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Gifts From The Heart …


These are my birthday gifts from the heart.  These are my daughters who made them…Deb on the left, Patty on the right.

Deb and I watch TV together every night during which time she knits.  For months weeks I watched her knitting this gorgeous sweater never suspecting it was for me.  I was with her in Oct when she bought the merino yarn at Rhinebeck …yarn she had badly wanted the year before and didn’t get…and so the fact that she’s given this sweater to me makes it all the more special.  Before I go any further I want to say that the pictures do not do justice to the colors of the wool…they are stunningly beautiful.

Look at the details… the capped sleeve,  rolled shawl collar, and sand dollar buttons, which I helped pick out mind you.

From Patty, who makes beautiful pillows comes this neck roll pillow done in Vineyard fabric from  Susan Branch. One corner has the Islander and the other has two of my favorite places…the Bandstand in Ocean Park and the Flying Horses … a perfect place to rest my head and dream of the Vineyard 🙂

The pillow matches this tote bag Patty made for me two years ago for my birthday.  I thought she had used up all the fabric but to my surprise and delight she hadn’t.  I don’t think it’s made anymore so it definitely  makes these gifts one of a kind…or two of a kind !!

Deb made stew, Patty brought homemade bread sticks and for dessert…

… Deb made individual ice cream cakes and Patty made heart shaped cookies.  Yum.  Another perfect birthday with my family. I am blessed.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

6 thoughts on “Gifts From The Heart …

  1. You had a fantastic birthday celebration given by your family! The sweater is beautiful–you can wear it knowing the love in the stitches!
    And, the MV pillow is perfect—it will support your head in just the right way with those lovely MV images tucked nearby for dreaming.

    The menu sounds sooo delicious! I’m glad you had such a great birthday!


  2. Happy belated birthday!

  3. Joan,
    There is nothing like family to make you feel special on your own special day. Your gifts were the kind you HOPE to get– personal, beautiful, and made with love. Dinner sounded great, too. Love, Anne

  4. Well, the sweater only took weeks, not months, and it was obviously meant for you! I’m just glad you like it. Happy birthday, Mom!

  5. Happy Birthday, Chappy’s grandma!

  6. Treasures! Sounds like a great day. You are a lucky duck! Hope you have a great year!. Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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