Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mystery Stitching Angel

I received a Stitches ‘N Things Gift Certificate for my birthday and I do not know who the sweet stitcher is that sent it to me. The “From” section on the gift certificate is blank and when I phoned the shop they had a record of the order but not the person that placed it. So… to the Mystery Stitching Angel, Thank You! Please, please, please email me so that I can properly thank you for this wonderful surprise? :D


Fenton, MI


Yes, just prior to the New Year I turned the BIG 50. I cannot say that this milestone bothered me it did not; birthdays never do. I was just so happy that both my sons and my son’s girlfriend were here to celebrate with me. One of the highlights of my birthday was this beautiful Quilt cake:


My DS managed to find a local bakery and send them a quilt picture for "inspiration" ~ I was impressed with the delicious cake the baker managed to create!

Now for some stitching…

I am participating in the LHN Ornament SAL and have completed Ornament #1 Fa La La. Actually, it is almost complete I just need to stitch a yellow bead in the lamp light for the flame.

This is my first 2010 finish and I am happy to say that I plan to keep it. In an effort to get a jump-start on future exchanges, I did stitch it again and hope to do this with all of the LHN monthly ornaments.




Little House Needlework
Monthly Ornament #1
Fa La La

I am almost done with Ornament #2 Pear Tree. I just need to stitch the amber beads, which I will do this week.



Little House Needlework
Monthly Ornament #2
Pear Tree

I am embarrassed to say that it has only taken me 10 months to start hanging pictures on my walls. We resist what we do not like to do and for me it is trying to figure out what to hang where. Here is the start to my sampler wall:


I have about 6 more finished designs that I need to get framed and about 1,000,000,000 on my To Do List.

I will leave you with a picture of the flannel quilt that I started when we had our Vermont house. I wanted to make a Fall Quilt, one that would look perfect on the bed in VT. By the time I finished it we had sold the Vermont house, sold the Connecticut house and left New England for Texas. The quilt is fine for the winter but I must now concentrate on making another quilt for the summer. The idea of a flannel quilt draped on the bed in the August heat is dreadful ~ almost as dreadful as the idea of whipping up a king size quilt in just a few short months!


Until next time...

27 comments:

Paula C. said...

What a beautiful cake! I bet it was delicious =) Your stitching is gorgeous. I have the patterns for both ornaments and started Fa-La-La. The next pattern will be out soon and I will be that much further behind! That quilt is to die for!

Carol said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, Marie--mine is coming up on Saturday and unfortunately I'll be your age PLUS five years! Love your cake--it looks so yummy!

I have the little LHN ornaments on my list to stitch, too--yours are so pretty :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy Birthday. What a great cake for your birthday. I am doing both of those LHN ornaments also. Love your quilt

Teri said...

First of all, happy (belated) birthday! The quilt is gorgeous!! Congrats, too, on hanging your finished pieces!

Alice said...

Happy Belated Birthday! That quilt cake looks amazing. I love the quilt on your bed too.

Jen said...

Belated Birthday wishes. The cake looks awesome. Love the LHN ornaments.

Cathy B said...

Lots of beautiful things in this post! I'm impressed with how creative your son was with your birthday cake! The quilt on your bed is beautiful.

I am working on the ornaments too, but mine are no where near finished. They will be soon though!

Enjoy your gift certificate from the mystery angel!

Pike said...

Happy belated birthday!

The cake is stunning. And I always admire the quilts!

Gabi said...

Happy belated birthday. Love your cake. It suits well. Love your quilt too...and of course Fa La La. Planning to do these ornaments also. And your wall is simply looking great.

Nic said...

Belated birthday wishes!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful cake!

Your quilt is beautiful! We sure could use a flannel quilt about now - althougth warmer weather is coming - so they say!

Your sampler wall is coming along nicely! We just started hanging some of mine on a blank wall and it is hard to place them as I have a few others I want to do for that room! But, I don't want to wait until they are all done as I hate bare walls!

Jennifer said...

Happy Belated Birthday! And don't feel so bad - we'll be in our house 2 years in June, and really the only room that has anything hanging on the walls is Nick's nursery.

Missy Ann said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm sure it's wonderful to have something so cozy to cuddle under for the 5 minutes a year we need it here in Houston. lol

Happy belated B-day!

Stitcher said...

Belated happy birthday, what a beautiful cake. I reach 50 next week too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Darling cake, Marie! I wish I'd been with you on your birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day. Also love your quilt...it's glorious in all it's multicolored fabrics. Sending lots of hugs, Deb

PS: Hmmmm I wonder who that mystery gift giver is, too!

Michele said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday Carol! 50 really isn't bad is it .. actually I love it! lol and it's always sweeter when your kids are around :) Love the birthday cake! Awesome job of your DH to find someone that could pull that off!

Love your finishes :)

Vonna said...

Look at the quilt...it is gorgeous. I know you have my address, its cold here! :)
LOL!
I love your sampler wall my dear and I'm green with jealousy over it!
And that cake, well it takes the cake! Your dear sons are wonderful young men to get their Mama such a special cake. But I guess with a dear, sweet Mama like theirs, they get it naturally!
Hugs and love to you!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday Marie. Your cake is absolutely wonderful, that was very thoughtful. I love your stitching as well

Katrina said...

Happy belated birthday! What a pretty cake and how nice you got to spend the day with your family.

Aren't those LHN ornaments cute. I am collecting them, not sure when I will stitch them, LOL. Gorgeous quilt and sampler wall too!

kanishk said...

(belated) birthday! The quilt is gorgeous!! Congrats, too, on hanging your finished pieces!
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Suzanne said...

A belated happy birthday! What a wonderful cake.

Love your stitched ornaments and the quilt. Nice start to the sampler wall.

Brigitte said...

Your sampler wall looks gorgeous. And what a beautiful quilt you have on your bed.
Love the quilt cake. It must have been delicious - and hard to cut the first piece out of it, lol.

Robin said...

Cute Cake, and BEAUTIFUL quilt! I love your FALALA and the pear ornaments. I too am working on those; slowly but surely!

Michelle said...

Happy, happy birthday Marie! What a loving gesture with that birthday cake! So, so pretty! Your wall of stitching is gorgeous.. thanks for sharing. Your quilt is stunning!

Anne S said...

What a wonderful post full of so many visual treats! Happy belated 50th - your cake looked awesome! Love your LHN finishes, and the quilt is great :D

Chris said...

What a wonderful cake. Happy belated birthday. The LHN finishes also look great. Good luck on the new quilt.

Andrea said...

Well, Happy Birthday, a wee bit late! I love that cake!
The quilt is just gorgeous!

xoxo