Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Big Day

The day started with deliveries by tractor.

A ball of harrow disks!

These will both be planted in the walled garden behind the house.

Wrapped presents!

Inside the wrapping:
Bare-rooted Lorraine Lee climbing rose, which will be planted to grow over the arbour.

Australian Home Journal  - patterns included!

Hand-forged garden tools:
The top one of which was actually hand-forged next door, then had its handle added right here.

Followed by sparkly pancakes for breakfast:

After that I had to rush off to open the hall for our regular Ballaarat Quilters Sit and Sew day. I also provided this for everyone to enjoy:

When I got home at the end of the day, there was another gift which had been forgotten this morning:
A welded dog! Dot doesn't really think it is a dog. But this is a reminder that it is exactly 2 years since she came to live with us.


  1. What a wonderful happy big "0" birthday you had, again, Happy Birthday.

  2. Looks like it was a well celebrated big 'O' birthday

  3. Happy Birthday.
    And may you enjoy another forty birthdays as well.

  4. Happy Birthday Vireya! I must say I am extremely impressed with the thought and work that has gone into those lovely gifts. Lucky you! Have a great decade!

  5. Happy Birthday! Brilliant presents, awesome ball of harrow discs!

  6. Happy. Birthday thoughtful gifts and the harrow ball is georgeous.
    Start stitching thoes daily hexies.

  7. Happy big 0 birthday. I am super dooper impressed that your harrows are now a sphere, that is speedy work by DH! And hand forged garden tools, wow! So nice you got to sew on your birthday and someone cooked you pancakes.

  8. Belated Birthday wishes. It certainly was a memorable day for you. Loved the 'quirkiness' and 'thoughfulness' of the presents. Looking forward to seeing the Japanese Maple grow as the colours are gorgeous in Autumn

  9. A very special day, well celebrated. The harrow disc ball is fantastic.