Mum not giving up on blanket

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Snug as a bug: Mum Libby Turnbull is hoping for the return of her missing heirloom.

Snug as a bug: Mum Libby Turnbull is hoping for the return of her missing heirloom.

MT MARTHA mum Libby Turnbull is at her wit’s end having lost an heirloom blanket made by her great grandmother, and is seeking public help in finding it.

“My great grandmother knitted the blanket for me when I was born and the last time I remember seeing it was in Mornington shopping centre,” Mrs Turnbull said.

“The blanket is very sentimental to my family. Mum wrapped me in it when I came home from hospital and I have used it for my two baby girls as well.”

The knitted lavender blanket has a cream trim around the edge.

“I realised it was missing about a week ago as I had just assumed it was in the baby’s pram. I turned the house upside down, visited the police station and all the shops I had been to in the last couple of weeks,” she said.

“I ransacked the house, the car, the pram and even looked in strange places that my two-year-old might have hidden it, but no luck. It’s a total mystery.

“It might sound silly but it feels like a death in the family. I have always been so careful with it and can’t believe it has gone missing.”

Mrs Turnbull says she thinks she has come to terms with not seeing it again – but still holds hope for a miracle, putting her plight on social media and reaching out to the Mornington Peninsula community for assistance.

If anyone has seen the blanket or has any information about it, please call 0438 754 929.

First published in the Mornington News – 6 October 2015

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