Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm so spoiled

As I said I would, I started the A Needleworker's Sampler Huswif straight away.  Here is my progress so far.  I am so enjoying stitching this!


Last week was my birthday.  And I was so spoiled!  Which was very nice, since the day before my birthday, I got my colonoscopy done.  lol!   I'm good for another 10 years and it's done now.  Anyway, like I said, I got spoiled!

First, my lovely friend Laurie of Corgi Cottage sent me all of this!


Which when opened, looked like this!


Here are two pictures of the above, so you can see all the goodies.


Fabrics!!!  Prince Charming fabrics from Tula Pink (OOP!), and lovely Batik fabrics, which I love!


And then look at all this!  More fabric, two notebooks (I love stationery!) -- one with my Mary Mccallester on the cover, a thread holder fob from Marly of Samplers and Santas,  a beeswax lovely from Country Stitches Brenda Gervais (which I had been wishing for!), two Keep Calm and Stitch On needleminders (I'm obsessed with the Keep Calm thing), a cat thread holder (Mia approves!), a Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries holder with goodies inside, and some Mary Ellen's Best Prest -- which will come in handy for my future quilting.  Wow!  Thank you sooooo much, Laurie!  You know me so well!

Then Paula from Kelmscott Designs sent me a present as well.  I love her needlework accessories!!


Look!  She sent me some note paper, a pair of beautiful Vintage Scissors (I'd been eyeing those!), some  MOP Ewe thread winders, and a MOP ruler!  Thank you so much, Paula!!!  I think I forgot to email you -- whoops.....

And finally, dear Nicola of Stitching by a Cornish Sea Shore and of course the famed Scarlet Letter Year blogs sent me a present as well.


Look at what she gave me!


A beautiful sewing caddy!


I didn't realize until later that the bottom drawer comes with dividers you can put in -- I put a couple in so I could put my sewing needfuls inside in an organized fashion.  I have my WIP stored in the top section, and I have other sewing needfuls in that little piece at the top, which can slide from side to side.

I debated what to put into the panels on the top of the caddy (it actually comes with the charts to stitch a couple of designs), and then I remembered a piece I had stitched years ago but never had a use for.


It fit perfectly!  It's Amy Mitten's With the Same MO Victim #4.  I have With the Same MO Victim #1 waiting in my stash, so it will go in the other panel.  I can't wait!  Thank you sooooo much, Nicola!  I love my new sewing caddy so much!

Mia wasn't very happy with all the new stuff around.  lol!  She got especially freaked out by what came with these.


My wonderful father type gave me flowers!  But they came with a mylar balloon that said Happy Birthday, along with a huge box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  Mia didn't mind the box of chocolates -- she can sit on those.  lol!  But the balloon -- oh my!  She was totally freaked by it!  I mean big time.  She was so spooked, the poor thing.  I finally hid the balloon away in the basement where she never goes.  She slept with the boy child for comfort that night -- it's been too hot for her to sleep with the boy child, but she didn't care!  She needed some reassurance!  She's been sleeping with him since that balloon came, so she still might be afraid it might show up again.  She looks up at the ceiling periodically.  lol!

We did other birthday things.  Father type baked me a peach pie!


My next door neighbor and good friend Kathy (no blog) came to the rescue when it turned out our oven was broken.  Despite the hot weather (hottest day at 97 and very humid), she let the father type use her oven to bake my pie.  Thank you, Kathy!!  You're a life saver once again!

We also went out to dinner for one of my favorite meals.


And over the weekend, we went to that mall across the river to have some Johnny Rockets.  Yum!!


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


57 comments:

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Happy belated birthday, Margaret!! Just LOVE all of your new goodies!!
Your Needleworker's Sampler is really coming along!!

Cari said...

Looks like it was a simply fabulous birthday celebration. Your gifts are delightful .... thanks for sharing. Happy fingering of the fabric and threads. Hugs

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday
Lovely gifts and celebration!
Celebrate the entire month....!

