Monday, July 30, 2007

Busy Mailman

It's the eve of my birthday today, and the mail man lugged several parcels down the driveway for me today. The overwhelmed feeling continues. I don't want anyone to feel indebted or obligated to giving me gifts, OK? I love them all, but still feel so guilty to be receiving such nice things! I will post a few here today and save some for tomorrow...

First, though, here is my more comfortable element - I get to show you a gift I made and sent out to Carissa - she was away on holiday for her birthday, but she is home now and has received it :-)

Nature's Alphabet "C" Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Silkweaver Belfast Solo Linen, DMC Floss

OK... and some gifts I received! First is a pretty parcel from Becky - Becky is always so generous and kind! She stitched me this pretty bunny/garden needleroll, which I just love. And she also kept the theme going with this Sweetheart Tree bunny kit (sorry you cannot see it) and a pretty garden rock that is already in my daylily garden now! She also sent me a very large bag of various tea bags, but they did not fit in the photo. Thank you Becky - as you know, you are very special to me. Becky is one of my oldest and dearest online blogging friends :-)

Then Nikki surprised me with this fantastic little castle ornament! She stitched it over one, which always impresses me. Over one is so much work, and I feel so honored that she did this for me. Nikki wrote in the card that the design reminded her of the SALs we have done... hmmm, she is right! We have stitched Legends of the Dragons and Kingdom Sampler together. I love it so much Nikki, and it is already hanging off the corner of a treasured photo of my nieces on my bureau :-)


And, look at this! Chiara stitched me this most amazing needleroll! It is large and so unique! She says it is a sampler from The Cross Stitcher (UK) Magazine and she stitched Happy Birthday and my birthday in Italian for me! This is so cool! Thank you Chiara! I love unique gifts!!!
More gifts to show tomorrow from An, Katrina, Veronica.... ;-)


And, last but not least... what did I do today? It is HOHRH Monday, of course! So, here you go - more of House 5!!

Oh... and my daily giftie from Mike?? It is hard to believe, as I have not in any way, shape or form followed the Harry Potter craze, but he gave me the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows novel :-) Yes, I will read it, and he wants to as well. I got pulled in, I guess - LOL

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow... ***Yay! My Needleroll Exchange has just arrived safely in Singapore! I will show it tomorrow :-)

33 comments:

Kathy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully, I am the first to wish you Happy Birthday on your actual birthday. At least it is where I am when writing this.

You have been so blessed with gifts. Your houses are looking great.

xstitch.nl said...

Yep, today is the day, so I get to say it again: Happy Birthday, Carol!! Enjoy your gifts, they were made for you with love! Have a great day.

KarenV said...

Happy Birthday Carol :) I hope you have a wonderful day!

Leena said...

Happy, happy birthday dear Carol!!! I hope that your day is filled with sunshine and happy moments :)

You've received many beautiful gifts, enjoy :)

Iris said...

you recieved wonderful gifts !!
Hapy birthday !! and Enjoy !

Barbara said...

Oh what lovely gifts! That gardening rock is so cool - I should look for something like that for my mom, who also has really lovely gardens.

And now it is your birthday, so let me join in on the chorus of "Happy Birthday" that's ringing in from all around the globe!

Little Grey Cat said...

Yes, it's definitely the 31st now so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a really good day.

*Big Hugs*

lena-lou said...

Happy Birthday Carol :))

Beautiful gifts again, I think the NR from Chiara is by the British designer 'Helen Philips'.
Have a great day and hope you get more nice mail coming your way!!

ollie1976 said...

Happy Birthday Carol! You deserve all the beautiful gifts!
-Jen

Isabelle said...

Happy Birthday Carol!! What eye candy on your blog today!

Have a great day :)

Kathy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL. My pressie to you will be a bit late, as I am not home to get it packaged up and sent til Friday. So hopefully sometime next week it will arrive.

Love HORH and Spring Ride. I have not been home to stitch on mine yet, but will make up for it this weekend as I will be going home Friday and stitching on it over the weekend to catch you and Karen up.

Hugsxxxxx

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Carol! You have received many beautiful gifts which you deserve as you make so many lovely gifts for others!

Sherry said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

What awesome gifts! I hope you enjoy them! I never got on the Harry Potter band wagon either -- at least not yet! LOL!

Enjoy your special day!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!! {{{HUGS}}} I hope you have a wonderful day. What beautiful gifts you received from everyone.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, Carol! I hope you have a great day.

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday Carol. The gifts you have received are gorgeous!! Have a wonderful day.

Lauren said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a lovely day!

Barbeeque4 said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Your HOHRH is really coming along great. I hope that you will enjoy the HP Deathly Hallows, it is one of the better in the series.

Enjoy the Day!!!!!!

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day:)

The gifts you have received are gorgeous.

Love the fob you made and HOHR is looking fantastic.

Lizzy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!! :-) Wishing you lots of sunshine, lovely moments and treasured memories!

And more lovely gifties... I love the garden rock and the Bunny/Garden needleroll is gorgeous! Oh, the Castle ornament is sooo beautiful! And what a lovely needleroll from Chiara! And please don't feel guilty to be on the receiving end... The love and kindness you give to others is coming back to you tenfold... so enjoy your gifties, Sweetie and know that you are loved... :-)

Oh and HP and the Deathly Hallows! Wooo Hooo! ;-) Now you know you and Mike have got to read the other six first or you'll just be lost as to what's *really* happening! ;-)

Love the fob you made for Carissa and HoHRH is looking so lovely!

Lots of Love and {{{Hugs}}}

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to you, Carol!! :) and Many more! ((hugs))

KaLu said...

it is now your bday sooo....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hope you have a wonderful day full of goodies and lots of stitching time

Carissa said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Thank you again for the wonderful scissor fob!!! Watch your mailbox in the coming week :)

Hugs hugs hugs!

Susimac said...

Oh what wonderful gifts Carol, its all exciting I love seeing your gifts.

coonie said...

Happy Birthday Carol!
I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! Love the fob you stitched for Carissa. Beautiful gifts for you too! Enjoy HP. Your HOHRH is looking fantastic!

Carla said...

Happy Birthday Carol! I hope your having a wonderful day :)

Hazel said...

What lovely gifts and I love the fob you made esp. that gold tassel. Most excellent. Happy Birthday hon,
xx

Heather said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL.

What stunning gifts you have received. Enjoy them, you're special.

stitcherw said...

Happy Birthday Carol, it looks like you are getting all kinds of wonderful goodies. Everything is so lovely, getting all those gorgeous items in the mail would be so exciting. Your fob for Carissa is lovely, and you're making good progress on Houses too. I hope you have a wonderful day today.
Sue

PS, I also had fun mail. Yesterday when I got home from a fairly rotten day at work my beautiful fabric was waiting for me. I can't believe how quickly it got here. Now all I need to do is figure out what I want to stitch on it.

Susan said...

Happy birthday, Carol!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday, Carol :)

Enjoy your gifts and your year ahead!

tkdchick said...

Wow what fanatastic presents!!! Keep going on those houses!!!