Friday, 6 August 2010

Gifts

It was my birthday at the weeekend - not one of my best as I didn't feel too well - but I had some lovely presents.......
 My husband bought me a Pandora leather bracelet with a gold and silver crown charm and I had two more from mum and Rob. Liz bought me the same charm as Rob (how incredible is that when there are dozens to choose from?) and is swapping it today.
Amongst other treats, my DH also bought me this gorgeous safety helmet for when we go cycling. As you can see from my face I am absolutely thrilled with it and can't wait to wear it out in public. It will no doubt do wonders for my hairdo and street cred. (Please DON'T click on it and view my 58 year old wrinkles!)
 
Dot and I did a swap and I couldn't believe the treasures she sent me..... just in time for my birthday as well. This glorious piece is mounted on canvas board and ready to hang on my wall. Dot is famous for her fabulous felted and beaded creations and I feel privileged to own one. She also included two lovely ATCs and a load of silk ribbons, felt pebbles and nubbles, wool, beads and sequins. How lucky am I :-)........thank you Dot, you're a sweetheart xx

My lovely friend Lynn also sent me birthday treats. I was absolutely thrilled to receive one of her precious birds nest charms in a beautiful box

 .....plus a lovely card, bookmark and other treats. Lynn is creating some wonderful pieces using pressed flowers; go see her blog.

 
 Last but not least my fab friend Rosie, who makes the most fantastic cards, sent me this beauty.....

......plus two ATCs, a microscope slide collage and a BOOK!!!!!
Thanks also to Jaqi and Sandie who sent me gorgeous cards (great colours girls!)

I am  a lucky (old) lady, aren't I?!!!

24 comments:

Rosie said...

Certainly are a lucky ole thing (he he I'm younger than you)! Sounds like a lovely birthday (apart from the helmet) and that garden journal is to die for ....

Janet Ghio said...

Wow-great birthday presents. Your friend Dot makes fabulous pieces, as well as your other art friends. Happy birthday!

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

Happy Birthday Linda!! What fun gifts you got. And the helmet is great too. Think about it, you could make it a project...put flowers all over it, paint it...what fun!!! LOL, hope you enjoy your birthday and many more to come! ((HUGS)) Vickie

Jill said...

Happy birthday - what a wonderful selection of treasures. Now I am sure you could customise that helmet!!

Jan said...

It's enough to make one want to have more birthdays! What fantastic loot you received! I love every piece and had to click on all the photos so I could drool more closely. Oh, I respected your privacy and didn't click on the photo of you;-) although honestly, you look marvelous! You look so fit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!!!

Angela said...

What wonderful birthday gifts, and such a fetching cycle helmet too!

dosfishes said...

Happy belated, what wrinkles, no wrinkles right! Some lovely gifts and your journal is getting more beautiful by the day, just like you. xox Corrine

Heloise said...

Happy Birthday. What lovely gifts you had, which I am sure you will enjoy. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative year.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you've got some lovely creative friends :)

marigold jam said...

Lucky lucky you! Fify eight is the new 40 (or 35 or even 25 if you wish!) You look great and no I didn't check to see your wrinkles - think of them as life lines! Life gets better as you get older believe me and I have nearly a decade more experience of it than you!!!

Jane

Netty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linda...wow what fab presents, all of them, well apart from helmet, not quite sure about that....perhaps you will get used to it if you wear it around the house before you venture out in public.........lol, Nah...its great. Annette x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful and special gifts for a very special lady!!!
Hope you are still celebrating being your fabulous self dear one!
oxxo

maggi said...

A very happy belated birthday. I wish that I had known. What a lovely array of goodies. I do hope that you are feeling better now. Do NOT come on your bike next time we meet unless you want to see me in hysterics!

Heather said...

You still look 10 years younger even in a cycle helmet and not feeling well! Hope you are feeling better now and able to fully enjoy all those delightful presents you had. I know you will make good use of them.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Happy Birthday Lucky Young(at heart) lady.
such precious gift you have received.

La Dolce Vita said...

great presents! I never forget that you are just one year older than me!! happy birthday.... dear Linda!!!
ps those are not wrinkles, they are happy lines!! xx's

Jo said...

Happy Birthday!! And what scrummy gifts too! And STOP saying you're old - you're bubbling with boundless creative energy and enthusiasm that would put most 'young things' to shame LOL.
Hope you are now feeling much better.
Hugs xx

Lynn said...

Yes you are a spoiled ole lady LOL... spoiled yes, but not old dear one :)
I am in awe of Dot's work,all the detail it's just so scrumptious , I must visit her blog and see more.
Love your bracelet too, and all your other gifts :)

Terri said...

All your birthday gifts are fab! I am so glad you had such a wonderful celebration of YOU!
Hugs (and belated Happy Birthday!)
Terri

Jacky said...

Such beautiful birthday gifts!!! Thanks so much for sharing them all with us.

Your Garden Journal is looking amazing. I would love to see it in the flesh and take in each and every little detail.

Hope you enjoyed your very special day.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes and sending you a big turquoise hug!

Jacky xox

Shashi Nayagam said...

Happy belated birthday greetings Linda. Beautiful gifts for a beautiful lady.

LazyKay said...

LOVE the garden journal above, esp the colours - this work here is gorgeous and inspiring - don't know how you keep coming up with so many new things.

TFS

xxxxxxxx

p. said...

my dear with such beatiful works
you make, you can have all the wronkles of the world, and nobody would notice one of them ever

Gini said...

Oh I missed your birthday, I'm sorry.
Happy Birthday to you!
You got some lovely Birthday swag to go in your bike panniers.
I think you need a lot of either glitter or feathers or flowers or all three in red or yellow to jazz up your helmet, although you might cause some accidents with all the rubbernecking you'll create.
Gini
xx