Thursday, April 15, 2010

A little stitching and a Wonderful Birthday

I can't believe another year has passed by and I'm another year older. I still feel like a 20 year old inside, just a little smarter then I was back then. I had bypassed doing any birthday clubs this year since our financial situation is so "iffy" right now, but darn it my stitchy friends still made sure I had a wonderful birthday. This is a picture of the cards and floss I have recieved over the past few weeks. Thank you to Geneva, Christine, Annette, Crystal, Anita & Laura! This was quite the nice surprise!

Yesterday in the mail I recieved this wonderful package from my dear friend Ethel. Carries Threads are one of my favorites and this 28 ct evenweave came at just the right time because I had just used up my last little piece of this color! Thank you Ethel!
Next we have a surprise from Jennifer.....I love Just Nan charts and she picked the perfect one for me. This is something I would have chosen for she knew me so well, I have no idea, but I absolutely love it! I have a feeling this will be stitched up VERY soon. Thank you Jennifer!

I spent most of the day thinking that my hubby forgot my birthday. The darn man did that on purpose just to see if I'd yell at him! What an absolute turd! He came home from work last night with a dozen orange roses and a Carrot Cake (my fave) This picture doesn't show the true color...they really are orange! Just a little lighter than the fruit...but a bright bold orange...and they smell fabulous! I really wish I could figure out better lighting so you could all see the true color of them. I've never seen this color of a rose and it is just amazing.

On to Stitchy news......I do have a bit more done on my Lizzie Kate words but forgot to take a pic before I put it away. I'll show the progress in the next blog update. While I was digging through one of my "wip" bags recently I found this piece that I started last year for my sons teacher. I have no clue why it never got finished, but I had completely forgotten about it. My younger son has her this year so I have brought it back out and will be working on it this week until it is finished. I'll be turning it into a pillow for her classroom reading corner. She is an amazing teacher and I really wish there were more teachers like her. She has gone over and above for both my boys and has made sure they don't fall between the cracks with their disabilities. She truly is an angel.

Next is a very special project that my quilt group has been working on. We have been making little frog blocks for a young boy with terminal cancer. I have finally recieved all the blocks and spent yesterday cutting them up and getting the fabric ready to start piecing together. I thought I'd show a little teaser of what the fabric looks like together....

I really think this quilt will look amazing when it's done. The girls have done a wonderful job on all the blocks, I just hope the quilt does them justice. I should have a finished quilt in the next blog update so you can all see what it turns out like.
I know, not alot of stitchy progress to show, but I've had my nose stuck in a few books lately and haven't been stitching much. Hope to have lots of finishes and a quilt to show in the next update. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring. Hugs!


  1. Glad to see you back Mary. I hope that you have a wonderful birthday.

    I put new stitchy pics on my blog. Please check them out.

    Have a good day.

  2. Wow, you got some really neat things Mary and sooo glad you did, you really deserve them! And you are rocking and rolling on the quilting stuff, I'm gonna learn it! I swear I am...LOL Hugs to Pat and I high 5 for pulling off that great surprise for you, Way to go Pat! I love that he kept you hangin, as only he can do so well! Love the flowers they are gorgeous and the cake was sooo yummy I'm sure, happy birthday to my beautiful friend who I adore!
    Loves and hugs

  3. Great birthday gifts, the orange roses are wonderful. Glad you had a lovely day x

  4. Great birthday gifts! I am so behind on birthday wishes! Glad you had a great one and I will pop something in the mail to you in the next few days.

  5. Mary, Happy Belated Birthday! I'm so sorry, I didn't know. Wonderful gifts! Love the roses! It's a shame you won't be at the GTG this week-end. Carrie of Carrie's Creations Threads will be there. I know you love her threads.

  6. Wishing you the best of the bdays! =)
    Frogs quilt is looking FAB!