BrendaS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Margaret! You certainly got some great goodies:))

Vicki said...

Looks like you had a terrific birthday with lots of great gifts, great food, and great friends! I love the sewing cabinet - it's gorgeous and your stitched piece is perfect for it.

My Xstitch Place said...

Happy belated Birthday Margaret! You have received beautiful gifts. I love your sampler, beautiful colors

Evelyne said...

Happy Birthday Margaret!
Love your gifts!
I LOVE EVERYTHING ON YOUR HOUSEWIFE
IT'S GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!
I HOPE TO MAKE IT ALSO ONE DAY IF I CAN BUY IT FROM SOMEONE.

HAVE A NICE WEEK, EVELYNE


Teresa S. said...

Happy belated birthday, Margaret! I knew you were the mystery person on Nicola's blog :)

Wow! What a haul! That peach pie was impressive-your dh is a keeper!

Sweet Sue said...

Happy Stitchy Birthday, looks like a fine celebration:) Oh, and am pretty sure father-type never realized that gorgeous peach pie was supposed to be baked in my oven lol! xo

Bertie said...

Yes Margaret you have been spoiled, but you're worth it!
Love your new huswif and the presents are all gorgeous! Happy belated birthday;))

Lene said...

Happy birthday! You got quite a haul of really good stuff. Lucky you:) poor Mia , I hope she recovers soon.

marly said...

WOW!!! You received such fabulous items! You are certainly blessed with wonderful friends who obviously think the world of you. I need to go back and view it all again. WOW! Happy belated birthday!

cucki said...

happy belated birthday dear..
i love all your sweet goodies..so cute.
your sampler is looking so lovely.
big hugs x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love your progress so far, I just adore this design. What wonderful gifts, belated Birthday Wishes Margaret.
Hi to Mia, my favourite girl.

Carol said...

What glorious presents, Margaret!! Happy Belated Birthday to you--may all your birthday wishes come true!!

Linda said...

Belated Happy Birthday Margaret. You received some lovely gifts. I love your new start.

Linda

woolwoman said...

Happy belated margaret - I threw out a wish on the SL blog last week as well. WOW - what a b-day haul - you are one lucky gal to receive all those wonderful gifts but I know you are a dear friend and I imagine an even better mom and wife. Cheers and enjoy all your lovlies - Mel

Shelly M said...

My birthday was Saturday the 20th! We share a similar birthday. I'm so glad you had a great day and all the wonderful gifts. Happy belated!!
Shelly

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you were rightly spoiled indeed. I think you should celebrate all month long!

Melissa said...

Aren't you the luckiest birthday girl?! Glad you had a wonderful celebration!

Vickie said...

Oh wowie zowie! Those are some gifts!! Happy Birthday to you dear Margaret!

Deb said...

Wonderful gifts Margaret!! You definitely had a great birthday!!

Annie said...

You definitely had a fabulous birthday and obviously lots of people who care about you very much! Have fun with all those new goodies.

Pretty sampler as always!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Your huswife looks lovely. Im down to the last row of mine and hope to have it framed soon. I'll geta pic up once I do.

Ellen said...

Wow, wonderful gifts! Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Love your Huswif, beautiful colors!

Hugs,

Sherry :o) said...

I knew it wouldn't take you long to move on the huswif! Happy Birthday. All your gifts look fantastic and that pie...delicious. I love pie, much better than cake.

Sherry :0)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Happy Birthday

and what a great birthday! (except for the colonoscopy)

Wonderful friends, neighbors and hubby!!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! You received some lovely gifts.

Chris said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! What fabulous celebrating at your house. Family, food, and wonderful gifts...it doesn't get any better.
Lovely new stitching start too!
Hugs!

Katrina said...

Oh what a nice birthday!!!!! Gorgeous presents and the flowers are just beautiful!!!!!!

Catherine said...

You certainly had a wonderful birthday!! Beautiful gifts, good food, and time with your boys! A Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

Vera said...

