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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

21st birthday Ta dah

When I finished my post on Monday I was about to rush off and pick up flowers as one of the gifts for my daughters 21st Birthday. These are her flowers aren't they beautiful.



I Just wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone who left comments on Monday wishing her a happy birthday. As you know she had 21 gifts to open. Now you may think this very extravagant but to me she is worth it and it is a bit of a family tradition. Her presents ranged from a fridge magnet up to a Radley handbag. She is a bit of Radley girl. 




It has to be said that she is also rather partial to cushions that she has on her bed so I couldn't resist having this one made for her through Asda Photo. I was very impressed with the quality and it was very reasonable. Best of all she loved it.

Now for my birthday Ta Dah moment


Over the last three months I have shown you snippets of how this blanket was progressing


Well here it is in all it's glory......


The wool is Drops Big Delight which is an Aran weight wool. It's made using one ball of each of the 14 colours stocked by Wool Warehouse and edged in Drops Alaska shade Navy blue.




This gift was a personal one from me to her. Her Dad gave me this set of Amerthysts for my 21st, they should have been garnets and even though we are no longer together I kept them safely put away till the day I could pass them on to my own daughter and Amerthysts are the birthstone for February so may be his mistake was made for a reason. 


The birthday celebrations started last Friday and I believe there were a number of sore heads on Sunday morning. We had a lovely day on Monday rounded off with a meal in the evening which finished off with blowing out of her candles......  

The celebrations are continuing over the week and I will be back on Friday to tell about the celebration finale.....

Mx 

18 comments:

  1. Lovely gifts and photos. The rug is gorgeous and I just can't think of the adjective that describes it at the moment. It will come as soon as I close this thing down. No, it is very rich maybe. Anyway, thanks for letting us see some of the celebrations and take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I usually come up with names for all my blankets and I have two or three in mind will have to let you know what I decide on. May be 'Life's Rich Tapestry' blanket.

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  2. Such beautiful, personal gifts! The jewellery is stunning, and such a poignant story attached. The blanket-WOW! That is totally stunning,the colours are amazing. I hope you share the pattern soon Mitzi. X

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    1. Thanks Penny. I've never thought to share a pattern as so many of you are such accomplished crochet crafters in comparison to me but I am quite happy to share. Will add to my to do list.

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  3. Such a beautiful blanket Mitzi - one to be treasured for many years to come. Kate xx

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    1. She was certainly very protective over it when one of the house mates suggested having on the sofa she declined that offer and it was soon secreted away in her bedroom so I'm sure she will look after it and it will in turn look after her for many years.

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  4. What a lucky girl. Fabulous gifts and wonderful celebrations, I can't wait to hear more. I love the blanket, absolutely beautiful and the jewellery has such a lovely sentiment attached to it. I love the idea of twenty one gifts, I might do that for mine, though I'll have to start thinking now for gifts for Daniel next year, it's so hard to think of one for him, never mind twenty one, as he rarely wants anything.

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    1. It's not just your Daniel that is hard to pick for believe me. Matt has always been very easy as has Francesca but Alex is another story. He gained the nickname Mr Take It Back because not matter how much energy you put into getting it right there will always be one thing that he will want to exchange. This year he just asked for some money so that he could add more to his tropical fish tank so that made life a lot less stressful. I include one or two more pricier items but on the whole it can be anything from keyrings, fridge magnets, a mug and then in her case her Radley Bag but I had been collecting trinkets over the last twelve months. She had told her room mates there would be 21 gifts and they hadn't believed her.

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  5. Lovely gifts and the blanket is beautiful Mitzi. I hope she's continuing to enjoy her 21st birthday week! Jxx

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    1. Thanks Jane. She certainly seems to be although she has had to work two evenings this week.

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  6. Such wonderful and incredibly thoughtful gifts, especially passing on the jewellery. That is the nicest one in many ways, for many reasons. The blanket is of course utterly fabulous!!! I love the colours, the squares, the softness - everything!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. It's certainly been a week she will remember.

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  7. Hi Mitzi, Happy Birthday to your daughter and what lovely gifts for her. Your blanket is very pretty. My oldest Dom, turned 21 at Christmas, can't believe it! Drops wool is nice to use and very soft just right for a blanket. :)

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    1. I don't know where the years have gone. She is the youngest of my big kids so I don't have any teens now only a pre teen with number 3 being 12 this year. I am a little in love with drops wool its soft and it smells gorgeous.

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  8. Lovely gifts Mitzi, it sounds like you all had a lovely celebration for your daughters big day xx

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    1. She's had a great birthday...

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    2. She's had a great birthday...

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  9. What wonderful gifts. All given with much love and thought. I bet she felt well and truly spoilt, as indeed you should when you are 21!
    Lisa x

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