Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A birthday present for me

Note to self - when I schedule a blog post I really must double check the date I schedule it for! I thought I'd been really organised over the weekend, scheduling a post to be published on Saturday. No....I logged back on to blogger yesterday evening to find that I'd scheduled it for 16th May! An easy mistake to make, you'd think, except that 16th April is my birthday, so you'd think that I'd know that date off by heart!

Anyway, I've had a lovely birthday weekend. I don't usually celebrate my birthday much, but I did this year. Afterall, I feel that I've got a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this year! I invited some girl friends out on Friday night for drinks and tapas at the Trago Lounge, a coffee bar that I've been to on a couple of Friday mornings for a craft group. Lots of laughs and gossip and "I can't believe it's been so long since I went out in the evening" from several friends with young children! Saturday was a lazy day - my boys let me have a lie in and even some time in the workshop - and Sunday was a BBQ at my parents where we celebrated my Mum and brother's birthdays too as their birthdays were back in February when I was in hospital. All in all a great weekend, and the house is now decorated with beautiful flowers and the cupboard stocked with enough chocolate to keep me going for at least a couple of months!

 I spent my workshop time working on a birthday present to myself. Sometimes new stones will sit on my desk for a month or even more before I make a final decision on how to use it, but the beautiful purple goldstone that arrived in the post on Thursday wasn't one of those. I started the bezel setting and made the chain for it on Thursday evening! It's a very long chain, long enough to wrap round twice if I want to wear it shorter, and it's all mine! Yep, I'm keeping this one! I managed to finish the stone setting that I showed you last week too, so hopefully I'll be able to take some photos of that today in between Jamie's feeds to show you tomorrow.

And Happy Birthday Rebecca!I hope you had a lovely day on Saturday too!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, thanks Jo! You've made yourself a really lovely present and it really suits you. Beautiful flowers too!


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