Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Birthday treasures...


As some of you already know, last weekend happened to be my birthday.
I have been so lucky.
There has been so much goodness,
this has truly left me overwhelmed and so grateful.
I feel I had to share all this with you.
Where to start??

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Let start with home.
My super hubby has decided I didn't have enough stash...
So yes, I have now more charts from
Little House of Needlework,
Lizzie Kate,
Country Cottage Needlework and
Margaret Sherry too!

Sorry, I do not want to show you the designs,
I have plans and some of them are intended to be used for RAKs!!!
I wouldn't want to spoil the surprises.

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What else?
Oooh yes, I am in a bit of a Gorjuss mood at the moment.
Sooo, hubby has been spoiling me with...
A Gorjuss handbag!! Ladybird, my favourite girl :)
Really girly & pink




And a Gorjuss lunch bag!!
I have no excuse now, but to REALLY enjoy my salads at lunchtime ;)



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Next??
Well, why not my super generous
and thoughtfull cross stitch friends??

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First, I have been RAKed by sweet Kim.
I was so surprised to receive a gift voucher from 123 Stitch
So I treated myself to the remaining 3 charts of LK's Season's series!


Thank you so much Kim!
This was a great birthday surprise.

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Next, a little envelope arrived from my sweet friend & compatriote Valma!!
Again, this was a total welcomed surprise.

Owls galore with some cute pencils & stickers
as well as an adorable little cushion


Here is a little zoom on her finish!
The cutest chart called Trop Chouette from Jardin Privé
I love it!!!
Thank you so much sweetie to have thought of me.
Big HUGE hugs for you my dear xx


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There is more!! This is embarrassing :)
I don't think I remember being so spoilt for a birthday.

Next was another RAK.
A surprise 123 Stitch gift voucher from Evalina!!
The sweet lady who host the RAK blog I've recently registered to.

I have placed a cheeky order using her very generous voucher and have ordered
various cross stitch fabrics (aida white & pewter) & DMC threads for my next project :)


Thank you again Evalina,
this was a really BIG surprise that made my day ☺

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I thought that was it,
surely I had too much already!
Well, no there is more!

A RAK from Mouse this time.
A surprise envelope arrived with fabulous goodies.
A sweet birthday card, some thread and
a very pretty cushion were nicely put together


Look at this perfectly made up little pincushion!
I believe Mouse chose a La-D-Da design called Tis Better
I love it, thank you so much for your kindness :)

Apologies, I'm shaking again and the picture is blurry!

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Now this is a little question for the green fingered amongst you.
Feel free to skip this bit if you're not interested in very pretty flowers!

I have an orchid which flowered last summer.
It had 2 stems with over 10 flowers on each.
Since then, the flowers have long gone, of course, except for one...

As my plant was making new leaves & coming up with plenty of new roots,
I've decided to cut the last stem with the last flower.
I'm simply keeping this in water.

Look what's happening!!!


Can you see??
New stem (or leaves) is coming out!! Seriously??
What to do??
I so wish I didn't cut this stem now but this flower is so old!!
Anyone who has a suggestion, please do leave a comment... I'm sooo confused!


Happy Stitching!
Mii 

97 comments:

  1. Truly WONDERFUL Birthday gifts from such lovely people too.... :) xx (sorry I dont really know anything about orchids... some one may though).
    Happy stitching :)
    smiles :) :)

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    1. Thank you Jacquie :) The cross stitch friends are the best, really!!! I love all my gifts and I'm so grateful people thought of me. I'll leave the orchid as it is for now and if roots make an appearance, I might "pot" it... fingers crossed xx

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  2. Muchísimas felicidades Mii!!! Cumplimos con un semana de diferencia. Cuantos regalos has recibido, todos preciosos, estarás loca de contenta. Ahora a disfrutar de ellos. Besitos canarios.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I'm so happy friends sent me these lovely gifts :)
      Have a lovely week x

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  3. Beautiful gifts - enjoy xxx

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  4. What lovely birthday goodies! So glad you were spoilt for your special day :-) Looking forward to seeing your new charts & fabrics but from these pics (no surprise) the owls are my favorites ;-) I have never had much luck with orchids, will be interested to see what happens with yours now! Have a lovely week :-)
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen! Yes, these owls are so sweet :)
      I'll keep the orchid as it is & hope for the best. If roots start appearing, I might just try to keep it in a pot instead of water...

