Sunday, 30 June 2013

A Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday......many thanks to those of you who sent me cards or left me a Facebook message....I had a quiet,but enjoyable day.....and a rather louder evening.....pizzas,garlic bread,birthday cake and large quantities of alcohol......shared with family and a few friends.
I know it was my birthday because.....there are very few other times that DD1 will be working in the kitchen!!
My family are clubbing together to buy me a sewing machine......I'll be researching one to buy over the next few weeks......I want to be able to quilt and free machine embroider......as well as ordinary stitching......any advice would be gratefully received.
But my 2 favourite presents received yesterday were....a little box....
 from Little A.....decorated by her own fair hand
and a textile picture from my friend G
I find it difficult to take a decent photo of a framed picture.......and this does not do it justice.......but I love this piece of textile art.

14 comments:

Kathyk said...

Good to hear you enjoyed your birthday, pizza and alcohol. Love your textured art too - good luck with deciding which machine to buy too

Kathyk

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jacky, sounds like you had a fun time. Hope your head wasn't too sore this morning LOL
Gorgeous pressies too :)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Jacky - so glad you had a wonderful day. Lovely presents!

Karen said...

What lovely gifts! My sewing machine is wonderful but very old so I'm no help with recommendations. Glad you had a great day!

Sandie said...

Glad you had a good day Jacky. Handmade gifts are lovely to receive and good luck with your search for a sewing machine.

Sian said...

It sounds like a good one. Handmade gifts are the best..bet once you get that machine on the go there'll be some lovely ones coming the other way now too!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Sorry, it's a somewhat belated "Happy Birthday!" from me.
My best advice would be to go and try some out if you can. Do you have a John Lewis or sewing shop nearby?
From personal experience, I would say you're much better off with a robust basic mechanical machine, than an all singing, all dancing electronic one!
The Janome 525 was a Which best buy recently and the machine used on the Sewing Bee. It's about £250, which might be more than you want to spend. John Lewis do their own machines which are made by Janome, I believe and get good reviews.

Helen Philipps said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Jacky....it sounds like a great time! Love your hand crafted gifts!
Wishing you a happy year ahead.
Helen x

Sheena said...

Many Happy Returns Jacky x
Looks like you had a wonderful day x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Happy birthday, Jacky! So sorry I missed it on Facebook... Your presents are great, and how fun to have one made by your sweet little grand-daughter. I hope your birthday celebration lasts throughout the week! xo

Rachel B said...

Happy belated birthday Jackie! Looks like you had a fab day and your presents are gorgeous! :)

alexa said...

Belated happy birthday! As a lover of both boxes and boats, your presents look just beautiful to me. What talent they both have! Hope you enjoyed your special day :).

Becky said...

Lovely gifts and I am happy to hear that you had such a nice day :)

Jennifer Grace said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! The textile picture is amazing, I'd love to be able to make art like that. Of course the box by Little A is a treasure too! x