Thursday, 7 May 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Yay, it's my birthday!! And what better way to celebrate than to take a day off work. Yes, I'm truly relaxing today :)

But, important blogging matters need to be taken care of, because I'm a member of the SBBC, and a package arrived for me the other day, which I managed to save patiently for today. And what a package it was!!

It turns out that Diane was my partner - and I count myself very lucky that she was :) Diane stitched not one, not two, not even three, four or five, but SIX, count 'em SIX smalls for me for my birthday surprise! Isn't that amazing?? I so would have lost the will to live after about four (hope my partner isn't reading this ;)

Here they all are: a pinkeep, a scissors keeper, a scissors fob, two floss tags and an ort bag, all stitched with pale blue floss as a set. I think you'll be forced to agree with me on their gorgeousness!








And that wasn't all, oh no, this wonderful lady wasn't done yet - look, she included some fantastic little extras for me too - a chart from my wishlist, some backing fabric (look, it's the same one that she used for the smalls!), some DMC (again, same colour: clever, eh?), and a beautiful pair of Gingher embroidery scissors - again, matching!


Diane, you have truly outdone yourself and I am delighted with every single thing, and I so appreciate the patience and effort that you so obviously put into making this a special birthday for me - THANK YOU SO MUCH :)

Happy stitching!

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18 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy birthday Stephanie!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your GORGEOUS gifts!

Jennifer/OH said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts. Hope your day is as bright and cheery as that marvelous selection stitched by Diane.

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy Birthday! As your partner last year, I feel outdone! Now everyone's going to want Diane as their partner. Enjoy stitching with your beautiful accessories.

DonnaTN said...

Happy Birthday! Your gifts are wonderful.

staci said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an amazing gift...that set of smalls is beautiful!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! What a great package you received! Wonderful!

mainely stitching said...

Now that's the way to celebrate your birthday!!

Mylene said...

Happy happy Birthday, Stephanie. Hope you have had a wonderful day.

WOW! Such great pieces, enjoy!!

lena-lou said...

Hope you had the Happiest of Birthdays I'm sending all my best wishes to you :-))

What a fabulous exchange you received WOW - so nice , and so cool it arrived in time for your Birthday !!

Take care

Diane said...

Happy birthday, Stephanie! I am so glad you like your gifts! You are so welcome, and I enjoyed every stitch!

Von said...

You hit the jackpot there, Stephanie!! She really spoiled you for your birthday, so I'm sure it was a very happy one. :)

Daffycat said...

Happy birthday, Stephanie! Wow what a birthday package from Diane ~ enjoy!

Hazel said...

Wow Stephanie Happy Birthday and what a great present to get! You deserve it hun. :-) xxxxx

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Stephanie! What a fantastic gift!

Nana's Quilts said...

Happy Birthday - just a "few" days late. Marvelous and big congrats. At the risk of seeming really daft, what is an "ort" bag?

Take pity on this uninitiated soul, please?

Big hugs and birthay wishes,
Marne

Jackie said...

wishing you a happy belated birthday.

loved those lovely ornie.

cross stitch said...

lovely birthday stitches, I love the tiny biscornu :-)