Sunday, February 12, 2012

~Crochet Blanket Gifts & A Thank-You~

 Happy Monday to you all...What do you do while watching TV ? I crochet or knit, I know it must look like watch a  lot of TV..LOL, but really I don't, well OK every night I watch TV.
The first blanket I would like to share with you is a gift for my little brother, I  had knitted him a sweater that turned out way to big, so I thought a blanket was a much safer gift to make.
 I used Vanna White yarn, I really like her yarn and the color choices she has. The pattern is from  (Goose Berry Patch Farmhouse Crochet). I changed the colors to use the ones my brother Mark would like. Also I prefer to slip stitch my panels together, I think to goes much quicker than using a darning needle.

 This Red sweetie was a Christmas gift to two very special kids that we adore.

 The pattern is one I have used many times, I don't even have it written down, you know its one of those you keep in your head..I also used Vanna White yarn for this project.
 This was the first time I used Deborah Noville yarn. Its very soft but I think it knits up nicer than crochet.
  We have another niece expecting a baby in July..We are thinking Pink since she has been blessed with two boys already, but will not know if its a girl or boy until the end of the month.

 I love crocheting the trim, I just never know what I'm going to do until the blanket is done. This baby blanket is a new born size.

 Now for a really BIG thank you to Carolyn of Just One More Stitch ! I won the yummy sweet Candy Apple bundle fat quarter.
The bundle is from Jodi of Fort Worth fabric Studio. If you have not meant Carolyn or Jodi please drop by for a visit. I know you will LOVE their blogs as much as I do. Carolyn has the most amazing quilt studio I have ever seen. It should be in a craft magazine or Romantic Home magazine and you should see her quilts so beautiful every stitch! 
 Jodi has gorgeous fabrics the prints and colors are so pretty, its hard to choose wich ones to buy, I LOVE all of them, my mind was whirling around with pattern ideas of what to quilt with all the beautiful fabric choices.. I can't believe my name was picked, I am so thrilled. Now what am I going to make..Well I think this sweet valentine bundle fat quarter will make a fabulous baby quilt. Thank you so much Carolyn and Jodi I Love the fabric so much..

This week I'm joining in the following parities;

Susan-Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Shannon-Cozy Home Your Cozy Home Party Tuesday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

Bunny Jean-Bunny Jeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday

Mrs. Hines Class-Show & Tell With Mrs. Hines Wednesday

Honey-2805 A potpourri Party Every Friday

Cindy-My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney-French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Friday


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

They are all so pretty! I am partial to the red one :-)

Mariettes Back to Basics said...

Dearest Elizabeth,

You are quite a productive lady. I used to do this a lot, even on the plane... Arriving with the eyes almost coming out of my head... like a frog. I've quit doing that and with our home, garden and my blog I seldom have the time to do any handwork. What is the thread you used? A synthetic or a wool?
Have a great week and a very happy Valentine!

Love to you,


Buttercup said...

What a pretty blog. Love the baby knitting.

Sandy said...

Beautiful crocheting Elizabeth! I, too, am just crazy about the red blanket. That is just stunning and the stitches and edging is lovely. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monica said...

Oooh looove the red blanket, Elizabeth! If I'd be so crazy to even think of making one (with my poor hands yelling at me), could you suggest me where to find a similar pattern, please? How much yarn went into that?
Hugs hugs, happy Valentine's day,
Monica xo

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh the blankets. You are an amazing stitcher! I'm not so good. :( My momma tries to teach me but I digress...I'm lousy with the tension thing. :(

The remodel of our kitchen it horrible. You are right...the dust is the biggest thing. Plus...since we are paying as we go it's not like we can just blink and have it done. The only way to save $$$$$$$$ is to do the work ourselves and that means one or two days a week to work and that's it.

PRAY FOR ME! :) xoRebecca

Unknown said...

Ohhhhhh, Elizabeth! They are exquisite creations. How beautifully you crochet. I love them all, but baby stole my heart.

Happy Valentine's

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hi Elizabeth!

Stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch. Your beautiful afghan caught my attention in the thumbnail photos and I had to come by to visit. I made the very same afghan many years ago for my cousins wedding gift. I was her maid of honor and my daughter was her flower girl.

When I was just about finished, my little girl picked up the scissors and cut into the afghan. My dear mom was able to repair it and make it almost unnoticeable! That was 30 years ago :)

You workmanship is lovely! What a talented lady you are!

Kindly, Lorraine

Melinda said...

Love the blankets! Especially the red one. Those who receive them are lucky ducks!!


Duchess of Tea said...

Hello my darling elizabeth,

I popped in to wish you a day filled with love.

Love & Hugs

Ana said...

Someone's been busy...Wow, those blankets are all great. Must have taken you a long time...Or are you one who crochets really, really fast? Love, love, love the red one. Great color.

Hugs and Kisses,

Ana said...

Someone's been busy...Wow, those blankets are all great. Must have taken you a long time...Or are you one who crochets really, really fast? Love, love, love the red one. Great color.

Hugs and Kisses,

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Elizabeth; I so love your blankets.... you have a very talented hand..... I can knit but only one I will make sure I stop by your friends blog,, sounds really nice,,, and I do love quilts.... Happy Valentines Day...


fiberdoodles said...

Oh how I wish I knew how to knit! You are so talented!!

Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Cindy said...

Your blankets are beautiful, my dear Elizabeth. I LOVE the red one, it is adorable, as are all of the others, but I have a special love for red.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Hugs, Cindy

World Famous said...

This blog is full of beautiful blankets, All the blankets that you designed are really beautiful.

Exam Cram

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Elizabeth, you and I would have a great time sitting knitting or crocheting together. I enjoy it so much and it sounds like you do, too. Each piece you made is pretty but I think I'm in love with that red piece. The edging is really pretty. Thanks for coming to my party. I really appreciate it.---------

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I'm impressed with your talent! Love all of the blankets and those candy apple fat quarters are precious...congrats on winning them.
Thank you for joining Show & Tell's an honor to have you.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Elizabeth!

What pretty gifts... so warm and cozy too! I could never do that. I am way too easily distracted and would always lose count.

Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Elizabeth, you have been a busy girl! Like Penny said, I am loving that red one!! (And I love the one you made me, too!)

Hugs to you,

PS: so that was YOU who bought the heart garlands!! Thank you so much! xxo

Katherines Corner said...

they are all lovely! Hugs

Vee said...

Wonderful blankets and thank you for mentioning the yarn. I really liked working with Vanna's yarn, but got the sense that it wasn't what I should have been using. Guess that I'm too concerned about those with fine taste. I admire your taste so now I'll be great with it.

Love the trim you're using on the baby blanket, too. It gives it presence.

Congrats on a wonderful win!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What cozy blankets! I would have to never get up from the t.v. to get that much done. Lol! Actually, I don't crochet (did it way too tight) or knit. Would love to take up knitting though. Congrats on your fun win! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Susan Freeman said...

I wish that I could crochet as well as you do! Beautiful creations.

Susan and Bentley

Honey at 2805 said...

These are beautiful, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday!

Betty said...

I love all your beautiful crochet throws. I will have to check that yarn out. I have a post later this week about some yarn. Bad experience really. Your things are so lovely.

Linda said...

Such beautiful blankets!!

Thanks for stopping by! I am looking forward to us 'getting to know each other'.....via the world of Blog! My youngest son lives in your part of the country!

Karie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All of the beautiful handwork. I love to crochet. I too like to sit and watch t.v and crochet. You have done some beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. Hugs, Karie

Vicki Boster said...

I had no idea that you were a knitter/crochet lady!! Your afghans are gorgeous. I love the colors in the first one -- and the red one is fabous! I love Vanna's yarns also!!
Wow- just wow-- you do beautiful work!

Thank you for always being such a great supporter of me and my blog--- love you!


Mary Ann Pickett said...

I am all amazed by talent like yours.

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