Yesterday was my granny's 90th birthday.
This was taken in autumn 2011.
Although she has been largely housebound since around the time the photo above was taken, she is blessed to still be able to live in her own home. My mum and one of her sisters both live nearby and are always popping in, and granny has a team of carers who also call in at various times of the day to help her out. She also has some great neighbours in the village.
I asked my mum to send me a photo of her wearing the blanket I made her and here it is...
My mum and her sisters organised dinner out in a hotel to celebrate the milestone.
Mum made a special cake to bring along (dad did the writing, must give him credit where it's due)
When granny heard that they were having a get-together for her birthday she asked would there be photos on Facebook! I don't think she really knows what Facebook is but she's heard everyone talking about seeing photos of various events on Facebook!
So my dad posted some photos of the night on Facebook for her and I have pinched them from there. Now someone needs to explain to her what a blog is and tell her that she made it on here too!
And remember my year long crochet blanket project? I've been making basic granny squares for ordinary days and am planning to mark special days with special squares. I'll share my progress in a post next week, but here is the square I made to commemorate Granny's special birthday....
It's the first time I've tried making an African Flower square and I'm really pleased with how it looks.