Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy Birthday To....

I'm officially 50 something now :-)
My 50th year was not at all bad, in fact you could say it was great, it was the year i became a Grandma (or Nana  as i am being called, and it's so good :-)

The lovely Elaine sent me a birthday gift, i was very well behaved and didn't open it until today, look at that lovely bag, isn't it just gorgeous?
The tin contains some fabric, needles and buttons.
Thank you so much Elaine x

We are all going out for a meal tonight, at the moment i am still enjoying a very lazy day, bliss!.

There was another birthday celebration last Saturday, Jenny, my eldest DD was 30, WOW, i have a daughter who is 30, how did that happen, lol
Another Chocolate cake was made for the celebration


Another gift from Elaine, this time a Christmas ornament.
I think this long legged snowman is so cute, and Elaine finished him into a lovely hanger.

I do have some finishes to share too.  
Baby Row was completed and framed just in the nick of time to give Jenny on Christmas morning.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out, the frame is a lovely soft green which is hard to see from the photo.
I'm happy to say that It was well received :-)

Again finished in the run up to Christmas, this ornament for Oliver went into his Christmas Eve Hamper.
Not a bad first attempt at a heart shaped ornament :-)

And another cardigan for the little man.
I was worried that the random colour in the yarn would look odd, but it worked out ok in the end.

I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, I haven't managed to get around to reading and commenting on as many blogs as i usually do because of the time of year but i will be back to normal soon enough and catching up.

I'll leave you with a Christmas Day photo of Oliver looking bemused at all the goings on!

(we did try to get his dummy off him but he was not giving it up, lol)

Until next time
Thank you for your visit today x


Birdie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love birthday's even if they aren't mine. lol Lovely ornaments and the heart shaped is fabulous.


Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh the magical soother. I was one of those mums who claimed she would never allow one. You can imagine how long that lasted when the endless crying happened with colic etc.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Maggie!

I agree with you, neither one of us is old enough to have 30 year old children. Stephen will be 30 in April. Wow! Where did the time go. I remember when he was little just like Oliver (and Stephen loved his dummy too!)

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year. Your gifts were lovely.

Melissa said...

What a great post of celebrations! First, Happy 50th! Looks like there are lots of goodies coming your way. Are those maltesers surrounding the cake?

Oliver is a cutie!

butterfly said...

Happy BIrthday Maggie, hope you have fun tonight.
What a cute baby so sweet.
Love all your stitching ,and wonderful gifts from Elanie.

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Happy Birthday Dear Maggie!
Your stitching is wonderful.
Wishing you and your family a happy & healthy new year.
Take care,

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday Maggie, have a good one.

Roberta said...

Happy Birthday. What a special time of year - it seems like the whole world is celebrating with you.
From one December baby to another!

Oliver is just darling.

Catherine said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, Maggie!! And the same to your daughter! Wonderful goodies, yummy looking cake and a very handsome little man! Wishing you many blessings in the new year!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!! I hope you had a wonderful day! The cake looks yummy. Your grandson is darling!!

Hazel said...

Happy birthday maggie!! X

Mouse said...

happpyyy birthday even if a bit late chocolate cake looks yummyyyy ... gorgeous photo of the wee one too :)hope you have a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! :)
The wee one is adorable and I think you did a great job on his ornament. Hearts are no joke. lol Fiddly little shape to get right. Hmph.

Cheryl said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Oliver is adorable!

Anonymous said...


Can you tell me who published the it only in England...I would like to make if for my nephew who ...they are expecting twins!
Ann. Huntsville AL USA

Julie said...

Belated Hapoy Birthday wishes to you Maggie and Jenny too. Beautiful gifts from Elsine. Oliver looks adorable, he's grown!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmastime and 2013 is a truly wonderful year for you.

Katherine said...

Maggie - happy belated birthday! Oliver is just too cute. BTW - if you can't remember "how it happens", I have some books I can send you. Happy New Year!

Siobhán said...

Happy belated birthday!! Oliver is absolutely adorable, but you knew that already. ;) Congratulations on the finishes!

MysteryKnitter said...

The little prince has grown so much! The Baby Row or something like that is awesome.