"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My baby boy turns 18, and some giveaway winners!!

It's been 18 years since this wonderful young man announced he was ready to enter the world....
...and what an entrance it was! I won't go into the details but he fought to be born at 31 weeks, and over the following 6 weeks the doctors did all they could to stop him, but he still managed to make an entrance 3 weeks early. That's my boy! Not scared of life, just ready to get on with living it! :-)
Happy Birthday, Sam!!! We love you so much!!
His birthday breakfast was a bit of an invention (his own idea!) - Raspberry & Malteser muffins...
...great idea, they were YUM!
Blossom squeezed us into a photo...
...before she had to leave for work.
Sam had the day off work so he spent most of his time with Mr E, who also arranged to be home for our boy's 18th. They did some shopping, played some games, and generally 'hung out together'. It was great for them. :-)
Tonight Blossom has taken Sam to the movies, and we parents are left to marvel at how blessed we've been to raise such a loving and obedient young man. 
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The downside of today was waking with my fifth migraine in 10 days. I went back to bed mid-morning after taking my 'big' pills, then slept till mid-afternoon. The pain began to ease off so I settled down to finish the rest of my Flower Fairies. All four are almost complete now and ready to make their homes with friends as Christmas gifts...
...I just need to add trim above the scallop edging.
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A present arrived for me the other day from Robyn. She sent me some doilies! I love doilies, especially making them into something new and useful. I wonder what I'll be doing with these?? Thanks so much Robyn!
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And now to the giveaway winners!!
I have two pairs of these gorgeous scissors to share - Bella Blue and Polly Pink!
Mr Random's first pick was number 11 ~ Allie ~ !!!
Allie, you get choose whether you'd like to give Miss Bella Blue or Miss Polly Pink a home with you.
The second number drawn was 81 ~ Deb ~!!
Deb, I'll be posting you whichever pair Allie passes on. :-)
Congratulations girls!!! Please email me with your postal address. 
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Drop by tomorrow because I have an interesting tutorial for you. No hints! 
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

29 comments:

Scottish Nanna said...

Happy Birthday To Sam, Hope he had A great day I love the little doll's you are making they are cute. Congrats to the winners I hope your headache has gone now Have A good weekend.
Hugs Mary.

Amanda said...

Many congratulations to you both and to Sam. I remember being so full of wonder when my sons became eighteen at how well they'd turned out. The fairies are cute, I've still to get around to making mine. I do hope you're feeling better now, migraines are just ghastly.

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Sam!

Robyn said...

Congratulations on becoming an official adult Sam :D. Lol, feeling old yet Jenny? My little boy turned 21 ten days ago and he's the second eldest child!
Love the flower fairies and hope the headache has disappeared.

Vickie said...

all the best for Sam, sounds like he had a day to remember..Oh dea it saddens me to read about your migrnaes...happy to hear pain had eased enough for you to get some pleasure stitching in..take care,cheers Vickie

Melody said...

Happy Birthday Sam.
My Sam tried to escape and be born at 30 weeks so maybe all Sams are keen to experience the big wide world. Congratulations to the competition winners and you take care, Jenny

KaHolly said...

Hope Sam had a happy birthday! They grow up so fast. My baby girl turned 33 on Sat.! I'm sorry about your migraines. As you may remember, we have that in common. I wouldn't even wish them on my worst enemy! Jenny, those Flower Fairies are delicious! When I grow up, I want to be just like you. ~karen

Joy said...

Huge birthday greetings to Sam ... and congratulations on becoming the wonderful young man that you are. I know that's true cos your Mum told me so ;o)!!!
Congrats too to Allie and Deb - those little scissors are SO cute ;o).
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)
PS ... I wish those darn migraines would leave you alone too dear Jen ya poor thing!!! xxx

mandapanda said...

Oh Gosh Sam looks like you Jenny! How wonderful! Happy Birthday to him, I'm glad he had such a great day! Sorry about your headaches. I wish I had a cure for you. Big Hugs!

vernagrace said...

