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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Birthday Week!

Before,I start with the birthday stuff, I wanted to show my progress on my Wednesday SAL. I love fall and so far this is my favorite part. I will admit that the squirrel is alittle scary but over all I love it. I have done done some other stitching but I will post about that later in the week.
Saturday was my birthday. And what a great time it has been. Went out to dinner with friends for Italian food. Yummy! This was my cake. My friends don't bake, so they bought me a very good chocolate cake.

I will only bore you with my stitchy gifts. Who doesn't need a new stitching bag? This is a Vera Bradley and it holds so much. Love it.


I needed something to hold my cross stitch magazines. Again, Vera came through. I love this pattern. They came 2 to a pack. I also received 2 very generous gift certificates to my favorite on-line stores. These will come in handy in the very near future because of all the great things that are coming out of Baltimore. Love the BBD pieces and the Chessie and Me designs. I need to thank Joanne, Sammi and my other friends who have made my birthday special. It is going on, Thursday I will have lunch and presents with Kathy. Her BD was a couple of weeks ago.

Last Wednesday we had a guest at stitching. Nancy is a blogging friend who comes to the area every August. We had a great time. During one of the conversations it was mentioned that she knew someone who used to work at the Borders in our area. That would be a dear friend who is in my Thursday stitching group. Small world. So I invited her to come on Thursday to see Linda. Nancy fits right in. Some of us are going on a road trip next week to ABC in NH and she's going with us. I will take pictures.

Lastly, I see that I have 501 followers. WOW! I will be putting together a fall giveaway in the next few days. Check back. I do have a question, I need help. I can't see my followers nor can I see yours. Does anyone know how to get them back. I have tried emailing blogger, which has been a waste of my time. Please help me!


Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

49 comments:

gracie said...

Happy belated birthday...

arlette said...

Happy belated birthday to you!!!!
I can see your 501 followers, I know blogger's having issues, I read there are some problems if you use Internet Explorer, I use Chrome, try to use a different browser to log to blogger and/or give it some days, maybe they will fix it finally

Mouse said...

love the bags and magazine folders and ooooooo cake :) I use chrome and ever so oft mine disappear and then come back after a few hours or sometimes days .... if i use my lap top they don't show up on my reader but they do on the main comp !!!! ... well done on the followers I@m catching up only a few hundred behind ahahah ...love mouse xxxxx

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you're having a great birthday week! Fantastic gifts - looking forward to seeing what you get from the market releases.

Lois said...

Belated Happy Birthday Deborah! Sounds like you had a lovely day. What a nice WIP. I'm starting to feel the urge to stitch autumn things. I was having loads of problems with blogger but it was suggested that I downloaded Google Chrome and so far, so good - all the problems I was having have gone.

Hazel said...

Happy belated birthday Deborah and congrats on over 500 followers. I would recommend Google chrome as well. Seemed to fix all my problems. xx

Christine said...

Belated Birthday wishes Deborah, and congratulations on 501 followers!
Love the autumn band on your SAL, but you are right that is one seriously intimidating squirrel

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds as if you were thoroughly spoiled--which is a good thing, as it is well deserved. :)

Beautiful autumn band!

Congrats on the followers!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Girl!
It sounds like you had a wonderful bday. I love your new Vera bag.
I am lovong the new BBD and Chessie and me designs too. There are not enough hours in the day.

Enjoy your stitching friends and the roadtrip!

cucki said...

Happy belated birthday to you my dear..sound like you are having fun time..
congratulations for the followers.
love your stitching and yummy cake:)

Peggy Lee said...

Happy belated Birthday friend! Sounds like you had a great time with friends. The cake looks yummy. I need one of those things for my magazines too. Another excuse to go shopping!

I have always used Chrome like the others so I've never had the usual problems I read about some people having.

Beautiful progress on your stitching!

Annie said...

That looks like the way a birthday was meant to be celebrated! Wonderful food, gifts and of course, friends.

I think the squirrel is adorable, although I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley! You make me want to stitch that sampler!

Gabi said...

Happy belated birthday. Lovely gifts. Congrats also on having 500+ followers.
I do see your followers. If you keep that problem it might be cookie related. You might want to clear your google cookies.

Bekca said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating it. Love all your gifts and I can't wait to see what your giveaway will be. I'm afraid I can't help you with the followers problem, but I hope it gets resolved soon. Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday - your gifts are lovely. Sometimes I can't see my followers but others can and then one day I log on and they are there! I think Blogger does play up sometimes xx

natalyK said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Tricia said...

