Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Roses All The Way ?

Sonata :

A very flowery week , what with one thing and another . In Holland your employer tends to give you a huge bunch of flowers on your birthday . A new branch of a supermarket chain gives you a big bunch of flowers . People dropping in for a drink give you a big bunch of flowers . You begin to understand what the Queen feels like . You are grateful that you don't suffer from hayfever .

Then it all goes to your head , and you begin to make flowers out of a plastic lei from the Pound shop and old shirt buttons to put on presents and sundry parcels .

You sit sewing a miniature Grandmother's Garden Quilt ( having decided that last blog's tiny quilt needs "time out "... either that or you do ) .

Then you open a lovely present from friends

and find this , painstakingly hunted for and beautifully wrapped .
That and steak cooked by the resident expert . A very nice birthday !!


Tania said...

I sort of get the feeling that a birthday isn't for real without a vintage button something to celebrate the day. Based on that theory, it had to have been a rip snorter! (as they say).

PS. Not entirely sure who 'they' are, and haven't heard anyone say that since some football grand final many moons ago.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday :) I wouldn't mind being the Queen for one day...

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday - Happy Birthday. Love the flower quilt, it's beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lorrie said...

Flowery birthdays are some of the very best kind. I hope your day was happy.
Thanks for idea for eating fresh tomatoes - I'll have to look for the beans you spoke of - surely a specialty market would have them here in can only hope.