Saturday, August 6, 2011

12 days of my birthday - wrap up

To wrap up my birthday (it lasted longer than I thought!) - I received more gifts:
  • An awesome package from Vanessa. She sent me a gorgeous pair of owl scissors along with a chart to stitch an owl scissor case. She did not stop there, she also included a lovely chart by Diane Graebner Spring Has Sprung. Here they are:

  • Lovely hearts (all kitted up) from Georgena
  • Tons of goodies from Marjorie

Thank you so much ladies! I love all the gifts!!!

To finish my birthday with a bang  I went to Toronto. It was hot, hot, hot and I loved it! It was 2 in the morning and after stepping outside I thought I stepped in straight into sauna. It has been a long while since I left Ontario, about 11-12 years... 

While there I attended a 4 day Mary Kay Seminar - the biggest event of the year. I'm using MK skin care products for as long as I'm in Canada (before that I was a Christian Dior girl) and I absolutely love it. I even became a MK beauty consultant but (shame on me, shh...) I am my own best customer.  Seminar was fantastic, I've met hundreds (there was about three thousand of us or more) of beautiful women who actually make good money in MK!!!

Now, that's something I can't forgive myself - I did not take even one picture! For some reason I left my beautiful, new camera at home (I guess I was scared of loosing it, silly me) and for no particular reason I refused to use my little point and shoot baby. Stupid, stupid, stupid! Now the only memories I have are in my heart... I'm going there back next year and next year I will have not one, but two cameras!

I've also met one of my swap-bot buddies! It was awesome! We met on line and in person!

On the way back Air Canada was late and I missed my connecting flight to Yukon. I had to spent the night in Calgary... It was OK, Air Canada paid for the hotel and meals... I could call our lovely Mel from epic stitching and meet her but didn't have my laptop with me or her phone number... Sorry Mel, maybe some other time.

In about a month I'm going to cross stitching retreat on Quadra Island to meet other stitchers from our yahoo groups. I am so excited, can hardly wait!!! And for sure I'm taking my camera!

On the stitchy note... well not much, finally I finished mail art for my stitching buddy (no pictures though until she receives it). I feel a little like a shmack, she finished hers three weeks ago and I should have it any day - I will send mine this Monday... and all because of my stupid thumb. It is still sore but I'm not wearing that brace any more. And to make things even more fun I've got something called "frozen shoulder". So it is my right hand and left shoulder - I'm really falling apart...

So long friends,


  1. More great birthday gifts! :)

    Glad you had a good time at the MK conference.

    Hope your shoulder feels better soon. You poor thing.

  2. Ohhhh Evalina I'm sooo sad I didn't know you were here for a night! I totally would have come to see you.
    But I'm so glad you had a great trip. And a belated happy birthday to you my dear. I've been so busy trying to catch up and get my life back in order I totally forgot. Forgive me.

  3. You certainly have wonderful stitching friends! Can't wait to see the pics from your next stitching retreat. How fun!

  4. Love your new background, Evalina. It's pretty! Sorry to hear you're falling apart. It will get worse as you age, lol. Can't wait to see your stitching, and I'm so glad you had a good trip. I love to travel, but some people have a tough time with it, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great gifts you got. I love those little owl scissors!!!

  5. Great gitfs! I am glad that you had fun at the seminar!

  6. More great birthday gifts!!! Glad you got to enjoy some warmer days for a change! Did you have your cell phone with you?? You certainly would have a camera on that. Have a wonderful time at the stitching retreat!

  7. Great gifts!
    Awesome your going to meet other stitchers :) I wish we did things like that around my place.

    Sorry to hear about the shoulder and your thumb still hurting :(

  8. Fantastic gifts. And glad to hear that you had lots of fun in Toronto. Hopefully your thumb and shoulder will be better soon. :)

  9. Happy to hear your thumb is to fix that shoulder!

    You had one kick a** b-day girl!!


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