First of all thank you to everyone to who left comments last week wishing me a speedy recovery
and all my birthday wishes. Back in April last year when we went to Scotland I bought a lovely shawl and we searched for a Cairngorm Brooch to put on it but to no avail. D is has a keen eye for antiques and jewelry and he found this one for my birthday. I hadn't expected it as he had bought me an iPad mini for Christmas so it was a lovely surprise and has already had an outing to show it off.
Now I would like to say that I made this gorgeous Mocha cake but I'm afraid that would be a big fat fib. My lovely colleague and bookswapbud made it for my birthday and I have to tell you it was scrummy. Not sure that my baking talents are anything like hers but I will give it a go.
Speaking of baking. Another colleague gave me this lovely cookery book and Laura Ashley measuring cup set. She must have read my mind as I hadn't seen her since before Christmas so she didn't know that one of my 2015 challenges is to get back in the kitchen and bake. There are some lovely recipes in there and I am sure I will be attempting one as my challenge this year.
I got lots of lovely birthday cards too but I think this one just about says it all from my lovely friend and work colleague.
Now it's no secret in our house that I do rather like sheep but whilst catching up on my blog reading this week I was visiting Jo at Through the Keyhole and her blog this week was about some of her Yarndale gifts her husband had very sneakily bought for her for Christmas. One of the gifts was an apron from Quince Pie made in the same sheep fabric as another of my gifts. This lovely cushion was made by my very talented colleague Jacqui who is a wiz with a sewing machine. She also helped me make my knitting sheep knitting bag in the top right of this collage. My cushion is now residing on my bed as I am sure one of my little four paws would think it was just the right place for them to have a snooze.
Speaking of four paws and birthdays
Our little Rufus has also had a birthday this week and is now the ripe old age of 3.
Have a good week one and all.