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Happy social days

My goodness what a wonderful week of socialising this week has been!  First of all our friend Bek came up from Melbourne to visit Wed and Thu nights – we managed to christen a few things during her visit … first of all we christened the sofa bed of my ‘new’ lounge suite, and Bek has given it the seal of approval that it’s very comfy!  Then we christened the pretty comprehensive bar by spending Wed night slurping back numerous Illusion cocktails … which meant Thu at work was pretty low key haha.  Thu night we had antipasto foods and nibbles and a few wines sitting outside while christening our new balcony.  It was really lovely just sitting outside and chilling out with friends!

Friday night we had another ex-Melbourne colleague and friend of Lisa’s here in Sydney, so we ended up heading into the city straight after work to have dinner with him, followed by coffee and dessert at the Lindt chocolaterie cafe at Darling Harbour, before waddling back to the car and drive home.

My birthday started by being very quiet – we were going to go out for breakfast, but I was up at 7am then fell asleep again at 9.45am just as Lisa was getting up … needless to say when I woke up again it was lunchtime and Lisa had gone out shopping.  So I baked myself a birthday cake, and just chilled out for a while.  When Lisa walked in she came in with a big bouquet of flowers for me, then suggested she shout me out for dinner … we went to a local pub called the Intersection or something, and had a lovely dinner followed by a few cocktails.  We toddled in home at about 11.30pm … so thanks to Lisa I had a very special birthday night 🙂

Something else made my birthday extra special too, and that was the parcel that the mailman brought me on Thursday (I haven’t been anywhere near the computer to write about it until now).  There was squishy mail from my good friend KarenV, and I have been spoilt rotten!  Not only did Karen send the remaining Summer Snapperland charts from my wishlist, but she also send the most beautiful pinkeep and floss fob … how gorgeous are these??  Funnily enough, I’d recently kitted up the peacock chart that Karen used for the pinkeep, ‘cos I love it so much, and now I have my own all stitched up!  I absolute adore the little scissor pocket on the back, complete with my very own pair of Putford scissors … yep, you can definitely say I spoilt rotten!!  Thanks once again, my friend, I absolutely adore everything, and the Summer Snapperland series is going to remind me of my new home here in Sydney by the beach (although maybe I should stitch it on grey fabric to match the summer skies we’ve had most of summer haha).




Now I’ll leave you drooling over my gifties from Karen, while I run up to the local shopping centre to buy my Dad some blank DVD’s.  I’ll do another quick post tomorrow, as I need to load up some photos of my plants for Mum and my camera battery has just died …

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In the meantime, I want to wish my good friend KarenV a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY today – hope you have a fantastic day being spoilt rotten, and may 2008 be a stupendous year brimming full of goodness in every single way!!

18 thoughts on “Happy social days”

  1. Happy Birthday, Anne! What a wonderful day, and what gorgeous gifts from Karen. I’m really impressed by the floss fob, I haven’t seen one like that before, and it’s giving me ideas.

  2. Thank you Anne for the birthday wishes {{{hugs}}} I’ve just got up, so not much happening today as yet 😉

    I’m glad you received your gift in time and that you like it – it was fun putting everything together for you. The thread is a Carrie’s Creations one – Sea Mist I think – can’t remember if I mentioned that anywhere or not. I’m looking forward to seeing your Summer Snapperland when it’s done! 😀

  3. Oooh, what a gorgeous little set. Lovely colours and I love the scissors in the back of the pinkeep there 🙂

    A happy birthday to you again! 🙂

  4. What a perfect stitch set so beautifully stitched and finished – lucky you. Do you happen to know what chart it came from as I guess I must have one. Love the scissor pocket on the back of the pinkeep.

    Sounds like you had a great birthday.

  5. Happy Birthday, Anne! Looks like you had a great day and received some great things, and celebrated with friends. Doesn’t get much better than that. 😀

  6. Very many Happy Birthdays!!!! to you and Karen’s gift is gorgeous. She’s a master of stitching and finishing isn’t she?! Congrats…love the scissors too!

  7. Happy Belated Birthday Anne! I tried to email you on Saturday, but it bounced back fatal error – who knows what I did wrong 🙂 I was hoping my package of gifties would have arrived in time… but they will be there soon! {{{HUGS}}}

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Anne, sounds like you are having a blast of a time in Sydney, I am sure you Mum will enjoy Phantom of the Opera it is a wondeful show.

  9. Happy Birthday, Anne! I love the gifts from KarenV – she is such a wonderful stitcher and generous soul. I hope you had a great day!!

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