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Birthday girl....

Hello everyone!

I celebrated my birthday last Monday and I can honestly tell  you that I'm spoilt rotten.....

Surrounded by family and friends. But also cards from friends from far away and  breathtaking gifts.
I already gave thanks to them personally ( some of them by email)  but I wanted to show you all the beauty that is now surrounding me....

Yes; a picture overload. I just want to warn you.....

Giséle sent me this gorgeous plaque:




Tante Käthe sent me this card whicih is also a wonderful puuzzle; brilliant!




She also sent me this banner:




Ira is a very dear friend and sent me a stunning card, a GORGEOUS  pincushion and a bracelet that took my breath away....




And then a package came from Ros. She has become a very dear and close friend.
And she spoilt me rotten...
An amazing card that I love. I have a place in my heart for banners and she knows that :)




A notebook; handmade...so precious. Love it!




Sorry for the blurry picture; IRL this tag is so so gorgeous:




Such a clever girl :) to use one of the photos of our silver wedding and she framed it.
Fabulous; look at all the blue gems.....



I almost hit the floor when I looked at this:




One of my sisters Jacqueline ( just started a blog and pictures will be there very soon)
came last Sunday and stayed till Tuesday. She gave me the cutest buttons I've ever seen. Yes; if there is a cake or pie involved you got me :)



And a wonderful book with 200 recipes for cakes and pies; yummy!



Jeanne my sister came also . She knew that I wanted to learn how to quilt and made me a starters kit
A folder with all  kinds of handy dandy supplies.... 




Another folder with quilt-yarn, needles, pins  a quilt thimble and needle wallets:




She made a few bases to start with log cabin squares and added a few examples of different log cabin patterns:




Some ribbon to add oto my quilt and card projects. Or an art quilt....




The fabric is to die for:




A close up of a needle wallet; she made it herself



Sweeties thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I never ever expected to be spoilt rotten but you did.
And I am so thankful!

A big hug and XXXXX


And before I go here is a peek of my very first log cabin square. Hand sewn; no sewing machine:



Yes I know no red square in the center :)
But this is my first attempt  and I just picked some fabric that I love :)

Till soon!
Stella

Comments

Sonia said…
Hi Stella
OMG!.. wonderful gift!.. Belated Birthday Stella!
A big hug to you!... you will have some duties on kitchen with that book.. also will have some time creating with that fab gift.
Enjoy your days and have fun!
Greetings from Puerto Rico.
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60
Tante Käthe said…
You deserve all your wonderful gifts!

I love your first attempt, I would NEVER have the patience for it, can't wait to the see it in whole.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs
Majo
M@rjan said…
Van harte gefeliciteerd nog, meid!! Wat een prachtige dingen heb je gekregen, je zult wel met je hoofd in de wolken hebben rondgelopen en misschien nog wel! Erg, erg mooi en leuk allemaal.
Sorry als ik niet overal op reageer, we zijn aan het klussen en mijn computer moet eraf soms, en drukdruk, dus ja... Maar je snapt het wel. En je weet dat wat jij ook maakt, ik dat prachtig vind!! Fijn weekend, Stella.

Groetjes, Marjan
Ros said…
Oh my goodness ... what a fabulous birthday you have had ... such wonderful things .... I love the heart from your sister and your quilt square is amazing!! and by hand too ... you are clever ... so much I could say about the lovely things ... but you just enjoy! xxx
Lin said…
Happy belated birthday, Stella! Love seeing all your goodies, and your quilt block is wonderful - if you don't want a red center square, then don't put one in. I think I've only used red once.....and only because it was one of the main colors of the quilt. That's a great pattern to get started with!
BEAR's Mom said…
Happy Belated Birthday Dear Stells
you are spoiled because you are a sweetheart
and everyone loves you!!!
you rec'd so many beautiful treasures!!! WOW
and you are well on your way to making a lovely quilt...your first try~~~and by hand AWESOME!
enjoy all your goodies sweetie :D
BEAR HUGS xxx
~victoria~
Lynne K said…
Happy belated birthday, Stella! I'm glad you had a lovely day, and what wonderful gifts and cards you received! Well done on your first quilting attempt. It looks very good, such pretty fabric too!

I'm so pleased to know that your FIL is on the mend, and hope that he continues to improve.

I'm still busy with preparations for our house move, so not much time for blogging here! Going up to Scotland next week to do some house hunting. Wish us luck that we find the right one to buy!

Hugs, Lynne xx
**Farrah** said…
I was a little nervous when you dissappeared for a week..... glad it was for birthday celebrations!!!!
Your friends must think the world of you to send such lovely gifts, congrats to you.
Allereerst nog van harte gefeliciteerd en wat ben je verwend zeg! Prachtige en lieve cadeautjes, ben reuze benieuwd naar je vorderingen op quilt-gebied en denk dat daar ook af en toe wel wat van op je blog te zien zal zijn! Het begin is er! Liefs en fijn weekend,

Corine
Sylvia said…
How beautiful Stella! How lucky you are, to be so loved.
Sasha said…
I'm so pleased for you, Stella. You deserve to be spolied and receive all these lovely gifts. People are returning your love and kindness xx
shooting star said…
birthday wishes!!!!...and such wonderful stuff!!!
Linda B said…
What a haul... so many sweet, lovely gifts and cards. The ribbon and fabric are fantastic... yum! Best wishes, dear Stella, and Happy Birthday!
Linda R. said…
Well I can feel the love all the way over here in Vegas.. I do hope you had the best Birthday ever.. You are so sweet you deserve it..

