Clickable photos & an early birthday gift!

Woohoo, I managed to work out how to make my photos clickable for a larger piccie – I remember Isabelle told me you have to have two images, one smaller and one larger, and ‘link’ the smaller photo to the larger one, but I never did work it out in Blogger … I just decided to try it here, and it works very easily yippee 😀  I’ve just changed the 2000 Christmas Sampler ornie below into a clickable one, so you can see the details a bit more clearly … oh, mind you, that means you can see the crappy bullion knots now, though oops LOL.

I had a wonderful day yesterday when I went to my PO Box at lunchtime – there was some squishy mail in there!  Lo and behold there was a gorgeous gift from Barbara for my birthday!  Wow, check out these yummy goodies … Barbara tells me the fabric is a Hungarian technique similar to batik, and I have to agree with her, it’s absolutely gorgeous and has the most beautiful feel to it.  My mind is boggling with the possibilities of using it – the first thing I thought of is whether it would work in my upcoming quilt project this year, as it would be wonderful to have it on display every day (even if it’s just for my own enjoyment in my bedroom), and it would add a sentimental touch to the quilt by using fabric gifted to me by a close online friend.  Otherwise my head is bursting with finishing ideas it can be used for … I love it! That fabric would have been enough on its own, but Barbara also sent some gorgeously scrummy threads as well – oh, I love being a ‘blue girl’ … these threads are totally divine!  Thank you so much for my gifts, my friend, I truly adore everything! {{hugs}}

Funnily enough both Fraze and Mum have been hassling me about what I’m going to do for my birthday this year, ie going out to dinner, and I haven’t been particularly motivated about it, thinking it was ages away yet – it didn’t really register what time of year it actually is until Barbara’s gift arrived, and I realised it really is just around the corner – yikes!  Mum is also going to be here visiting again in just over a week now (the poor love will probably be caught up in the house moving yet again, but it will be wonderfully handy having an extra pair of hands to help with the packing etc) … I really don’t know where the time has gone, though – it seems just yesterday we were saying “only 6 weeks to go!”!

Talking of which, I’d better get my “A into G” and get moving so I don’t waste my day off … I desperately need to get some housework done as I have piles of things everywhere, buy some groceries as the fridge is literally bare, go to the doctors and have another MSU done as the other test seems to have been inconclusive/contaminated, and head out for a unit inspection at Blackburn tonight … then straight after that I’m off out to see Little Britain live 😀  THAT was a last minute decision, as one of the girls from work had her brother pull out of going, and she needed someone to take their spot … I ADORE Little Britain, so I thought it’d do me good to get out and have a really good belly laugh.  I can’t really afford the ticket, so I may live to regret this one … but for now I’m just going to enjoy the moment.  It’s a bit of an early happy birthday gift to myself … and again, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up! Plus after all the crappy stuff I’ve been going through in recent times, I figure I deserve some serious cheering up (my car air conditioning broke down just over a week ago, managing to flood the inside of the car on the passengers side – literally!! – … I forgot to mention that – needless to say, it’s still not fixed, as I can live with a/c for a while until I move out … it did cross my mind at the time, though, that my luck just seems to be rolling on from 2006 into 2007 … but I still refuse to let it get me down – perhaps why I’m so gung-ho about enjoying the positive opportunities that are presenting themselves of late, to give some sense of balance to my little world) 😀

5 thoughts on “Clickable photos & an early birthday gift!”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous fabric from Barbara – how lovely! And I hope your luck is changing…. At least there have been a few better things recently 🙂

  2. Those are gorgeous gifts from Barbara! I’d definitely make a scarf with that fabric 😀
    I am sure 2007 won’t be like 2006, Anne! ((((hugs))))

  3. So glad that you enjoyed the fabric and flosses, Anne! Like I said in the card, it was just “too Anne” to pass by! Looking forward to seeing what you’ll do with it. 🙂

  4. It’s your birthday again already? Didn’t you just have one of those last year? 😉 Seriously, though, I had better get my own A into G to get something in the post to you! It might be small, so I hope you won’t mind, but it’s definitely the thought that counts. 🙂

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