Monday, December 16, 2013

A day to celebrate

Once a year we get to celebrate our birthdays and today is the day I get to celebrate , I won't tell you the number of years I get to celebrate but it is substantial and I appreciate each and every year I get  ;-).  It is a sunny but chilly day after the storm, the storm didn't produce as much snow for us as first thought , we probably got around 15 cm. which is enough to make for a nice white Christmas if things don't warm up.
 I want to share what I received from some of my blogging friends for my birthday  . The first package to arrive was from Lesley  , such a thoughtful friend .
This lovely journal with a handcrafted cover , it is just gorgeous and I also love the card she sent , thanks so much Lesley !!
I then received this lovely present from Annette , she knows how much I enjoy my tea  so she made me this really beautiful tea cosy which is reversible , how clever is that :-)

Here is the Christmas side , and here is the reverse side ..
A lovely nautical fabric , how perfect is that , she also included some tea which I forgot to put in the photo . Thanks so much Annette , this cosy will keep my tea nice and warm and I would love to share a cup with you .
I also received this birthday postcard from Linda  ,
Isn't it great , it is actual postcard fabric which she added little appliques to , I love it Linda , thanks so much !!
Now I must share what I have been sewing lately , I think I told you I was making two jumpers for my granddaughters , well they are finally both finished , it seemed to take me forever .
Jumper #1 , for Elise , this photo does not really do this justice , I love this little jumper and I think it will look just sweet on her .
Jumper #2 for Nila , a solid red corduroy with a cotton print lining for the bodice , I had to put a zipper in this one and that was why it took me so long , I am so out of practice in that category that I procastinated big time but in the end it went in without a hitch .
 I have also been making some small items for exchanges , want to see ?

 A little wool needlecase , a pattern that was in a magazine years and years ago . Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the interior but it basically just had a couple of wool pages for the needles .
Next was this little roll up sewing case , a pattern from all people quilt .com , now for the interior ..
It has a few pockets for needles and scissors and the flower pot is made of wool and is a pincushion of sorts .
I seen a photo of something similar to this on pinterest so drew it out on paper and went to work doing some handwork , it is all done by hand and I put a pin on back to either wear as a brooch or place on your sewing bag , it was really fun to do and I think I will have to make another for me ;-)
Here is a postcard I sent off the other day , I had signed up for an exchange on a yahoo group and had completely forgotten I had done that so had to scramble and get one made , the theme was winter wonderland .
 I have made a few more postcards but I will share those at another time ,I think I have kept you long enough for now . Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila 


  1. Happy Birthday Sheila! Thanks for your lovely post - lots to feast the eys on and I love your gifts. Have a great day. xx

  2. Happy Birthday Sheila. Wishing you a lovely evening and a warmer tomorrow.

  3. Happy Birthday. Lot's of lovely goodies you've shown today. Love the tea cosy. Hugs,xx

  4. Happy Birthday Sheila, best wishes and lots of love... some greatgoodies that you recieved and also made... those jumpers worked out beautifully...

  5. Happy Birthday Sheila!!!! I love your postcard....all are great projects. We got 27 cm. of snow here!!!

  6. Hope you are having a wonderful day Sheila :-) Your gifts are lovely and thoughtfully made/selected. And the sewing that you have been busy with is great too - the girls' jumpers are really gorgeous as are your other goodies.

  7. A very Happy Birthday! So many lovelies - oh, wish I had a grand daughter to sew little dresses for.

  8. happy birthday my friend
    sew glad you like the tea cozy

  9. Happy birthday Sheila. May they all be joyful and prosperous!

  10. Looks like you are having a wonderful birthday. What awesome gifts you received. You have been busy creating.The girls jumpers are amazing. They will love them for sure. Love those little needlekeepers and your postcard is just the prettiest.
    Happy Birthday to you.

  11. Happy Birthday!
    The winter postcard is just gorgeous.

  12. Happy birthday Sheila i hope you have an awesome day my friend,lovely gifts you received and love those jumpers you made for the girls.xx

  13. Happy Birthday! You've received some very nice little gifts. The little jumpers you made are adorable! Stay warm!

  14. A very Happy Birthday to you Sheila. Celebrate and enjoy your entire year. Birthday Bliss...

  15. Wishing you a very happy birthday Sheila. I love what you have been stitching. Stay cosy xxx

  16. Happy birthday, you received some great presents and I hope it was a good day for you.

  17. Happy Birthday Sheila! May you have a wonderful day!

  18. Happy birthday Sheila.
    Lots of levies on your post today.
    Love the jumpers you have made for your GDs.. Lucky girls.
    Gorgeous post card...

  19. Happy birthday to you! Your gifts are lovely and I think the jumpers are wonderful.

  20. belated birthday wishes Sheila!
    what lovely goodies you have received.
    Love the postcards and your little brooch is adorable.

  21. Think you must have celebrated your birthday in a wonderful way. All the photos are good...

  22. Happy Birthday to you!! It sounds like you had a great day. I love your winter postcard with the snowflake fabric. It's a cheery rendition of a winter scene.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,

  23. Happy belated birthday! Your gifts and your creations look lovely, the last postcard is beautiful, very wintery! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, Wendy xx