The blanket is finished and has been received by my aunty. She is very excited and it is less than a week since her birthday so all in all I consider that it was finished on time. It arrived in time for her to see it before a chemo session and come home and snuggle under it.
The blanket is so soft and very beautiful. It was a wrench to send it away but I hope she will get lots of use and enjoyment and comfort from it.
All the pieces are labelled here so you can see how it all came together. I crocheted the edging - two rows of double crochet (single if you're in the US) using most of 100g in dark purple.
My family are patiently waiting to read this blog then scurry off to tell my aunty all about the lovely comments you've all written so don't be shy ;)