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  5. Congratulations and happy belated birthday!Lovely goodies!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Thank you Ariadne!!
      Have a nice day x

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  6. Lovely birthday gifts.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  7. Such lovely gifts! Enjoy all the goodies and I wish you a very Happy Birthday!!

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    1. Thank you very much Carol!
      Have a lovely day too x

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  8. Beautiful gifts, happy birthday 💐

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  9. Beautiful and wonderful gifts! Congratulations! :)
    Kiss, Lete

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    1. Thank you Lete :)
      Have a stitch-tastic day!

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  10. Lovely gifts for your birthday,making it very special:-)

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    1. Thanks Lesley! Yes, I will definitely remember this one for a long time :)

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  11. Happy birthday. Your gifts are all lovely, I especially like the Gorjuss lunchbag. x

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    1. Thank you Kay!!!
      Yes, the Gorjuss bags are really successful. I've had lovely comments about them :)

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  12. They all so lovely ..
    Big hugs x

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  13. Really beautiful gift! Sometimes is good to be spoiled...

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    1. Thanks Rose!
      I prefer giving than receiving but this time, I must admit, I have been spoiled... and really enjoyed it :D

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! What wonderful gifts!

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    1. Thank you Vickie!!
      Looking forward to seeing your poodle finish :D

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  15. Happy birthday!!!! :D Those are such beautiful gifts - enjoy every bit of them!

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  16. Happy belated birthday! I wish I'd known. What date is it? For future birthdays. ;0)
    We have lots of orchids in the house - my favourite flower after irises! My husband seems to think that you may get roots. He suggests leaving it in the water & see what happens. You may get a new plant!

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    1. Thanks Christina!
      My bday was Sunday... the first!!! :D
      Thanks for the advice for the orchid. I'm looking forward to seeing new stem on the "original" one! It keeps making new leaves & roots... As for the "cut" one, I will listen to you & keep it in the water. If roots appear, I might be adventurous & try to pot it with the special stuff.... Let's wait & see :)

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  17. Happy Birthday !!!!!
    All gifts are so wonderful.

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    1. Thank you very much Grit!
      Have a lovely day sweetie x

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  18. Wonderful birthday gifts! I wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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  19. Happy birthday!
    Maybe you'll get roots on the orchid. I would just let it go for awhile. That would be cool.

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    1. Thanks Marcy!
      Yes, I'll leave it as it is for now. It seems to be happy in water :)
      If roots appear, I will try to transfer it in a pot.

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  20. Happy Birthday stunner!! I love love love your Gorjuss girls bags. Lucky girl!
    xo Alicia

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    1. Thank you Alicia!!
      At first, I thought people would think I'm a bit old for these.... but frankly, I don't care!!! They are just so sweet :) xx

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  21. Happy birthday! And my goodness - what a lot of lovely gifts! That's a shame about your flower. I'm afraid my thumb is not very green. :)

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    1. Thanks Penny!
      I've decided to leave the orchid as it is, after all it seems happy in water!!
      Let's wait to see what happen next...

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  22. Happy birthday ! What amazing presents !! Have a good day

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  23. Happy belated birthday with big hugs to you Mii! What a wonderful gifts you have received, enjoy all of them. I especially look forward to seeing your LK seasonal stitching, them looks great.

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Yes, I'm looking forward to start those.... So many things to do & so little time!!!

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  24. Quel bel anniversaire tu as eu, tes amies t'ont vraiment gâtée, les coussinets sont adorables, et tu as de quoi bien t'occuper joyeux anniversaire (même si c'est un peu tard...)

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    1. Merci!!!
      Oui, les amies blogeuses & brodeuses sont les meilleurs!!! :D

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  25. HO MY !!!!
    FABULOUS, really fabulous. I love your new bags, incredibly beautiful ;)
    I also have a big shopping bag, I have to show it to you ;)
    it follows me everywhere and makes jealous girls all around :D
    you have been spoilt sweetie, you deserve all this and I'm happy my little gift put a smile on your face :)
    I'm going to answer your mail....i have some news to share with you :D
    enjoy all those wonderful gifts
    really can't wait to see the new charts you got !!!
    big big hugs
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Valma!!!
      I love your news :D They have made my day so far, believe me!
      Hugs xxxx

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  26. Happy birthday to you !

