Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 ~ A New Year!

Another year OVER and another year OLDER.  Here is a picture of this year’s birthday cake:


D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s, absolutely delicious! A chocolate cake with thin squares of chocolate scattered inside. I ate far too many slices but fortunately I still managed to drop an additional 3.5 pounds over the holiday/birthday...not sure how I managed that!

A huge thank you to Cathy for the wonderful birthday surprise!  I just opened her package and found this beautiful pendant that was designed by one of my favorite designers, Deborah Thorpe of Midsummer Night Designs. 

2010 Birthday Gift from Cathy B.


Hmmm, how pretty would this look on a silver chain?  Or maybe I will look through my Midsummer Night Designs patterns and find one that I can attach the pendant on to. Then again, I may take one of Cathy’s suggestions and use it on an ornament.  For now, and maybe always, the pendant will be placed on my silver necklace so that I can enjoy it throughout the year. 
Thank you my friend for the amazing birthday surprise. I cherish your friendship!
Let me share with you the Christmas gift that Cathy sent ~ this beautiful ornament...


Knowing how very talented she is I first thought that she made this but found out she purchased it at a craft fair. Thanks you again Cathy!

When I saw Cathy’s post with all of the GORGEOUS tatted ornaments made by her talented Mom I quickly emailed to see if I could purchase some. Here are a few that I ordered…

 
I did give a few away to friends of mine who loved them and asked if I made them. Yes, I told the truth and gave credit to Cathy’s mom.

These beauties are on the top of my list of favorite ornaments. I love them so much that I refuse to put them away until next year. They remain on my vintage fir tree so that I can see them daily! Many thanks to “Mom” for filling my order on such short notice.

Now that the holidays are over it is time for me to take a look at ALL of my UFO's and to determine how I will manage to complete some of them. My life is a bunch of unfinished projects! Yes, my goal for 2011 is to finish, finish, finish so much of what I have started and cast aside.


I hope that your holiday was enjoyable and that the New Year brings you much happiness and many hours of enjoyable stitching time.

Until next time...

12 comments:

Faye said...

Happy Birthday Marie~~ And, congrats on the weight loss...That is wonderful...As is those beautiful tatted ornies from Cathy's mom........LOVE THEM ALL!~

Take care, Faye

Chris said...

Happy birthday Marie!
This was a lovely post. The ornaments that Cathy's Mom does are beautiful.

valerie said...

Happy belated birthday Marie! That cake looks scrumptious! Love gifties from friends too. Hope you have a fantastic new year!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday! Oh my - that cake looks delicious!

Great goodies! Love that necklace!

Alice said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks wonderful.

Vonna said...

I've been thinking about you.... :)
Happy Happy Birthday!!! That cake looks GREAT!!! You always have the best doggone cakes ;)
I love Cathy's B-day pressie to you... it is darling!
Hugs and Love!

Meadows08 said...

Happy birthday! You got some great gifts and your cake does look delicious!

Jan said...

Wow, Marie...birthday cake and weight loss in the same sentence??? I think that is most awesome!!

Happy, Happy Birthday, I love the ornament too and think it will make a pretty pendant!

Jeanne said...

Happy belated birthday Marie - your cake looks awesome! That sampler pendant is just lovely - what a great gift for a stitcher. I hoep you have a great year Marie with lots of time in the "happy chair" as we say.

Toyin O. said...

Happy Belated Birthday, the cake looks yummy:)

crissy said...

Just blog walking! Yummy cake! Belated Happy birth day as well..


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