Hugs, Linda
Petra Tillmann said…
Nog gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Stella! Je bent flink verwend met prachtige spulletjes! Groetjes, Petra
Jeanneke said…
Wat heb je een prachtig log cabin blok gemaakt, Stel! Veel plezier met "prikken"; je maakt al zulke fantastisch mooie kaarten, met quilten komt het ook dik voor mekaar! Wat valt er een hoop te genieten zo met elkaar, hè? Heerlijk. Liefs en tot gauw weer. X X X Jeanne.
PapierGirl said…
Happy birthday to you sweet Stella - what wonderful cards and gifts you received for your birthday and everything is so YOU!! I can't wait to see what you make from the cookbook and how you use the fabric, ribbons and buttons! Make sure you post lots of pictures! Lots of hugs, Cathy
Rebekah said…
Happy Belated Birthday Stella.. I'm glad you got spoiled.. you deserve it. You are such a sweet heart. I love reading your comments and seeing your creations.. that quilt square is gorgeous!! cant wait to see more.
lynn said…
such wonderful things, stella! love your log cabin block--that was my first quilt, too:) enjoy all that "spoiling":)
Maria said…
Happy belated birthday, Stella!!! So happy to see you spoiled for your birthday! You are so sweet and you deserve to be spoiled! Fabulous first log cabin block! I haven't quilted in ages, but did enjoy it! Thank you for sharing the photos of all your bday presents with us...so fun! Take care, hugs!!!
Sue Lelli said…
Huge HUGS Birthday Girl! My card is on it's way but posts tonight so you can see it! I think you should celebrate the entire YEAR because you are so sweet and loved by all of us!
Audrey Pettit said…
Awww, I'm so, so glad that you've had a wonderful birthday, Stella! You deserve to be spoiled. :)
Brenda said…
You were totally spoiled birthday girl! Enjoy every little gift!
Debgem said…
Stella - belated birthday greetings. I hope you've been celebrating all week. You have such a wonderful selection of goodies to play with. Enjoy!!

So pleased to hear that your FIL is improving. And I hope that the move goes well tomorrow. Sending you many hugs xxx
Marit said…
Nog gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Stella, wat ben je heerlijk verwend! Zo fijn om spulletjes te krijgen waar je blij van word!

Groetjes,
Marit
Stella what treasures! You are such a sweet person it's no wonder so many people love you :) Hope you had a special day!
Pauline said…
What gorgeous pressies you have there, and such gorgeous cards too! Happy belated birthday Stella!
Ira said…
Wat heerlijk om te lezen en horen dat je zo'n onwijs gave verjaardag hebt gevierd!! Maar bijzondere en lieve mensen verdienen het gewoon om in het zonnetje gezet te worden en dat ben jij zéker!!! Het maakt mij in elk geval heel blij en gelukkig dat jij het ook bent met al je prachtige kaarten, cadeautjes en persoonlijke aandacht!! Lekker nagenieten!! Veel liefs van Ira xxx
Jacqueline said…
Lieve Stella, van harte gefeliciteerd hoor - wat laat maar ik zie dat je lekker verwend werd door je blogging vrienden en dat is een zegen!! Liefs voor jou!
Joanne Leddy said…
Birthday?! I missed it? Wonderful gifts ... you are so blessed to have family and friends around the world who celebrate your day! Actions speak volumes about your kind soul - no doubt you have so many who care about you!
Inger said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stella!!
Hope you had a wonderful day.
Wowww lovely gifts!

♥ Hugs, Inger
Jules said…
Belated birthday wishes to you Stella .. .. I can tell you had a really happy day and I am so pleased.

This is a lovely post with so many beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing them all.

Love Jules xx
Andrea M said…
Happy happy birthday GF!!! So glad you had a wonderful day!!! You deserve it, sweetie!!!
Andrea said…
Happy Birthday. You are so well loved, you can tell by the time and energy put in to each gift.
kasia c. said…
Happy belated birthday!!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Happy belated birthday, I can see a happy girl dancing right now....
Deb Hickman said…
Wow, what wonderful gifts. I hope you had a good birthday.xxx
Geri said…
Stella, hope you don't mind a belated...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Look at all your treasures! If you didn't know before, guess you do now...you're a real sweetheart and you deserve a year full of sweet birthday wishes come true!! I always treasure your comments, but I especially treasure YOU, sweet friend! Have a great week!
Davi said…
Dear Stella Wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you scored my friend :) Shows how special you are to so many!
Monique said…
Happy Belated Birthday Stella... It looks like you did get spoiled but you are worth it :)... I have often thought I would like to get into quilting, but I don't know if I have the Patience to hand sew.. Machine sew sounds a lot quicker lol:)... Miss you lot hope your having a wonderful summer...Hugs Monique
wonderful goodies from wonderful friends. happy belated birthday, dear stella. i hope that you had a fabulous one. big big *hugs* to you, steph
~Tammy~ said…
What wonderful friends you have and you are so super sweet and deserve every bit of blessings of goodness you received!