Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Another year older

A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to celebrate another year above ground.  My lovely stitching friend Leanne and I are sharing in a birthday swap this year and I was so excited to open my parcel from her on my big day.  Just look at all these goodies Leanne made me, and all in some of my favourite Bonnie and Camille fabrics.  

                                             A sweet little pillow with bluebird stitchery

A needlebook with a matching stitchery. The second photo shows the lovely spotty flannel on the inside of the needlebook and the felt inner for storing all my needles and pins.

There was also this sweet project pouch made in 'Bliss', which Leanne has beautifully quilted....

 And all of my gorgeous goodies together, see those cute crochet flowers and Leanne's House postcard, aren't they sweet!!  
Disclaimer:  There may also have been some Caramello Chocolate in this parcel, no prizes for guessing why it didn't make the photo shoot!  Thankyou again Leanne, I was spoiled rotten, and am so thrilled with my lovely handmade gifts.  Leanne's birthday is coming up soon, so I hope she will enjoy her goodies from me too.

I was lucky enough to attend my first ever retreat last weekend, I had a wonderful time, and worked on lots of projects(no new starts for me, wasn't I a good girl...lol).  Once I get some pics taken I will be back to share soon.  In the meantime I have over 200 blog posts to catch up on and see what everyone's been up to.      Till next time...... happy stitching........ Nicky x

29 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Nicky. I'm glad you were spoiled with such lovely gifts, and got the chance to go on retreat.

Blu said...

Happy belated birthday! What a gorgeous gift from Leanne.

Rowyn said...

Happy belated birthday Nicky. The gifts you received are beautiful!

loulee said...

Belated Birthday wishes. Hope you had a good day. Your swap parcel looks fantastic.

Raewyn said...

Happy belated Birthday Nicky. I hope you had a fabulous day. The swap gifts are gorgeous!!!

Noela said...

Gorgeous birthday gifts from Leanne. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Hugs......

Schulz Family said...

happy birthday. What a fantastic swap. Wow how do you equal that one!!!

Leeanne said...

Hey happy birthday for back then! great pressies! Shame the chocolate didn't last, it never does , does it?

Leanne said...

I'm so pleased you like your gifts Nicky. I loved making them for you, Can't wait to see your retreat pics, good girl not starting any thing new. Wish I was that strong.
My design is in the magazine this month, Its very exciting.

Helen said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous presents,you certainly were spoilt.I will look forward to seeing your retreat pics.

suzitee said...

Happy birthday to YOU Nicky! What a gorgeous package of goodies you received...lucky you!

shez said...

Happy birthday Nicky,love what Leanne sent you lots of wonderful goodies there,and so glad you got to experience a retreat,enjoy.xx

Julie said...

Happy belated birthday.
Lovely goodies.

barb's creations said...

Happy Birthday Nicky, you deserved to be spoilt for your birthday :) Barb.

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Nicky. Leanne has sent you some gorgeous gifts.

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Nicky. Leanne did a fabulous job at making you lovely gifts.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! What fun to have a birthday swap. It certainly worked out well for you with all those beautiful quilty items.

MandaBurms FarmStay for Cats. said...

Happy belated birthday - what wonderful gifts from Leanne. Beautiful!

Fiona said...

happy birthday... late like everyone else but what can we do when we are not told???/ haha.... just lovely gifts from Leanne.... so pretty and fresh...
Hugz

Ali Honey said...

What lovely gifts to receive. Belated Happy Birthday, above ground.

Bev C said...

Happy Birthday Nicky, love the sweet gifts you received, enjoy.
Hope you got some of those projects finished on your retreat.

Happy days to you and your family.
Bev.

Deb said...

Happy belated birthday Nicky. Leanne made you a beautiful bundle of goodies. I hope you had an amazing day. How exciting going on retreat,can't wait to see pics and find out where you went.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Happy birthday Nicky, isn't it fun getting crafty swap gifts for your birthday!!

Anthea said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to you Nicky!! They are beautiful gifts that Leanne sent, she is so clever...
And your Christmas Garden is coming along beautifully, slowly slowly wins the race with big cross stitch projects... x

Алла said...

Happy Birthday!

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Congratulations :) Happy Birthday.
Lovely goodies for you. Enjoy!
Retreats are fun too.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Belated Birthday wishes from me too!
Love the goodies from Leanne...you were spoilt!
So glad you enjoyed your 1st retreat too....they do become an essential to maintain your sanity throughout the year!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Belated Happy Birthday above ground (always the best option!) wishes Nicky...oh what's not to love with Bonnie & Camille fabrics and Leanne has done them justice, gorgeous gifts...you had no other option with the caramello choccy but to ensure it didn't go off, he he he...well done on not starting anything new at retreat...

Tatkis said...

Wonderful gifts! Happy belated Birthday Nicky!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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