Sunday, December 16, 2012

On a cold December Day

On a cold December day many moons ago , late in the evening of December 16th my mother gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, that little girl was me ,I am celebrating my birthday today on this cold but sunny day .My friend Linda gave me this gorgeous bag this week , I want to share the bag first as it was a gift unto itself.
Isn't this gorgeous , a hand made bag using homemade paper ,I absolutely love this and such a soft pretty mauve color , now that you have seen how pretty the bag is just wait until you see what is inside .
Did your jaw drop like mine did when I opened this , just look at those redwork printed baskets , there are several for me to embroider and make into a quilt , so pretty , she knew I loved baskets and also redwork . She added in the sweet little Christmas buttons and oh my goodness the softest , prettiest wools and two patterns to make use of this goodness , I am so thankful Linda for your generous gifts ,I love them!!
 On Wednesday we had our Christmas party with my sewing group and of course there was a gift exchange and just look at what my friend Diane gave me ,I am truly spoiled.
A Christmas mug filled with fat quarters , a pattern for a lady slipper, a flower that I love and more cute buttons and some wonder clips , I have wanted those for a while so thanks ever so much Diane , I love it all.
 Now I also won a giveaway a little while back from Cath and it arrived this week so I am considering this as both a Christmas gift and a birthday gift ;-)
Just look , a lovely Homespun Patchwork magazine , we have great difficulty finding these magazines here and usually they are not current when we do . She also added in these cute fabrics with coordinating embroidery threads and a scissor keeper she tells me a friend makes and it is gorgeous. Oh I can't forget the hand cream she included , I sure will make use of this tube as this time of year my hands become chapped so easily with our really cold temperatures . Thanks so much Cath of Bits and Bobs, it was a lovely surprise in the mail this week.
 As for sewing this week I am finishing up a few gifts and also made a few postcards but have not taken photos so that will come later. Before I head off to decorate my tree , yeah I am REALLY slow this year so my tree is finally going to see the light of day , anyway I love to take pictures as you probably noticed and Bill gave me a new camera for my birthday and oh he also gave me a Kobo e-reader , something I have been wanting for a while. I had to try out the camera of course and this sunset the other evening was a perfect choice although it was really much prettier in person , the camera automatically adds a flash when it is that dark.
Have yourself a wonderful day and thanks for the visit.
hugs Sheila




26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Your presents and giveaways wins are fabulous. Linda x

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  2. Happy Birthday! What awesome gifts you've received. I'd have to be careful of drool ruining that bag! Beautiful sunset. Looking forward to seeing more beautiful photos from you.

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  3. Oh I think you are spoiled....lol
    Sharing those things might help..hahaha!! They are all lovely; especially that bag, Sheila. Enjoy each one of them....and your day!!

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  4. Oh happy birthday to you, Sheila! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

    Yes, that bag is really neat with it being made from paper!

    Have a very Merry Christsmas too!

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  5. Well Happy Birthday - such lovely goodies and gifties you have received. Happy Holidays, too.

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  6. Happy Birthday Sheila! May your year ahead be blessed with health and happiness!
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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  7. Happy Birthday and what lovely gifts. Best wishes for Christmas

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  8. Happy Birthday to you...please pretend I am singing this to you! Sounds like you are having a wonderful day with all your goodies! Yay for the new camera...gorgeous sunset! Enjoy your special day!

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  9. Happy Birthday. What a lovely lot of presents you have. That hand made paper bag is fabulous. I don't think even I have seen that Homespun edition. Have a great day.

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  10. Happy birthday my dear Sheila,what awesome presents you have received and congrats on your win,enjoy your special day.xx

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  11. Happy Birthday Sheila. Lots of lovely goodies. I take it my parcel hasn't arrived yet? I sent it in plenty of time & Lynda has hers. They were sent to same day. Hugs,

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  12. Wishing you a Happy Birthday :)

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  13. Happy Birthday Sheila! You sure have lots of lovely gifts and lovely friends. Some great new projects to work on! Love that redwork basket. Hugs

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  14. What lovely goodies! Happy Birthday! :0)

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  15. Happy Birthday, what fun gifts...

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  16. Oh Happy Birthday Sheila, I hope you had a wonderful day :))
    What a gorgeous bag and such a lovely colour. A very thoughtful friend indeed. All of your gifts look wonderful Should keep you busy too.

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  17. Bless your Mum for giving us you Sheila. Happy Birthday ***** Lots of gorgeous gifts and much deserved. Love your sunset photo.
    Hugs xxxx

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  18. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!
    some seriously gorgeous gifts there.
    Well deserved too.
    Hope you have a wonderful Birthday.

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  19. Lots of fabulous gifts for you on your birthday! Your sunset picture is gorgeous.

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  20. Happy birthday, Sheila and may you enjoy many, many more.

    Enjoy your wonderful gifts!

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  21. Happy b'day Sheila. What wonderful gifts to enjoy and feel over and over again!

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  22. Happy Birthday Shelia..
    You received lots of lovelies..
    Love the new header..

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  23. what lovely goodies Sheila.. they seem just perfect for you ... and a lovely picture of the sky.... have fun with your new toys!
    Hugz

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  24. I am a little late....but Happy Birthday...lovely gifts...

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  25. Happy belated birthday Sheila, sorry I missed it! What wonderful gifts and I bet you'll have fun with your new camera!

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