Saturday 16 January 2010

Happy Birthday

As I,ve got older my birthdays have got better and better . I, have had a lovely day
I awoke to the sight of a clear garden and the snow gone
Then the opening of the cards and presents, I hope I don,t sound mercenary but it was exciting
I had perfume , fabric in a very pretty basket , a very nice shopping bag, buttons , lace and a antique button .A Kaffe Fassett V& A patchwork book that is a absolute dream ( it isn,t on the picture , I had been reading it and it was elsewhere . ) a cookery book and silicone baking cases, hand cream , 2 bunches of tulips and a mixed bouquet of flowers from bluebells husband my neighbour treated me to my newspaper and then silver sewer came to visit and presented me with a lovely piece of red glass .

With friends like this I have a lot to live up to . A truly delightful day


cottonreel said...

I forgot to mention the triplets whose picture is above . New homes have been found for two , the third will be going to live in Scotland shortly-------cottonreel

spicyapplepie said...

Hi Solomi,

thanks for your kind words on my blog, if you would like a better pic, you can email me on

You will probably be able to work out how it's done, but basically it is two squares of single crochet in green, roughly the size of the teapot, the edge has a frill (white) at the bottom made from doing 8 chain into every other stitch then turning at the end of the row and working an 8 chain in the gaps.

The flower is from the crochet book I mentioned in my blog, (can't remember the name off hand) but the fluted top in pink is made with a row of treble crochet to give gaps for the ribbon and then you make the pretty scallop by doing a single crochet, wool round hook then three trebles then a single crochet,

Good luck with your cosy! would love to see it when it is finished. What a great blog, you are very talented!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Girl... and it is like Christmas again... how nice!
It is so nice to receive all these presents. Enjoy all of them!!!
Many happy returns of the day

ps: what a beautiful and delicate quilt pic you have on your blog header.
Absolutely fantastic and those fans at the edge are really exquisite!! Well Done.

Elizabethd said...

So glad you have had such a nice day.

ceecee said...

Dear Cottonreel -
I've sent you some Birthday wishes via e-mail. I do hope that getting older will mean that I will be getting just as many gifts as you did! I'm so happy that you had a lovely day. May all your days be lovely.


Barb said...

Happy Birthday, looks like you got alot of fun things....the little doggies look so cute and that quilt below is totally awesome!!

Piece by Piece said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you. You certainly did very well with all your presents. Patricia

Judit said...

Dear Kathleen, we wish you a very happy birthday!!!! Love: Judit and Gregory

Scrappy quilter said...

Dear friend, Happy Birthday, even though it's late. Love all your goodies that you recieved. Hugs and wishing you all the best always.

Vintage Girl said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL day!! I wish you a year ahead of health and happiness! Blessings, Heather