Thursday, January 3, 2013

It's My Birthday!!!

How I wish I could stay at 35....oh well. Welcome 36!!!  I feel a wee bit old today as I usually do every time I have a birthday.  Funny how time flies.  I can remember my 2nd birthday when I spat out my candles! Now I just blow them out.  Thank goodness we learn from our mistakes!So today, my mom and I will be making a special Lenten cake because we are not eating dairy or eggs.  It'll be a chocolate cake with some icing on top.  My sister, her boyfriend, my brother, my auntie and best friend and her children will all be here for my birthday dinner. My mom just came in the room and said I was such a tiny baby when I was born and that she cried with joy.  Moms are funny aren't they! She says I will always be her baby!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's.  We had a lot of fun out in the snow.  It actually wasn't too bad with the firepit.  We all took turns warming our backsides!! As soon as we finished with the fireworks though, we went inside.  My husband and Dad stayed out there chatting for another 2 hours! Brave men!!




My Dad spent a lot of time snowblowing and setting up a nice area for everyone to enjoy! I thought it looked great!

Here are some photos of my parents tree.  Recognize that snowman ornie? I made that for my Mom earlier this year.


There are a lot of white birds on their tree. My Mom loves birds. I think they make the tree so pretty. Luckily Titus isn't around because he would tear them off! Oh how I miss my Titus!


I haven't done a lot of stitching, but I did finish a teeny tiny Noel heart and started LHN's Baked Goods last night.  I am stitching Baked Goods 1 over 2 on Creme Brulee 40 ct. linen with DMC and my favourite red, Nancy's Red from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.



Before I left for Prince George, I finally received my materials for Hannah Brassington.  Wow.  AVAS silks are scrumptious!! I can hardly wait to start Hannah when I get back home.  I would have brought her up here with me but I need room in my suitcase for Christmas presents, so I left her.  


That's all for now! I hope to spend some time visiting blogs in the next little while but every time I go to the family's computer, someone wants to use it or else they want me for something or other!! Even writing this post was difficult...many interruptions!

Big Hugs to you all!!


Anne

59 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Birthday!!

I remember my 36th Birthday, I was 43 weeks pregnant and the baby didn't come for another week after that! You do get served quickly in shops though.

Love the cute little heart and the threads for Hannah. I'm using AVAS for the first time and they are scrummy!

Vickie said...

Happy,Happy Birthday Dear Anne! I am glad it is being spent with family.♥
And I have to say it, you don't look 36 AT ALL!

Krista said...

Happy Birthday!! Love all your projects, and that SL looks like it will be a fun one!

Rowyn said...

Happy birthday Anne, I hope you have a lovely day!

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day :) x

Annie said...

Happy birthday! I hope it's a great day for you! And trust me, at 36 you're still a baby;)

Wendy said...

happy birthday ! your snowman ornament is so cute !

Terri said...

Happy birthday!!!!

lynda said...

Happy birthday, Anne! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Lianne said...

Happy Birthday Anne! I hope you enjoy your day and I wish you many, many happy returns.

Topcho said...

Happy birthday girl!Wishing you all the best :)))

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Happy Birthday Anne :))
Wish all your dreams come true!
All my very best!

Shebafudge said...

Happy birthday Anne! Hope you had a great day!

I love the teeny heart finish. Very pretty!

Keebles said...

Have a wonderful b-day and they just keep getting better and better the older you get!

Koala said...

Happy birthday!!! We are young as long as we feel that way :-)

Ineke said...

Happy birthday! May all your dreams come true.

Kathy A. said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Anne. I hope you had an amazing day!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Many happy returns. I love that little snowman ornament and coming from me that's saying something as I don't usually like snowmen. Enjoy your family time.

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday, Anne!

Yes, AVAS silks are great, so soft and smooth. I love stitching with silks! Looking forward to your start on Hannah.

Hugs,

Margaret said...

Happy happy birthday! You are such a youngling. lol! And your mom is so right. You will always be her baby, just like my kids will always be mine. :D Love seeing your mom's tree with the pretty birds -- wow! And the ornie you made her -- I remember that one! The AVAS for Hannah is so pretty! I'm jealous that you'll be starting her so soon. I have to wait on her since I need to be stitching other things soon. Oh well. Happy birthday! Enjoy yourself -- let everyone spoil you!

Pumpkin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE!!!! Hope your day is full of fun, laughter and cake ;o)

Countrywoman said...

happy birthday to you and thanks for sharing those photos

Maggie said...

A very Happy Birthday!

Great stitching starts,I love Baked Goods, I've stitched that one and it comes out wonderful :-)

Barb said...

