Sunday, 14 April 2013

Getting close up and comfortable with my BIG Elmer blanket again.

I know I have been procrastinating. I have been using avoidance tactics. I have been zoning out. But the first BIG blanket I have ever attempted has been quietly whispering/ shouting at me from the drawer I had shoved it in to.

After a holiday and a rest I have got it out again. Actually I had forgotten how big it was. I had forgotten how very colourful it was. I had forgotten he many little squares I have made and how many ends I have sewn in.

So I am going to finish it. I am going to make it a labour of love and enjoy it. I am going to ignore the squares which for some strange reason have taken on a Madonna type boobs attitude. After all nothing is perfect. I love quirky and I can't do anything about them now.you can see exactly what I mean when you see that turquoise one!

 

Actually I have just realised I can. A true lightbulb moment. Thank goodness I have had a break. I will make some more squares in the same colour but use a smaller hook and replace them. It is such a pain being a perfectionist. I pretend I am not ,but who am I kidding. It will take a bit longer but I will love it all the more. Yay!

 

16 comments:

  1. A beautiful and stunning blanket Linda.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you for such a kind comment Irene

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  2. I would sit the hot water bottle or the PJ case on that turquoise one.....save yourself an awful lot of bother....... see I ain't a perfectionist! It's truly lovely Linda.
    x

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    1. Hmmmm! I have seen your work in a close up and very personal way ..... The focus of my next blog post and you are a true perfectionist xx

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  3. Hahahaha...Madonna boobs. That made me laugh. It's looking really nice, Linda. The colors are gorgeous.

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  4. hi, very very colourful.........I think I would be inclined to leave the Madonna boobs but then im a bit slap dash, ali

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  5. there is no other word for this blanket but magnificent! im working on something similar at the moment, no way near finished, but you've inspired me to keep chugging away on it.

    mezz

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  6. What a gorgeous colourful blanket! A true labour of love.
    M x

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  7. It's a beautiful blanket! Loved the Madonna boobs reference!
    Could you damp stretch just the turqouise pieces, and see if that works?

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  8. Love the blanket and your use of colour. All that work, certainly deserves to be finished.

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  9. It's a beautiful blanket Linda you really must finish it it looks like you are nearly there already and as for the boob squares they will probably be fine when the blanket has been spread out for a while, or you could just dampen and pin the offending ones, show them you mean business! haha xx

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  10. Hi There, It's truly beautiful!!! Mine is nearly done!!! I am sure the "madonna boobs will flatten out when your blanket has been laid out for a while!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  11. Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I wonder if Madonna's do?

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  12. Wow, it's beautiful! And very big! You must finish it, especially after all that hard work you've put into it. x

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