Sunday, September 14, 2008

Birthday Part 1

Firstly before my lovely birthday adventure begins....I wish to most sincerely thank all my fellow blog mates a very big thank you for your kind birthday wishes .... big hug to you all.
DH and I began the day at approx 6am
Where my darling husband ......I do so love him but has no idea on purchasing gifts.
I then gave him my birthday present (wrapped ) to give to me (LOL)
I am sure some of you can relate to this situation?
A beautiful ring .........Unfortunately photo could have been better

ES and girlfriend gave this very popular quilting book

YS ................... DVD's and a beautiful deep fryer( which I am sure he will get a great lot of use from as he loves to cook)

One of my fellow work mates asked my what I would like for my birthday
I joking said ........what else would a girl what
and a quilt book
Ella gave me this present as I left work on Thursday night
but as I don't open present until my birthday ( yes You heard that right)
This is the Thursday night picture

Friday Morning the 12th Sept my Birthday I open the box
This was inside the box ....had myself and DH in fits of laughter

Box full of chocolates
Diamond ring and strand of Pearls (from Cheap as Chips)
A Dymocks Book Gift Voucher
and flowers----- The beautiful pink rose bush
Ella is so creative and generous
Most of trip to the Adelaide Hill had roadworks in progress
DH and I where not to fussed with the roadworks as we did not have to be anywhere by any set time

The scenery was so green and the smell of spring was in the air

Arrived in Lobethal In the Adelaide Hills Area - mid to late morning
Looked though a Old Mill in Lobethal
parts have now be used as gift ware and craft stores and a beautiful cafe where DH and I spend time browsing around and enjoyed a light lunch .

Purchased a beautiful ball of hand spun hand dyed wool
again the camera image has not picked
up the true extent of the colours in the wool

This is part of the sorting room in the old mill ........

Where the Boss would have had his office to oversea the women (usually ) sorting the woollen products

DH and myself then travelled onto Woodside where I dropped into the Patchwork Apple
and had a chat with Jane ..............and while I was there enrolled in
'Gathering in the Hills' with Helen Stubbings Sunday 19th October 2008
Then via the Freeway proceeded into the City of Adelaide
This the entry to the Heyson Tunnel

Each time I go through the Tunnel I have this little whimsy that it is a scene from
the film Daylight with Sylvester Stallone (lol)

The car just somehow or other ended up at Hetties where the shop was just blooming with
customers ....had a little splurge ( Fabrics seem to talk to me ..Buy me Buy me...)

Then proceeded to Marion Cinema
Where DH and I sat for approx 3 hours and totally enjoyed The Dark Knight it is a more thrilling, intelligent, morally complex and masterfully crafted film I have seen in years."

Totally exhausted and tied
We enjoyed a lovely meal and wine
In a lovely quiet restaurant in the Bay .........Glenelg
and this was Day One


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow lucky thing..looks like day one was fantastic...

Tracy said...

What a wonderful day :) Thanks for sharing. I love that wool.

Lorraine said...

What a great day! We drove to Adelaide via the hills on Friday and I thought as I was going thru the tunnel that I should take a photo to blog! LOL.....I bought some of the same fabric from Hetties!! Love the green dot fabric!!......hope you had a great birthday...!

Helen Stubbings said...

Daisy Jayne, I look forward to meeting you at Jane's in a few weeks. Best get my projects finished for you! hugs, Helen

On my Verandah. said...

Happy to see that Your Birthday was a Good One...the Ring looks Lovely...Lucky You!!

Quilt Nut said...

looks like a fantastic birthday! happy belated