Saturday, August 22, 2009

Birthday Stash is Always Good!

My sweet DH knows that I've been really into knitting, so for my birthday he created this adorable knitting basket cake! He made it out of rice krispie treats and on the top of the red velvet cupcakes, inside the basket, he used colored marshmallow strips as the yarn, and had yarn flowing over the side of the basket. Such a cute idea! What a great guy I have!!!



I had a wonderful birthday last week. DH & I went to Las Vegas for 3 days. My youngest DD gave me reservations for a night as a birthday gift. Such a nice daughter! LOL Boy was it hot! I'm used to beach weather. But we got in some much needed relaxation by the pool. We stayed at the Tropicana on the strip. This pool turned out to be the party pool.


It gets pretty loud with all the music but we enjoyed every minute of it. We usually try to stay at a different hotel each time we go. The gardens at this hotel are beautiful. These are some pictures of some of the pathways we explored on a walk.

























My DH & I on our way to birthday dinner. This cute other couple was nice enough to take our picture. Actually they wanted to take lots of them and kept telling us to pose over here and pose over there! LOL Very nice of them.





I belong to a yahoo group called KraftersKorner birthday floss .
And it's my turn to be on the receiving end of flossies in the mail! So much fun getting goodies everyday. LOL I received 3 Gentle Art flossies from Janet Stanko, 3 Threadworx overdyed flossies from Mary Bottorf (I've never heard of this floss before, they are beautiful!),


from Princess Crystal 2 Six Strand Sweets in pretty pastels and 2 Crescent Colors from Georgiana Bird in fall colors.









And from the yahoo group Birthday Stitchers I received from

Cynthia a cute snowman kit from Janlyn. I love the snowpeople! And from Donna Karl 4 beautiful Caron flossies and a needlethreader. And from Florence, an assortment of goodies and beautiful flossies plus a gorgeous piece of blue linen. Thank you all!!! I have to say I am totally blown away by the generosity and
friendship I have been the recipient of. It's just been wonderful to 'meet' all of you lovely ladies....






















And a fellow cross stitcher and ILCS yahoo group member, Rene, aka the frog lady LOL, told me about a stitching store in Vegas that I couldn't wait to visit. Thank you Rene! This store is one of the best I've ever been to. They have everything! And my oldest DD gave me lots of birthday stitching stash $ to play with. Another sweet daughter! I couldn't wait to get there~! LOL My DH is the best, he said just take your time and he just sat and waited while I ooohed & ahhhhed over everything! And boy, did I ever take my time. Some of the shop customers commented on how great it was that he would just sit there and wait for me patiently. And I had to go back the next day to get more stash. Here is what I got:
























Now if I could just put my knitting needles down for a minute I could get started on all of these goodies.

Speaking of knitting I have finally finished my Mom's shawl. I hope she loves it. I'll post pics soon.

15 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great birthday.... you really made out like a bandit. LOL

Nancy M said...

Great SEX on your birthday!!! Glad you enjoyed the LNS and it looks like they should like you too!

Maureen said...

Looks like you had a fab birthday - that's a serious amount of stash you acquired there. I must admit that Vegas and cross stitch is not something i would normally have put together lol!

Meari said...

Wow, look at all that birthday stash. Glad you had a great birthday!

Sadie said...

WOW! Looks like you had a fantastic birthday! I LOVE the cake your DH made for you, so sweet! Happy stitching!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - what fun, what fun! Glad you had a great BD! Loved the basket!

Rene la Frog said...

Your DH is very talented to do the basket for you.

Glad you had a good time here in Vegas but it looks like you didn't leave much for me to buy on my next trip to Stitcher's Paradise LOL.

Nice BD stash too.

Kathy said...

Wow, great Birthday stash.

Happy Birthday!

omashee aka Barb said...

Cynthia, what a wonderful birthday! Your daughters did GOOD! And your DH is too good to be true! What a keeper! You sure got some wonderful stash. BTW, Happy Birthday!

CindyMae said...

Wow, what a great and creative birthday cake that your DH made you! That is so cool! Lots of wonderful new stash and Vegas sounds and looks like a blast! Happy Late Birthday!!!

Carissa said...

Wow, what a lot of stash, Cyndi! Glad you had fun picking it out, and enjoying all your birthday gifts.

Sandy In Montana said...

What creative DH you have, and so much great stash. Glad you had such a wonderful birthday.

Katrien said...

Wonderful new stash

CameoRoze said...

That cake is spectacular! What an excellent idea and execution!

So glad you had a great birthday. What a stash haul!

glenda said...

Wow! you did great.

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