Hi Margaret and Happy Birthday (again). Love your new start and WOW! What fabulous gifts you have received...beautiful. That peach pie is making my mouth water - lol. Glad you had such a wonderful celebration.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Happy, happy, belated birthday, Margaret! It is clear how dearly loved you are by your family and this wonderful stitching community, too! Great gifts for a great woman!

Karoline said...

Happy birthday Margaret, you got some lovely gifts.

You are making fabulous progress on the sampler

Penny said...

Happy birthday, Margaret!! What fabulous gifts! And a lovely start on your stitching! Oh my goodness, that pie, and peach - my favorite. :) Poor Mia, hopefully she has recovered from her scare. :)

Anne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! What wonderful treats you got from family and bloggy friends! That stitching caddy from Nicola is amazing! What a lucky lady you are!! Love those batik fabrics too and the MOP sheep thread holders!! Love that pie...looks like it was yummy. The sushi looks amazing too. Love my sushi! Oh and your sampler is coming along beautifully too. So fast Margaret!! Big hugs and bday wishes blown over to you from here from me and Titus!

SewAmy said...

Happen belated Birthday! Wow!!! What wonderful gifts!!

Marsha said...

Happy Birthday Margaret! You deserve to be spoiled. What a wonderful bunch of cool gifts. Wowee!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Margaret! What a wonderful bounty of gifts! I am drooling over that peach pie your hubby made. It looks delicious! So glad you had a wonderful day!

Krista said...

Happy Birthday Margaret!! Looks like you had a fun-filled birthday with lots of great goodies! Enjoy them all!

Paulette said...

If anyone deserves to be spoiled, it's you! I always marvel at the beautiful stitching you get done, yet you are always there, in each of our blogs, encouraging us with ours. You cheer for us when we finish a project, and cry with us when we have to frog. You take time to offer well wishes, congratulations, condolences - all gestures of friendship. You are a generous, kind, very thoughtful person, and you are loved, sweet Margaret!
Happy Birthday.
Paulette

Yuko said...

Happy belated birthday to you, Margaret!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Happy Birthday Margaret! What lovely gifts you received! Lovely gifts for a lovely person!

Mayté Bermúdez-García said...

Happy belated birthday, Margaret!! I usually don't post comments, BUT always read your blog and enjoy it so much.

All the gifts that you received are lovely :)

I wish you a very happy new year of live:)

Mayté from MagicXstitch: http://magicxstitch.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

Happy belated birthday! I love all your gifts. The sampler is looking beautiful! Poor Mia. I hope she is not so spooked anymore.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret! Sorry I am late, but it looks as if you had a super celebration! Great gifts!
Robyn

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many!
May the most you wish for be the least you get!

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday, Margaret! And enjoy all the lovely and thoughtful gifts you've received.
Needleworker's Sampler seems to be a pure delight to stitch. And is looking gorgeous.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy belated birthday!
Looks like you have had a wonderful celebration, and hope it continues throughout the year.

Melanie said...

Happy birthday to you!!!
That is a CRAZY AWESOME bunch of birthday goodness, I tell you what.
(Those pie making skills put me to shame too, that's for sure.)

Giovanna said...

Many happy belated returns! You've had some wonderful presents, enjoy. Nice going on the beautiful sampler.

Juels said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret! Amazing presents. And you have many amazing friends.

Juels said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret! Amazing presents. And you have many amazing friends.

Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday Margaret.
It looks as though you had the most fantastic time being spoiled by one and all.
Love that your other half baked you a pie :)
What an awesome gift from Nicola and lots of other lovely goodies too.
Margaret

Dona said...

Margaret, your huswif stitching is beautiful! I love the bright colors.

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday, and you certainly deserved to be spoiled!

Melody said...

It looks like you had a lovely birthday! Congrats.

MartyG said...

Margaret, Happy belated Birthday. Fabulous presents. Wonderful hour the Amy Mitten piece fit in the sewing caddy. You are living right.