Monday, July 30, 2012

Birthday Gift and Love and Joy

I received a lovely birthday gift from dear Marie earlier this week.  I cannot really find words for this and it has taken me a few days to figure out what to say....  my birthday just doesn't really happen.  Mike gives me little gifts and lets me do whatever I want on my birthday and the days around it - already he has gifted me with a Pandora gift card and a Kindle gift card...  a box awaits me on the kitchen counter for tomorrow.  My family does nothing really for my birthday.  So, this stunning little treat made me tearful.  I was remembered by someone other than my husband.  I know, that is kind of pathetic.  I used to stitch for everyone whose blogs I read. Then I fell so ill and fell by the wayside... but Marie remembered me... she is such a doll and a dear friend... and how pretty is this??
I meant to put the front of the needlebook up first, but Blogger's revisions still confuse me since I do not blog often any longer... she says this is a Merrily Beams design called Trifles... thank you again Marie, you are very special to me and I already treasure this...

 I also took some time this afternoon, as I am off for the week, to finish off an ornament that I actually stitched a good 3-5 months ago... wow, it has been forever since I did a pillow finish like this :-) Of course, I had to run outside and hang it one of my Christmas catci that are "summering" on the back porch... just seemed like the thing to do...
Love and Joy Ornament
JBW Designs
JCS 2011 Christmas Ornament Issue
32 ct Antique White Belfast Linen, WDW Floss
Stitched one over one
Enjoy your week, everyone!!

16 comments:

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow, seems odd saying that when its now the 31st in NZ! Enjoy your day and I hope you find some stitching time since you are on holidays. Have a great rest of the week dear friend :)
PS: Isn't the gift from your friend just lovely? Very special! Love your ornie too, this one has been on my to do list all year long lol.

Sweet Sue said...

Wishing you a Happy Stitchy Birthday Carol, enjoy your special day:) Such a lovely gift from a thoughtful friend, stitchers the bestest!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Carol.

Happy Birthday to you. Your friend is such a special person. Enjoy your days surrounding your Birthday.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Karen said...

HOw pretty is your gift. Love your ornament too.

happy stitching...

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Your gift from Marie is lovely.

shehbaz michael said...

What type of birthday gifts you would like to receive on you birthday?

Giovanna said...

Lovely gifts, and pretty finish. Happy Birthday!

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday Carol! Hope you have a lovely day. Your gift and ornament are really lovely.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday, Carol! I totally "get" your feelings toward your birthday. I feel the same about mine when someone remembers. I love your sweet gift and your ornament is so cute. Perfect in the cactus!

Carla said...

Happy birthady Carol! Hope you have a wonderful day!

ollie1976 said...

Happy Birthday!
-Jen

Susan said...

What a lovely gift from sweet Marie - it's just beautiful!

Your ornament is lovely, too!

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Catherine said...

What a wonderful gift!! Cute ornament too!

valerie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Carol! I am woefully behind on blog reading but hope that you had a nice relaxing time. So kind of Marie to remember and send on a gift plus your ornie is cute too. Love that your christmas cacti is blooming!

Marie said...

OMG, you were off for the week? We should have gone to ABC stitch Therapy :D Let me know the next time you are taking a week off and hanging out.

Glad you liked my surprise. You are a dear friend who is deserving of much more than that!

Hope your birthday was fun.

Love your latest ornament...I could never keep up with you on stitching all those ornaments, but I try.

Rosa said...

Awwww Carol, two of my children forgot my b'day completely this year. birthdays were never celebrated in our home growing up. What an absolutely beautiful gift to recieve!!!!!!