Sunday, 30 April 2017

🎈🎈🎈 Two Birthdays...Two Afghans....🎈🎈🎈







The month of April, is a very busy one for this family!!!

My eldest daughter is April 26...and my son is April 29th...

What do you get these big kids for gifts???

Yup...you guessed it!!! AFGHANS my MOI!!! hahaha!!

The brown/beige/creamy one was for my daughter...

The grey/charcoal/blue/black one was for my son...





I opted for Pom Poms for my daughters.....



And Tassels for my sons....









I also managed to crochet a few more Cat Mats....

The Cats really gravitate to these....strange,eh??

For those of you who are crocheters....

The grey mix was all Vanna's Choice yarn....lovely,soft, squishy, easy to work with.... 

The dreamy creamy beige brown one was Bernat Premium Tweed for the main colour, and a few of Vanna's Choice for the browns....

I especially liked adding the scalloped border to my daughter's....really softened up the edges....

I kept my son's border more plain...more manly! hahaha!!

They are always so thankful when I make them something...

And I truly enjoy making them for them. ♥️

Some people say I should sell them in an ETSY shop...but to me...it would take all the pleasure away. Not to mention the prices people pay for these type of handmade items!!!!!! How would you ever put a price on it????

To me....they are priceless...πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’š

These are several of the Cat Mats......



I have had a very busy week...

2 days at the cottage, working on the garden clean-up...

And we were lucky enough to have Miss V for Friday and a sleepover...

Her and I kept ourselves very busy...

Last evening...we all met in Burlington at a lovely wee Mexican gluten-free restaurant called "The Burro"...

This was to celebrate my Son's 40th birthday.... 

We had a really great time...and the food was fabulous!! 

I have put a few pics up on IG...but I will organize a post for later in the week...

This post is all about the CROCHET!!! hahaha!!!

          Hope you are all well...

              Enjoy your week ahead...

                    Cheers!   :o)

                           linda ♥️

 

37 comments:

  1. your crochet work is absolutely beautiful and amazing
    I think is a lovely gift.
    I make crochet things but more little. I learned with my grand mom.
    hugs !!!

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    1. HI Gloria...
      Thanks so much...I want to teach Miss V when she is a bit older...
      Enjoy your week!!

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  2. Absolutely stunningly, gorgeous, delicious, handsome!
    How about that for adjectives . . .
    I agree, selling "treasures" takes the fun out of it!
    Busy week girl, take time for yourself too!
    Ciao ~
    Lynne

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    1. Pretty darn good adjectives Lynne! hahaha!!
      Another busy one this week Lynne...I love it!!
      Enjoy your week...

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  3. They will be wrapped in LOVE from their Momma!! Love these. Yes, selling makes it work instead of joy. ;) My son and his wife are both April birthday folks, too! Lots to celebrate and be thankful for!
    And, thank you for your prayers! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. I totally agree Tanna...I love to make them for loved ones...and friends.
      The dishcloths will be a big one for me...as Hostess gifts!!
      Hope all went well today for your husband....

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  4. Lucky kids!

    I'm sure the cats thank you as well!

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    1. Nope...you know cats are ungrateful bastards Barbara! hahaha!!

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  5. Two birthdays. Double the fun! Wishing both your kids many more ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much Martha...have you solved your fencing dilemma???

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  6. Oh my goodness, Linda! GORGEOUS PIECES!!! Every single stitch put in with love, too. You are amazing and I am thinking of asking you to adopt me now. lol Hope you have a wonderful upcoming week. xo Diana

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    1. Hahaha!!! No problem Diana...the more the merrier!!
      Have a great week...hope the sun comes back!!

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  7. One can never have too many afghans.

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    1. My sentiments exactly Debra....

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  8. Your afghans are gorgeous, Linda. I love the colors you chose. The pom poms and tassels are cute...lovely birthday gifts!

    Happy Birthday to your kids. The celebration sounds like it was fun.

    We are finally at the lake and despite the rain, I'm getting a mix of To Do's and sleep done equally!!! :)

    Hugs,

    Jane x

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    1. Thanks Jane...
      Great! Enjoy your time at the lake...think we will go back on Wednesday...

