Well i have been getting nagged by various friends to put up pics of my gifts. I blame my parents who went and told everyone in the universe what they were giving me.... leading to a week of "i know what your parents are getting you" and "they're really proud so pretend you like it even if you dont". Hey, friends of spidey:- remember me? the one who goes nutty with anticipation? you guys are cruel!
OK. so. my parents gave me this. Its gold, the stones are emeralds and the leetle white ones are diamonds. I was a little bit uncertain when I opened it (not that anyone could tell - opening gifts is so embarrasing, i usually
have a face like a torture victim) because im more of a silver wearer than a gold wearere. but i decided the antique-y setting would look dumb in silver (and polishing around stones would be stupid). and the colours do suit me - i LOVE dark greens. I mu
st apologise for lack of modelled photos - nobody is at home and i wanted to get this utterly materialistic post over with :p
My brother gave me these white opal earrings which are really lovely. i got a bit teary because our late grandmother was a hobby geologist and had a jar of uncut opals in her kitchen. i'
ve always wanted something opal-y so it was a lovely gift.
BFG outdid himself. It never even occured to me that i should ask for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, even though i've been plotting to fill my shelf with them for years! as its also a good 18months since i last watched one, he is deserving off lots of hugs. Also the romantic-y stories Agatha Christie wrote under a psuedonym.
have ruined me totally also (sorry again if i looked less than thrilled, its the out-on-the-spot-ness. its happended since about age 4). Taph gave me a great knitting/bookcrossing tote and some gorgeous lantern moon needle sleeves ( i didnt tell you, but when i showed them to my folks my mum said "oh are you sure they are for knitting needles? they look like stockings for people with really skinny funny little legs". at this point i should mention that whilst playing balderdash a few years ago, we got a name and had to say what that person had invented. her answer read "inventor of a machine that allows the user to travel between dimensions" and couldnt un
derstand why noone thought it was the real reason). Jejune and Othlon gave me a home-made row-counter bracelet (which works like a dream btw).
And irene, the naughty girl, gave me bling and boxes! naturally boxes are now full of yarn ( i am in heavy denial and am pretending all my sock yarn fits in the big box.)
Two out of my three aunts on my dads side of the family appeared on my birthday (evil she-devil aunt was naturally absent). My aunt Jill and her family gave me Diesel feminine perfume, and my aunt Sean and family gave me a handbag and some earrings. It was a really sweet gesture b
ecause we dont see each other very often and to see two aunts and one uncle AND a cousin on my birthday meant alot to me.
And BFGs mother presented a badly-needed sewing basket to the cause (red to match my dress form)
and then there were the gifts spidey bought :p. we all know about the amazon books and there may or may not be a ball of rainbow opal sock-yarn in the wings as well. but
i really did need more clothes (nods) and these were cute.
Dress.. just fell in love. It has BOW at the BACK people!
Tshirt seemed strangely appropriate.
Oh and some yarn and bamboo dpns.. (oh look, a diversion!)
Ok, after all that a need a lie-down and a cup of tea. sadly bex was taken off the market >_<
Thankyou to everyone, and i had a lovely birthday (SO OLD!)