Friday, 29 April 2016

Afghan Reveal.......



This was how it all started...

Last February...while we were South, I got busy...




2 1/2 months later...

The fruits of my labour...


I made one giant Granny Square....

Changing colours as I wanted to...

I decided on a simple edging...several rows of single and half double crochet...

I think next time...I will use the ball until it runs out, and then change colour...

I think this might give it a very interesting look...

I toyed with making pompoms for the corners...

But settled on HUGE tassels...what do you think??




I gave it to Lissa on Wednesday...Miss V was there to join in the festivities!

You can get a better idea of the size...Lissa loved the tassels! ♥️

I slipped a pack of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in with her gifts...

Did you know they were gluten-free?  One of the few treats she can have...

Miss V thought she should have some too!!




So...I was very pleased to be finished...


Now...onto the next project...
 
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Today is my only son's birthday...

Isn't he a sweetie? In his Winnie The Pooh jammies...

And his Tommy Tippee cup? remember those??

                         ****HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN****


Hope you all had a great week...

This weather is starting to get on my nerves!!!

Cold.....damp....windy....GEESH!!

What happened to SPRING???

We are off to the cottage this morning...supposed to be wet...

Nice on Saturday though....YAY!!

                Have a great weekend everyone...

                        Cheers!   :o)

                            linda♥️

55 comments:

  1. I love it! You did a wonderful job...colors are so pretty!

    Happy Birthday to Ryan! I think of him every time I see Mod-Mid-Century stuff
    at the auctions. :)

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    1. Thanks Betsy....
      He loves going to Estate Sales...

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  2. LOVE those tassels, Linda and the afghan as well:) Marion always puts pom poms on her finished blankets. I've never seen tassels before. Very cool!

    This weather is so crazy. Well, at least we've gotten some rain but the chill at night is preventing the garden from popping! Soon:)

    Happy birthday to your son. Mothers and Sons, ah...I do remember those sippy cups, lol...I wonder if the kids do?

    Thanks for sharing, Linda...enjoy your weekend...

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    1. HI ~~Louise~~...
      I think the tassels are starting to grow on me!
      Hope you had a nice weekend...

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  3. I love your afghan. The colors are so nice. And I always prefer tassels to pompoms. Have a good time at the cottage. Happy birthday to Ryan!

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    1. Thanks Kathy...lots of work...but so nice in the end!

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  4. Happy birthday to all! You do beautiful work.

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    1. Thanks Debra...much appreciated!

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  5. Gorgeous Linda . . .
    Love the tassels . . .
    And the color mix is so very nice . . .
    Happy Birthday to your Ryan . . .
    Lovely gift for your daughter . . .
    And Reese's treats too . . .
    (This weather has been dragging me into the doldrums . . . warmer SOON please!)

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    1. Hi Lynne...thanks!
      yes..this Spring has been crummy so far...May better be better!!

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  6. her sweater matches the gift you gave her..:)
    Boy that spells LOVE in wool.
    Pretty blond boy your little Ryan:)
    Have a GREAT weeknend!

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    1. HI Monique!
      Lots of love and sweat went into that blanket!
      Yes Ryan was blonde and blue-eyed...still blue-eyed...and handsome♥️
      Weekend is over...:o(...back to reality!

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  7. Linda, the afghan turned out so beautifully!!! I adore the tassels!!!! Lisa is a pretty little thing!!! And a Happy Birthday to your baby boy too. How old is he? Loved Winnie. And yes, we had a zillion Tommie Tippee cups!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris...
      Ok...he is 39! Just like Jack Benny...forever 39!
      Hahaha...Tommy Tippee rules!!

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  8. The afghan looks great, and the colours do remind me of the seashore. The tassels are a great accent ;) Happy Birthday to Ryan! Enjoy your weekend at the cottage. I just want to sit outside on the patio now, and maybe tomorrow I'll finally be able to do just that ... right after a meet a fellow blogger ;)
    Wendy

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    1. Oh Wendy...who did you meet????

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  9. The afghan turned out lovely and I love the tassels on the corners. Happy birthday to Lissa and Ryan. Yep, weather has been so unpredictable, hard to figure out what to wear on my feet ... sandals and socks, sandals, boots. Enjoy the weekend trip to the cottage, hope the weather is nice.

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    1. Sandals and socks, Linda??? NEVER!!! hahaha!
      Hope you had a great weekend!

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  10. Yeah, I'm finally back. What delicious colors in your afghan. What a happy face to get it, and yes, the tassels are perfect. Ryan was an adorable child and I know a handsome man. There is not better way to show love than with a gift made with your own hands, heart and soul.