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  9. Those afghans are gorgeous! Happy birthday to both your kids. That's funny that cats will sit on your cat mats. Usually cats only go where you don't want them! -Jenn

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    1. They LOVE the cat mats Jenn...as soon as you put them down...anywhere...they go right to them and lay down!! HONEST!! My kids have sent me pics of their feline friends doing just that!
      Enjoy your week...

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  10. Just gorgeous! I love the Afghan you made your daughter. Is this pattern available?

    This is my very first visit here(I came over by way of NanaDiana.)...it was your moniker that caught my eye....woke up, got out of bed.....ahahaaa, how many times have I said that to myself...only I say...woke up, GET out of bed!

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    1. Welcome!
      Thanks for the lovely comment...no pattern...just one big Granny Square...alternating colours as you go...with whatever you chose...I have done this several times, and they always turn out nice.
      Are you a crocheter??? Do you have a blog???
      Hope you visit again...

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    2. Thanks for the welcome and explaining it was one big Granny Square. I think the pic with the folded up corners/pompoms confused me.
      I haven't crocheted in years, but your Afghan and colors used are striking. It looks so soft...and dreamy.
      Your daughter will love it. Oh, I am not a blogger, just a reader.

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  11. Your Afghans are just so beautiful, Linda, and they do look soft and cozy! You have some lucky children and little grandchild to have a Mama and Grandmother to spoil them to pieces! I can't imagine all the work that went into these. Love the cat mats, too. Hope you are enjoying this brand new month of May! xo Karen

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    1. Thanks so much Karen...much appreciated!!
      I am the lucky one...to have them in my life ♥️ Nothing like children and grand children...
      We had a very rainy start to May...hope to see the sun soon!!

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  12. Love your Afghans and cat mats , great job on all . Yes you are right hand made things are priceless . I am hoping for some sunshine soon as it has been chilly and rainy here for the past two days odd for this time of year for sure . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Thanks Elaine...HAd some nice sun yesterday at the cottage...gone now...:o(

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  13. I covet the afghans. So beautiful and cosy... made with love!
    The cat mats are fun, too. Bet they like to curl up on them.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne...
      Yes...the cats really do like these!!

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  14. The afghans are lovely Linda. I have just finished my first project, a baby blanket & considering it's my first attempt I'm really pleased with it. The wool was thicker than I've worked with for knitting but it was quite soft, however once it was all finished I was a little disappointed in the softness, it didn't have the drape (if you know what I mean) to it that I was hoping for. It will be ideal for a knee cover in the stroller or for a little one to lie on but my next project must have a softer feel. I have used the Vanna wool before for knitting bears so maybe I'll give it a try. How big did you make the afghans, I think I might have a go at making some for my granddaughters to cuddle up with while watching television. Now that I have mastered a granny square I am enjoying crocheting, I find myself anxious to get my chores done so I can resume my new hobby ha!!!

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  15. Hahahah, on your toes in the shot. It's gotten so I look for them now.

    Excellent gifts. Just perfect.

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    1. Yes...getting to be Toe Season for sure!!!
      Thanks Ivy!!

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  16. What special birthday gifts from Mom....they are so beautiful. Love the colors of both. October is our month for Birthdays. Our son, 2 grandsons, 1 great grandson, a daughter in law. The rest are spread out during the year. I love Mexican food, just can't have the hot and spicy. I thought after my gallbladder surgery I could handle it...but no...so I choose the mile stuff. Bummer!!! Hugs.

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    1. Yes, October sure is busy for you!
      I love spicy food....it doesn't always love me!
      Have a great weekend...

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  17. How did I miss this?
    I just happened to think..haven't read a post of Linda's lately..came to peek w/ my Licorice tea..and see I missed this BDay post..
    they are exquisite..and you are right..I don't think people are prepared to pay the value of items like this..you just never get your time's worth.
    It's a gift from the heart..priceless as you say..and how comforting an afghan..cozy cozy.
    Beautiful Linda..you and Tanna.. wow..fairy fingers♥

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    1. You are forgiven...hahaha!! Most of these were already on IG...
      Hope you are staying warm and dry...

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  18. Beautiful Afghans Linda!
    Nothing beats gifts that are made from the heart!

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    1. Thanks Linda...i sure do enjoy crochet!!

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