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We had a lovely time celebrating!

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for all the comments and congratulations we received on the occasion of our Silver Wedding and my birthday, they were all really appreciated.
We had a lovely day and we were blessed with beautiful weather, as far as I can remember it is always gorgeous weather on our Wedding Anniversary.
We celebrated at a beautiful Country House Hotel in the Lake District, once for the Anniversary and returning two days later for my birthday!
First the dessert because they are always my favourite! For the birthday meal I chose steak and chips for my main course and it was delicious!

DH had duck for the main course

I had soup for starters and DH had salmon

The restaurant where we celebrated our Silver Wedding and my Birthday.

Before I left for the holiday I was treated to an unexpected surprise in the post from Jill who sent me this lovely birthday gift, I was totally blown away by her generosity, in fact I skipped around all day! Jill made this beautiful pillow and enclosed some gorgeous goldwork threads, DMC threads and a handmade marking pin.
Thankyou so much Jill I really appreciate everything.
Stitching news
I had every intention of stitching on my HAED Gothic Rose but unfortunately did not get much stitching done on that, however I did get quite a bit of stitching done on the three private exchanges that I am currently working on, although they are not finished yet.
I also sent out the Mirabilia Pattern to Kim that she won on my blog giveaway and I decided to put in this little surprise pinkeep for her daughter.
Thankyou for the ecard Kim that was very thoughtful of you!

The pattern is from Casa Mia

Happy stitching everyone and thankyou for visiting!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 5, 2009 / 2:21 pm

    WOW! That food looks marvelous! Sounds like you had a great time.

    You are welcome for the bday gift. I hope you will find all of the items very useful.

    Have a great rest of the weekend,

  2. April 5, 2009 / 2:21 pm

    What beautiful gifts you received Lynn! The pillow and marking pin were both beautiful. As for the food… yummmmmm! Now I gotta go wipe the drool off my keyboard. 🙂

  3. April 6, 2009 / 1:08 pm

    Lovely giftsfrom Jill. The pillow is absolutely gorgeous.

    The pinkeep is so pretty:)

    Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration:) The food looks delicious.

  4. Anonymous
    April 6, 2009 / 9:59 pm

    That looks like one fancy restaurant! Great, now I’m hungry. lol

    What lovely and thoughtful gifts. I really like the pillow.

  5. Anonymous
    April 6, 2009 / 10:00 pm

    Happy belated Birthday, Lynn! It looks like you had a wonderful time. The food pictures are mouthwatering, they look sooo good. ~Jennifer

  6. April 9, 2009 / 6:23 pm

    Oh Lynn!! I know you had a wonderful, relaxing anniversary and birthday:) I’m so happy for you both! and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! (I’m so sorry…I’m so behind on reading:(
    The food pics look scrumptious! and the birthday gifts from Jill are so exciting! Beautiful pillow!
    And how sweet of you to send such a beautiful pinkeep gift to Kim’s dd!!

  7. April 9, 2009 / 6:42 pm

    A woman after my own heart … dessert first! Congratulations on the b’day and the anniversary. What date was the actual b’day? I didn’t see it mentioned in blogs beforehand.

  8. April 9, 2009 / 6:49 pm

    Happy belated Birthday and Silver Anniversary. In these days making Silver is quite an achievement. You got some really lovely presents and your dinner look gobsmackingly good! I (or should I say we) have yet to visit the Lake District and it is one place I really want to go to. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  9. April 9, 2009 / 10:49 pm

    I’ve been thinking about you, and hoping that your anniversary and birthday were all that you dreamed they would be, and more! I know you’ve been looking forward to this for a long time!

    Obviously Mother Nature approves, and prepared her best, for your special holiday! And so did the restaurant! What yummy looking food! Almost too pretty to eat! The whole setting looks so lovely.

    And what a nice surprise from your friend! And then you pass along another surprise. .you are both such kind hearted sweeties!

    Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us! I’m happy that you had a wonderful getaway, but we missed you, and are glad to know that you returned home safely!

  10. April 10, 2009 / 7:19 am

    Hello Lynn,

    Thank you or your kind comment son my blog 🙂 Your stitching is lovely! I am so excited about you buying the stumpwork book! Please keep me updated on your progress; I would love to see that ladybird!

    Happy stitching,

    Ronel, Cape Town, South Africa