Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!

It's my birthday today! I've been 27 for 25 years now, which is probably why I find it so hard to act my age!

I try hard to keep my blog bright and cheerful, after all no-one wants to come here and read doom and gloom. However, I would just like to thank everyone who has elsewhere been so kind and supportive since MIL had her fall. Sadly there is very little change to report, she continues to be poorly post-operatively bless her - we're just waiting and watching.

I have received some lovely presents. Firstly from Franney this beautiful Sweet Pea shawl crocheted using Smooshy #Sea Fog. Isn't it gorgeous - thank you Franney.

I LOVE swaps - and who wouldn't when such lovely gifts as these arrive. This lovely parcel arrived from Gilraen the yarn is Posh Eva 4-ply # Blossoms. Thank you for a lovely Spring Birthday exchange.

I am off to Wonderwool Wales tomorrow. The lovely Mr A said "buy whatever you want for your birthday"............ he has no idea bless him. He has already bought me some Clinique moisturiser and a Jordana Paige knitters satchel so I think that's enough. My children clubbed together and bought me a special bag for my laptop, so I am all organised.
I am looking forward to Wonderwool Wales, especially as I am now able to take part in a weaving course run by Prudence Mapstone. I am looking forward to meeting bloggers and Ravellers old and new tomorrow - see you there!
Finally - in true bloggy fashion - a competition! If you would care to pop in and wish me "Happy Birthday" I'll put £1:00 in for you for Race for Life. I'll also be having a little draw, and the winner will receive a little something from my stash.
edited to add thanks to the lovely Linda I now know that I am going on a weaving course run by Maureen Preen. At this rate if I find my way to Builth Wells it will be a blooming miracle :D


ambermoggie said...

happy birthday and enjoy Wonderwool:) Sorry I won't be there to meet up with everyone

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday. Have a lovely time at Wonderwool. :)

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and keep remembering those words "Buy whatever you want." Those words could turn round and bite him in the posterior...yes, yes I know he's already bought you some lovely pressies and you have every intention of showing restraint, but, but...let's just see after the event shall we? ;) Enjoy it anyway, I'm sure you will.

knittingmama said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday. I also hope you get everything your heart desires at Wonderwool.

Anonymous said...

Hope you're having a fantastic day Joy!!! The course sounds wonderful - I think she is very talented.

You got some lovely gifts there - I wonder if you will resist ALL that yarn tomorrow ;-)

Auntie Noo said...

I would've wished you happy birthday without the incentive - honest!! - But you have made it extra specially worthwhile!


Linda said...

"Buy whatever you want ...." Now, aren't those the words every knitter wants to hear ?! ;0)

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

You had some lovely presents - that shawl is just beautiful.

I'll be seeing you tomorrow at the weaving workshop (btw, it's with Maureen Preen, not Prudence Mapstone. :0) )

kathryn said...

Hope you're having a Very Happy Birthday!!

And have a wonderful time at Wonder wool. I'm sure you will - just sorry I can't be there.

Sorry to hear about your Mum-in-law - I didn't know she'd had a fall and was poorly.Hope she soon makes a good recovery.

Lobug said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, Joy!!

gilraen said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a lovely time this weekend :)

Queen of the froggers said...

It sounds like you deserve all those nice goodies. The shawl is beautiful. Happy belated birthday!

dreamcatcher said...

Happy Birthday! Some lovely goodies there. Hope you enjoyed Wonderwool!

Very sorry to hear about your MIL, sending all best wishes for her recovery.

Hawkesley said...

A rather belated Happy Birthday from me too!!! Hope you had a fab day Joy!