Monday, 12 December 2011

I Am So Blessed.....

To have the most amazing family and friends. Today is my birthday and I have been so spoilt. I feel so blessed to have these wonderful people in my life to make my day so special. I have been gifted with some lovely cards and gifts and I feel like a Queen!

So this post will be picture heavy with photos of the gorgeous gifts I've received. I hardly know where to start!

My DH bought me a charm for my Nominations bracelet. It's a red opal heart which is beautiful. I saw this book on Barb's blog and added it to my Christmas list so was surprised to see it when I opened my gift from Abi this morning. It's the illustrated book of The Secret Garden. Like Barb I have never read it. It is so beautifully illustrated. A card arrived from Jess on Saturday and she says there's something in the post for me!!

My surrogate sis Lisa made me this lovely pillow. I absolutely love this and the saying is so true!!!! Thank you so much Lisa {{{hugs}}}

My dear friend Barb sent me an email the other week saying she'd ordered me something from The Nimble Thimble and it would be arriving soon. I was a very good girl and kept it until today to open and look what she gifted me! Shepherd's Bush Pink Snowman! Thank you so much Barb {{{{hugs}}}} it's on my 2012 to do list:)


From my dear friend Chris, who came to see last Friday, I received a lovely band sampler. I don't know who the designer is but this is just so gorgeous. Chris actually stitched this for my birthday last year but lost it then found it later! I'm so glad she did as I love it and I have it hung in my dining room. Thank you so much Chris {{{{hugs}}}}

My lovely Sb SAl-ing friend Colleen gifted me with a $25 GC for Wasatch Needlecraft. Thank you so much Colleen {{{{hugs}}}} I haven't decided what to treat myself to as yet but I will definitely tell you when I do :)

My dear friend Lesleyanne stitched me this sweet sheepy pincushion:) How cute is this?! Thank you so much Lesleyanne {{{{hugs}}}}

My dear friend Michelle sent me a lovely package containing some fabric, thread, a sweet little sheep charm and a keyring with my name on it. Thank you so much Michelle {{{{hugs}}}}

 My dear friend Elisa sent me this gorgeous birdy pillow which is so me! It is so sweet. Thank you so much Elisa {{{{hugs}}}}

I am just in total awe of all the lovely gifts I received. From my lovely friend Christine I received these lovely Carrie's Creations threads. Thank you so much Christine {{{{hugs}}}}

From my dear BBD AotH SAL partner Jane I received this cute sheepy pincushion and JABCO Pins. Thank you so much Jane {{{{hugs}}}}
From one of my stitchy friends that I have known the longest, Julie, I received this gorgeous bunny pinkeep which is just so sweet. Thank you so much Julie {{{{hugs}}}}

Last but by no means least from another of my stitchy friends that I have known the longest I received this gorgeous hand made card. Fiona makes the most gorgeous cards. Thank you so much Fi {{{{hugs}}}}

I just feel so blessed and an so thankful to all my friends for thinking of me and making my day extra special. I cannot thank all of you enough. I have had lots of birthday wishes on Facebook too so thank you all and lots of love and hugs :)

I do have some stitching to show and a finished finish but I'll save that for another day:)

I'm so sorry I'm so far behind on blog reading but I hope to catch up tomorrow. I miss seeing what you are all stitching :)

Take care everyone!

Lots of love and hugs

Sally
xxxxx

39 comments:

Kathy A. said...

You are indeed blessed. What beautiful stitchy gifts from your friends. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.

missy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Yes you are indeed truly blessed with such wonderful people in your life. I hope LIFE only gets better for you!!!

hugs
-missy-

Sonda in OR said...

Those are some fabulous gifts! It's been a tough year, but you've made it thru! Happy Birthday!

cucki said...

happy happy birthday to you dear..me so happy that you having wonderful time with family and friends..all the gifts are so lovely..everything is so special..
keep will and have fun..
birthday hugs xx

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope your having a truly great day (sounds like you are, with all those wonderful presents) surrouded by friends and family!