    Beautiful gifts :)

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  27. tu as été très joliment gâtée, bravo à toutes, et avec quelques jours de retard, je te souhaite un bel anniversaire

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    1. Merci beaucoup Martine, c'est trop gentil!

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  28. Belated birthday wishes to you Ingrid, you've received lots of wonderful and delightful things.

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  29. What fantastic birthday goodies! That should keep you busy for a while!!! :)

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  30. Happy birthday!!!
    What a aweeome gifts you got,
    I really love the handbag, its awesome, i l ive ladybugs too.
    You got so many beautifull gift.. valma shown me what she made yoh so cute!!
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    Enjoy all your beautifull gifts.
    Give it water ones a week, putvin in a bowl of water fir a hour, then put it back where it, and it will keep growing..
    I have flowers in mine every years. I have one with more then 12 flowers i really love them!!

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    1. Thank you Annette! :)
      I will keep an eye on this stem that I have cut. It is in water and now the leaves are fully opened. The real one, in its pot, is still making new leaves & plenty of new roots so I'm hoping soon some new stems are going to appear with plenty of little flowers!!! Fingers crosses xxx

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  31. Happy Birthday Mii!!! What amazing bday gifts from everyone! Enjoy your treasures sweetie!! Hugs!

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  32. Oh, Ingrid - what lovely gifts - friends and hubby made it so special for you. BEst wishes for many more "Happy Birthdays"
    Fondly,
    Kim

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    1. Thank you so much Kim & again a thousand thanks for your kindness act, the voucher was really well spent & I can't wait to start these LK charts :) Hugs xx

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  33. Happy birthday!!! A lovely and beautiful gifts!!!
    A big big big hug
    Sonia

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  34. What wonderful gifts you have for your birthday Mii, enjoy them all and happy stitching. xx

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    1. Thank you for visiting & leaving such a lovely comment!

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  35. Wow,wow,wow!!
    Ok, I admid, I'm jalous at your gorjuss bags!!!
    They are so lovely.

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    1. LOL!!! Thanks Tania!!
      The bags are so so cute, so hard to resist :D

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  36. Happy birthday! These gifts are very very fantastic :)

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  37. beautiful pressies! congratulation on your birthday and such a mass of lovely goodies :)
    as for the flower, just wait and see, it may develop into a new offshoot stem or it may be a new orchid budding called keiki. keiki will grow roots with time. then it can be carefully cut off and planted as a separate plant. a normal root wont develop roots. just wait and see :)

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    1. Thanks Martha for the advice on the orchid! I will leave it as it is for now & keep an eye on things :)

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    2. Thank you so much! I just had a look on various websites & it happens my orchid had a baby!! Yay! Which is called as you mentioned it a Keiki. I will definitely keep an eye on this & wait for various roots to pot it :)

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  38. I cant believe I missed this! Happy birthday sweet lady..lovely gifts. You deserve each and everyone and more xxx

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  39. I also missed Your birthday ..but I wish You happy summer days and many little x-stitches !!!
    Yo have get lovely gifts enjoy them sweetie You are such an inspiration to us other bloggers !! I allwys will read your blog !! :)

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words!!

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  40. What wonderful gifts you received, Ingrid! I love that little pillow that Mouse made for you :) And Valerie's owls are adorable, too! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday (a bit late!)...

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    1. Thank you very much Carol :) Have a lovely day!

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  41. Belated Happy Birthday!! It looks like you got some amazing gifts! I love those Gorjuss bags....so much that I've sent some links to hubby as a "hint" for my birthday :) You got some lovely charts too and I look forward to seeing some of them stitched x

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    1. LOL!! Hope your hubby will surprise you with one of the Gorjuss bags :) They are all so sweet, it's really hard to choose one!

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  42. Happy Birthday, Mii, you have been deservedly spoilt - love all of your new stash!

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  43. Tes amies t'ont gâtée ! Tous ces présents sont magnifiques. Avec beaucoup de retard je te souhaite un merveilleux anniversaire.

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    1. Merci beaucoup!! Belle journée :)

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  44. I see I'm late :( but happy birthday sweetie!! :)
    Super hubby is a wise man ;) hehehe wonderful gifts! Lucky you :D

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    1. Thank you Nia!! Hubby was lovely, I really love all his gifts :)

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  45. Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry just catching up after being on holiday.

    You have had some wonderful gifts.

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  46. Happy Belated Birthday!! Such wonderful gifts ~ I know you will enjoy them all

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