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Friday, 6 August 2010

Happy Birthday (number 2)

Can you remember what you were doing 21 years ago today??

I have very vivid memories of my day. 3.05am had me awake with a niggling pain and a nudge to DH to let him know i thought he had better think about getting up and calling the grandparents to come over and sit with DS. The sort of moment you dread when you need to be somewhere quickly, our car wouldn't start, but finally we arrived at the hospital and at 1.43pm on Sunday 6th August 1989 my daughter Amy Beth came in to the world weighing 7lb 5oz, a wonderful day for her dad and myself.

Her boyfriend celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday so they held a double celebration last night with lots of their friends and tonight it will be a meal out. DH and i have spent a lovely time with her today and she has been thoroughly spoilt with lots of cards and pressies.

I had an idea to make her something special that would be one off and typical 'mumish' and i came up with this little celebration bunny. The little champagne bottle is filled with bubble mixture.

Happy 21st Birthday Amy, lots of love Mum & Dad xxx

It's been a really busy week here this week, i've felt really well, the best i have for a while and have made the most of being able to get out and about on my own. The only problem is i have not been on here or at home much at all ....

Monday was spent in the office doing the mundane work stuff, that took all day, filing is a job i dont like so tend to leave it till there is a rather large pile to sort out, so the job takes ages.

Tuesday morning was my yoga class. Its been changed from a Thursday afternoon during the school holidays as the hall is used for childrens activities. I had a very enjoyable time there and then a lunch date with an old friend i had not seen for a long time, that turned into an all afternoon event.

Wednesday was a visit to my dads elderly sister, a lovely day was spent there with lots of laughter about the 'old days'. It's such fun to hear stories of the things they used to get up to when dad and his family were evacuated here during the blitz in London. They liked it so much they decided to stay. She was off back down to the capital the next day to visit her son as he will be celebrating his 60th Birthday today. The stitching club was back on this week too but as well as the lovely cream cakes i had taken we had a very sad visit from one of the ladies daughters. Unfortunately she had passed away last Saturday, she was diagnosed with liver cancer only 32 days prior to her death! We will miss her very much. God Bless you Audrey x

Thursday was a trip into town and to the bank. A nice leisurely browse around the craft shop and i picked up a couple of balls of wool for a crochet project i have started (i'll show you that next time). A visit to the bookshop too to see if i could see the next Diana Gabaldon book, i'm a slow reader but only have about 50 pages left to read. Thanks for your input on this book in a previous post, i really have enjoyed it and will definately be on the look out for the rest in the series - only problem with a book you can't put down is that it cuts into your crafting time.

I have also received 2 more gifts for my birthday this week. Thank you Clare for the lovely pillow you stitched, i hope you have had a lovely week away at your caravan in Wales. Thank you also to Tina (no blog) for the cute Mill Hill cat bead kit and the adorable needle minder.

I hope you have had a lovely week too, and that your weekend is full of love, laughter and all the things that make you happy.


  1. Happy 21st to Amy! That certainly is a darling bunny you stitched for her, Julie--love how she sparkles!!

    And what nice gifts to receive from Clare and Tina...

    Hope you continue to feel well :)

  2. Happy 21st Birthday to Amy!!! Love the bunny you knitted for her. She is gorgeous.

    Lovely gifts from Clare and Tina.

  3. Happy Birthday to Amy! I love the bunny you made for her...tiara, bottle of bubbly...too cute!

    Great gifties from Clare and Tina!

  4. Happy 21st Amy
    What a fab present you made her,and what lovely gifts you received. I am glad you are feeling better in yourself,and long may it last!!

  5. Happy 21st to your daughter. You've had a very full week. I hope you continue to feel better. Lovely birthday gifs from Clare and Tina.

  6. Happy 21st Birthday to Amy! The celebration bunny you made for her really is something special - she is gorgeous!

    A belated Happy Birthday to you too Julie, you really were spoilt with all the wonderful gifts and cards you received!

  7. Happy 21st to Amy - the time goes so quickly doesn't it! I love the bunny you made for her , a very original keepsake.
    Glad to hear you are feeling well - hope it continues, you certainly had a busy week!

  8. Wonderful gifts from Clare and Tina, and such lovely present for your daughter.
    Happy 21st birthday to Amy.

  9. Happy Birthday wishes to Amy ,Julie,the bunny is adorable as they all are.Sounds as if you are having a great week ,so pleased you are feeling a bit better lets hope you have turned that corner for now.
    Shame about your friend,may she rest in peace now.
    take care sweetie and it was so good to see a post from you.

  10. Happy belated Birthday to Amy.
    Nice gifts

  11. Happy 21st Amy! I love the little celebration bunny ~ adorable!

  12. Julie, Happy Belated Birthday and happy 21st to Amy! What a perfect gift for your daughter!!!!

    Glad to hear you're feeling great and out and about!

  13. you busy and TALENTED lady. That bunny is something else! Happy B-day to your DD.


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