Monday, October 5, 2009

A Really Nice Birthday Weekend!!

GR&DF another year rolls by and I ain't what I used to be!!! We had a wonderfully quite and relaxing weekend - and even though I moved one year closer to oblivion it is nice to sit down and to look back on the past.

But first I should announce the winner of the 2nd Annual Hobbit Birthday Giveaway -
After cutting up 27+ pages of emails....

... and filling up the bowl of destiny.... then getting out the Hag Claw....

and with The Peach checking the name ..... we have a winner.....


- Teresa S from Washington State - is our winner this year - Congratulations!!!!! I was just blown away by the comments - you are all so nice!!! and then from Friday's post the super Birthday Wishes - once again they wash over one like cyber hugs!!!! Thank you all so much - You certainly can't beat this group of great people!!!

What we did this weekend - after spending Friday afternoon at the auto fix it place - and spending not quit a bazillion dollars but damn close - was to stay in the house and not do a blasted thing on Saturday. I worked on Sail Away quite a bit and took this picture in the fading light of day -

It really isn't this blue/grey but the light sort of bit the big one so there ya go! I did notice right now that I forgot to back stitch the little sheep's legs so they are sort of floating on the grass - which is kind of odd!!

Then on Sunday - we did something we have been talking about for a while now. We drove on over to the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire - It happens on the first Sunday of every month and they have over 800 dealers attending. We spent 7 hours there and saw only about 3/4's of the booths. I did take my camera and got a few snaps - since it is close to the Holidays there was lots of Christmas stuff - like this....

Great Santa light bulb - now I don't know if it worked or not but I thought it was really interesting. There were also these....

great glistening reindeer - this picture does not in any way come close to how great these sparkly beauties looked - they really caught my attention.
Here is the a little grouping of Holiday cheer....

I did get something - Dale wanted to buy me a Birthday present and I picked out a wall pocket/vase. Here is a snap -


The one on the left is the one Dale got me yesterday the one on the right came out of my Great-Grand Mother's home in Decatur Georgia. I can not remember ever seeing another wall pocket like this and when I saw it I had to have it!! I got two wall pockets from my Grand Mother's estate when we broke up her house - both came from her mother's house in Decatur, Georgia. Here is a snap of the other pocket -

I love having a pair of the blue and white ones, but now I have to decide where I want to hang them. I always remember my granny having Ivy growing in them and they hung in the Florida Room (sun porch).

Other presents I received for my Birthday.... some cards from loved ones....

Filled with love, cash and gift certificates!!
I also got some presents from cyber friends living far away - Carol in the UK sent me -

This really cute needle book and some of my favorite gold needles!!
From Margaret, New Zealand came ...

...a great addition to my Royal Comparatives. Carol S one of my first cyber friends sent me a Gift Certificate to Stitching Bits and Bobs - and with all the great releases coming out now that will certainly come in handy!! Thank you all Dear Friends - my special day was just GREAT!!!

I think that's about all sports fans!! Thank you again for all your good wishes!!

Take care,
edgar

25 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Congrats to Teresa! I'm glad you had a good weekend and birthday! What a lovely time you must have had at the antique booths! Being as that is right up your alley, I know you had a great time. You don't see wall pockets that often and you have some great ones! Have a really super day Edgar!!!

Sharon said...

Yea, Teresa! (and good job Peach!) :) Now, if you could just train her to cut all the entries into squares and not just draw the winner.....lol
I'm so happy that you had a lovely week-end birthday! How beautiful those wall pockets are! They were MEANT to be yours - sort of ties your past family memories with new ones! Sweet!!!
Have a lovely week! :)

Denise said...

Edgar,
I'm glad you had a nice birthday!
Now, that is my kind of flea market - I would love to visit there! I live in Chatsworth, GA so
I'm not too terribly far from Decatur. The wall vases are lovely and it's great that you found one to match your grandmother's.
I really enjoy reading your blog,
it's truly unique!

Tracey said...

Congrats Teresa, you lucky girl! Edgar, so glad you had a good b-day! Your Sail Away looks beautiful, and I love those little Santas standing on their heads! Too cute!

Peg said...

