Friday, September 14, 2012

Queen for a Day


Today is my special day, my birthday! And while I have absolutely no idea how I got to be this old (greater than 58, less than 60) I am very happy that I'm still ticking! I'm having a very low key day, which I enjoy and we'll celebrate with dinner and cupcakes on Sunday.

I want to thank all my dear friends who've sent cards and email greetings today - you make me feel very special! And my boys got me a very thoughtful gift -- a new stitching throne I mean chair - LOL!


Okay the color is a bit off here - but trust me it is a lovely deep blue velour-y fabric. The chair is Ektorp from IKEA and I have been admiring it for quite a while. The blue fabric is a slipcover and I'll be able to change it seasonally. I already know I want the beige linen one for summer and if it goes on sale I'm getting the green one for Christmas.

I am particularly fond of having the ottoman. My old stitching chair has been broken for quite a while and you couldn't use the footrest. This is sooooo much more comfortable. And an additional bonus is that the ottoman has a storage feature.


The top cushion lifts up easily with the handles on the sides. I've stashed some cross stitching projects in there for the moment but there is a ton more room.

So I plan to plant my butt firmly in my new chair and stitch and knit and relax. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

33 comments:

  1. Like the chair...love the ottoman. Happy Birthday.

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  2. Happy Birthday! Your chair looks very comfy! And I love how the top of the stool lifts up like that! A little extra storage space is a good thing! :0)

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  3. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your new chair!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Carol--I'm just a year behind you! Where have the years gone :)

    Love the storage in your new ottoman and the chair looks perfect for stitching--enjoy your day!

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  5. Have a great day! I am the same age as you minus 10. Well, I will be in about 4 weeks!!

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  6. Happy Birthday, looks like a great place for sitting and stitching!

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  7. Happy Birthday to you! I love your chair, what a wonderful gift.

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  8. Looks reallly comfy!!!
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
    ANn

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  9. Happy birthday! What a lovely present.....I can see it getting very well used and loved.

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  10. Happy Birthday Carol! Love the new throne! ;-)

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  11. Happy Birthda Carol. What a great present your boys gave to you. It looks so very cozy and snugly.

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  12. Happy Birthday! :)

    Oh that's a super nice chair. I know you will enjoy it while you stitch/knit.

    Happy Birthday my friend. :)

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  13. Happy Birthday! The new chair and ottoman look very comfy.

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthay! I hope you're day has been fabulous.

    Love the new chair and ottoman - so yummy!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday Carol. Love the new chair and ottoman, and especially that feature in the ottoman. Always nice to have a place for the stash!!

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  16. If only there was a cup holder...
    It looks great!! What awesome boys you have. Happy, happy day!

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  17. Happy Birthday to you!!!!! What a fabulous gift...

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  18. Happy, happy birthday! great chair and i love the storage element.

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  19. Happy, Happy Birthday my dear Carol. I hope you had an amazing day!!!
    Sending hugs
    Kathy

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  20. Happy Birthday Carol. You deserve a throne for your birthday and all year for that matter. It's a lovely chair and looks very comfy.

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  21. Happy Birthday . Hope you have a lovely day .X

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  22. Happy Birthday, Carol - one day late! What a gorgeous chair to snuggle down and do your lovely stitching. My dear, you are hardly even middle aged yet!! Lots of years ahead to enjoy doing all your lovely work.

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  23. Old? Where? I don't see any old. I just see cute and wise with a good dose of spunk thrown in for good measure. And a whole lot of blessed - love your new thrown and how great that there are slip covers for it! That ottoman's a great place for your chocolate stash - makes it very convenient for those times when you are unable to summon the hand servants. Happy Birthday - belated, but heartfelt!

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  24. Happy Birthday!
    Enjoy your special day
    xx

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  25. Carol - Happiest of birthdays to you! I have the Ectorp chair and hassock in the sage green - it is really comfortable (I usually have to toss off a cat or two to sit) - I know you will enjoy!

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  26. Ooohhhh......a very Happy Birthday to you!! Love your new chair ~ methinks you need to create a polka dotted chicken cover for it....hehehe....
    Hope your day was wonderful, and here's to many more!!

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  27. A belated very Happy Birthday. May you spend many happy hours in the stitching chair!!

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday! LOVE the new chair and ottoman

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  29. September is the best month for birthdays! Hope yours was happy.

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  30. Well, Happy Birthday indeed! You are two days older than my hubby, who celebrated on Sunday. I'm a bit behind you both :) Great chair, what a nice thought from your family. I know you will spend many happy hours stitching away there!

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