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Monday, July 29, 2013

Early Celebrations and Winners

I am issuing a warning up front....lots of piccies.
Yesterday my Family came to celebrate my Birthday with me. I didn't want a party as it is just not me. I prefer to share the event quietly with those I love. Mr R. cooked a lovely lunch and my Mum baked her famous apple pie (one of my favs). My dear daughter decked the place out in balloons...
and my dear daughter-in-law organised a very special birthday cake....just take a peek at this...
That there is a replica of my little hard working sewing machine. The message is in stitching with needle and thread and a tiny thimble and my sweet little Angel who you all know is very dear to my heart along with my tag graced the little quilt...
It is just gorgeous and I was thrilled to pieces and so surprised with it AND it was oh so yummy!
Of course I love a bit of sparkle and what better way than to set fire to those numbers LOL and I had two very excited little helpers in my two Grandsons.
It near broke my heart to cut it...but hey someone said there was cake inside it so what's a girl to do.
The Granddaughters were much more restrained and watched proceedings with interest.
 My Mum, myself and my Daughter-in-law..
and my Mum, myself and my Daughter..
Dear Daughter and Granddaughter...
It was so much more special with my Family and I think everyone had a great time...
Today after Yoga we had a lovely little lunch also as another friend is joining me in turning this number and it was very yummy. I think we undid all our good work.Ok now enough about me. If you have stayed with me this long you are about to find out the winners of my Birthday giveaway -
The Overseas winner is Raewyn from Love to Stitch  all the way across the ditch in New Zealand..
Congrats Raewyn!
Our Aussie winner is Simone from Quilting is My Down Time ...Congrats Simone !
If you lovely ladies would like to confirm your snail mail addy's with me I can pop your winnings in the post.
Thank you everyone for being part of the celebration.
Speaking of Winners, you may recall that the very sweet Jenny of Elefantz and I had a wager on the State of Origin Rugby League Series. The wager was a Cadbury choccie for each game and Tim Tams for the series...well I had to send off the choccie first round...Jenny had to send off the choccie second round and then.....woohoo! I won the Timmies!!!
Now being a girl of her word Jenny sent me my winnings and they arrived today...
I did not expect the above gorgeousness...beautiful lavender bag and the object (or so I thought) was beautifully wrapped in very pretty fabric tied up with a pink bow...I remember thinking.." that does not look like a packet of Tim Tams????" Nope!!!
FOUR packets and each a different variety...oh my chocolate loving heart is soooo very happy!! Thank you so much Jenny you are a darling ((((o))))
Do you have to share your winnings????? Really?
Thank you for bearing with me this far...I haven't touched any of my Birthday club parcels so I will back to show what surprises are within later.
Blessings Michelle xxx

39 comments:

  1. Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday Michelle - that cake is AMAZING!!! Looks so beautiful. Sounds like you had a very lovely day - yes family is wonderful & special to share your birthdays with :-)

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  2. Happy Birthday Michelle and thank you for the lovely photo's, the birthday cake is a beauty.
    Congrats to the winners of your give-away.

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday Michelle, its lovely to see the Joy that you shared with your family on your very special day. Cheers!

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  4. Hugs, kisses and huge happy birthday wishes Michelle. What a fabulous cake. So glad all your family celebrated with you. Sharyn:)

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  5. an enormous happy birthday hug to you Michelle!!!
    your cake is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely photo of all of you girls together and those babies are too cute. They are growing so much already. Eyes wide open taking in the world.
    XX

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  6. That cake is just amazing, well done to the maker! Happy birthday and it looks like it was an amazing day. Congrats on the Timtam win and no you didn't have to share.

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  7. So glad you had a wonderful birthday surrounded by family and THAT cake...wow - absolutely gorgeous.... Happy Birthday Michelle...xx

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  8. I think it was a perfect way to celebrate. Your cake is gorgeous and so clever. Enjoy your special birthday.

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  9. wishing you a very happy birthday, thank you for sharing your special day with us. x

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  10. Happy birthday for tomorrow Michelle. Love your birthday cake design. I agree it was nearly too hard to cut in to.

    So can't believe I was a winner. Thank you sooooo very much.

