April is my birthday month and it started off well with these wonderful ATC's that started arriving at the beginning of the month.I am part of Kate Norths ATC Birthday Swap, there are about 30 of us and we send to whoever has a birthday each month, its great fun especially being on the receiving end.
I have spread them over the hearth along with some of the cards that came with them a wonderful variety.
Thursday my friend Jenny came over with this beautiful scarf that she had made for me, she makes the most beautiful felt, she doesn't blog much these days, hint hint but you can still see lots of her wonderful work on her blog HERE
Below is this wonderful book made by my eldest sons girlfriend, my son made the box to put it in, if you go HERE and scroll down to 'Regency Mini Album' there are pictures and a video of each page.
Friday was the big day, DH brought home this huge cake, it was delicious,I could have eaten the whole thing by myself, luckily the family helped me out.
He also bought me the Sizzix Big Shot, I had my eye on one for a while and I am looking forward to having a good play
I had some Tim Holtz cutting dies and Sizzix embossing folders I haven't had time to have a good play but did try the Lutradur and coke can metal, they worked great
There were lots more goodies my other son and daughter in law bought me Silver/Amber earrings, some wonderful African type beads, a hand made book and my favourite style of purse/wallet, how did DIL know I needed one. I also had a video/slideshow of pictures of my little grandson from birth to now two and a half, and he is singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and at the end says Happy Birthday Nan, aaah brought a tear to my eye :)
Now I have to work out what to spend my birthday money on, don't think I will have too much trouble with that.
I had a laid back day, talked to friends and family far away on the phone, friends visited and a Skype from my little GS, finished off with a take away and a bottle of wine, out for lunch Saturday and a family Christening on the Sunday finished the weekend off perfectly.