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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Defenitely NO Stitchy gifts!!

Here's what DH and kids come up with during their short shopping spree friday evening. DH just let the kids buy what they would like to give and they've chosen the two candles in flower form, the red and purple plus a comb and slippers. DH got me a gift coupon, 150 euro's, for me to order/buy a sun glass. He can't just buy it as i need to go and try and be fitted for my eyes. It's a jewelry shop too where the coupon came from so i can use it for jewelry if i want, he said but i really need a sun glass these days for driving.


These are gift coupons too but wrapped in quite big packings instead to an envelope. It's for beauty treatment. As some knows i go for treatment once every 6 or 8 weeks.

This a picture of all the gifts i received yesterday except one as i noticed i didn't include the orchid which is in the side kitchen. Got lots of flower bulbs in pots mainly for outside. But i find them so beautiful to bring them outside in this weather we have right now, it's dark and raining. Aside from that, A couple of books, red wines, a beautiful rose shirt, a dustbuster, lotions&shampoo's.

See, Defenitely NO Stitchy gifts. Almost all our family and friends doesn't know about my stitching hobby and anyway there's almost nothing to buy of it here on the island.


This is just a part of the snacks i made in the morning before visitors arrived early afternoon. Around 15 people came in the afternoon and half of them stayed for dinner. Not many as i had expected, i think a few friends from the mainland had forgotten when i told them last dec. about celebrating it in January. Anyway, after dinner came 10 more people and most of the visitors in the afternoon went home or else the space in the living room is not enough.

It was busy for me but also enjoyed and does everyone or else they won't stay until around 2 AM!!
We cleaned the place at once and went to bed after 3 AM.



And here's a stitchy pic, a start for my next ornament SAL.







Received this one from Sandy at ILCS yahoo group for my Friendship quilt squares collection. I LOVE it! Thanks so much, Sandy.





NOW, i am off to arrange snacks for the kids as their friends are here for the afternoon. Grace and her friend Saar are on the Play Station with Sing-A-Long while Chris and his friend Mels with the Wii Guitar Hero.

A VERY big THANK YOU for all the wishes and comments over my last post. Not even one had said to give in to the challenge for the New Year's Dive. We'll see, as i said i will join too next year.....!

24 comments:

mollycaff said...

Looks like you had a great birthday Mylene with lots of gifts. I don't get stitchy gifts from my family either, so I just treat myself to something now and again ;-)

Julie said...

Beautiful gifts and lots of friends to celebrate with you, what a wonderful time you must have had.

Maddy*Moo said...

WOW you have managed to do so much over December and you've received some lovely packages too I see, enjoy your new stash! A happy belated birthday! Glad to hear you had a lovely day sounds like it was a little hectic, anyway you'll be happy to have your feet up now. Look forward to seeing more of your work for the new year!

Jan said...

Sorry I'm late but it looks like you had a happy birthday any way.
No I wouldn't have done the swim either - they're all totally mad.
Wrap up warm and take care

Christine said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration, and you got some great gifts too.
My girls and their friends are also playing Sing star on the playstation, thats why I'm in here on the computer ;)

Heather said...

beautiful gifts . I don't get stitchy gifts either but looks like you had lots of fun and love on your birthday

Maggie said...

You had some lovely pressies there, i don't get stitchy gifts either, like you my family is not really aware that i stitch and wouldn't know what to get.
Enjoy your presents.

Maggie x

Threads and thoughts said...

Very nice gifts you received. And the food sounds yummie!
As I buy most of my stash myself, and my family and friends don't stitch, they just don't know what to give on that front. I don't mind, other gifts are very welcome too!

Annie said...

Looks like a great haul even without stitchy gifts. Glad it was so fun.

Shell said...

lovely gifts,sounds like you had a great time with friends and family.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hello Mylene
I am happy to hear you had a good birthday. It sounds like you had a busy day with all those visitors! You look to have some lovely gifts.
Your stitching is looking great too.
Lindsay

Suzanne said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday. You got some great gifts, even if you didn't receive any stitchy gifts.

Siobhan said...

It looks like you got a great birthday haul, Mylene! My family also doesn't do stitchy gifts...If I get them, I have to order them myself, which is fine, since it means I get what I want! Glad you had a good day! :)

Margaret said...

First of all congratulations to Grace for taking the New Years dive. This is something she & her friends will always remember having done together.

Sounds like you had a lovely belated birthday party. Great gifts even if they weren't stitchy.

Sally said...

Lovely gifts Mylene. It sounds like you had a wonderful party.

Debra said...

Looks like you had a great birthday.
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Debra in Indiana

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Mylene, it looks like you were well-treated for your birthday! Hooray!!

Shari said...

it looks & sounds as if you had a wonderful birthday celebration! How fun to get together with family & friends!!!

Barbara said...

Hi Mylene,
So glad your birthday celebration turned out so lovely and your computer is fixed. I wouldn't have taken the water plunge either - way too cold for me. LOL I'm always amazed at how much stitching you do and it's all so nicely done.
Barb in TX

Meari said...

Lots of great gifts, Mylene! Sounds like your 'day' was a fun one. Those snacks look yummy! What are they?

Carin said...

Great gifts, Mylene. It sounds like you had a perfect day.

Doris said...

great gift Mylene! and the coupon are really usefull!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Lovely gifts Mylene. Sounds like you had a great time with your famaly and friends.

Karan said...

Wow you have been busy Mylene - enjoying my catch up. :0)
Looks & sounds like you had a lovely belated birthday celebration. Lovely gifts ... & finishes. :0)