Monday, April 5, 2010

Birthdays, Stitch-ins, Endings, and Fun

Birthday Clubs are awesome. I was really spoiled rotten for my BD last week. Every gift was special and I was truly touched with the thoughtfulness and generosity.
Deborah, Heidi, Cynthia, and Dawn gave me wonderful gift certificates; they will be used very, very soon....

Lisa....
Mary...
Heidi (and the GC)...
Rene...
Evalina...
Jennifer...
Tracy...
Ashrei...
Kathy...
Kathy's pin pillow up close - isn't it adorable?
Cards from Debbie Jo and Shelley (who weren't even in my group)
So thank you all once again - I love it all and can't wait to start stitching on each one. And also thanks to all of you who sent me BD wishes - truly much appreciated. :)

Others have already posted pics of a stitching day in SC that Amy set up last weekend, but here are a few more. It was tons of fun seeing everyone again and meeting new friends.






And I had no idea one of the stitchers would be someone I knew in my ILCS Yahoo group. I was so pleased to meet Debra IRL!

My own RR has returned home, and I've stitched my last heart for Sara's RR. It's so hard to believe it's been a year since we started. We hit a few bumps in the road, but sixteen of us have sent these around and they're all just about ready to head home. It's been fun and I've met some awesome stitchers that I now call friends. Here's to each and every one of you. :)

Sara's RR...
This package showed up on my doorstep two weeks ago (I've been slow posting) and was such a sweet gesture. Lory sent me an RAK with nativities, one of my most favorite kinds of Christmas charts. Thanks so much!

And thank you to Tracey - she passed this award to me. I'm giving it to all the bloggers that read this post. All of you deserve this award - you make my day brighter and bring a little sunshine to us all.

36 comments:

Emily said...

Such lovely things from the birthday group, looks like you got the same pattern twice, but so many pretty threads too. Have fun deciding what to start next.

Vonna said...

WOW! What a haul from the birthday group, huh?! AND a very happy birthday to you!
Amy's stitch party looked like LOADS of fun and I would dearly love to go sometime!

Rene la Frog said...

What a great bunch of gifts...They should keep you busy for a while.

Daffycat said...

What wonderful gifties you received! Happy birthday!

The Shabby Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday! All the gifts are lovely!

FayeRaye said...

Oh Carolyn, you are loved by so many~~ I was so lucky to get to share the day with you at the stitch-in~~~ Again, Happy Birthday my stitching friend~ Faye

EvalinaMaria said...

All is lovely, friends, presents and stitching. Congratulations!

Parsley said...

What great fun! Happy Birthday! Ours are fairly close on the calendar.

AFwife99 said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Tracey said...

Wow, great gifts! And you are most welcome for the award- you deserve it! Hope you had a blessed Easter!

Chars said...

Happy belated birthday :) You received some lovely gifts xx

anne-isis said...

que de beaux pr├ęsents !

Bon anniversaire et bonnes petites croix

DUSTY said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. Belated wishes to you. Your Birthday stash is amazing. Looks like everyone had a wonderful stitching sit in.

nima said...

Happy Birthday to you...enjoy your new stash

Bette said...

What lovely gifts you received. And if I missed your birthday, Happy birthday!

Carol said...

Awesome gifts, Carolyn! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and that your coming year will be filled with love and laughter :)

Tommye said...

What a wonderful group! Stitchers make the best friends!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm so happy to see all your great birthday surprises, and the gathering looks like lots of fun! How 'bout this summer weather? Hope you're still celebrating!

Katrien said...

congrats on your gifts and RAK.
The RR looks fantastic

htimcj said...

What a great birthday! The birthday club is a lot of fun. I have signed up to do it again.
Heidi-ILCS

Kathy said...

Looks like you got enough lovely stash to keep you busy for a little while. :) I am really glad you liked the little pin pillow.

And it sure sounds like you had fun at Amys stitch in.

A wonderful stitchy week.

Alice said...

Happy belated birthday Carolyn. I am sorry I missed it somehow. What lovely goodies from everyone. I have never attended a stitching day but it looks like such fun.
Remember that after 40 you deduct a year instead of adding one. : )
Alice

Meari said...

What awesome birthday gifties you received. Enjoy! :)

And the stitching get-together looks like a lot of fun.

Nancy M said...

Lots of new goodies! Looks like you had a great birthday and get together! It's always fun getting around other stitchers. Now get going on some of those new projects! :-)

Sherry said...

Lucky you getting all those birthday goodies! I hope it was a wonderful day for you.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful gifts and hope you had a great day for your birthday. It is always nice to meet people that share our love of cross stitching.

Marl

Kay said...

Wow! What great surprises you got! Happy birthday!

COUSON said...

Great choice!I made the little bed of LHN.Love.Couson

marylin & poussy said...

That of beautiful images! You seem quite happy it is beautiful to see
Best regards of France
Mary

Mylene said...

WOW! Such beautiful gifts received from your group. Enjoy! And Happy Birthday!!

Lisa said...

oh my word... check out your fabulous new haul of stash. What a lovely birthday group you have.

Angel said...

Happy Late Birthday!! You got lots of nice goodies! What a great day!

Doesn't time fly when your having fun? Doesn't seem like you've been doing the SAL for a year! WOW!

Looks like you had a great time at the get together!
Happy Easter!

maegwin4 said...

You are welcome! Enjoy the gift certificate!

Shelley said...

Awesome birthday stash haul!!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely stash - a belated happy birthday to you :) Lovely to see pics of Amy's stitching retreat!

Kathy A. said...

Very belated but none the less heartfelt birthday wishes.
Your RR looks fabulous. Didn't we meant a bunch of wonderful new friends this way!