She had a wonderful day!
Thank you to everyone who has left birthday blessings for Blossom - she was very touched and felt quite embarrassed that you would care so much. Our little family of 4 is very close so birthdays are very special indeed with just ourselves in attendance.
She loved the tower of cupcakes and sparkling grape juice...
...and the lamb and potato curry. She always chooses her birthday menu.
Her favourite gift (so far) was the silver pendant she has been looking at in a local boutique for the last 8 months. It's called a 'poison bottle', but to Blossom it reminded her of Lucy's precious bottle in the Narnia movies. She had no idea I was getting it for her ...
She also loves owls, so a beautiful shabby chic ceramic one was found...
...as well as a 'wise' paperweight.
This exquisite hand mirror is another item she has oohed and aahed over for months...
Did you guess that I bought those three items at *that* shop?
She also received other sweet gifts from her dad and I, as well as a beautiful charm bracelet from Auntie Dawn, and computer *stuff* from her big brother, but her main gift cannot be purchased until Saturday. I bought it over 3 weeks ago and when it did not arrive in the mail by Monday I contacted the company only to be told they had overlooked my pre-paid order and had now sold out!
I am still waiting for a refund and pray it will be given swiftly, as it was not a small amount.
So on Saturday Mr Elefantz and I will drive to the big town on the coast and purchase a Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet and Pen....THEN Blossom will have her big 16th present at last. \o/
She's very excited as she'll be using it to design my new pattern covers and logo.
We ended her birthday at the cinema where we watched the new Robin Hood movie - it was fabulous!
On the sewing side of life I have been finishing a lovely Christmas project for those who like to keep things as heirlooms...
...and I am slowly restitching my Shabby Country Roses blocks in fresher fabrics, the lovely VERNA. I have also enlarged them as I think they will look gorgeous as pillows. To see the original blocks go HERE.
My doctor has just sent me for a barrage of tests, and this may well affect how I approach my designing and sewing in the months ahead. There is a part of me that is full of sadness, but another part telling me I just need to diversify and 'find another way to create'....
I shall listen to that soft, gentle voice.