Hazel said...

Wow Sally Happy Birthday and fab gifts you got from our lovely stitching friends. Have a great day. x

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Sally. I only remembered on Saturday, I keep thinking it's the 17th for some reason.

Watch out for the postie in the next few days.

Elisa said...

Wow some beautiful gifts Sally, hope you have a fabulous day, you deserve it xx

Sally Ann said...

Hi Sally

Happy birthday! You have so many lovely presents. I hope you enjoy your day.

Sally

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to you! Wow, what lovely gifts you've received!!! Lucky you!

gracie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! Wonderful presents....

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Sally! So many lovely gifts and cards. I'm still sniggering at the saying on that adorable pillow from Lisa. So true!

Andrea said...

Just wanted to say

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Hope you have had a wonderful day.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your gifts are all divine. You're one lucky lady. Happy birthday!

Shirlee said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! You sure received some lovely gifts but the best gift would have to be the friendship of these ladies : ) I hope you are having a great day & that the coming year will be filled with much happiness! Blessings, Shirlee

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Sally! Wow, you've received some absolutely amazing gifts. I hope you've had a lovely day. X

Cath said...

Happy Birthday . Glad you had a lovely day .XXX

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Sally!You received some super wonderful gifts! I hope that you enjoy your special day!

Mouse said...

ohhh you have received some gorgeous goodies ... what a fab day you have had and well deserved too :) save me a bit of cake ;) love mouse xxxx

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Sally! It certainly looks like you've had a special day. I'm glad because you most definite deserve it!

Colleen said...

Ooooh, Sally, all your gifts are beautiful. You are blessed with a lovely family and wonderful friends. Wishing you all the joy and happiness for a spectacular Birthday! {{{{HUGS}}}}

Kate said...

Such gorgeous gifts - I'm so pleased you have enjoyed your birthday.

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday Sally. You have received some gorgeous gifts. So very much deserved. Hope you have a great day.

Barb said...

Ok who swallowed my comment. Was it you Sally with that cake? I did post honest, Lovely gifties for a lovely lady.
Take care loads of hugs

Mindi said...

You received some wonderful gifts from you stitchy friends!

I've never read the Secret Garden either, and I bet the illustrated version is beautiful. I'll have to put that on my list of books to read.

Ranae said...

Happy belated Birthday! Sally
With all those fab gifts you are truly blessed with good friends and family

Carol said...

♫♫♫ Happy Belated Birthday, Sally ♫♫♫

I'm sure you just feel surrounded by love with all those wonderful gifts from stitching friends! Have a wonderful year ahead :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh beautiful !!!


merveilleux mon amie
bisous de france

BrendaS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sally! Wonderful gifts you received:)) You are truly blessed to have so many caring thoughtful people in your life.

Michelle said...

Sally you are blessed but you are one of the nicest people I have had the opportunity to get to know - you are so deserving of all the gifts you received xx

Berit said...

Happy Birthday!

Catherine said...

What a great post of birthday goodies! Happy Belated Birthday!

Veronica said...

Happy Birthday, Sally. Lovely gifts you got there. By the way, that band sampler design from Chris is Just Nan's Birthday Roses.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Michele B. said...

All those lovely gifts are well deserved, Sally - you are one of the nicest bloggers around. Happy Birthday! You will love The Secret Garden - it's a wonderful story. I've never seen that edition of it - must look for it (I have several copies of this book already!)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you sure were spoit! Makes a girl feel great on her special day! Happy Birthday!!

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday, Sally!! It looks like you were thoroughly spoiled, and I'm glad--you deserve it!

Lois said...

I am late with birthday wishes Sally. What gorgeous gifts you received and hope you continued to have a lovely day!

WendyCarole said...

you have some lovely stitchy gifts happy birthday sorry it's late on here :)

Suzanne said...

A belated happy birthday! You are blessed with great friends. You received some beautiful gifts.