    Love you tons.

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    1. Why thanks so much Wanda...it tiook me a while...but it is done! hahaha!
      Welcome back!

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  11. Wow, that is absolutely stunning! And happy birthday to your son!

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  12. Beautiful afghan Linda, love the colours.....I too love Reece's PB cups, but they are hard to come by here....have a nice weekend...xx

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    1. I wonder why they are hard to find in Australia??I bought that big pack at one of our $ stores!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  13. Linda, that is a beautiful afghan, especially with the tassels. Your son Ryan was adorable as a child. Happy birthday to Ryan.

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    1. Hey Linda...Welcome to my blog!
      I think the tassels are a big hit with everyone!! I am much happier now....

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  14. Oh, that is gorgeous, Linda. Lucky Lisa. Happy Birthday to your son, too. :)

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    1. HI Deb....thanks! Saw Ryan today...have a great week...

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  15. You are very talented and I love the visual effect of the Afghan. Your daughter is very lucky to have it . . and btw she looks beautiful. Happy b/d to them both . . :)

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    1. HI Eddie...
      Oh you noticed how beautiful she is!! And you are so right...she sure is!
      Hope you had a great weekend...

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    2. She gets it from her Mum of course . . ;)
      Yes, a good and happy weekend thanks . . . and you, I trust your's was good as well at the cottage . . :)

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    3. Of course! Hahaha!
      Saturday was great...Friday was rainy...I did a LOT of cleaning inside...
      Vivuted our son today...♥️

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  16. It is beautiful! How many hours do you think it takes you to make an afghan that size?

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    1. Oh gosh....hundreds!! No idea Barbara...took me over 2 months...

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  17. The afghan is lovely, having just taught myself at 69 to crochet I can appreciate all the work you have put into this lovely gift. I knitted a small baby blanket & needed to crochet the edges (hence the tutorial from you tube). I have been knitting since I was 11 years old & I can't believe how clumsy I am holding the crochet hook but I did enjoy the finished look so I'm going to have another go. Any tips for beginners?

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    1. Hi Barbara...and welcome!
      tips??? Start out small...get comfortable with your hook and wool....enjoy!!

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  18. Such a talented lady! Cute photo of Ryan, lots of nostalgia. Windy and cool here today in Long Island, NY, supposed to warm up a bit tomorrow. Hope your Lake Eerie area brings you sunshine and warmth tomorrow. Have fun and take care. :)

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    1. You are making me blush again Hester!
      Saturday was good...but not today! Safe trip home...

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  19. I loved the color combinations right from the first time you showed us,, its such a modern combo to do the old fashioned granny square,, I love it! I think she looks really happy with it,, thats a cute photo of your son!!!Lots of birthdays for your family! Have a good time at the cottage,

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    1. I did Laurie...hope you had a great weekend too!

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  20. Ooooh, It is so pretty, Linda! I'm sure your daughter will cherish it....I sure would! Love the colors, too. And, the tassels are so fun.

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    1. It turned out pretty nice...if I may say so myself Laurie...tassels are fun, aren't they?? hahaha!

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  21. no wonder your granddaughter's adorable. just look at your children!
    and she has yours and erika's style already! and auntie lissa's!
    a beautiful family you have.
    and NO! i had no idea that reeses peanut butter cups were gluten free.
    how wonderful for lissa! and all who suffer with that. good to know.
    XO♥ and that afghan cc girl... those colors are just beautiful. elegant.

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    1. Hi Tammy....
      Thanks for your kind comments as always...I am glad I am done...next?
      Talk to you soon my dear...

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  22. Beautiful pattern, lovely finish! Glad your daughter loved it. First visit to your blog...now following. Have a great weekend getaway.

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    1. HI Karen...Thanks so much for your comments...hope to see you again!

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  23. Such a lovely birthday gift. Nothing better than something handmade and the afghan is gorgeous! Looks like the one I was making, eh? haha

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    1. Yes it does Devon! Is yours on the bed?

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  24. Fantastic!!! I love it and I am sure that your daughter does too!

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    1. She does Amy! I am happy! She has it on her bed...it is big enough for a Queen bed!

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  25. HI LInda, I love the afghan you made for Lissa. The colours are so soft and pretty. You did a great job on it. Yes, I remember the Tommy Tippee sippy cups. Ryan is pretty cute in that photo. Hope you had a nice weekend.

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    1. He is a cutie,eh? Lissa loves her afghan....♥️

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  26. Love Lissa shaking her tassels! She is so pretty.
    Sweet photo of Ryan. You and the bf make pretty babies.

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