Monday, 4 May 2009

Birthday pressie!

I know I haven’t posted for a while, but I am still busy working on the ‘Tilda’ dolls that Vivi and Kerry ordered from me – see ‘Tilda’ doll that I made for the ‘Secret Easter Swap’ here. There’s not too much to do on them now and I hope they will consider them worth the wait!

However, I do have something to post about! Deb (from New Zealand) and I have gradually become bloggy friends over recent months and what a lovely lady she is!

Not much more than a few weeks ago, Deb asked when my birthday is ...... and probably regretted it when she discovered that it was so soon – i.e Wednesday (6th May)!!!!

I know I’m early, but I couldn’t wait any longer!!!

Deb has made me the most beautiful wall-hanging and I love it. The colouring of the stitching and of the fabrics are so very me that it’s clear Deb made it with a lot of thought and consideration for my taste. I particularly like the green fabric on the front, and, well, all of it actually! I love the wire hanger and have asked Deb where she had it from as I’ve never seen one like this before on any websites I’ve looked at, and a hanger really does add a finishing touch to hangings don’t they? And look at the fabric label on the back – it’s so sweet! Deb’s stitching is so neat and I love the picture (and the words).

And as if that wasn’t enough, Deb also made me this lovely little pin cushion; look how small the patchwork is. It’s going straight into use too to replace the one I’ve been using for a few years now, but don’t actually like, but hadn’t had time to replace, so Deb’s will be my new one!

Thank you so much Deb for your thoughtfulness; I really value your friendship. And please appreciate readers that Deb has also been suffering from terrible migraine lately, but has still managed to complete my beautiful gifts and get them posted to me before my birthday – what a star! I’ve never suffered migraine thankfully and hope I never do (a bad headache is bad enough thank you!!!), but from what others say, it is almost unbearable.

I had a small family gathering today to celebrate my birthday rather than on Wednesday when everybody will be back at work (it's May Day Bank Holiday in the UK), and I will be good and wait until the 6th to open the rest of my presents ......... well, I’ll try to wait anyway!!!!! Yes 49 years old, not 9!!!!


The sewing room said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow and what lovely pressies you have.Your friend is a true friend l suffered migrains years ago and they are not very nice, oh and it,s okay to act nine on your birthday have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week.

Birthday hugs Pat

Deb said...

Julia,you are such a sweetheart, When ready your posts I got all teary with the kind things you said. Please know it is my absolute pleasure to have made such a wonderful friend and it was with much pleasure and love that your gift was such a simple thing to do. My special friend , thank you. xx

The sewing room said...

Oh we are so lucky to have such nice friends l never thought when l started blogging that l would make so many. blogging rocks.


XUE said...

Happy Birthday! It is also a truly merry month of May for our family too, here in Tokyo!

Kerry D-C said...

Happy Birthday, Julia! What a wonderful friend you have to make such a beautiful wall hanging!! Isn't it great to have such friends?! Enjoy your day!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Hi Julia,
Happy Birthday to you!
I wish you a wonderful year and all the best!
Hugs, Kisses & Love
Vivi Casale