Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Early Birthday Gifts

**I am having some computer issues and cannot access Google Reader well or consistently at all right now - I am so sorry I have been absent from so many blogs, and I am hoping to get this fixed soon! Also, I cannot quickly access links for the senders of the wonderful gifts I am about to show you - sorry!

I received a Make A Wish Exchange from BeckySC today :-) She signed up to fulfill my wish for a finished tin only a couple of weeks ago. She had two months, per her group's rules, to stitch it, but she sent it right out - and it's a beauty!


She wrote that this is part of a design by Gail Bussi. I think it is absolutely perfect and I really want to thank Becky for making this lovely tin for me - I am thrilled with it!

In the box with the tin were some birthday gifts from Becky! I did not know they were in there, or maybe I would not have opened the box until tomorrow! What a sweet pinkeep! Thank you Becky! She also sent me a whole lotta tea! I think I am all set for tea for quite some time now.... :-)

DH decided that he wanted some space back on our kitchen counter and he gave me a few of my gifts from stitching friends to open today. I hope the senders don't mind that I opened them a wee bit early ;-) As a result, DH was thrilled to regain counter space, and the cats had a little less to climb on.... there is still a stack there, but this dented it nicely! LOL

Valerie sent me this gorgeous kit off of my wish list! I love it so much, and really never thought I would be lucky enough to own it! It is, I think, limited edition or limited release or something like that. She also sent me two skeins of GAST just because she liked the colors :-) I like them too! Thank you Valerie!

Jenn also sent me some gifts! Wow, I am so lucky! I finally own a piece of her stitching! Jenn stitched me a pillow using a fairy design by Passione Ricamo. She also sent me a whole bunch of pretty finishing fabrics... and a little rubber ducky. Thanks so much Jenn!

Thank you, Heather, for these cute items. Heather sent me a pretty floral gardening fork that is already adorning my pot of kalanchoe on my front steps. Looks just perfect there. She also sent me some fruit tea, pretty flower seeds that I shall start in the spring and adorable strawberry fabric :-)

And the final box for today was from Michelle (Cozy Egg) - she sent me a chart off of my wish list, many pieces of finishing fabric, a box of pearl long pins and a packet of those charms I love oh so very much for fobs! Thank you Michelle!

I really value and treasure you, my dear friends. As I approach my 45th birthday in the morning, I reflect on how blessed I truly am. Each of you is forever with me in my thoughts and I wish you all blessings...

Stitched on today: Stitched on a Christmas ornament (not showing it yet, as there is enough good stuff to show from my friends today)

36 comments:

Kim B said...

What beautiful and special gifts! Happy Birthday!

Lillie said...

Wow! wonderful gifts and lots lots of treasures ..Happy Birthday Carol, May you twice as much happiness and may all your wish comes true...Enjoy!

Lillie said...

Oh dear! May you 'have'twice..sorry I missed out the 'have'

Margaret said...

Carol
Happy birthday for tomorrow - its already tomorrow here in New Zealand. So pleased you had lots of wonderful gifts to open.

Carla said...

Beautiul gifts!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow...Happy Birthday!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Gorgeous gifts, hope you have a fabulous day for your birthday, hope you don't mind early birthday wishes, I am usually sending belated wishes and this certainly makes a change. Thank you for your comments about my Mum, they are such a comfort to me.

xstitch.nl said...

In my little corner of the world it is the 31st already, so: Happy Birthday, Carol!! Awesome gifts! And this is just 'a dent'???? You will have a blast today, I bet! Enjoy, you deserve it!

Rowyn said...

Wow, what fantastic gifts. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Carol R said...

I did not know it was your birthday Carol but have put it on my iCal for next year! Happy Birthday

karenv said...

Fabulous gifts Carol! Have a wonderful day today :) I hope you get your computer problems sorted very soon!

Joke said...

Have a happy birthday Carol, you sure received wonderful gifts!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Carol!

Vonna said...

Well your starting off will a real BANG! Look at all your lovely gifts! I don't know which I should start with...but I must say they are all just super and you are a deserving birthday girl!
:)

Wendy said...

Carol,

Long time reader.. infrequent commenter(but not because I don't love everything that you do.) I just wanted to send along Happy Birthday wishes this morning! May you have a wonderful birthday.. on vacation, no less. =)

What wonderful gifties.. and wonderful friends you have!

Wendy said...

Wonderful gifts, Carol, and well deserved by you! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Stephanie said...

Hope you have a wonderful wonderful birthday - and enjoy all your lovely gifts!!

Susan said...

You've received some lovely gifts, Carol. Have a fantastic birthday!

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts Carol! I hope you have a wonderful birthday:)

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy all your goodies and have a wonderful day!

Hazel said...

oooh Happy Birthday you have got some fab goodies. Becky's gift is beautiful. xx

Marika said...

Happy birthday ! I wish you have wonderful day with your dearest. Fantastic gifts you have received !!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday Carol!
Many more!

"Magnolia" said...

Wonderful gifts for a wonderful lady! Enjoy your special day!

Coni said...

Happy Birthday, Carol! You certainly deserve to have a splendid day...enjoy! Sending you our best stitches from Stewey and the Spinster Stitcher.

Connie B said...

Carol, I have nominated you for the Brilliant Webblog award. Please stop by my blog and pick up your award!

Carolyn said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to you!!! You certainly have received some lovely gifts. :) You are such an inspiration to me, and because of that, I have nominated you for the Brilliante Blogger Award. Please stop by my blog to pick up the award.

Enjoy your day and do something special!!

Love ya,
Carolyn

Stitchermommy said...

Carol, I have nominated you for the Brillant Webblog award. Please stop by my blog and pick up your award!

Happy Birthday TOO!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Carol,Happy Birthday!
Have a great day and enjoy your lovely gifts.

Barbara said...

It's the 31st here! Happy Birthday!!! Sending you HUGE hugs and lots of love!

Redwitch said...

Happy Birthday Carol! Lovely gifts :) I hope your pooter issues clear up soon!

Annemarie said...

Gorgeous gifts, Carol! Isn't it amazing how gifted all of our blogging frinds are? ENjoy all these lovely presents. Youd eserve them!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday!! Enjoy all your goodies!! (I just love that Chill is in the Air kit - it's going right on my wishlist...love it!)

tkdchick said...

What beautiful gifts!!!

Sharon said...

They are all beautiful Carol! Happy Birthday!

Passionnée said...

In late, but I wish you a happy birthday Carol...

staci said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Carol!!! You've received some really lovely (and well-deserved) gifts...enjoy them and your day!