Monday, October 6, 2008

I had a super-dee-duper Birthday!!!

I got a surprise prezzie from Valerie in the mail on Friday - here is a snap -

She made me a lovely Pyn keepe - all Quakery - in one of my favorite colours "moss" from Belle Soie - it is really gorgeous and finished so well - I just love these Pyn Keepes!!! Also included in the package was a skein of "camouflage" from CC - another great over dyed wonder and some Licorice mints - I have not seen these and they are just great!!!

We had a few people over for a small dinner of chicken enchiladas, cheese enchiladas (for those vegetarians) cornbread and cake - during the evening we admired all the wonderful stitched pieces I have in baskets around - and these new pieces are right out on top. I am always amazed at the reaction of non-stitchers towards these little beauties - almost reverence - since so little is hand made today that all kinds of stitched things are wonders. (I also got another beautifully stitched present from Mary - but do not have a snap today - I will post on that tomorrow.)

Here is a snap of the cake -

Rico refrained from igniting the west coast and only had 4 candles!! - As you can see we ordered it from our favorite bakery - Dianda's - it is yellow cake with lemon creme filling - just yummy!!!

We do have a winner of the 1st annual Gift-a-way - and it is ..... Rowyn over at Stitching under the Southern Cross. I am just blown away again at the support that is shown for me an my blog with everyone joining in on the drawing!!! Thank you all so much - I finished up putting it all together and will have that sucker in the mail tomorrow!!
Stay tuned for more drawing fun in the future!!!

It was a very low key weekend - otherwise - Saturday was a moring spent running around to thrift shops - since we had our first rains of the season we couldn't go garge-saleing. I found a great turkey platter - (snap to follow) and another basket for my stitched treasures!! spending less than $6 for everything you'll hear no complaints from me!!

Thanks you all for the kind Birthday Wishes!!!!
Thanks again for stopping by!!!!!

Take care!


Sherry said...

Glad you had a great birthday! Sounds like you found some super bargains too!

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Vonna said...

Happy Birthday Edgar!!!
What a lovely thought gift from Valerie :o)
And those treasures you found sound great! Can't wait to see that Turkey platter!

Your cake looks beautiful and sound DELISH!

Julianne said...

Happy Birthday Edgar!

I'm glad to hear that you had a nice weekend. Your cake looks like it was really delicious.

valerie said...

Oh yay! I'm glad that it got there *before* your birthday and you liked my giftie. Sounds like the dinner and cake were yum! Can't wait to see your bargain hunting finds.

Irene said...

Happy Birthday Edgar ! The cake sure looks delicious.

helenapastafina said...

sounds like you had a great birthday Edgar! that cake looks so yummy!
Congrats to Rowyn! LUCKY woman! hahaha!
Happy Stitching!

Carol R said...

Lovely gift from Valerie!

Oooo that cake looks so delicious - is my slice on it's way?

Congratulations to Rowyn but what happened to the Bowl of Destiny?

Annemarie said...

It sounds like you had the perfect birthday weekend. That's another beautiful pyn keep you've received, Edgar!
LOL at Rico lighting up the west coast. Surely it's not that bad...

tammie said...

glad you had a great birthday edgar and you are so lucky to recieve all these wonderful gifts i bet you have some wonderful treasures..

cant wait to seeyour bargains;

Michele said...

Happy Birthday Edgar .. sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! The gift from Valerie is so nice :)

Can't wait to see the goodies you bought!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wow! You really made out over your birthday weekend! I love going scavaging for good stuff..the platter sounds interesting... Birthday cake was very pretty, and yummy, too, I bet. And, I'm just blown away at what a beautiful pin keep you received!! Wasn't that a gift of love, Edgar!!?? So much work and in your fav. color, too. It sounds like you had a very good B-day!!

Shelleen said...

Glad that you had a nice birthday and love your gift.

Carol said...

So glad you had such a nice bday, Edgar :-)

cathymk said...

Happy Birthday Edgar! What a lovely pinkeep! So pretty! Those licorice mints sound real yummy too!

Margaret said...

So pleased you had a happy day on your birthday. What a lot of goodies you got!! And the cake looks scrumptious

Rowyn said...

Glad you had a great day. That cake looks delicious!

Wow, I can't believe I won your gift-a-way. I think I'm on a lucky streak at the moment! Thanks so much Edgar :-)

Quirky said...

Congratulations to Rowyn. Sounds like you had a fabulous birthday. Your stitching is deserves the awe from the non-stitching community!

Hazel said...

Oh that cake!!! That cake!!! I have a bad thing for cakes at the moment. Glad you had a good one. x

Lillie said...

Happy Belated Birthday ! Wonderful gift and the cake..yummy.

Hoped you had a wonderful day.

gazette94 said...

I hope it is not too late to whish you a happy birthday, I like your cake and all your presents, I m happy that Valerie choose this quaker for your pinkeep !