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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

WIPwednesday, B-Day Surprises and Arizona

Happy Wednesday stitching friends!  This week Wednesday finds me relatively cheerful as I have a 4-day weekend coming up so tomorrow is technically "Friday"

I'm trying to keep myself as engagement free this weekend as I can so I can stitch my heart out and my butt square!  I am finally seeing the home stretch on The Accolade!  I even took it into work today so I can stitch during my lunch hour!

I have finished page 11 and I'm moving nicely into page 12 on The Accolade.  I have absolutely no other stitching to show you this week... for obvious reasons!

Friday I celebrated my birthday.  This year I was spoiled by my friends and at work.  Lets just say there was almost too much cake!  I received two lovely stitchy surprises from stitching friends (as I always say the kindest, most generous people in the world).

My friend Janice happened to be popping into Stitcher's Garden on a trip back home.  I asked her to pick up two charts and a thread I couldn't get while I was at The Attic.  Janice gifted me with the March/Arpil Year In Chalk charts and a skein of GAST I was missing.  She also added a beautiful piece of 40ct linen!

Annette of the blog California Stitcher so kindly sent me this handmade birthday card, Ink Circles chart (which could only be gotten with a donation) and nice threads!  Thank you so much Annette!

Finally here's a few pictures I took while in SW Arizona a few weeks ago.









26 comments:

Dee said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!!

I love how the clouds make shadows on the mountains in AZ. It's an amazing place.

D1-D2 said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day :)

D1-D2 said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day :)

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Dani. You have received some lovely gifts. Sounds like a super day. Congrats on page finish. Pretty pictures of Arizona.

Linda

Ann said...

Happy Birthday! and gorgeous pictures of the cacti!

Kate said...

Yay! A fabulous finish in sight! It's beautiful, Dani. Happy birthday! You received some lovely new stash; enjoy :-) Great pictures!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures of Arizona!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful photos of Arizona! Glad you liked the Birthday card & gifts I sent you. Lovely gifts from Janice! I love those chalkboard designs. love Annette

Annette said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Enjoy stitching!
Lovely pic's

Meari said...

LOL @ "butt square". Yep, you're in the homestretch... It's turned out really nice.

Happy Birthday! Wonderful goodies. Enjoy your long weekend.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you Dani, you can never have too much cake!
Wow .. you have motored along on Accolade, perhaps we'll see a finish next time ....
Blessings to you at Eastertime x

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday Dani...you are a wonderful person and deserved to be celebrated! The Accolade...SO CLOSE! I'm staying engagement free this weekend too...I need a break! Let's stitch our butts square!

Rhona said...

Happy birthday! Lovely gifts you received. Accolade is looking wonderful....hope you get lots done over your break.

Robin said...

Happy Birthday to you! What gorgeous pictures from Arizona you shared! You received some nice stitching gifts from your friends. It won't be much longer before The Accolade is finished.

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

ooOoo! A Happy Birthday indeed! Good for you. :) I love the pictures.

Bea said...

Belated Happy Birthday Dani! Those are lovely gifts - enjoy. Accolade is looking SO good - hope you get your stitchy weekend and make good progress.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! Glad it was a good one.

I can't believe how close your are to the end of the 'biggie'. That is a ton of lovely stitching!

Enjoy your new stash and have a great Easter.

Hazel said...

Happy Birthday! Love your stitching as ever. My friend did the big one. xx

xinef said...

Happy Birthday!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday, dear Dani! It looks like between your gifts, your progress on The Accolade, and your trip to AZ, your birthday was a special one :)

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Justine said...

Happy Birthday to you! Lovely gifts you received. So close now on The Accolade, I can understand why you can't put it down!

sharine said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like it was a good one:)

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday, my dear - there can never be too much cake, I think. You are so close with The Accolade, I hope that you were able to get lots done this weekend.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to you, Dani. And enjoy all these fabulous gifts from your friends.

Miamina said...

Very belated Happy Birthday wishes!

You got some beautiful gifts!