Sunday, April 21, 2013


I just had to share some birthday goodies.
My brother does woodworking as a hobby so
at Christmas I asked if he thought he could
make a hornbook.   I hadn't thought about
it again so I was so surprised and
happy to receive these today.
Oak hornbooks
Now I have to figure out if I have something
stitched for finishing.  If not, then I will
just have to stitch something.
I have a feeling he is going to be sorry he
did this... goodness knows what I will
have him making for me next!
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I had the chance to spend the birthday with
my mom and she was sweet enough to get
me a cake.  I thought the flowers were so
pretty so I took a pic.   It was yummy too!

And... she sent me this flower gift known as
"Queen Bee"
which is now decorating my cubicle.

I topped it all with a little cross stitch retail
therapy but it is now back to reality.
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Thanks for all your sweet comments on my
sewing box.   It was a lot of fun to do and
I can't wait to finish another one.   I have a
feeling I will have one in every room
of the house before too long!
I am now off to stitch!  Hope you have a
great week with many happy stitches!


  1. Happy Birthday Karen! I love the hornbooks and am really looking forward to seeing what you do with them. I have a feeling it's going to be something fabulous!

  2. Happy birthday!!!! Was fun hanging out!!!!

  3. Happy, happy, birthday, Karen. May your birthday wishes all come true!!!

  4. Great birthday hornbooks - and the cake looks yummy, too. Look forward to seeing what you do with them, and your next box, too. That purple one will be hard to beat!

  5. Happy birthday, Karen! The hornbooks are beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  7. Lots of happy birthday wishes to you Karen, the hornbooks are wonderful and your cake looked delicious :)

  8. Happy Birthday Karen. Looks like it was special. The hornbooks are awesome and I can't wait to see what you stitch for them. Hugs, Nan

  9. Happy Birthday! Love the hornbooks from your brother. Can't wait to see what you do with them!! Laura

  10. Happy Birthday! The cake looked yummy and the hornbooks are beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you stitch for them.

  11. Happy Birthday Karen! Enjoy your new goodies :)

  12. Happy Birthday. Gorgeous birthday gifts.

  13. Happy Birthday Karen , hope you had a fab day , hugs.

  14. Hope you had a lovely day. I look forward to seeing what you create for the hornbooks.

  15. Sending warm and happy birthday wishes your way!
    Your brother is a most talented chap...and with your enchanted needle, I feel certain that the finish shall be ever so splendid!

  16. Sounds like a perfect birthday, Karen--love your gifts and cake! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead :)

  17. Happy Birthday Karen! Such a thoughtful, loving brother. Love your cake from your mom too.

  18. Happy birthday Karen. Your hornbooks look perfect. It sounds like you had a great day.

  19. Happy birthday!! You're so lucky to have a brother who can make you things. The hornbooks are beautiful! Nice cake too!

  20. Happy Birthday- Love the hornbooks and the cake looks yummie

  21. Sounds like you'd a lovely day Karen. Belated birthday wishes from me. I love your hornbooks and can't wait to see what you stitch for them!

  22. Happy B'day Karen!
    Your brother did an amazing job on those hornbooks - he'll probably get a lot of requests now. LOL
    Your cake is so pretty and very cute flower vase.


  23. what a great birthday it looks like you fun....that cake looks delicious! oh my!!!! Love the woodworking your brother did!

  24. I hope your birthday was the best ever! Looks like it could have been, from seeing that lovely cake! And brother's hornbooks came out nice! What stash therapy did you get? Hugs!

  25. Happy Birthday Karen! Gorgeous gifts.

  26. Happy belated birthday! I hope it was as lovely as that cake!

  27. I hope your birthday was perfect - love the hornbooks!

  28. A very belated birthday ~ great goodies!


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