Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Another day, another year...

Today was one of those gentle days in life where you just have a nice time, no great commitments, but pleasant interactions with family, friends and neighbours. Whilst I don't make a fuss of birthdays generally, another has rolled around and I seem to have been enveloped in a lovely happy haze. Nice.


Plans for a bit of stitching flew out the window as it was nicer to chat. There is always tomorrow, and I might do a bit of work on the borders tonight whilst watching a movie.


My dear daughter gave me a lovely red whistling kettle for my kitchen...which frightened the cat, resulting in this....naughty!


And my son this great trolley to make life easier when I walk to the shops or sewing group. There was a bit of hilarity about old ladies and shopping trolleys, but now everyone agrees how handy it will be.


Mum found the happiest of handbags...she thought the colours would appeal.


And I had an early visit from the florist bearing these beautiful flowers...


just beautiful, from dear SB!


And someone who is very sneaky (but delightful) left this little parcel in my letterbox...lovely.
Cardygirl xx


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32 comments:

Susan said...

A quiet celebration can be just as delightful. Happy Birthday, enjoy your lovely, thoughtful gifts.

Janet said...

Happy birthday, it look like you were spoilt which is as it should be. I thought about a granny trolley for class but I couldn't find a nice polka dot one like that. All your gifts were lovely. I had a visual of the poor cat.

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday.........sounds pretty good to me............enjoy whats left of it.............

Lynda said...

Happy birthday Alison. So glad you've been having a wonderful day.

Salley said...

Happy Birthday! Always nicer on a weekend....love those polka dots...matches the scattered blocks.
Silly Puss!

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday! I love your red kettle and all your other lovely gifts....cute shopping cart! What a shame those carts have such a bad rep....they are sensible and very handy! One could fit quite a few meters of fabric in one of those! Glad you had a lovely day - you deserve it xx

Too many eggs said...

Happy Birthday, I think the day
Sounded heavenly, gorgeous pressies..... Just perfect

shez said...

Happy birthday Alison,sounds like you had the perfect day.xx

Maree: said...

Glad you had a Nice Day your Mum has Good Taste Love the Bag...
Happy Birthday xx

Anthea said...

It sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday, Alison... Happy Birthday... The bag is gorgeous, enjoy! x

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

What a wonderful birthday you've had! Happy Birthday! Great toys you received!!

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Cardy . Sounds like your day was just about perfect.

xxx

Patchwork and Play said...

Many happy returns! As well as good taste in sewing and quilt making, we seem to share a birthday! I love the red kettle! I can imagine the fright your cat got, to send the circle blocks scattering in all directions! Happy days!

Stephanie said...

Slow days are the best. Happy Birthday. It appears you have friends and family who know exactly how to make your birthday a special one.

sunny said...

Happy Birthday! We all need to be spoiled on our special day, and I'm glad you enjoyed yours.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a beautifully perfect day! Love your shopping trolley, I've got one too which I take to the Farmer's Markets!

Happy Happy Birthday dear Cardy...all the best to you for the following year xo

Deb said...

Hope you had agreat birthday Cardy. And what wonderful gifts. Your red kettle against grey tiles made me think of French general, tres chic.

Can't wait to see your circle game all done. Hope the happiness continues for a long time!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday…love the surprise parcel left in the mail box!

Fiona said...

Belated Happy Birthday... sounds like a lovely day... and fantastic bags...
Hugz

Noela said...

Belated Birthday Wishes. Wonderful gifts and time with family is always treasured. Hugs.....

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Happy "belated"birthday blessings. Sounds like you had the perfect day!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds as though you had a great day and I have to say your family has great taste in gifts!! I hope your cat gets used to the kettle whistle - seeing those blocks messed up made me laugh!!

wish2stitch said...

Glad you had a lovely day. Love the shopping trolley and ever so cute hand bag.

pandchintz said...

Happy birthday!! Such lovely gifts - enjoy!

Anita said...

Happy Birthdy!! Sounds like a perfect day!!

Vivian said...

It looks like your birthday was filled to the brim with some of the simple joys of life.
Happy, happy birthday wishes sent your way, young lady.

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday Alison - so glad you had a lovely day. Fantastic presents.

Nedra said...

Happy Birthday Alison! Lovely gifts :)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like a lovely day. Love the borders on your circle quilt.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like a lovely day. Love the borders on your circle quilt.

Sue SA said...

So nice to be spoilt with lovely pressies, glad you had a fun day. Quilt is looking good, pre cat interference!

thesewingwren said...

Hi, love the red kettle and reading your blog.. sounds like your were in the right place, with the right folk for your Birthday!
Jay X