Happy birthday to another August baby and cross stitch and Vera Bradley lover. Perhaps we're long lost twins!
: ) Glad it was a good one!!!!

And This Little Pig said...

Happy Birthday Deborah, beautiful stitching and congrats on your 501 followers.
LiBBiE in Oz

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration. Have a great time at ABC - it used to be my LNS and I really miss it.

Deb said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Sounds like you had a great time - the cake looks yummy, and love, love the Vera Bradley items.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Love your Vera gifts.

Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you got lots of good presents and had good times too. I just love taht seasonal piece you're doing on Wednesdays. It's getting more gorgeous every time I see it! It's in JCS rith? I'll have to dig up my issues. Wonderful!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!! What great goodies you received! I love the BBD and Chessie & Me designs from Baltimore as well! Beautiful!

BrendaS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Deborah! Looks like you got some great things! Love the Vera Bradley magazine holders.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Happy belated B-day!! Congrats on the followers too. I had problems seeing them if I was on my work computer (Windows explorer 7) but not at home (windows exporer 8). We recently (and finally) upgraded explorer at work to 8 and I see my followers on both now.

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. You got some lovely gifts.

Ranae said...

Happy belated Birthday to you!!
Love the Vera's
lucky you!!!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful one!

Dee said...

I'm a little behind in my blog reading. Happy belated birthday. I'm glad to hear you had a great time.

marly said...

Belated birthday wishes to you! Nice gift haul. I'll bet that cake was sooo good. Have fun on your road trip. I see your followers - congratulations!

Mary said...

Glad you had a happy birthday with lots of friends and gifts.
I can see your followers just fine. I think Google and Picasa must do updates from time to time and this alters settings, but they do seem to rectify themselves.
Mary

DonnaTN said...

Happy Birthday a few days late! It sounds like you are having a great birthday week. Can't wait to see the pics from ABC. It is such a great shop. I use Mozilla Firefox and I'm not having any trouble seeing the followers.

Lynn said...

A belated Happy Birthday! I love how you're stretching it over the week! You've received some wonderful gifts too.
I'm loving your SAL piece and can't wait to see more.
As for the follower issue, I was having a similar problem and finally started using Google Chrome. Now I can see them again.
Try switching browsers and see if it helps.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday! Enjoy all your birthday gifts. I also love GCc for online shops and I'm sure you will do your best using your GC and order some of the great new stash coming out, lol.

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday, I love your stitchy gifts.
K xoxox

Sally said...

Happy Birthday!

Your WIP looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

I can't see followers if I use Internet Explorer but when I use Firefox I can.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

That Squirril is scary if I saw that outside I'd run the other way!

Carol said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday, Deborah! Such pretty gifts you received along with your gift certificates. Can't wait to see what goodies you purchase with them :)

Kathy said...

Happy belated Birthday!! It sure sounds and looks like you had a lovely one.
Love the piece you are working on.

Kathy A. said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! We share a birthday weeek. Mine was Friday!!
Lovely new stitches

Quiltsmiles said...

Happy Birthday Week, or should I say month! lol Wishing you tons of goods things and my best wishes are extended your way. Congrats on having so many followers too, Beautiful stitching and loved the framing sone on your pieces too.
Happy Birthday!
Jane

Justflo said...

Belated birthday wishes to you. You seem to have ahad a great time with sime great gifts.

Michele B. said...

Another belated happy birthday wish! I love how your SAL is coming along. I would love to stitch it but the specialty stitches scare me. You make it look awfully appealing, though. Hope you get to see your followers - Blogger can be so mysterious sometimes.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! :)

Nancy V said...

Deborah,

Belated birthday wishes to you! It seems you had a wonderful celebration (and some great presents, too).
Thank you for the kind words about my visit to your stitching groups. I so enjoyed them both. And, I look forward to the field trip this week - can you say "STASH"...
Over 500 followers - awesome!
See ya, Nancy :-)

Pumpkin said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Deborah!!!! Sounds like you had a fantastic one :o)

500 Followers! Wowzers! Congrats :o)

Kathy Ellen said...

"Happy Birthday" Wishes to You, Deborah! It looks like you received some very special gifts too...love the Vera Bradley bag and magazine holder. A friend and I just visited the Vera Bradley outlet in Wrentham, MA. Fun, Fun!
Great new Autumn SAL project. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons too! Have fun on your road trip next week!

Leslie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I hope that you had a great birthday week!

Parsley said...

Happy bday!!!

Followers appear and disappear on blogger. Usually a 'refresh' of the page brings it back for me.