Today is my birthday and I received this beautiful bouquet of roses from Rúnar. This morning I woke up to my 3 lovely girls singing “Happy Birthday” to me. It was so wonderful waking up to them and they had made me some cards and drawings which were so perfect and beautiful. I have the most wonderful girls that anyone can wish for. Hjálmfríður Bríet brought me some coffee and breakfast in bed (with some help from Friðbjörg Lilja). Then it was time for opening gifts from my stitchy friends. I’ll take pictures of my stitchy stash later today and post it to my blog over the weekend. I’ve had a wonderful start of my birthday and I am sure I’ll have a nice day. Unfortunately Rúnar has to work today but me and the girls will have fun together. We will stay indoor as Hjálmfríður Bríet is recovering from her surgery on wednesday. She is doing very well and has started to eat some soft food and we are going to make some fishballs for dinner tonight as it is one of our favorite meal and just perfect for Hjálmfríður Bríet. 🙂
I’ve had wonderful mail days the past week. I took part in a mattress pincushion exchange with the Icelandic stitching group “Allt í kross”. I received a beautiful mattress pincushion from Linda on thursday. Here is a picture of the exchange from Linda. Thank you very much for the mattress pincushion Linda, I really love it. I love the colours you chose.
I stitched for Rósa in this exchange. I decided to stitch for her a pattern from “The Fall Collection” by Anita Diamond. Here is a picture for you to look at.
Mattress pincushion from “The Fall Collection”
by Anita Diamond at Little Stitches
Fabric is scrap fabric that I had
Thread: Carrie’s Creation – Spinach Leaf
I finished the back by stitching some autumn leaf buttons in the corners. You can see it here.
And yesterday I also received my autumn exchange from Marne. Marne is a great quilter and I am in awe of what she sent to me. She made this wonderful game board of tic-tac-toe. The girls love it and so do I. We had a limited budget to spend with this exchange and I loved to see what Marne came up with, within the $5 budget that we had. Here are pictures of the game board and also of the extras. Thank you ever so much for this fun exchange Marne.
I just noticed when I was reading through the comments made that I hadn’t answered some questions from Anna S. from Anna’s This and That. We hired the boat from a boat hire company in England. The company that we used this time is called The Black Prince. This was the second time that we have hired a boat from them and everything has worked fine. We didn’t have anybody to run the boat for us during our holiday. It is very easy to run the boat, they take you out at the start of the holiday and show you the ropes and teach you the main things and then you are on your own. We have been on a boating holiday 3 times and never had any problems with running the boat.
Again I would like to extend my thanks to you all who read my blog and keep on visiting me. I really enjoy your visit with me. I wish you all a wonderful day and how nice it would be if you all would be able to pop in for some coffee and a birthday cake. 🙂