Wednesday, 4 July 2007

21 again !!...............


Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!

37 today, one step closer to the big four-o and the huge party I'll be having! I've had a fantastic day, the sun shone for a bit of it (expectations have been lowered when it comes to summer weather!) and Ian and I had a day without children, which is rarer than a total eclipse. My great friend Andrea had Kitty for the day and we skipped off to Nailsworth for a day of relaxation.

Inevitably we had to go into a couple of the shops, just for a look you understand! And look what my darling hubby (not married, but it sounds so much better than partner, boyfriend etc!!) got me..............

Now, I know to some people this would be an insult as a birthday present, but I LOVE it, and I love that Ian understands my madness and bought it for me. I'm not some closet ironing fanatic but it's old and worn and goes so well in the kitchen I figure I'll just want to iron - will it work, do you think??

We had a great lunch without being distracted, and had the luxury of sitting and drinking coffee without having to gulp it down before child one attempts to kill child two. All in all a fab day, worth being 37 for!
I've had some gorgeous gifts, maybe I'll post some piccies at a later date, but I must say thanks to all my friends who read this blog (you know who you are!) for their thoughtful presents, very gratefully received!

Kitty enjoyed her day, thank you for all the kind wishes. I'm now wondering how we can fit all these extra toys in the house! We decorated the kitchen with bunting because a garden party was out of the question, seeing as we're in the middle of monsoon season. She partied with 4 of her friends, ate far too much junk food, screamed around the house and flaked out at about 6pm in her "bestest present" - the Barbie sleeping bag -Thank-you Andrea!

I have to say the rag doll and patchwork quilt I sat up until the wee hours slaving over did not receive as ecstatic a response! Barbie rules methinks! The patchwork party bags were well received - little did they know that halfway through making them I questioned my own sanity and wondered why I didn't just buy plastic ones!

Lastly I must apologise for being a bad blogger - I will be catching up on all your news later this week - promise!

19 comments:

Rubyred said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!I'm a bit closer to 40 than you,i'ts next month!Glad you had a lovely day with your "hubby" The ironing board is lovely,I think I have the same madness!I love your dolly patchwork quilt,I made one similar.Was it from a book called Embroiderd Treasures? ( or something like that)As for the patchwork party bags,they're so pretty! must have taken you forever!

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Birthday to you. A day alone with hubby is quite a treat and you got an ironing board! Love the patchwork quilt and bags, childrens' birthdays are very tiring aren't they!
Kim x

Kristy said...

Happy birthday!You are as old as me now. I love the ironing board and would definately have bought it too!

Mary said...

happy birthday and you are so young.I would love to see 40 again and know what I know now!! part bags were fab I hope the girls will treasure them

Mary said...

happy birthday and you are so young.I would love to see 40 again and know what I know now!! part bags were fab I hope the girls will treasure them

French Knots said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day. The party bags are super - I'm half way through making some for my daughter's party and now I'm wishing mine were patchwork too!

Swirlyarts said...

Happy birthday! I'll bet you enjoyed your child free time - and what a good way to enjoy your birthday. I love the bunting and what a great idea for party bags - must have taken you ages though!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a fab day, and I LOVE your present from your hubbie!!! The little patchwork quilt is so cute too! A big one for your bed would be lovely, but who would ever have the time to make one that big-definately not me!!!

Sew Recycled! said...

Happy Birthday - it will be my 37th this year, and yes I have one of those hubby's ,not married get fed up saying partner/boyfriend! Loving the ironing board, oh those cosy autumn afternoons in steam! We had a lovely lunch out aswell without children, wow I had forgotten what it was like! Glad you had a lovely day - Nailsworthy is lovely.

mollycupcakes said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday. It sounds like you had the best day.
I just love the ironing board, will you be recovering the top?
Looking forward to seeing some of your other presents, ooow I love birthdays.

The bunting is gorgeous, I put some up for Daisy's 1st birthday in March and it's still hanging in the dinning room lol I dont want to take it down. Looks pretty. I must really, it was a present from her Grandma and belongs in her bedroom. (naughty me ;))

Many happy returns.
Catherine x

Isobel said...

Happy Birthday. I am a bit late but I wish all the best to you. :)
x

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you had a wonderful day. I love your birthday present, It is so fabulous!

My 33 birthday is coming up next week too... I see we are both Cancer's...:)

Heather

Anonymous said...

happy birthday! I think that your prezzie is lovely, glad you had a nice day, I have also put bunting up in the kitchen, as I am fed up waiting for the summer.
I think your blog is really pretty.
mandy.

Andrea said...

Just had a nose at your old blogs and I love all your pics taken around your Home, you must be pleased with the ironing board...its really cool! Happy belated Birthday wishes!! Andrea x

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Birthday to you...and I totally understand the ironing board present!!

a pink-bee said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you :)!!
The ironing board looks perfect:)
Patchwork party bags how neat !!!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Haha!! You did make me laugh- we are obviously quite similar in terms of disaster teenage haircuts and stork-like tendencies.....

dottycookie said...

Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

I love those party bags - never mind the children, I might make them for the mummies next year!

Lycklig said...

What nice fabrics! I like that so much. I love reading your blog and added it to mine. Many greetings from germany, Gisela