Monday, November 5, 2012

MY BIRTHDAY FLOWERS

This is my lovely birthday bouquet made into an arrangement. I had just the perfect xtras in the garden to add to it. Its not often in the little cottage that I have such a large floral arrangement so I have mocved a small table and place it across the room from my chair so that I can truly enjoy them.
There was a time in my life ( working as a florist ) that arranging  such a lovely big collection of flowers was an every day occurance now its a delightful thrill.
 
I want also to share tow of the delightful embroidered gifts I have received. Firstly from my friend Ann a delightful little heart fob.
 
 And then from my secret friend this one, I hope she reads my blog because I would love to know what thread she used. I just love the shadings, and I am fascinated with the stitch used in the centre.
 
Annette from California Stitcher recently showed some Pouches she was making. I have been spoilt as I have received 3 different sized ones as part of my birthday gift. visit her blog and you can see the lovely ones she sent me. Need to get some better photos of them so I can share with you.
That will be next time.
 Till then Happy stitching

18 comments:

Надежда-nagual said...

Hi, Lee! Happy Birthday! Your blog is wonderful!
Nadia, Ukraine.

Mouse said...

happy birthday , your arrangement is gorgeous ... I had a few lessons a couple of years back and I loved them :)
gorgeous wee gifts and your secret stitcher looks like she has done a sort of elongated Rhodes :) its beautifully done and as you say the colours are lovely :)
take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

Happy happy birthday.
Beautiful flowers and gifts. You will certainly be able to enjoy the flowers from their special vantage point - do you have the gifts equally prominent so you can enjoy them 24/7?

cucki said...

happy birthday deary xxx

Annette-California said...

Your flower arrangement that you arranged is GORGEOUS Lee. Ann's fob is so very intricate (love all the beads) and beautiful. If your secret friend answers you then it won't be a secret, lol. Lovely Floss fob she made you. Happy Birthday Lee.
love Annette

Evelyne said...

Happy birthday Lee.The presents are so delicate and lovely.
Enjoy your flowers, I know you love them!

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Lee!!
What beautiful flowers and stiched gifts!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! You really got some lovely stitchy gifts. Lots of pretty eye candy for you!

Carol said...

Such lovely flowers and gifts, Lee! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday :)

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Lee! Wow! Your talents never cease to amaze me. Your floral arrangement is just fabulous. I love your gifts! So beautiful, thoughtful and pink! ;)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy Birthday. Lovely flowers. the stitching pieces are just beautiful.

pam said...

Your arrangement has me drooling as well as the stitching treasures. Happy Birthday

Emma said...

I hope you had a great birthday! Your gifts look wonderful.

Anne said...

Your flowers are very beautiful. Nicely arranged for sure. Happy Birthday! :)

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Lee and what some lovely gifts and the flowers look beautiful.... I also love arranging flowers I used to belong to the Church Flower Arrangers Guild in UK ... I miss it when I see arrangements like yours.

Karoline said...

Happy Birthday Lee, your flowers and gifts are gorgeous

Patches said...

Happy birthday and gorgeous

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday! That is a spectacular arrangement you put together!

What special stitched gifts you've received!