Tuesday, October 26, 2010

She’s Here!!!!!!

I got my birthday pressie a day early!!! I’ve been dreaming of this (not so) little darling for a while now :o). ‘Rosie’ - as she shall be known, has now taken up residence in my sewing cave :o). YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

But it was not without hiccups …………………… of course lol!!!

I had plenty of re-arranging to do … goodness, it’s been years since I moved the old Horn cabinet!!October 10 056 I wish I had a bigger cave!! Had to put the table together ….

October 10 057

Got it all done – it took me ages because all the instructions were in Japanese LOL.October 10 058 and then I spotted a problem ……………… There was absolutely no way Rosie was going to fit in there!!!! I had put together the wrong table!!!!!!!

So back I went to change it for the right one, thankfully Peter put that one together for me at the shop (MUCH quicker than I did mine he he he) so all I had to do was bring it home :o).

And this is how she looks now…October 10 066

*****sigh***** Isn’t she pretty?!?!!! All threaded and ready to go :o). I won’t show you the rest of my cave …. let’s just say I’ve got a bit lot of tidying up to do he he.

Thank you my darling Husband … I think turning 50 isn’t going to be half as bad as I thought it might be ;o).

I’ve hung my beautiful bunting that Maria made for me above Rosie…October 10 028 – Maria and Trash both gave me some lovely gifts when I met up with them in Bath and now that I’m all unpacked I can show you them ;o). Here’s the snuggly soft scarf Maria knitted for me too…October 10 019 And the beautiful linen hankie that Trash hand embroidered with a “BATH”tub– how wonderfully appropriate!!October 10 020 And the delicious hand made soap that I can’t wait to use…October 10 024Thank you again my dear bloggy friends :o)!!!

Now that we’re over the jetlag, and the unpacking and washing is all caught up with, life is pretty much back to normal around here ……. and that’s not such a bad thing :o).

41 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh have fun with Rosie.........she looks like she will be a wonderful play mate.........

Terry said...

Rosie looks just lovely! Have fun with her! :0)

BubzRugz said...

Rosie looks settled and happy in the cave..... have fun ..... and Happy Birthday......
Hugz

Graciela said...

Hi Joy!!! congrats!!I like this table, enyoj it
kisses for you

Penny said...

Rosie must be happiest gal in town!..after you :) Love your pincushion and thread catcher! (Must show this post to my DH..gotta send some hints on what I need for my next birthday.)

Happy Birthday Joy!
((Hugs))

O'Quilts said...

Wonderful wonderful..I have the 6600 with the table and it is the best thing I ever got. I love it soooo much..have a great time with your table and Horizon.

Judi said...

Wonderful birthday gift! Love how the white table just brightens up that end of your cave. Rosie is a beauty.

Thimbleanna said...

She's beautiful Joy! Congratulations!!!

Karen said...

Does the front right of your sewing machine have red on it? I have not seen one like that.

AnitaS said...

Beauttiful present you have got I wish you tomrrow a wonderfull brithday.

Needled Mom said...

How nice! I am sure you will have many happy days with Rosie.

Maggey and Jim said...

How wonderful for you.. Looks like you are going to be very happy.. Happy 50..
Maggey

Maria said...

Rosie looks like a great addition to your cave.
Have a wonderful Birthday Joy.

Sue said...

Lucky you...congratulations. I'm sure you and Rosie are going to be great friends.

Janice said...

What a great gift. We know where to find you now. I hope you will give a little review on how "Rosie" goes. I see that Kviltstina has also just bought a Horizon as well and named hers "Sunny".

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Joy you have my dream sewing machine!! I have drooled over this machine ever since it came out. Love it. I know you will love using it sweetie :) hugssss and Happy Birthday sweetiepie :) hugs Vicki xoxox

Scottish Nanna said...

What A great gift I am sure rosie will keep you busy for years to come Happy Birthday for the special day.
Hugs Mary.

Lucky-1 said...

Yay.... have fun with your new friend, she's lovely:)

SandyN said...

Happy birthday... I hope you day is a special one.

Sandyn

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Happy birthday my darling friend!!!! \o/\o/ What an awesome giftie!!!!
Love you lots and lots,
Jen
xxxxxxx

Dawn said...

Happy 50th dearest Joy... your so spesh and a new machine is just the thing for the avid stitcher you are... can't wait to see your new creations... have a great day!

Julia said...

She's a beauty Joy..have fun! Congratulations, Happy Birthday!!!

Phyllis said...

What a fantastic birthday you've had. I love the new table and know it will bring you lots of pleasure!

deb said...

wow...have a blast with her!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allie said...

Well HAPPY HAPPY birthday to you! What fabulous gifts - that table will make life a bit easier!

Fiona said...

Wow she is gorgeous Joy. happy Birthday sweetie. You don't look a day over 49 - :)

Bev C said...

Hello Joy and Rosie,

Happy sewing Joy. I love that scarf you received,enjoy.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Maree: said...

Happy Birthday Joy...Love Rosie She is Gorgeous...Enjoy!!
cheers

helbel19 said...

Wow Joy she is beautiful, I have been looking at that machine since it came out so I will be very interested to see your reports on her. I had a demo at the craft show in Brisbane last week.

Have fun,

Helen

Laila said...

Hi.
Rosie looks great and seems to love her new home:-)

wonderwoman said...

Happy Birthday Joy - what an amazing present, hubby will never get you out of that room now!!!!

Marilyn said...

Happy birthday, Joy. Just know you and Rosie will have lots of fun hanging out together.

Teresa said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

margaret said...

Lucky bugg.. ooops! Sorry - You lucky girl you. Happy Birthday Joy dear. Margaret L. SSQ

Robyn G. said...

Oh Joy!!!!
Happy 50th birthday dear girl!!!
Rosie is beautiful... I wish you and her much happiness together...*grin*

Stina said...

Ahhh... Love your Rosie..maybe she is a cousin with my Zonnie..;O))) Have fun playing around..... !!!!

quiltinbysea said...

Happy Belated Birthday, what a wonderful pressie.
Good to have you all home.

Micki said...

Enjoy your new machine! It's such a great present!
Micki

XUE said...

I like your new sewing table! You mentioned Japanese instructions - does this mean it's a Japanese brand? May I ask what brand? Thank you. Warm wishes from Tokyo, Japan!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sorry I am late with the Birthday wishes Joy...hope you had a fantastic day....so what is she like....please tell....I have just decided to purchase one as well..

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fun catching up with you...