Friday, 13 December 2013

Yesterday... ( Picture Heavy!)

Was my big 50  birthday!  I had the most amazing day made very special by my lovely family and friends. I hardly know where to begin! I came down to this!



 
Abi had done this after I went to bed.
 
I received some beautiful cards and gifts. There are so many lovely things to show I'll more or less just let the pictures do most of the talking :)



 
This was from my DH. He wanted ideas so I gave him a couple and this is what he gave me. Isn't it beautiful?  The bird is a robin.
 
This was from Abi. Some beautiful earrings and a robin keyring.
 
This was from my DH's auntie. See the robin theme here? Lol. The bodyspray is my favourite body spray :). She also gave me some money.
 
My cute snowman needleminder from my surrogate sis Lisa.
 
This beautiful bracelet and 50 badge is from my dear friend Barb and her DH.
 
Seems a shame to eat this Thorntons plaque fron my DH, Jess, Abi, Billy the budgie, Wesley and Meeko the hamsters! They also gave me a massive 50 badge which I wore all day!
 
Look at this cute sheep tea towel, beautiful fabric and sweet sign from my dear friend Michelle and her family.
 
From my lovely friend Christine a gorgeous ornament. This is so delicate and pretty.
 
These lovely fabrics and threads are my from my dear friend Karan.
 
On the robin theme these were from my lovely friend Mouse. This will be getting stitched next year hopefully :)
 
I received a lovely HAED chart from my dear friend Lesleyanne. Isn't it cute? Love the look on this owl's face.
 
I have just been a given a bottle of champagne from my DH's brotherand his family :). Think we'll be drinking that over the weekend!
 
Last but by no means least a very special gift that left me in total shock and tears. I just cannot express how blessed I feel to have friends who did something so amazing to make my 50th birthday extra special. I was presented with a rather large box by Abigail after I had opened my other wonderful gifts. Inside was this amazing quilt! ! Lainey and Mouse were the master minds behind this and the blocks were stitched by them, Lisa, Chris, June, Michelle, Julie, Kate, Tina, Cath, Gill, Gillie, Jane and Lesleyanne then they were all stitched togther by Mouse. I've taken photos of each block too so you can see how amazing this is.















 
Abi spent some time on Wednesday making me a very tasty marble loaf. Let me tell you this is delicious!
 
I received flowers from family friends.....
 
And my DH :)
 
Just a while ago I was kind of dreading my 50th birthday. Not because I was dreading being 50  but because it's my first one without my Dad. I miss him so much and it was hard not having him here but my family and friends have made it so special and made me feel so loved and special.  Thank you and hugs to each  and every one of you. Love you all xxxx
 
I kept something quiet and only my girls, DH and surrogate sis Lisa knew I had actually made an appointment and was having this done yesterday.
 
Yes a tattoo! I said a couple of years ago if I got to 50 I'd celebrate by having one done. The word Believe is because I don't believe in myself and to remind me to try and the two stars represent my Mum and Dad. I am so proud of myself for getting it done as I wasn't sure I'd go through with it.
 
Afterwards Abi and I went for a deluxe hot chocolate ( mine ), a deluxe milk shake ( Abi's ) and a raspberry and white chocolate muffin!
 
Tonight we are going out for a meal with my sister and her partner! I may just have a new hairstyle too! Lol!
 
I will make that all for now and will be back again in a few days with an update on my stitching and my gorgeous ornament from Chris in our annual Christmas ornament exchange as well as the one I stitched for her :). We got together yesterday afternoon for a  cuppa and a natter :).
 
Until next time.
 
With much love and thanks,
 
Sally xxxx

38 comments:

Brigitte said...

Sally, I want to send you some happy belated birthday wishes. May the year to come be a happy one!
You must have had a great day with your family, unwrapping all these wonderful gifts from family and friends. The quilt from your stitching friends is so special. Enjoy each and everything!

AnaCristina said...

Oh Sally!! What big celebration in your 50th birthday!! Next year I will have my 48th! I loved your gifts. I loved especially your idea for tatoo. I don't believe in myself enough and I would like to do a tatoo but I don´t have courage. I would like to do stars in my neck. Well....congratulations! Happy birthday!

WendyCarole said...

So glad you had such a lovely birthday. The quilt is wonderful.

Barb said...

Sally you certainly had a wonderful day and your quilt is gorgeous well done to all who took part. It will take a few days for you to come down to earth again but meanwhile ENJOY!!. A lovely post showing how much you are thought of. Hugs

Chris said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! What fun and so many wonderful gifts!

gracie said...

First of all....Happy Birthday to you! The gifts are wonderful....

Annie said...

Happy birthday! I turned 50 last Saturday.

Shirlee said...

