Today is my 53rd birthday.
There, I said it out loud.
I was not nervous, nor did I shudder at that number...I simply thought how very blessed I am to have been given 53 years of life and spent the entire day smiling.
Tomorrow I'll share pics of some lovely gifts I have been given, but today I want to share some photos that were taken last week at Kezzie's.
You see I had an early birthday last Friday with her and my boys back in Charters Towers...
Look at the beautiful cake she baked me!
It was yummy!!
Then she gave me a present. Wow - it is gorgeous!! My girl had painstakingly hand-stitched a cover for an empty lampshade frame she found at a garage sale. There are thousands of tiny stitches all around it holding on lace, braid, crosses, buttons, ribbon and beading!
I have the perfect lamp base for it and will show you a photo of it 'all together' in my next post.
Isn't my girl talented!!? She has only been learning to hand sew the last couple of months (though she has long been an accomplished cross-stitcher), and is now stitching the blocks from my "Promises & Borders" BOM.
Mr E bought me a lovely pair of gold hoop earrings, and took me out for coffee and cake this morning down by the sea. The rest of the day we spent relaxing at home, and it was perfect.
I'll take photos of my other gifts tomorrow and share in my next post. I'll also share a pic of a very special pair of earrings I won in a recent giveaway!
Before I go I wanted to share some photos my blogging friends have sent me.
Robin in the USA is a long time friend, and a great encouragement in my spiritual life. She stitched my "Ellie" design into a cushion for her daughter, Rachel. Isn't it pretty!?
Vicki sent me these photos of a quilt and a bag she made by re-purposing jeans...
These are fabulous, Vicki!!
How are you going with your re-purposing this month? (Don't forget about the giveaway!)
Here is a sneak peek of the second kitchen-themed design for Issue 9 of Elefantz HOME magazine.
"Eat with gratitude"
Can you guess what it will be used on? Leave a comment if you think you know.
I'll share the finished project photo tomorrow!
Time to get back to my husband and enjoy the last few hours of my big day.
PS: the pattern for "Ellie" can be found HERE.