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.....