Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Blissful Birthday #48

My MIL, Elaine, gives the most wonderful gifts. She has even inspired a new tradition with the 'big knickers' idea from Christmas 2007. This birthday, I am gobsmacked at how much effort she went to for me.

The model has morning hair & a saggy chin, but she is getting long in the tooth. What you are admiring in this pic is this gorgeous cardigan detail. I am the recipient of a fabulous piece of art. My MIL has had out her knitting needles in honour of my 48th birthday... I love it!

Thank you, too, to everyone who sent me birthday stash. Once I have written thank you notes, I will get it all together and take a photo to add to the site.

I had a lovely birthday. It really started on the Sunday evening with dinner at my favourite Princess Street restaurant where my two eldest daughters & their partners served up to the family a feast of all my fave foods (oysters, smoked salmon, blue vein cheese & pumpkin bread for entree; beef strogganoff for mains, cream sponge for dessert). It was a lovely evening.

Then today, The MOTH, donned a suit to take me out to dinner at another fave spot on Southbank.

Everyone has made me feel very special. Thank you.


leechbabe said...

What a beautiful gift. She is a lovely lady making you something so gorgeous.

Happy Birthday!

Chiloe said...

Waow!!! what a beautiful cardigan !!!

Enjoy your birtday gifts ;) Happy birthday!!!

Sally said...

What a beautiful cardigan! Happy Belated Birthday!

~Tammy said...

It is just that you do feel special!

Your birthday cardigan is gorgeous and so thoughtful from one needleworker to another.

Itching To Stitch said...

That is a beautiful cardigan your MIL made. I think you should take a closer look at the Dragon Moon fabric for your mermaids, don't give up.

Happy Belated Birthday ;)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cardigan! Happy Birthday! Sounds like a really special one!

Alberta said...

Bliss, you are a beautiful person, inside and out! The cardigan is fabulous.

Belated Happy Birthday!

stitcherw said...

What a gorgeous sweater, the detail is lovely. Glad you had such a good time on your birthday, the food sounds so yummy. I enjoyed your earlier entry on shoes as well. The X's and Oh's piece is such fun. I've thought of doing it for my daughter who loves shoes. Your new Mermaid start is a beautiful piece, I can't wait to see a progress picture of it once you've started.

DUSTY said...

Happy belated birthday Bliss. You are still a youngin' at 48. I hit 61 on the 3rd of April. The cardigan that your MIL knitted is gorgeous. What a great gift. BTW Thanks for visiting my spaces site. Hope to see you there again.
Take care,