post :)

sounds like one to remember and what is it about time moving at warp speed these days...you are a day ahead of me even ;)

giving up chocolate
oh my
that does seem drastic...
I feel like it is one of the food groups
But I tip my hat to you Missy!
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

AND Dot's cushion is WOW
fantastic!
you deserve it
oxo

Marcy Smith said...

hey happy birthday belated but all my best wishes for the year ahead. I am loving those lil paintings prisma OMG you lucky chick!!! (where do I get friend like that! ) My birthday was the day you wrote this post and I aggree the year seems to be moving like a flash in front of my eyes maybe that what happens when I get over the hill Ive picked up speed! LOL

Melinda Cornish said...

the cushion is beautiful....I love pillows!!! happy birthday...