Saturday, 24 March 2012

A Perfect Birthday Weekend

Today I am 36 years old.

So far I have had the perfect birthday weekend.


Last night hubby and I went to see Bear Grylls Live.

We had the best seats in the house.  I have always admired Bear, aside from the fact I would happily run off with him (just joking if you are reading this Matt! not really joking) , he is just a really nice guy and has achieved so much in his life.  

This morning I was bought breakfast in bed by my little girl, then I got to have second breakfast with my wonderful family.  

Today was spent at a wonderful and completely inspiring free-machining workshop at Hope and Elvis.  I had a blast and made loads of things.

This is part of it.  The plan is to make a big family quilt, showing things from our family life.

Our back garden, complete with chicken.


The duck-ducks

On returning home, I found that my husband had laid out a lovely birthday tea and his old school friend who is visiting had baked me a cake.  They have now disappeared off to the pub, so I am going to settle down with a blanket, birthday cake, a pot of tea and the new Twilight film (shhh Twilight is one of my guilty pleasures).  

Tomorrow we have a family picnic planned. 

In the words of Rapunzel in Tangled 'This is the BEST DAY EVER!'


  1. Happy Birthday!! Love your free motion sewing - whenever I try to draw with my sewing machine it never looks anything like what I see in my mind lol, so well done :). The cake looks yummy too - enjoy the rest of your day & weekend.

  2. Happy Birthday. I too love the free motion sewing. Don't know if that was the actually cake, if so, lovely.

  3. Happy birthday, sounds like a trully lovely day. Really like the free motion sewing, it looks great:-)

  4. Love your embroidered ducks :)
    Sewing, cake and a bit of Jake and Edward - sounds like a great birthday to me :)

  5. Hello Becky
    Happy Birthday!
    What a wonderful way to spend it...just perfect ;-)
    WOW! I LOVE your creations, I don't think that is very easy to do on a machine, but I love your images...your family, the washing in the garden and the ducks of course!
    What a wonderful idea to create a family quilt...a future heirloom.
    Have a wonderful Sunday

    P.S. I am having a spring giveaway over on my blog for some crochet hooks... don't forget to enter if you would like to ;-)

  6. Happy birthday! Sounds like an amazing weekend - the free motion sewing looks fabulous!
    Philippa x

  7. Sounds like you had an AMAZING birthday! Lots of love and fun! You are so clever at sewing!

    Sft x

  8. Happy Birthday for yesterday!

    Love your quilt... And Bear sounds an interesting guy (had to google him).

    We were surrounded by ducks at work yesterday - it was wonderful!

    Kay :)

  9. Happy Birthday for yesterday!

    Love your quilt & Bear looks like an interesting guy (had to google him...).

    We were surrounded by ducks yesterday at work - wonderful!

    Kay :)

  10. Happy Birthday! I am 36 next month and not looking forward to it... however I would run off with Bruce Parry (sorry The Chap!) Sounds like a perfect dinner party, the 4 of us!!

  11. belated happy birthday, it sounded amazing - your blanket is super cute, so much detail, i love it!

  12. I've only just read your birthday post, it sounds like you had a lovely day. I like Bear Grylls too and I also like Twilight! I love the free machine picture you have done, a family quilt will be wonderful xxx