I turned 40. There was a Ceilidh
There was a supreme carrot cake in the shape of a sewing basket.
There were some beautiful hand made gifts...... A lovely Liberty cushion from Di.
And a really pretty little bag full of wonderful goodies from Jan (goodies aren't in this photos as I've been using/wearing them!).
I just about managed to sew my bee blocks.............
Then this pirate turned 3. arrrggghhhh me hearties.
So there was a pirate party.
Then my sewing machine died. She was a very elderly lady, who had had a good innings. But I do feel like I've had an arm chopped off not having a sewing machine any more.
Good job that I have been saving up, and asked everyone for money towards a new machine for my birthday.
My brother gave me 40 1 pence's, 40 2 pence's, 40 5 pence's, 40 10 pence's - you get the idea - right up to 40 pound coins. That adds up to a lot of money. Here we are counting them all (and the savvy ones among you will see the Janome sewing machine flyer on the table).
So, sewing machine shopping here I come.