Friday, January 27, 2012

Best Birthday Parcel Ever!

Don't you just love it when you get home from a looong day at work to find an unexpected parcel on your doorstep? Me too!

My Mum sent me the best parcel for my birthday (which is tomorrow). I was so excited when I opened it. I wish I'd taken pictures of the cute wrapping paper, but I was like a little kid ripping into it. No waiting for the actual birthday...

Here are my wonderful gifts:

First of all, the handmade presents. If I ever had doubts about the value of a handmade gift, these quashed them. There is nothing - nothing! - like knowing that someone made something just for you, that they put time and effort into knitting, sewing, quilting, thinking of you with each stitch.


A gorgeous sweater in beautiful, soft grey yarn. I love the pattern, especially the sleeves!


Plus, an adorable hedgehog. I need to think of a name for him.

And, Simple Modern Sewing. Love it! I have already picked out some projects to sew.


Thanks Mum xoxo

11 comments:

Lynne said...

Happy birthday.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Happy Birthday!
The sweater is beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Happy Birthday Rachel!!! That sweater is gorgeous -- what a lovely gift. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Pat said...

What perfect gifts! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

andsewon said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love your pressies!!!
Big Hugs!
Lola

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
TO
YOU,
HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
DEAR
RACHEL,
HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
TO
you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very nice gifts from your Mom!! ENJOY YOUR DAY!
Warmly,
deb

Barb said...

Oh wow.....gotta love mom....what a wonderful parcel and a very HAPPY Birthday to you!!

Riel Nason said...

Happy Birthday old friend! That hedgehog is so super cute !!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day with plenty of cake and ice cream and sewing time!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Happy birthday and sweet gifts. Love Hedgie. He's a cutie.

Patty said...

Lucky you, Happy Birthday.