Thursday, 18 March 2010

A Grand Day In!

It's been one of those weeks - nothing has quite worked out the way it was planned, but it has been good, nonetheless. This enormous bunch of beautiful alstromeria were given to me by our youngest daughter and her husband and the lovely beads below were from her older sister. They are most unusual, some of them are covered in fine fabric which looks a little like the wonderful Japanese patchwork fabrics, while others are cover with fine cord wound round the bead. There is a wooden one, opaque ones like mini crystal balls and metal ones.

I also had chocolates and gift vouchers as well as an indoor plant, and that was just for Mothering Sunday. Yesterday was my birthday and the gifts kept coming. I always feel sorry for my offspring with the two occasions coming so close together but I was showered with goodies and fuss on both days. These lovely handmade toiletries were from daughter No3 - I shall rival Cleopatra as I bathe in goats' milk, honey and oatmeal!
Daughter No2 gave me the beautiful slice of agate seen here on our windowsill - it looks wonderful with sunlight shining through it. Our son and his wife gave me a digital photo frame which is a bit scary as I have to find out how it works. The instructions look fairly straightforward so I might be able to do it myself.
Daughters 3 and 4 had planned to take me out yesterday, but life took over and prevented that so it has been postponed until next Monday - more treats to come. I stayed in instead and received a steady stream of visitors all day which was very enjoyable and in the evening my husband took me to our favourite country pub where the food is excellent, and we had a delicious dinner. I am just about to order part of his gift - Jan Messent's new book due out next month 'Celtic & Viking Embroidery'. It just goes on and on!



13 comments:

Gina said...

May the celebrations continue! Happy Birthday Heather.

Nellie's Needles said...

Happy Birthday. You're still younger than Elvis.

May there be many more such celebrations with your thoughtful family. Those are wonderful gifts.

maggi said...

Happy birthday Heather. The beads are amazing and that slice of agate is so beautiful. Enjoy your continuing celebrations.

Julie said...

Very Happy Birthday to you Heather! What a lovely collection of gifts and the agate is wonderful!

Carol Q said...

you have some fabulous daughters Heather - don't they come up with wonderful gifts!!

Heather said...

I am very blessed with my brood - they are all lovely people and we have great times together even if, sometimes, those times have to be less frequent.

HDD said...

What a wonderful collection of gifts.
Love the beads Heather

Heather

Penny said...

Belated Happy Birthday what a wonderful collection of presents and I do hope you have more lovely days ahead.
Hate to say it but mine tend to forget my birthday!

Lyn said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes!
Love
Love
Lyn
xxx

Robin Mac said...

Belated birthday greetings Heather, I love it when the celebrations go on and on. You already have some fabulous goodies, especially the agate. I looks beautiful on your windowsill. Cheers, Robin

Linda said...

**Happy Birthday Heather**
I'm glad to see you had lots of attention and great gifts from your loved ones! And an evening at a nice local pub sounds perfect to me :-)

Kim Dellow said...

Happy birthday, Have a lovely time. Kim

BT said...

Well what a lucky Mum/birthday girl you are. I'm sure you deserve all those wonderful presents, visitors and that lovely meal. It shows what a super person you are. (I had to laugh at the word verification, it's spermst)!!!