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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Winter Project Link Party

Hello everyone!  I rarely post on the weekends, but I wanted to join in with Jennifer over at "Thistlebear" on my sidebar.  She is have a"Winter Project Link Party".

My log cabin blanket which is technically my winter project has been set aside so I could get these two blankets done by the middle of November in time to mail to Tokyo to Alex and his girlfriend Fifi, for their Christmas gifts.

This is Alex's blanket completely done and washed.  I started it last Friday and finished it Tuesday or Wednesday, I don't remember exactly. He specifically asked for a "vintage" colored blanket.
Fifi wanted a blanket in bright red and blue.  She showed me the exact colors when we face-timed and I think I matched them pretty well.  Her blanket was just finished late last night about 1:00 a.m.    I haven't  washed it yet so it's still pretty stiff.  I sort of made the pattern up. I'm hoping to mail them on Monday.
I took this picture on Thursday when it was cold and wet outside.  Chloe and I were happily by the fire and I had a nice hot cup of tea.  Ahhhh!  Contentment.
Dennis painted the laundry room floor this morning.  We also took Larry and Nita to the airport for their two week Carribean cruise.  Right now I have a tiny little poodle on my lap.  Yep.  We're Sophie sitting for the next couple of weeks.  She's a sweetie and I don't mind at all.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

"Jesus said, I am the light of the world.  whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."  John 8:12

Blessings
Betsy



13 comments:

  1. What wonderful gifts you have made, Betsy! I am sure they will be cherished. It is a day to be by the hearth fire with a cup of tea, in Boring, Oregon, where it is raining also :) Happy Weekend, my friend xx

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  2. Oh such lovely gifts. You are always so kind. Blessings to you sweet friend. :)

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  3. What a good mama you are to make blankets for your boy and his girl. You're so fast! I'm glad you have a fire to sit by.. isn't it wonderful? My cold has gone into bronchitis.. but hopefully it will work it's way out of me soon. Have a super week ahead! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. How do you get that much crocheting done? You're amazing! I'm working a corner to corner but it probably won't be finished until a year from now! LOL! I love your wood burner as it is just like the one I had on my farm. What lovely gifts and I really like the colors in the vintage one. That does look "cozy" with the dogs, crochet, fire and tea...heaven! They will LOVE their presents!

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  5. Your afghans are gonna be nice and cozy for your son and his girlfriend! I could use one right now as it's getting a bit cool in here. I think I'll change out of my church clothes finally. I've got calendar photos to print out. Have 3 done but need to work on more. Then there's the compiling. But nice gifts for friends and family! Have a great week my friend! Hugs and blessings!

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  6. I am amazed, you are a speed crocheting queen. Have a good week.

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  7. Your blankets look lovely! The first one reminds me of a blanket my grandmother made of all scrap yarn squares and the black edging ... a family heirloom now :) The blue & red sure grabs your attention! Enjoy your week and hopefully you can spend some more relaxing evenings by the fire with your pup(s).
    Wendy

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  8. Such lovely blankets. I'm sure they'll be well received and keep the recipients nice and toasty warm. Chloe is gorgeous, she certainly knows how to keep warm in front of that fire.

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  9. Those blankets are amazing gifts - and you finished them so quickly!! Colour me completely impressed :-)

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  10. What lovely blankets, fab gifts.
    Rosezeeta

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  11. Your son and his GF will LOVE their new blankets! Stay warm:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  12. Hi Betsy, thank you for joining in with my link party! Both of these blankets are beautiful. I love that they are different from each other and that you did your best to make them as requested by Alex and Fifi. I think they will love their blankets very much. Well done, Mom. :) I hope you're having a good week, take care.

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  13. It takes me ages to make a blanket. Well done you. Jo x

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