Happy Birthday, Sam! The muffins are quite an invention and look pretty good. Jenny, so sorry about the migraines, my son, Ryan is suffering with them as well, and I hope you both will find relief from them. The fairies are so cute, and I, too am glad you are still able to do "fun Stitching"!
Congratulations to the winners, too!
Keep stitchin"!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes to Sam on his birthday! Love his inventive birthday breakfast muffin flavour - I think I shall try that for Christmas morning:)
Hope you feel brighter soon.

Rumi said...

Happy Birthday to Sam! Kids grow up in a wink of an eye don't they! I'm sure it doesn't feel like 18 years have gone by.

So sorry to hear of your migrains. Hope you are feeling better.

Maggey and Jim said...

Happy birhtday to your son...He is really a handsome guy..Your dolls are soooooo cute.. Prayers for the migrane.. Sorry you have to go through that. How is your hand doing??
Maggey

Pam said...

Hope Sam had a super 18th. Jenny, I love those flower fairies! Hope your migraines go away and that you are feeling heaps better.

Linda said...

Congrats to the winner, and a belated happy day to Sam. You have a couple of gorgeous kids there, Jenny.

Adorable flower fairies, but sorry to hear you have been dealing with migraines! I've never been susceptible, but those who are seem to suffer mightily. How's your hand by now? At least 90 percent? I'm still praying for your complete mend.

jugglingpaynes said...

Happy birthday to your darling son! My goodness, the time went by so fast, didn't it?

I love your fairies, they are adorable! You are a sewing wonder woman!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Sam you wonderful young man you,
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Such a handsome young man you've raised, dear Jenny!!! Sounds like the perfect birthday, except for your migraine - I surely do wish they'd find a cure for those.

Love your doilies - that was very sweet of Robyn. And oh my goodness I can't believe Mr. Random picked me! I've emailed you! Congrats to Deb too!

I can't wait to see your tutorial, Jenny!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Happy Birthday to Sam! Sorry about the migranes, Jenny. :( :(

red heads said...

Hayy Birthday Sam. This big world is just waiting for you. Be happy!!! I love your little fairies. Is there a pattern for these little cutties?.. I have suffered with migraines for most of my life. NOT GOOD. I do hope you feel much better soon. Love your blog. Dianne

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a handsome young man you have Jen...Happy Birthday Sam...love the dolls and so sorry to read you having so many migraines Jen...(thinking of you)...Peg

Sandy said...

Your fairy dolls are so cute! Migraines are awful...I suffered for years but now I rarely get a headache of any sort. Menopause stopped mine...guess it was the hormones! I pray they stay away for awhile for you!

Jo in TAS said...

Best Wishes to Sam! and congrats to the winners. I hope those migraines disappear!
Hugs
Jo

Clara said...

Congrats to the winners! They were very lucky. And happy birthday to your "baby" boy. All the best, Clara.

Narelle said...

Jenny please pass on Birthday wishes to Sam, sounds like he had a lovely 18th. The flower Fairy's look just great the friends that are going to be receiving these are very lucky. Now if only i can find my Homespun magazine i am hoping to make some as well as you have motivated me. My mum suffered from the migraines that you do so i hope that you feel better soon.
Hugs
Narelle

Bonnita said...

So sorry about those migraines, I can totally relate since I usually get 12 per month myself. Hang in there and feel better!

Fiona said...

He is a very hndsome young man - Love the photo of the 3 of you - Lovely :)

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Amazing how time flies! Congratulations to you and Sam!
The flower fairies are so cute!
I hope your heard clears up soon.

Fee said...

Happy Birthday Sam. Wow, they really do grow up so fast don't they? It seems like only yesterday he was here, a young-ish teenager recovering from a broken leg!!

LOVE the wrapping paper. We'll have to have a go at that.

Hugs to you all,
Fee x

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Happy 18 th Birthday Sam!

Sounds like a wonderful birthday had by the whole family.

Oh dear, My DH had a migraine yesterday and he is like a bear wih a sore head, how do you cope with sooo many in ten days?
You poor lovey, I'm feeling for you.
Take it easy,
Hugs,
Anna