Monday, 28 December 2020

The one before the big one

 Another December birthday yesterday, mine :-)

Yes, next year will be a big one, but for the rest of this year and most of the next I will be enjoying the last year of my fifties😂

The children spoilt me yet again, they do put a lot of thought into their gifts and buy things that are perfect for me.

In case you didn't spot it in the photo above, look at one of the things Jenny bought me, The Meadow by Bothy Threads...Eeek! I've looked at this kit for so long.  Sharon at my local needlework shop stitched it a few years ago and has it hanging in the shop and every time I go in I admire it.   I probably won't start it just yet but it will definitely be one to stitch in 2021

Included in the advent swap that I did with my lovely friend Jo were some things for me to open on my birthday.  

Thank you so much Jo, I absolutely love everything 😀

There is one more family birthday today, my brother's.  He is seven years older than me so you could say that I was his birthday present all those years ago, lol.  We were very close when we were younger, I used to follow him everywhere and he would let me tag along with him and his friends.  We don't see each other very often now but he is still the one I can relate to more than either of my sisters.

When I was younger I used to think it was a bit pants having a birthday so close to Christmas, I tended to get presents that were for Christmas and birthday.  Having two of my daughters born in December I made sure that never happened with them, they always had, (and still have) a proper birthday with birthday presents wrapped in birthday paper, (very important to someone with a birthday close to Christmas).  I don't mind that my birthday is so close to Christmas now, when I was at work it meant that I never had to work on my birthday either, ha ha.

I've been stitching away on my Waxing |Moon Designs January sampler over the last couple of days

Do you think I made this happen 😄

I know a lot of people hate it, but It just makes me so happy to see snow 😁☃☃☃

I hope you are still enjoying what's left of the festive season, now made even more festive here by the snow :-)

See you soon



Clare-Aimetu said...

Happy Birthday Maggie, a lovely array of gifts,The Meadow is beautiful. We didn't get snow even though we had our fingers crossed for some.

crafty cat corner said...

I'd say the best part of all those gifts were the 'squashies' I LOVE

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday, my birthday is tomorrow. One would think my menfolk would realize that if a gift is wrapped in Christmas wrap and under the tree it is fair game.

Though I do know our sons like to see me unwrap my birthday gifts ahead of time due to them not always being around on my birthday.

God bless.

Barb said...

What lovely gifts and a very Happy Birthday even if a bit late. Love the kit !

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday .
I don't even think about numbers any more once you pass the big one boy do they go fast .
I now say I am as old as I feel that day, Ha.
Lovely gifts from your loved ones .
Enjoy the day .
Happy New Year to you and all .

Jo said...

Happy Birthday. You received some wonderful gifts, I do love the Wrendale designs so I shall look forward to seeing you stitch The Meadow. No snow for us yesterday but we've woken to it today.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you. You received a terrific selection of gifts.
Snow is lovely when it is fresh. I'm less keen when it turns to slush or ice.

Carol said...

So nice that you got snow on your birthday, Maggie! That is quite close to Christmas, but your certainly got some lovely gifts. The bunny stitch will be darling to watch grow. And I love your January piece--I need to get my finish out and finally frame it. Maybe this year?!?!

Anyway, enjoy this last year in your fifties. Sixty-six is coming up for me in just a 2 1/2 weeks--how on earth did I get to be this old?!

roughterrain crane said...

I stopped by your blog fortunately. Your snow garden is fantastic. Happy holidays to you.

linda said...

A belated Happy Birthday, what beautiful gifts! All the very best for 2021.

Lowcarb team member said...

Belated Birthday Wishes.

All the best Jan

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