Friday, 28 October 2011

57 years ago today....

57 years ago today, the HDHBEM brought me into the world and has loved me to bits ever since.   This morning she presented me with a beautiful card and vouchers to the LNS and tomorrow she is taking me to buy me a birthday present.   She insists that I choose it myself so a-shopping we will go.

HDHBEM isn't well tonight so we will leave the birthday meal until tomorrow when we plan to go to a Japanese restaurant across the harbour.   That is after we have been to the LNS and birthday-gift shopping.

I started this last weekend and was really up to speed last night until I found that in all my mountain of stash there was no DMC 225.   Near my work there is a small sewing machine repair shop which has a few DMC threads and fortunately the one I needed, so tonight I will complete this.  Only another two roses to go.   Why oh why, do roses have to have so many shades of colour??  

My mental list of "want to stitch" grows ever longer but I have three must-be-finished pieces.   Two of those are for Christmas gifts so I have an immovable deadline which is probably a good thing.   Although I may be distracted by these....

My requests at the Library came in this week.   I'm looking forward to seeing whether Jeffery Deaver's James Bond is as fulfilling as Ian Fleming's were.   Sebastian Faulk's 2008 Bond novel failed to meet my expectations and became, for me, merely one crossed off the list.

Hopefully back with some more progress and photos tomorrow.   Have a great night everyone.

12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Your roses might have a lot of colors in them, but that's probably what makes them so beautiful.

    I'm curious about how the new Bond book will be.

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  2. Oh, happy birthday, dear Margaret! What a mum, no fuss knows just what you like in the gift department! Hope she feels better quickly. Love the rosy stitching, hope we get to see when it's finished. Only ever read Mr F's original novels so can't comment.

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  3. Happy Birthday Margaret
    ciao Pat

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  4. Many happy returns, enjoy your special day. I hope your mum feels better soon.

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  5. Happy Birthday Margaret! Hope you enjoy your special day. You have a great Mum. Have fun shopping.
    What is the rose going to be? It is very pretty.

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  6. Happy Birthday! I pray HDHBEM is feeling better and will join you for your special dinner and shopping trip. I do miss my HB1LM so very much (Half Blind, 1 legged, Mother) so very much.

    I love the roses you are working on. May we have the pattern name and designer? I'd love to give them a try.

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  7. Happy Birthday Margaret! Enjoy your dinner out and have fun shopping! :)

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  8. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your shopping trip and your dinner!! I hope your mother is feeling better!

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  9. Happy Birthday To You!!! What a bevy of beautiful birthday cards. Your stitching looks so soft and pretty. It is a pain in the neck to have to switch colors so many times in a small area, but the end result is well worth it. (I can easily say that as you are the one who has to swap colors every minute or two, not me, haha!) But it is soooo pretty. Thanks for the book suggestions...I'm always looking for new ideas. Have a fabulous day shopping and dining tomorrow! Best to you and your lovely HDHBEM!

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