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Sunday, 18 January 2009

50th post, a birthday and a giveaway!

well, i never thought i would find enough to write about for 10 posts, never mind 50! although my hubby said he never doubted my ability to do so!!! compliment?! well, lets just say possibly!

i've had such fun chattering on and have 'met' the loveliest, kindest friends ever! thank you so much for all your great comments and support, you've made me laugh out loud, inspired me with all your creativity and, sometimes, brought me to tears. But i would not have missed it for the world and long may it continue!

I will be doing a giveaway and will announce the winner next week - all names will be going into a hat and Em will draw out the winner - here's the giveaway

it will be some yarn or some fabric, the winner can choose!

Birthdays - you either love 'em or hate 'em! I have decided i will love them, but will always remain in my forties! Friday was mine and it did not turn out quite to plan! Hubby was supposed to be taking me to Bath shopping and then a lovely lunch. I was looking forward to some retail therapy and, of course, would have to also visit the lovely quilting shop there. However fate intervened in that hubby went down with the sicky bug! Bless him, he kept apologising, but, hey, thats how it goes sometimes!

So instead went to work in my friend's lovely shop, which actually was fun as she kept telling everyone it was my b'day! She bought me some lovely plants and planter and a gorgeous card

this is a reference to the fact that i never say no to a cup of tea!

the extra bonus to my morning was that Trashy popped in! it was so lovely to see her and can't wait to hear all about her trip!

I did get well and truly spoilt - i got an Ipod from hubby

its pink! now you may be thinking, wow, she's cool! (or maybe not!) but the reason i wanted one was that my wagon only has a cassette player and there is no chance i will get a CD one put in - so, there is a way you can connect your Ipod to a blank cassette tape and play your music through (and you though i wasn't a geek Lesley!).

One of the funniest cards was from my bestest friend - i would add that i have sheep and i love sheep and no sheep were hurt in the making of this card!

i hope no one was offended!!!

Having looked at everyones lovely baking lately, i thought i'd better do some, much to the delight of my family, so i made some cup cakes - they were okay for first time but i think i could do better

and i made a sponge cake yesterday

but there's not a lot left now!

well i better stop now, tea and toast needed! hope you are all having a lovely weekend.



Jo in TAS said...

Congrats on your 50th post, 100 is just around the corner now. Plus Happy Belated Birthday to you too!!!

Joy said...

Happy belated birthday Maria!!! What a shame your poor hubby got sick (hope he's better now!!), nevermind, you can always go out another day :o). You got great pressies - oh and I LOVE your card ... he he he what a scream!!! Fabulous cuppycakes too :o)!!!
And happy blogaversary to you!!! Yay for you!!!
Big birthday/blogaversary hugs,
Joy :o)

Kerri said...

Happy 50th, Happy birthday. Hope you enjoyed your birthday and Im looking forward to the next 50 post.

Gina said...

Very Happy Birthday and a happy 50th blog post too! The cake looks good! Pleased to have met you.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...


And Happy 50 posts!

Great card by the way!

Lucy xxx

jennyflower said...

Wow yummy cake! I hope you ddn't have to make your own birthday cake, although wth a sicky Hubby- maybe thats preferable!

Working Mom Knits said...

Happy birthday - and 50th blog post!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!
So glad that inspite of hubby's bug you were able to enjoy your day! Hope he is feeling better! Nice ipod-color is just too cute! Sponge cake looks great! The card is hilarious! Great job on 50 posts!

Dionne said...

Happy Happy Birthday! What a load of lovely gifts you got! I hope you still get your day in Bath though. Your goodies look so yummy, I'm feeling rather peckish now! Hip Hip Hooray for your giveaway, count me in please!

MLJ1954 said...

Happy birthday and a wish for many, many more!

Ipods are grand and a great way to have all your favorite music or podcasts in one place!

Moogsmum said...

Happy 50th blog post and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Sorry you missed out on your day out. Hope you haven't caught the lurgy too!

Those are some yummy looking cakes - no wonder they disappeared pretty fast :-)


Kitty said...

Oh blimey, I'm late in wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry about that - bit of a pants few days here in Wrinklesville. I hope your husband is much better soon, and of course he'll be taking you out soon ;-)

Your cakes look jolly yummy.

Congratulations on 50 posts. I have total giveaway guilt at winning so many lately, so don't put my name in the hat, ok?


JuicyFig said...

Happy birthday! the lamb card cracked me up, that little ditty will be forever etched on my memory now!!!


LizzieJane said...

Happy belated Birthday tou you and Congratulations on your 50th post!
I hope hubby is feeling better now and he didn't give you that bug as a birthday gift!
Your cakes look wonderful and I bet they went down a treat with a nice cup of tea.

Indigo Blue said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday. Shame that hubby was ill but hope he is getting better. Lovely cupcakes, I made some for my own birthday too. The post tally does fly by, doesn't. Many thanks for you rknid comments on my blog. Glad to have you pop by.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Happy Birthday Maria!!!

And 50 posts, woo-hoo!

You'll rack up 50 or even 100 more in a flash, always enjoy reading what you're up to!

Cheers, QGB

twiggypeasticks said...

I just found you via Jennyflowers blog. Belated Happy Birthday (it was mine yesterday!) Congrats on the 50th post!
Twiggy x

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to you, and hope Hubby is feeling better. It just means your birthday will be extended. We all loved meeting Trash over here. You are lucky to have her. Congrats on 50 posts. It's not hard to chat away to all these lovely people. Well done and keep it up.

JuliaB said...

Happy Birthday! it was mine last week too! And congratulations on your 50th post. I keep missing my post milestones! x

Blossom said...

well happy 50th!!!!
Happy birthday!!!!

love that card!!!!!

Michaela said...

Oh congratulations! Am I too late to join the competition?

Pink i-pod? I am very impressed - I don't have a clue how to work such technological complicated machinery!