Last week my 70th Birthday came and went and, whilst I had tried to keep it low key, I was treated to such lovely cards and gifts from those crafty friends who already knew and from some sleuths who found out.
Heartfelt thanks for all these beautiful handmade items and for making me feel so special.
This wonderful album was made by Neet (Hickydorums) and inspired by the recent Finnabair course she attended.
I'll show more detail later in this post.
Special cards from Dolores (Cardarian) and Sandra Grimes OSA
from Helen (Above) Vicky Stampers and Janet, Katy's Corner
Enid,Vicky Stampers and Neet
from Mo, Vicky Stampers
My family gave me some lovely gifts, including an amazing vintage patchwork quilt from DD1 and Kaffe Fassett fabric from DD2 so I can enjoy making myself a special quilt.
My grandees also created special cards for me, leaving no doubt to how old I am!
Don't you agree that these are so special?
I love that they all have navels!
More views of Neet's fabulous album and if you pop over to Hickydorums she has lots more pics and a previous post will show all she made on the Finnabair course.
Lots of texture
There were photos of my family on pages with super backgrounds
I met up with Neet on Saturday at Boundary Mill in Lancashire and her lovely fella Chas very generously treated us to the most fabulous quality fish & chips in the famous Banny's Restaurant. Not just a chippy! Take a look and pay a visit if you can for 5 star fish and chips.
Here I am with my super album
but there was also a purple gift bag of goodies all wrapped in purple tissue
and amongst all this birthday stash that Neet hatched up for me was this crazy fun gift.....
I LOVE IT!!
Thanks so much to Neet and Chas for a wonderful unexpected birthday treat.
Later we went on to visit a fabric shop in Nelson as I was looking for the perfect material to make my grandees fancy dresses from the Disney film "Frozen".
We ended up in the Asian Bazaar in Nelson which was a fascinating market full of saris and Indian outfits, trimmings and jewellery. Chas spotted a shop nearby selling fabric and I was thrilled to get exactly what I need there for only £1.50 and £2.00 per (very generous) yard.
Neet bought an embroidered Indian dress for herself and when she arrived home there were trousers and a stole in the packet with it.
I bought these fabulous buttons which I can forsee being used as fasteners for bags and notebooks.
It was such a good day and I think we'll pay another visit there one day.