Something other than stitching to share with you today. I finally got round to making the cards for the Jingle Belles challenge which was from two weeks ago. I am hoping that I will actually get the current Jingle Belles challenge completed this week and entered on time!
Today is my birthday and I have been very lucky and received lots of lovely handmade cards from friends and also some lovely gifts from both family and friends. My MIL bought me a galvanised watering can which I have wanted for sometime - I know not the most exciting present but it will make watering the garden especially seedlings far easier (once I really get into the gardening lark). There is a story attached to this present in as much as the in laws asked Ian what they could get me. He suggested the watering can with a rose so on Sunday MIL and youngest son when to the garden centre to look for one and came back and said to Ian that they couldn't find one with a rose on - they had thought he meant it was decorated with roses and not the rose spray head! Apparently yesterday Ian took MIL up the garden centre again to get the required item after chuckling to himself quite a bit.
We've been out for a lovely walk around Kit Hill this morning with Max and had lunch at the lovely cafe at the bottom of the hill. We also called in at the Kelly Bray craft shop as on Saturday I managed to pick up two packets of needles the same size. They swapped them without any trouble and I also picked up a lovely lighthouse stamp from the Michael Powell range of stamps that DoCrafts have brought out. Not sure what the rest of the day holds but it's been lovely so far. I hope you are all having a good day whatever you maybe doing today.