Happy birthday to You!! I will be entering a new decade this year so I may just skip my "B" Day. Great little ornaments and good luck on your new start!

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday, Anne! I hope you are enjoying your special day, and get to spend at least some of it doing something you love :-)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Anne! Enjoy your celebrations with friends and family!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a nice family get together.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Carol said...

I hope you are having a delightful birthday, Anne! And you are definitely NOT old :) I still call my 24 year old son "my baby," too!

Love your new starts, especially Baked Goods--that is on my "must stitch list" this year, too.

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead filled with much love and laughter...Sending you a big hug!

Astrids dragon said...

Looks like you had a fun New Year's, love the fire pit in the snow!

Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a good one. And yes, you will always be your Mom's baby!

sana said...

Happy birthday Anne!
Hope you had an amazing day!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy Birthday, Anne! :D And I hope you had a fantastic New Year!

Mii Stitch said...

♪ HaPpY bDaY to you! ♫

Brigitte said...

Happy Birthday to you, Anne!

Your New Year's night looks and sounds great. And oh, you already have your pattern for the SL Challenge. Mine is still on its way but as soon as I have it I'll start stitching. I already love this new adventure.

Siobhán said...

Happy birthday!! I loved seeing pictures of your mom's ornaments. I dream of having a tree with bird ornaments one day, stitched and then bird figures, too.

Lovely WIPs!

Giovanna said...

Many happy belated returns! Love the little heart you stitched.

gracie said...

Happy Birthday. I hope your special day is wonderful.

Christina said...

Welcome to the '36 club'!!! Baked goods is one of my all time favourites.

Cindy's Stitching said...

happy birthday. 36 is young my birthday was on the first and i turned 48. the big 50 is coming soon. I embrace it. If we dont have a birthday there is only one other option. The birds are cute.

DJH said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Catherine said...

A very happy birthday to you!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time ~ thanks for sharing all of your pretty pics!

Lesley said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you:-). I was 55 years young on the 3rd January, zi cannot believe where the time has gone.

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Anne!

♥ Nia said...

Happy birthday sweetie!!!! :D May all your dreams come true =)
I do remember your snowman! I love that little guy, need to stitch someday :)
Hugs&smiles

geeky Heather said...

Happy Birthday a few days late! Of course, for my birthday I usually claim the whole month, so I say you have many weeks left to celebrate. =)

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Anne
Happy Birthday to You.

I am so sorry that htey are belated but I have been away for a PC too enjoying the new baby.

Your trip sounds very enjoyable. Family time is always the best.

Rita said...

ohh i'm a little late but Happy Birthday!!:) I'm also 35 and will turn (hopefully!) 36 in September, so we are from the same great year..1977 ehehe
I hope you will have a fantastic year!:)
Your parents tree looks lovely:)
And your tiny nowl heart is sooo cute:)

Have a great year! All the best!;)
kisses

Teresa said...

Happy belated Birthday and New Years. I have been so far behind in reading blogs. Hope to stay on top of it better this year.
Sorry to read about your Grandfather. What a lovely little tribute you wrote.
Stay warm that looked a bit too cold for me.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Anne. What a lovely post as always and great pictures. Brrr - sitting out in the winter in front of a fire - must have been fun though. Love the little red heart you stitched and the wonderful and loving tribute you wrote about your grandfather. Have a most wonderful day and week :)

Topcho said...

A day late, but Merry Christmas dear! I believe it was yesterday for you :))) I hope you had a great time and lots of fun!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Anne! I hope that you enjoyed your chocolate cake and stayed warm! It looks cold there! lol

Suzanne said...

A belated happy birthday!

Valentina said...

Happy Birthday Anne! You've said welcome 36 and I've said welcome 26 on that very same day!

Karoline said...

Happy Birthday Anne, I'm glad you had a good day

Wagapapa said...

Happy Birthday Anne! the snowman ornie is awesome, love it.

Have a nice day. xoxo

The Maiden said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I too am a capricorn, and today I feel old as well! Good bye 29, hello 30! Please tell me the thirties are better than the twenties, I had a blast, but leaving them makes me sad!

Melissa said...

Happy late Birthday! Your Noel heart is adorable, and great start on Baked Goods :)

Lynn said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes!! Your New Year's celebration certainly sounded fun. Your Dad did a great job setting things up.
I had a terrible time with the birds on my tree and Clarisse this year. She never bothered with them last year but this year she wouldn't leave them alone! I caught her with several in her mouth.
Love your new start and your Noel heart is so cute!

Ewa said...

I can't believe I missed your birthday! What a terrible friend/blog reader I am! SHAME! Happy Birthday, Anne! I hope it was absolutely wonderful!