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  11. happy birthday for tomorrow Michelle,love the cake your daughter made,have a wonderful day my friend.xx

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  12. Wht a fabulous cake
    Happy Birthday xx

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  13. now that is just a fantastic way to celebrate... and I just love the cake... how very clever and thoughtful....
    Have more amazing times my friend..
    Hugz

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  14. Warmest hugs and kisses for your birthday Michelle. What a wonderful, special way to spend your birthday. And that cake is the most amazing one I've ever seen. Enjoy those Tim Tams and opening the rest of your pressies

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  15. What a great birthday, best wishes! Love that cake, I agree with you - such a shame to have to cut it. But you have the photos to remind you!

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  16. Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday!!!\o/\o/
    That cake is swoonworthy...

    Glad you liked the Timmies and lavender. You're a real sweetheart, and I think I've almost forgiven you for being a Maroon supporter. Almost. Maybe absolutely by next season when the Blues return as the victors. ;-)

    Lots a love
    Jenny
    xx

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  17. Happy Happy Birthday Michelle - such a lovely way to spend your birthday and that gorgeous cake with it!!

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  18. Lovely post Michelle and that cake is just gorgeous. Happy Birthday my friend, welcome to the sixties. Hugs....

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  19. Happy, Happy Birthday, Michelle.

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  20. Happy Birthday Michelle, live begins at 60 or so I keep telling myself!! Love that cake what a shame it had to be eaten ;- and congratulations to the winners. Hugs xx

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  21. Happy Happy Birthday! The cake is the most creative I have ever seen! So glad you enjoyed the festivities,

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  22. Oh My Goodness... what a wonderful birthday you had with your family. And that cake!!!!!! not as nice as your gorgeous GDs..
    Congrates to Raewyn and Simone. enjoy your win..
    Nice Timmies......

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  23. Happy Birthday Michelle , so happy for you that your day was social by spending and sharing your day with your precious family . The cake was awesome , don't think I could cut it , so pretty . Hugs Sheila

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  24. Woohoo - that's me!! Thank you Michelle!! So pleased you had a great birthday - lots of fabulous photos - looks like a fantastic day! Your grandies are all so cute.

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  25. Happy Birthday Michelle and the cake is just gorgeous. Don't eat all those TimTams at once!

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  26. Happy birthday Michelle. What a beautiful cake. I don't think I could cut into it!

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  27. Happy Birthday Michelle. The cake looked stunning. Hugs,xx

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  28. Happy Birthday - I agree the cake is amazing - yes difficult to cut into! What a lovely family time for you....& Congratulations to the winners.

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  29. Happy Special Birthday Michelle. Your cake is a work of art (just like you!)

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  30. So today is the day
    You share your birthday with my number one grandson
    I knew you were special

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  31. Happy Birthday Michelle!! Looks like you had a lovely time sharing your celebration with family, and that cake?!! GAWJUS!!! ... Congratulations to the winners - yourself included *wink*!! x

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  32. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Michelle, Happy Birthday to you!!!!! You sure know how to celebrate, girl, that cake is just awesome and your family is gorgeous - I'm so glad you had such a wonderful special day!!!

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  33. Happy Birthday Michelle hope you have a fab day....love that cake..

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  34. Wishing you the happiest Birthday...it looks like your special day was perfect...WOW the cake is simply AMAZING!! hugs, Pauline

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  35. Wishing you a very happy birthday, although it looks like you have had that already :) The cake looks amazing and all the family photos are beautiful, lovely record of a special occasion. Hugs Wendy

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  36. Happy, happy belated birthday wishes, dear Michelle. It all looks fantastic: apple pie, banners and pink balloons, and that amazing cake. Looks like one good party to me! Those little baby girls are totally adorable, aren't they? I'm sure you had a wonderful day! xxx

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  37. Happy Birthday, dear friend. Such a gorgeous bunch of photos. Such a gorgeous family.

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  38. Ps That is the most amazing and wonderful cake.

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  39. This looks like the best way to celebrate a birthday - with family and friends!! Brilliant.
    And that cake is so wonderful!! Too good to eat!
    Cheers for a wonderful birthday!

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