Jenny and my lovely niece, Katherine.
I was so blessed by their generous and thoughtful gifts. My brothers and sister clubbed together for a mega-bucks Amazon voucher, and my brother Richard had carved these for me
It is about 14" square. He said just to hang it outside on the side of the henhouse, but it's too precious for that - it's going to take pride of place on my kitchen window ledge, where I can look at it whenever I wash up.
I can't decide whether this sweet birdhouse will be too low down on the shed wall, or whether it needs to go higher, on the house wall. I reckon he's really clever, and Rich - you've come a long way from the 'bear-dog-pig' we all admired last year!! Heehee!! I really was overwhelmed that he had taken so much trouble for me.
Kate gave me two tickets for the RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show next week, plus lots of little goodies and this lovely idea (I haven't seen these before)
Jenny had already given my my pressie. When she, Kate and I had our girlie day last weekend, she paid for my hair do, and outfit for the party, as well as them treating me to lunch that day. They are such thoughtful daughters - I couldn't ask for better.
Anyway, we had a great time and - the piece de resistance - my brother in law asked what I would get with my voucher, and I replied an electric hedge trimmer (what every girl needs, eh?!) He just said 'you don't need to do that - I've got one you can have!!' They moved house recently, and the new one doesn't have a hedge. How lucky am I?
Well, that's it for now. I'm off to prepare to paper the shower room ceiling but need an extra pair of hands for some of it, so need to wait for DH to come home first.
While we were away, my neighbours Simon and Steph kindly looked after the cats and hens, and Simon has just popped round to measure up, offering to put a shelf in the henhouse, to lift the next box off the ground, and give them more room indoors - how kind is that?!
I'm posting this over on Handmade Monday http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/2012/04/handmade-monday-64/ so pop over there for a mooch round some great blogs.
Love for now,