Normally, I celebrate my birthday fairly quietly with my family and a few friends - especially when the numerous lit candles could quite possibly start a bush fire!
Sometimes in life though we get wonderful little surprises on our birthday. Friday was just such a day, and I want to share!
The day began like every 16th March, but by the end of the day I felt so blessed to have such lovely people in my life. Even the weather Gods smiled on me and presented a warm sunny day of 18C. The norm for this time of year is about 4C!
Now to the fun stuff.... Most of us are delighted to get a birthday cake.....so how splendiferous is it to get two!
|DQ Blizzard Chocolate Ice Cream Cake (my husband's choice)|
|Thank you so much Suzanne and Garnet!|
Throughout the day I received so many birthday cards (thank you especially to Barb and Palmer), lots of emails and Facebook wishes. Two of the email highlights were from my adorable nieces. How splendiferous is this:
|Jaycee's birthday card (she's 6yr old)|
|Karlia's birthday card (she's 8yr old)|
And my goodness, the gifts! I was awfully spoiled! Splendiferously spoiled!
Mum and Dad sent me a lovely necklace:
My sister and her family sent me a gift card:
|Got them well trained!|
My brother and his family sent me a gift card:
|Got them well trained too!|
My lovely friend Roxanne gave me a gift card:
|Thank you Roxy!|
Suzanne (Cotton-by-Post) made me this totally awesome knitting bag:
|Hand made knitting bag with sheep, wool and needles all over it!|
My friend Laurie, bless her heart, bought me a pdf pattern from my "favourites" list in Ravelry DECENT DAYS waistcoat by Ildiko Eros:
|Decent Days Waistcoat|
And now, what would a birthday be without me buying myself a gift? Voila:
|Namaste Monroe Bag|
And then to top it all off, a customer brought me in a huge bag full of.....Shetland fleece!
This fleece obviously needs washing, then carding, then spinning. Unfortunately, it wasn't skirted, so all the crap is in with the good stuff. But hey, it was a gift! And I love it :-)
Thank you to everyone for making me feel so loved and special on my splendiferous birthday! Mwah, mwah to you all!