Monday, 3 August 2009

~ Special Times ~

Those of you who read my blog may have noticed I always like to add a quote at the end. Well this time I thought I might change things around and start with a quote as well.......

"One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything."
~ Oscar Wilde. 1854- 1900

I just love this quote but sorry Oscar, I am not listening to you today and as I remember those known to me (and those I don't know) who haven't reached it , I feel very glad to be able to say I have turned 60.:)))) I am very blessed with the best family, good health and great friends.

My two stitching buddies, Mary and Sandra, both whom I meet through our mutual love of stitching via the Internet, have once again given me the most wonderful stitching treasures which I really want to show you. These two dear friends always put so much effort into wrapping my gifts in the loveliest way which always makes opening them such a joy. Look at this....

Mary chose a bird theme for her wrapping and even made the little box the packages came in. She also makes the most beautiful cards and the detail in this card is amazing. The hummingbirds go with the bird theme.
This is what was in these little delights.
Don't you just love this tiny oil can and Sandra and I do have a purpose in mind for it so 'watch this space' to see how it might end up. Also those old wooden spools, so nice to have. As well as all these treasures Sandra included two pieces of fabric which we are planning to use for a couple of our future SAL's ~we plan ahead :))) and even have next years SAL planned and as if all that wasn't enough, look what else was in the gift.....
As always Sandra's stitching is utter perfection and I can tell you this needlebook is no exception.

Now look what was in Mary's treasure chest.

I love the bird fabric and that little bird button is so precious. Thank you so much dear friends for making my birthday special.

To celebrate our joint birthday's (DH's is five days after mine) our family gave us a weekend away at the Gold Coast with tickets to see the "Australian Outback Spectacular" and what a spectacular show it was.

This is the view of Broad Beach from our 11th floor room.
Don't you just love the blue sky in the middle of winter.

I am a little bit behind again with my SAL but hopefully will catch up and have something to show in my next post.

I am going to end with another quote as well....

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
~ Author Unknown

Oh Yes, just one more thing..... Ben asked me to says thank you so much for your kind comments.


  1. I just discovered your blog yesterday. Happy Birthday!



    The best wishes for the next wonderful years - have a great time, and a lot of kisses to Ben from me and Sheila, Hugs Jade

  3. The very best of wishes on your birthday!

  4. Happy B-day Chrissie....I've been enjoying that same b-day since January. It has been a wonderful year.
    Madi and Mom

  5. Elizabeth from the Gold Coast6 August 2009 at 7:01 am

    Many Happy Returns on your Special Birthday Chrissie...I had my 60th three years ago and like you I am proud of my age...
    Age is just a number so I don't see why so many people keep their age a secret. (that's my opinion anyway).
    Glad to hear you enjoyed Outdoor Spectacular, it's a world class show isn't it?

    Hello and licks to Ben from Molly.

  6. Lovely gifts from Mary, I don't need to bring you a tape measure in a tin after all. I'm intrugued by the other thing she sent you, I can't work out what it is. Talk soon.

  7. Chrissie, happy, happy birthday! Hope you had a day filled with lots of presents and no cooking :-).

    Love all the gifts from Sandra and Mary, they are gorgeous.

  8. Oh Happy Birthday Chrissie!!! I never would have guessed your age ~ You are certainly young at heart. Best wishes for your special day. Karen and Cider xoxoxo

  9. Chrissie, wishing you the happiest of birthdays (and to your DH, too!)with many more years filled with happiness, health, happy dances, and pup snuggles.

    Your gifts are BEAUTIFUL--lucky you!!

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chrissie!!
    Lovely post & quotes & what a fabulous spot you and your DH chose to celebrate your birthdays together!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. I've been absent from the online stitching community due to work commitments. Sorry I'm so late in commenting, but please accept my best wishes for a happy belated birthday! (Perhaps you can use this message as a reason to celebrate just a bit longer.)

    Love all the goodies you received. So nice of your friends to spoil you like that. And I love your quotes. Perfect!! May you have many happy returns of your special day!!