Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my post about Nell. Yesterday it was my birthday. My sister sent me, along with some other gorgeous things, a bag of shiny Liberty coins to spend in store - isn't this the most amazing form of gift voucher. My son's eyes widened when he saw them as though I'd opened pirates' treasure and declared them too lovely to spend.
It was a low-key birthday as one of us had to be at home at all times with Nell, but my day was already made when I opened this bundle of cards from my daughter in the morning - when I looked inside one of them arms sprang open and I was greeted by a wonderfully designed top too - look at that gorgeous yoke! Her cards go down in my mental list of favourite presents ever (the lego sewing machine remains they made me for Christmas several years ago remains my most treasured).
My husband made his own wrapping paper and tied my presents with string from his greenhouse.