Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday night with friends and gifts


Cheryll hosted Friday night with friends last night so it was the perfect opportunity to start this month's Chateau Hexagon block.  I got as far as appliqueing the wheelbarrow and started the stitching.
Yesterday was also my birthday and I was spoilt with lovely gifts from family; phone calls; a lunch date with my three sisters and a niece.  Paul looked after dinner and I had got Jack the Giant Slayer from the DVD store so I was able to settle in to my evening of stitching.
Look at the wonderful gifts in the second photo that I received from Leanne.  She had even wrapped the parcel in a gorgeous spotted ribbon.  Thank you Leanne, I love everything and you helped make the day special.
The last swap for Mrs Martin's lets celebrate was a morning tea swap and Michelle sent me two lovely house mug rugs with the pretty tag and teabag.  Since tea is my go-to drink, I can confirm they are getting lots of use!  I made Michelle the Tea Time mug rug which is a free pattern here.  Then just for fun I made her the crochet mug cosy from Mollie Makes magazine, issue 7.  I'm not sure how useful it is but I thought it was kind of cute!
We are enjoying spring-like weather here today, it has been such a mild winter.  Lovely. Wendy xx

30 comments:

  1. Happy birthday for yesterday Wendy!!! :-) Sounds like you had a most lovely day too. I love all your gifts & swap gifts also - those mug mats are just beautiful as are the fabrics used in yours & your swap partners. Feels like I could just reach into the screen & grab that caramello choc!!!!! Hugs, Julie x0x

    ReplyDelete
  2. OhHappy Birthday for yesterday... sounds like a lovely day and some lovely homemade goodness presents with it too...
    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Birthday Wendy. Sounds like you had a lovely day celebrating. Love your gifts, and the little tea cosy is very cute.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Birthday Wendy, it sounds like you had a lovely birthday with everyone looking after you :-) There have been some gorgeous gifts too-ing and fro-ing at your place lately. Hope the rest of your weekend is as nice.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Birthday, Wendy..lots of lovely things to share with us in this post..it sounds like it was just the perfect way to spend your birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy Birthday Wendy - sounds like a lovely day spent with family, and some lovely gifts there as well.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely gift you have received and sent. The mug cosy is perfect with its little tag.
    Cute new stitching too.
    Sounds like you enjoyed a perfect day.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fun birthday! Glad it was one where you were spoilt! I love all I see!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy Birthday Wendy, you had a wonderful day. Love the stitchy goodness you received. Especially love the mug cosy.

    Enjoy the year ahead.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

    ReplyDelete
  10. what gorgeous gifts you got Wendy and a big happy birthday to you.xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy Birthday. I love the gifts you got and the mug cosy you did is very cute. The Chateau Hexagon looks lovely.

    valspierssews@gmail.com
    http://valspierssews.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy Birthday Wendy. Lovely gifts from Leanne and lovely mug rugs given and received. Your block for the Lynette Anderson quilt is gorgeous. Hugs....

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Birthday, lots of lovely goodies here. I love the stitchery background fabric and can't wait to see this completed.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Belated Birthday Wishes Wendy, hope you had a fabulous day, looks like you had some lovely gifts, I especially love the teabag mug rug.......I couldn't do without my regular cup of tea.

    Your little wheelbarrow is so sweet, you made a good start on your new stitchery, it will look beautiful when it's finished. xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hope you a lovely birthday.Lots of great gifts and I love that stitchery.xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sending belated Birthday Wishes. (We share the same birthday.) Beautiful gifts. hugs

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy Birthday !!!
    Wonderful gifts.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy Birthday! I love your gifts I have to make a tea cozy.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy belated birthday , I hope it was a very special day for you. You received some lovely gifts from friends and family :-) hugs Sheila

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Wendy, sending lots of happy hugs you way for your Birthday... lovely gifts there... x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy birthday Wendy !! I send you a lot of wishes of happiness for this year to come !!
    You have been spoiled ! what lovely presents !!
    and bravo for your progresses on Château Hexagone !
    Florence

    ReplyDelete
  22. So glad you loved your birthday gifts, I loved making them for you. Enjoy them all.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Wendy,
    A Happy belated Birthday to you. Lovely gifts you have there. Love the mug rug, too cute.
    Cheers, Anita.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Happy Belated birthday Wendy..
    Lovely gifts you received.
    Thanks for the link for the Rug Mug.. Nice one.
    At least you have started your third block.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love the houses mug rugs!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy Birthday....gorgeous gifts that you've received.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely gifts and mug rugs!
    Happy Birthday, may all your wishes come true!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

    ReplyDelete
  28. Happy Birthday Wendy. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Happy Belated birthday my dear. You received some lovely gifts.
    Hugs
    donna

    ReplyDelete
  30. Happy birthday for last week Wendy, hope you had a wonderful day! Your gifts are beautiful. That is a very pretty fabric you're using for Chateau Hexagon, this is another pretty block.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a message!