Thursday, 24 March 2011

What a beautiful day :)

Good evening

Wow I think that's 4 sunny & warm days in a row. Isn't it great to feel the sun on your skin and not to have to wear socks :) Even the most mundane of tasks seems nicer when the sun is shining. I mean I even managed to give my collection of russian dolls a thorough clean the other day - I went to take a photo of them for something and realised they were wearing little grey fur coats!! They got cleaned and then the rest of the sitting room got a good dust too. That reminds me - I never did take that photo!!

However I have managed to take some photos of the wonderful pressies and cards I received as part of the Birthday Swap. So many lovely things;

This dragonfly is gorgeous - he is now happily living on my kitchen window.



 Cards - lot of all very pretty :)


You'd be amazed to know that the chocolate you can see hasn't been eaten yet - I've been trying to be good over Lent!! However a couple of smaller items might have been pinched and eaten by the boys!!


A bit of Cath, crafting & sewing supplies, hearts, magnets, a gorgeous chicken (the only sort I'm likely to get for a while) and seeds which promise summer colour :)

Thank you ladies all very much - I am slowly starting to send thank you emails/comments - bear with me please.

If that lot wasn't enough, then last night we had a party at S&B - there were 3 birthdays to celebrate Mine, Dawn's and another girls. The table near us was covered in parcels - all wrapped in pretty colours and accompanied by some fab cards too (which I've forgotten to photograph).



Patchwork bunting, a yoyo brooch, crocheted hairband and bag, a pretty heart, mini russian doll bunting and can you see the yellow/green crochet in the middle? Well that is a pretty jar cover and it was protecting a jar of jelly beans :) I saw was as the teenagers are yet to be defeated in their search for food and the jar is now 3/4 full!

Of course I took pressies too;



A felt needle case for one friend and some blue rose earrings & ring for Dawn. The hairclips are for another friend who's birthday is in a couple of weeks.

I feel guilty referring to the group as S&B - we don't bitch and tbh some nights the stitching is pretty slow to - I think perhaps it ought to be Natter, drink tea, eat cakes and knit 2 rows!!

I feel thoroughly spoilt this week and feel the need to give something back to everyone. So I've started to collect some things together for a giveaway. Hopefully by next week I'll have a suitable pile of pressies and can then make a button and invite you all to take part.

Right I'd best go and wrap a swap parcel - I promised EmmabearForever that I'd get hers off to her this week and there's only tomorrow left!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

24 comments:

Scarlett Fontaine said...

what a fabulous lot of goodies! You did really well for your birthday and the sun is out to top it off :o) I'm having a giveaway too so pop over if you got a minute to check it out. Scarlett x

Lace hearts said...

Wow, you got spoilt - love the pictures, and sounds like you've had a lot of fun. x

Jackie said...

Hi from sunny Suffolk - lovely to see all your cards and pressies - looks as though you had some wonderful things! I must get my swap parcel wrapped and sent too - I know Jo has already sent me mine!!! xx

TheMadHouse said...

The weather has been beautiful, have you been out in your sun house yet

Miss Creativity said...

What lovely presents and as your other posts say 'the sun shone bright and beautiful'.
take care, keep safe, be happy

crafts@home said...

WOW, what beautiful presents and cards you have received and given and so many of them too, a real feast for the eyes. You have been so lucky with the weather in your birthday week, lets face it, birthdays are too nice to just be 1 day long...
Sue Xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Wow, what lovely gifts. Hope this weather continues for a bit. Have a good weekend.

Madison said...

Wow, you were well and truly spoilt and you deserved every bit of it.

Nana Go-Go said...

Hi ~Vicki, thanks for the message. I`m so glad you liked the apron which looks so good in the pic that I think I should ask you for it back!!lol Enjoy. xxx

Sarah said...

thank you for your massage :) looks like you got lots of lovely things :) x

Sarah said...

Great load of goodies there! Yes, it does change your perspective on things when the weather's this good.
x

Shirl said...

Lots of gorgeous things; lucky you!

Diane said...

What fab things - the bunting looks lovely. xxxx

Lisa said...

Oh my word, you were a very lucky girl,such wonderful gifts.
Lisa x

Country Girl said...

I am skiving off the concert (with permission) so have a good weekend!

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Wow, Vicki, you got some lovely bits and pieces.

Have a great weekend x

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Glad you had a fab birthday and that you liked your pressies. Have a great weekend.
Luv Sophie xxx

moonstruckcreations said...

Wow, a fantastic array of birthday goodies, hope you had a wonderfull day!

Do I spy some goodies from my friend Sue at crafts@home - the dragonfly suncatcher (gorgeous!) and the intial V card?

Have a great weekend!

Helenxx

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Vicki just to let you know that you won my Larkrise giveaway. Let me know your address when you have a minute. Shame for thriftymissus but I have tried all ways to get in touch with her. Devx

Jenevieve said...

Wow! That's an amazing stack of cards and presents you received! This birthday swap is really a great idea isn't it! :)
Hope you manage to get the garden ready, I'm normally a little ahead of myself as I love planting and get carried away as soon as the sun comes out! :) x

a mermaids purse said...

i hope you had a wonderful day ;0) look at all those lovely treats n treasures and sweet cards, how lovely ;0)x

Kelly said...

what an amazing lot of goodies you lucky lady, hope you had a lovely birthday
kellyx

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Vicki got your email will post tomorrow. regards Dev x

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