Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Special Memory Blanket

Driving about 1700 miles to Spain gave me plenty of time to start a new project. The BIG blanket had to stay at home,it was just to big to work in the car.
The colours were chosen.Shades of pinks and lilacs. And the pattern just jumped off the hook. Mitred Squares to make a Lappycuddlyghan in memory of Iris to go to Mrs Twins and her wonderful collection of blankets for the elderly. I was so glad to have an unbroken period of time just to sit and hook. I decided to work,sew in ends and join as I worked and the result was so pleasing.

Now I just have the border to do and it is all done. Not too much thinking time. Nor too much hanging around time just the perfect full stop to all the arrangements.

Iris loved coming to Spain. She loved our little house on the hillside. Every night she used to look at the twinkling lights of the village below. And in the mornings she used to sit just outside the front door in the sunshine knitting baby hats. We have so many happy memories to treasure.


21 comments:

  1. it's beautiful Linda I love the colours, I have never done a mitred blanket before, I will have to give it a try. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Lnda. I am really enjoying working it. All the colours she loved. Sometimes it is so good to work using a palette that reminds you of someone yet is not necessarily the colours you yourself would choose. Good luck with the mitred squares. They give a lovely effect I think. Thanks for popping by x

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  2. This is such a lovely labour of love, with gorgeous colors ! Nice pattern, too !
    ENJOY your stay in Spain... We'll be heading there by April and I'm already counting the days ;>)

    Have a nice weekend, dear.
    XOXOXO
    NADINE

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  3. Thank you Nadine. I hope the days pass quickly. Thank you so much for popping in x

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  4. Hi Linda - the colours you have chosen are really lovely. xxx

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    1. Lily I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Our son is moving from just where you want to be. How strange xx

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  5. Nice and colourful. Hope you enjoy the warm, sunny days....

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    1. Thank you ,.... We are,so much already

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  6. beautiful sunny colours and lovely sentiment - I'm sure that it will give joy and I hope that it also brings you a measure of peace and contentment. Love Seakay

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  7. the happy memories will ease the days ahead, the colours on the Iris blanket are just so perfect
    x

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  8. Hi Linda. Thank you for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a note. Your blog is lovely. Your crochet work is so wonderful. My grandmother tried to teach me to crochet when I was a little girl but got confused because I'm left handed so I never learned. lol!! I'm so sorry about the passing of your mom. God bless you all. xo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Thank you so much for popping by. I hope you manage the left handed hooking soon xx

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  9. The colours in your blanket are beautiful - have a nice relaxing time in Spain and I hope the sun shines for you xx

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  10. I didn't realise you could do mitred crochet squares?! :-)
    As you know, I'm very much in love with knitting mitre-squared blankets - but now I've just got to attempt them in crochet as well!

    I love the shades of pink you've used. Beautiful colours - and hopefully beautiful memories for you, too.

    I also like the blue colours of the granny-square tutorial in your side-bar - reminds me of Willow-patterened china! :-)

    (Thanks for stopping by my blog, earlier. Now following you - and you made it onto my blog-roll, too! xx)

    SueH The Knitting Assassin!
    Twitter – @Librarymaid

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  11. I love your blanket the colours are beautiful - thank you for stopping by my blog, it's fun we have a love of blankets in common x

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