Monday, September 25, 2017


My Birthday was last Friday, 22nd September, 2017. We went to Brisbane for the weekend on Friday morning and celebrated with family and friends. My good friend Vicki made me a caramel mud cake for my Birthday.

My pressies from Vicki were in this cute Doggie box.  2 gorgeous mugs from the Kitchen Warehouse, they are quite big and will be great for soups.  Vicki also gave me 3 bundles of fat quarters. Vicki is not a sewer and doesn't know much about fabric but she knows my favourite colour is red so first selection was the red bundle, then she took photos on her phone and sent to her sister in law and phoned her and said  H E L P.  For a first time fabric buyer she did very good.  I love all of her selections.

                                                             My BFF and me

We then went for lunch, I had a Wagyu beef burger, it was so huge, I only ate half and gave the other half to Stephen. He was so full after eating his steak and chips and then half of my burger.........

The last couple of years my bloggy friend Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches and I have been doing a Birthday swap, these are my goodies from Anthea this year, I was very spoilt that's for sure and I was super excited with the fabric when I opened the parcel.

Anthea gave me 3 fat quarters and a charm pack of my new favourite fabric range -  Lulu Lane by Moda, isn't it pretty............


A really lovely thread wallet in Japanese fabric, I have some of this fabric in my stash - would you believe......... It's really pretty.

This is inside the wallet, I'm looking forward to filling this with thread when doing my next embroidery project.

Plus a pack of birch needles and also a skein of some gorgeous Cottage Garden thread (in photo further up the page)

We bought Chinese food for dinner and ate at Kate and Josh's house and of course Rebecca came over and spent the night as well.  We had a lovely meal and watched a semi-final footy game.

Kate spoilt me as usual, from Kate and Josh I received the following. Modern Muse Parfum by Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder foundation makeup, 3 MAC lipsticks, a bottle of Clinique moisturiser, a MIMCO phone case and an Oroton passport holder.  I don't have a passport yet though, I will be taking my very first ever overseas flight in March 2018 so will be applying for a passport in the next couple of months.

I don't have a photo but Rebecca made a really yummy backed cheesecake and a caramel slice for dessert.

I received lots of lovely messages and had enjoyed a really lovely Birthday. It's all over for another 12 months, next year I will be turning 60 aaahhhhh, I can hardly believe it but it's true.

Happy Monday



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