Saturday, July 3, 2010

Early Birthday Gift!



OH MY GOODNESS!!!
Did I ever get a surprise in the mailbox yesterday when I went out there.
I always take my time walking out to the box, because I have to walk past my lilies on the way.
I love to stop & look at them & smell how wonderful they smell.
Yesterday, I did just that, & then got out to the box.
There was a package in the box. I couldn't figure out what it could be, since I only have one exchange going on & I knew the person hadn't mailed mine yet.
I pulled it out & it was a package from my dear friend Mylene.
I came in & showed my husband. He said, oh, Mylene sent you something. (he has heard me mention Mylene a lot)
I opened it & said it is a birthday gift....should I open it? He said that yes, she is going to want to know you got it!
So, I opened it. First, I opened the card. Not only was it a birthday card, but it was a stitched birthday card. Then, I opened a small package. It was a pinkeep for summer. I LOVE IT!!! I have it on the mantle now. I then opened another small package. This one contained a hardanger doily. It is perfect for my small vase that I put fresh cut flowers in.
I then opened the last one... a larger one. Mylene sent me a magazine from her country. It is so neat. There are a lot of nice patterns in it. It is fun to look at & try to figure out what some of the words are. The best part of magazines is.....a cross stitch pattern is the same in any language!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH MYLENE for making my day extra special yesterday!!!!

19 comments:

Julie said...

Nice gifts! Love that summer pinkeep! Any idea what pattern that is?

Lizy said...

Hi,
How special receving all those gifts before your birthday!!!!

Mylene said...

Hello Shari, i am so glad to hear it has arrived safely and just before the big day! So happy to hear you like them all.
Those lilies looks gorgeous and the base fits perfectly with the doily.

The pinkeep design is a freebie of Romy. Here is her link: http://romyfrees.blogspot.com/. I think you have to scroll down as it's a freebie of June 2009.

Happy happy weekend!

Barbara said...

You must have been a very good girl this year. :)
Beautiful pinkeep and the magazine looks really interesting, be sure to share pics when you stitch something in it!

..And Happy Birthday whenever the big day is!

Elaine said...

Aww isn;t Mylene a sweetie, what wonderful birthday gifts she has sent you.

Lynette said...

What lovely gifts Shari! Enjoy your special day when it arrives!

Brigitte said...

What a lovely gift from Mylene. Enjoy!

Carol said...

Mylene is so sweet--just look at all of the goodies she gave you! The little pinkeep is darling and I'm sure you'll think of her each summer when you decorate with it, Shari!

Happy early birthday!!

Julie said...

Beautiful gifts, a wonderful suprise

Nancy M said...

Well according to your card, you turned the big 50 too!!! Happy birthday! Looks like some wonderful gifts and someone put lots of thought and time into them!

Kathy said...

How pretty. And your lilies are just beautiful!

Those kinds of surpirises are so wonderful.

Enjoy.

Meari said...

Beautiful gifts... how thoughtful.

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Belated Birthday - lovely gifts!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

What! The! Heck! Thought for sure I was following you, and for a looooong time too, NOW I find I'm not, pooh! Your blog looks great BTW. So ~ Happy 50th, hope it's a great one:) Plz don't let my 'lil brain fart give you any reason to think you're headed down the same 50's road ~ lol...

xoxo

XSLaura said...

That was a nice surprise! Hope you have a happy and blessed birthday. Sounds like it is off to a wonderful start!

Jackie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL :)

ingrid's plekkie said...

Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag
en geniet maar van je dag

FIONA said...

Great gifts and special birthday greetings - all in the name of stitching! Have a great birthday and enjoy! Enjoyed catching up on your blog and will visit often!

Wayne said...

I like visiting your blog just to see what song is going to play.