Well, I have had the loveliest week, full of friendship, music and thankfulness!

It was my birthday on Monday, I had some gorgeous cards from deskers, thank you!

My menfolk always do good birthdays and this was no different, flowers, craft vouchers from Doughty's Fabric and Wool Warehouse and the most amazing paper marbling kit from G:

I was thrilled to get this and can't wait to get stuck in!

Lynne gave me a beautiful Japanese embroidery kit with two Sashiko samplers:

Look at those gorgeous colours!

And just in case you were worried that I wasn't hydrated enough.....

Thanks Kim!!

Laura, the owner of the cafe where I stock my RNLI sewing, bought me some FQs when she was holiday:

Fun huh? They're already cut out - I don't hang around, lol!

On Saturday, my band competed at the National Eisteddod in Tregaron, it's always an exciting thing to be part of and this time was no different.

It's a thrill to be on the big pavilion stage, we played really well and came third. The one thing I love about Crwbin band though is that no matter what happens, whether we come first or last, it's still a fab team of which it's good to be a part. 

The celebrations are always fun!!

Have a great week everyone, keep crafting xxxxxxxxxx


Helen said...

Glad you had a great birthday, and some fabulous gifts! the paper marbling looks good fun! Well done on 3rd place with the band! Happy WOYWW Helen #?.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Looks like you are going to have fun with that new stuff, what great gifts and the flowers are gorgeous. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x11x

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Happy Belated Birthday. Glad you had so many lovely things.

Also congrats on third place with the band.


Lynnecrafts said...

So glad you had a good birthday Jan. That paper marbling kit looks very interesting. Crwbin’s performance was outstanding, and imho you should have come first. I hope you enjoy sewing Hokusai’s Great Wave!
Take care and happy WOYWW
Love Lynnecrafts 10

Catriona said...

Wow to all those lovely gifts -I’m particularly interested in the Sashiko kits ( bet you knew I would be).looking forward to seeing your makes as you use your gifts. X

Sarah Brennan said...

Oh well done on the third place with your band Jan _ I know that the standards are so high on these occasions. Looks like you will be having lots of fun with your birthday gifts too! Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #15

Twiglet said...

So glad you had a lovely birthday Jan. You will love the marbling inks. I used to do it with the kids at school and it's just like magic! Such beautiful results from such a simple idea. Your friends and family certainly know how to buy the perfect gifts don't they. Those FQs are just right for your little purses etc. xx Jo

Crafting With Jack said...

A belated happy birthday, sounds like it was a good one. Well done to you and your band for coming third. Happy WOYWW. Angela #13

BJ said...

Super birthday, love the colours of the flowers, threads, inks and fabrics. You did well in the Eisteddfod. Yes loads of stash from Tracey, have started a 3rd parcel now. Not spent much on craft for years so I'm splashing out somewhat! Oopsey BJ#5

Eva said...

Dear Jan!
What a wonderful bright colored week!
So many heartwarming things that happened.
I see: wou are loved!! ♥
And your band on the stage: impressive.
Enjoy life, try the new marbling kit, and drink a glass of gin.
Best wishes and a big hug,
Eva from Austria

Lindart said...

Happy belated Birthday Jan! sounds like you had a fab time, great pressies, so much fun! And congrats in coming in third! It is always fun to be in a group like that who all get together and share their passion, can't go wrong there! Thanks for your visit, have a great week, Lindart #17

My name is Cindy said...

That's a big stage! Looks fabulous. Glad you had a birthday and liked your card (I just wanted that litle sewing machine to find a good home, it's been on my desk for ages(. Have a great week, love n hugs Cindyxx

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

You were certainly well feted for your birthday...all lovely! Belated wishes, btw. That fabric is gorgeous and I love how you are crocheting afghans for charity (last post) too. How kind you are! Did not know there was such a thing a g and t in a tin!! Happy Stitching/hooking/creating from me in Canada!!

Julia Dunnit said...

How late?? Still recovering from our two hour chat!! Like the FQs actually, think the foxes will go really well! Your birthday presents are delicious. I can’t wait for you to get stuck in either!!

Mary Anne said...

What a wonderful post and I am so sad things (ONCE AGAIN) got away from me and I missed wishing your HAPPY BIRTHDAY closer to the actual day. Your crafty gifty haul is outstanding and I think you have a well trained group around you. I tend to get kitchen gadgets or socks with rude sayings on them :) I love both, but unless I send a link to a specific item well in advance there is no hope I will get what I really really want. Gotta love the try tho'. Congrats too on your performance. Great photos and you all look quite chuffed with yourselves and placing is worth celebrating for sure, just maybe not QUITE as much a the fun and friendship you have in the group.
Late, but determined to DO BETTER this week!
Happy Tuesday! :D
Mary Anne (3)

Spyder said...

Happy Belated Birthday and what a lovely post, great photos!Happy Late WOYWW


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