Congrats to your birthday gift away winner! What a great birthday weekend you had. Loved the pictures from the flea market....and OMG to find the exact same wall pocket that your great grand had what are the odds of that. They are just beautiful and will look great anywhere you decide to hang them. Glad you had a super birthday.

Berit said...

Over 27 pages!? Wow! You're working hard on your birthday weekend; aren't you supposed to be taking it easy?:D

As for your giveaway, I can't wait for the winner to receive it so that we can see the peektures!!

Awesome job finding a matching wall vase; I love those colours in ceramics.

Finally, what brand are your favorite needles? So far, I've only used John James, but I seem to like them pretty well. They do say that ignorance is bliss!!

valerie said...

Congrats to Teresa! Lovely work on your Sail Away...it looks fantastic! The Antique show sounds like fun...I should go one day. So amazing that you found a matching wall pocket to your grandmothers! So nice to have a matching set. So glad you had a nice birthday!

Myriam said...

Super, ta journée d'anniversaire a été agréable!Et des cartes et des cadeaux!
Finesse et tons tendresse pour cette broderie.Bravo!

Kielrain said...

Your sail away stitching is looking great!

Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday weekend.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Your Sail Away is gorgeous Edgar.

It sounds like you had a very enjoyable birthday which is the way it should be. I have a wall pocket very similar to the one that has the green and blue flowers except mine has an iris. Don't you love the shape of these?

Colleen said...

Good for Teresa!! I'm so glad you had a pleasant birthday!! I have my mother's wall pockets and truly treasure them. They have traveled all around the country with me for many years. :)

Daffycat said...

Happy birthday, Edgar! It looks like it was a happy one!

Congratulations, Teresa!

mainely stitching said...

Twenty seven pages? Oh my heavens!!! Congratulations to the delighted winner, and a happy (belated) birthday to you. :D

FayeRaye said...

Happiest of birthday's to you Edgar! You deserved an awesome birthday weekend! Faye PS-congrats to Teresa toooo!~ Faye

Susimac said...

You sound like you have had a great birthday - what wonderful gifts you have received too, I love your wall vases and how lucky you got a match for the blue one from your friend, they are so pretty.

Love seeing your Sail away progress, its looking great.

((HUGS))

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday weekend (except for the car -- bummer!) That is sooooo cool that you found that wall vase that matches your Great Grandmother's. How neat is that! I love the other one from your Great Grandmother too. Sailing Away looks great! I have yet to finish those last rows on mine. :( Congrats to Theresa -- I hope we get to see the prize. :D

JOLENE said...

Congrats to Teresa and also to you, Edgar, on a fabulous finish on your SAL project!!! Yeah!!! I really admire that Santa light bulb, it is way cool. I collect antique Christmas ornaments and Santa's. Love the magical feeling and memories they hold. Antiqe hunting/thrifting are right up my alley, what do you collect in particular? Maybe I will run across something fun to send you for a belated Birthday gift. Seriously, send me an email and I will keep my eye out!! Take care.

Gaynor said...

Glad you had a great birthday and congratulations Theresa!
My exchange item has been received so I have put a shout out re; your blog and thanks for the inspiration!

StitchWiz said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday Edgar! Those wall pockets are gorgeous and I can't believe you found a match! I'd love to find some pink ones, I will have to keep my eyes open. Have a great day!
Leeanne

Carol R said...

Congratulations to Teresa!
Great weekend pictures Edgar - thanks for sharing.

Hazel said...

Ahhh happy belated birthday Edgar! You got some lovely things.

Loraine said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday Edgar!
I hope it was great.
I looovve the Christmas stuff you saw at the fair! I need some of those vintage antique Christmas decorations for my house this year. I've been searching everywhere in vain. Perhaps a trip to Alameda is in order!
What incredible wall sconces. I really love them.

CindyMae said...

Congrats to the winner! You stitching is looking gorgeous as usual!! Wonderful cards and goodies you got for your birthday. Thanks for sharing the snaps with us, looks and sounds like an awesome event!

Cindy F. said...

Happy belated birthday Edgar! I'm glad you're starting to feel better and hope you're 100% very soon!

Beautiful stitching as always!

Congrats to Teresa!!

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