Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here is the first Birthday gift I received this week.

I received a wonderful Birthday Exchange on Monday from Margit. She stitched this great Emergency Stitcher's Book. She also sent my two patterns from Rouge du Rhin. I think it might be my new favorite designer!

Here is a picture of the front,
and the back,
And of course the inside. Thank you so much Margit.

Then while I was in Chattanooga to see our new grand daughter the beginning of March, my hubby and I checked out an antique shop and I found this treasure. The base of a treadle sewing machine with a wonderful tray on the top. My hubby talked the shop down $15 and I justified the purchase as my early Birthday present!!!
Here is a picture of the tray. I thought this made a great display for all of my stitching smalls.

My birthday is not until Saturday but the celebrating has begun. As many of my close stitching friends know. I went out to dinner on Monday with some friends and then I received this exchange and of course on Friday my stitching buds will be here and then my friend Lori and I are going to get a massage on Saturday morning. I think those are pretty good plans, so far. Still have to make some plans with my family.

I also have some other blogging to catch up on but since I have been to Chattanooga I just can't seem to get all caught up. So my blogging has suffered. I am hoping to at least get back to blogging at least once a week.

Happy Stitching until next time.


Laurie said...

Great antique find! Happy Birthday to you & Enjoy your massage.

Jill said...

Did Margit send you that Birthday placement too? Very cool! Are you sure your stitching friends are coming on Friday? Just kidding! Love your new antique purchase.

Karrie said...

Happy Birthday for Saturday! It's always nice when you can stretch the celebrations out :)

Lovely antique find - your smalls will look perfect on it!

Julianne said...


Have a very Happy Birthday.

Your antique sewing cart is lovely and makes a perfect place to display your treasured smalls.

Linen Stitcher said...

Your new antique stand is **perfect** for displaying your needlework smalls! What an incredible find!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful gift from Margit. I love the antique stand, it makes a very beautiful display for all your stitching smalls.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday on Saturday!

Loretta said...

Wishing you all the best on your birthday. Love the antique!!!!!!!!!!!

Margit said...

What a beautiful antique way to display your beauties! I am very happy that you like the gift.

Natalija said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your antique stand is gorgeous :)

bianca said...

Happy birthday to you.


Brigitte said...

Happy Birthday, Joan.
You've received such a nice birthday gift from Margit. And wonderful goodies with it.
Love the antique stand. It's a perfect way to display all your smalls. A great idea.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your antique purchase. All your smalls look wonderful displayed in the tray.

Happy Birthday!

Maren said...

Wonderful find in the antique shop! Happy birthday, too!