Happy, happy birthday my dear friend! What a love-filled birthday you had!

Justine said...

Happy 50th birthday Sally! So lovely to see your gifts. All so thoughtful. I love the meaning behind your tattoo.

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness Sally! I had tears in my eyes from that lovely, precious quilt too. Wow! You are well loved my dear. =)
Where is your new tattoo?

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Happy, happy birthday Sally, dear! I know it was a hard one without your parents, and I'm understanding a bit more what that will be like as I don't know how many weeks or months my Mom has left. I'm SO glad you were showered with love and kindness!! Here's a ((hug)) from me, since I missed the party!! : )

Tricia

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to you! What a lovely day you had for sure! That quilt -- wow, so so special! And so many lovely gifts too! You deserve to be so spoiled, and I'm glad you were. I love your tattoo too. Yay for you! And yes, believe in yourself. You are a special person.

Cath said...

Beautiful gifts Sally . I'm so glad that you enjoyed your birthday . Hugs xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Happy 50th Birthday Sally. I was so honoured to be asked to take part and loved stitching my square for you. Glad you liked your HAED too. Very good choice, I love the colours in this one and look forward to seeing your progress on it when you eventually get to stitch it. I am so pleased you had a wonderful day you definitely deserved it. Love the tattoo, you are very brave having one done, I never could. Best Wishes xxx

stitcheranon said...

Happy birthday! Wow...the quilt was stunning and I love the tattoo..amazing gifts. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally your friends and family sure made your 50th an extra special occasion!!!! Sounds like you had the most special day, and way to go on the tattoo!!!

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend , so happy you liked the quilt, it looks great .
You have some great friends behind you.
Love your tattoo , yes always believe and have faith .
You are so lucky to be just 50 , the time will go even faster from now on , so take hold of each day and make the most of every hour, big hugs .

Emma/Itzy said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! Happy Birthday! :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Looks like you had a fabulous celebration filled with love (and great gifts, too!). Happy birthday, Sally!

Belinda said...

Happy 50th birthday Sally!! What an awesome milestone. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and look at all your special presents. I love that you got a tattoo too. :)

Sarah Beth said...

Sally blessings to you on your 50th birthday. I think what your blog post says to me is you are very very VERY loved and appreciated. Of all the things the world has to offer you've definetly chosen well☺

Bianca said...

Happy 50th, Sally! I think your tattoo is great!

Cathie J said...

Welcome to the 50s club. You are well loved by many friends and family. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Beth said...

You were showered with gifts and the quilt - wow what an amazing expression of friendship that represents. You are truly blessed to have stitching friends like that!

Catherine said...

Such a wonderful post ~ I can feel your happiness and excitement! Such wonderful and thoughtful gifts from all of your friends! And that quilt ~ what a treasure!! Job and surprise well done to those involved! Such a brave one getting a tattoo ~ and I love your reason behind it!! Hugs!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday!

Wow, you have such wonderful gifts! I especially love that quilt stitched and put together by your friends, so special and beautiful!

Hugs,

Mouse said...

so glad you had a wonderful day and we were part of it ....when we do a surprise we do a good un ..lol..
enjoy all your goodies :) love mouse xxxxx

Kay said...

So happy you had a wonderful day. The cross stitched quilt is just amazing, and so thoughtful too.

Michelle said...

Oh Sally you were indeed blessed and so deserving of everything. Love you tattoo - I had a little heart one on my thigh a few years ago and love it xxx

Christine said...

Glad that you had such a lovely birthday, and that you liked the ornament I stitched for you.
The quilt is completely amazing!

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!!! A lovely post & a great tattoo!!

Andrea said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sally. I hope you had a special day. You received some gorgeous gifts. The quilt is just stunning. Well done everyone.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy 50th Birthday. Mine is next year. I think it is just awesome that you got a tattoo. What great memories you have. God Bless you for many more years.

Carol said...

Oh, Sally, I hope the happiness that you felt on your 50th birthday continues on and on! What wonderful gifts from family and friends, but that beautiful quilt brought tears to even my eyes... Stitchers are just the kindest people.

Anyway--welcome to the fifties... I'm heading out of them soon as I turn (gasp!!) 59 in January. Hard to believe! Happy Belated Birthday, Sally!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Sally. You have recieved some lovely gifts.

Linda

Heather said...

Happy belated birthday Sally! !!!! May your 50th year be the best one ever! !!!! I hope it is filled with many blessings! !!

What an amazing gift!!! You are definitely blessed!

Simply Victoria said...

Sorry I am late to wish you a happy birthday. What an amazing bunch of love you were shown! The quilt is such a special treasure and you were well remembered by many loved ones. Turning 50 may not be so bad after all - mine is next spring.

Meari said...

What a wonderful birthday you've had.