Monday, August 6, 2012

a sweet finish

 Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! 
I was so excited yesterday to finish the scalloped edging on my granny blanket! I really love how it turned out. 
 I had originally started a different scalloped border, and got to the last part of completing it, and did not like how it looked. So, yesterday I spent the day removing the edging, and making this sweet scalloped edge, which I should have just done in the beginning.
 Lesson learned, stick with what you know and like. :) I have already started cuddling with it on the couch, and it is the perfect lap size quilt to start crocheting some more blankets with! 
This pretty sea blue blanket has been my constant inspiration for starting to crochet. It was beautifully done by my great grandmother. I love the different shades of blue, and the beautiful shell design. 
 The scalloped edging is so sweet, and now I know where I get my love for those sweet scallops! This is a precious treasure that I just adore! Do you have a family blanket that you love? 
 I bought some pretty vintage linens that I believe are hand towels, and maybe the one on the right is a napkin. I want to embroider the outline of the roses of the two outer ones, and the middle one I have a special project in mind. So stay tuned! ;) 
Last week a sweet packaged arrived from the lovely Kathy of Kluless with the most beautiful vintage doilies, and pretty eyelet trim! Thank you so much Kathy, you know how to make this girl happy with these pretties! 

Wishing you all a wonderful start to a new week!! 



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  1. I am so proud of you! I love that you are continuing the handwork skills of your grandmother and grandmothers everywhere. I would hate to see some skills disappear. Your granny square afghan is adorable! =D

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley!! That means a lot! ;) xo Heather

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  2. Your granny blanket is so pretty and the scallop edge is just the right finish..nothing to fussy to take away from all of the colorful squares.

    How nice that you have your great grandmothers blanket, so very special. I have a few pillow cases left of my great grandmothers that I really do treasure. xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri! Oh, your pillowcases I am sure are beautiful and such a treasure to have! xo Heather

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  3. I'm glad the doilies arrived safely and gave you a smile!
    Your post got me thinking about some crochet blankets I have packed away in my attic. I really need to get those out and see if my gown men are old enough now to re-appreciate the blankets their great-grandma made for them when they were in elementary school. Thank you for making me think of it!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! Oh, yes you should get it out! xo Heather

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  4. Very pretty blankets.
    I love the grey towel in the middle. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  5. What gorgeous blankets, you can't go wrong with the old granny square. I've made two crocheted blankets this year, a ripple one and a squared one but I'm tempted to make a granny squared blanket although I'm not sure I really need another!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Oh, those both sound beautiful! I want to do a ripple one! Oh, there is always a reason to have many blankets!! ;) xo Heather

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  6. Your granny blankie is lovely and so perfectly finished off with the beautiful scallops! Have fun snuggling! And what a precious treasure you have from your great-Grandmother - very special indeed. Have a happy week xx

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  7. Your granny blanket really turned out so so sweet! I love your scalloped edge too! So special that you have your great grandma's pretty blue blanket to give you inspiration!! I love your pillows on your cute little red bench! Can't wait to see what you do with the "new" linens :) Hope you have a great week! Happy Monday! xo Holly

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  8. You blanket is just gorgeous, Heather! So cheery and colourful. And what an amazing thing to keep your great grandma's one. It looks lovely too. What a treasure.
    xx

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  9. Heather..
    your blanket does indeed have a sweet finish.
    Bravo! You did such a beautiful job with it!!

    Love that little red bench too.
    What a darling bench it is.

    Enjoy this week.

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

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    1. Thank you so much Kerin! Have a great week, too! xo Heather

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  10. Your granny square blanket is soo pretty Heather! You did such a great job! And I am swooning over the scalloped edges. So cute! :o) Such a treasure to have your great grandma's blanket. I am a first generation quilter, so I hope that one day my quilts will be loved as your ggmas blanket is. :o)

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    1. Thank you Trish! Oh, your quilts will be loved and cherished!! xo Heather

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  11. Your blanket is so pretty and definitely sometimes simple is better when it comes to a border. The afghan your great grandmother made is lovely in shades of blue. I have two of my Mammaw's granny afghans but the thing is, I don't even know who made them for her. My dad sent them to me after she passed away as he knew I loved crochet. You are always finding and receiving wonderful old linens. And I know you will do fabulous things with them all. Have a great week. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! The afghans sound beautiful!! What treasures to have! Wishing you a great week, too! xo Heather

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  12. Love that red bench. I have a chair fixation! ;)

    Love that you have a throw made by a family member too!!!!!!

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  13. I love the way your blanket turned out!! Just gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you so much Clara!! So sweet! xo Heather

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  14. Your granny blanket is soo pretty! It turned out fabulous! Your great grandmothers blanket is so sweet too! What a wonderful treasure to have!

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  15. Heather, the sea blue blanket that was done by your great grandmother is stunning! You don't usually see that color combo! Now that you mention a "favorite family blanket", it remindes me that I should do a post about a quilt that my great-great-grandmother made.
    Thanks Heather!
    Erica :)

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    1. Thank you Erica! Yes, you should! Can't wait to see it! xo Heather

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  16. Your blanket came out gorgeous!!! Seriously well done. and I love that you have your great grandmothers blanket. We have Micah's greg grandmothers heirloom quilt! We love it.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Oh, I can only imagine how beautiful the quilt is!! Such a treasure! xo Heather

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  17. You did a great job on the crocheted blanket. I love all of the different colors. I also love the pillow sitting beside it.

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  18. "These are a few of my favorite things.............."
    Oh, just look at all your handiwork! Your beautiful afghan is so colorful and it looks just perfect on your cute red bench! It won't be long and we will all be snuggling up beneath warm afghans keeping the winter cold away!
    I just love seeing vintage linens and lace! It takes me back to times spent with my precious Gramma.
    Thank you for your kind comment to my silly post "When Pigs Fly"!
    Hugs to you, sweet Heather!
    Carolynn xoxo

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    1. Thank you much Carolynn!! Your comments always bring a smile to my face!! Have a beautiful night! ;) xo Heather

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  19. Your grannies are gorgeous. I love that red bench too. That's really neat that your grandmothers blanket inspired your crafting. Can't wait to see what you create with those pretty linens! Happy Monday!

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  20. I love your granny blanket and think it's so sweet that the blue one that inspires you was made by your great grandma. Love the dishtowels and can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  21. That granny blanket turned out beautifully. I am in love with your scallops. Can't wait to see what you are up to next...smiles...Renee

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    1. Thank you so much Renee!! ;) xo Heather

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  22. Love your pretty blanket and border! Come by and see mine!!! :)
    ~Liz

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    1. Thank you so much Liz!! I will head over now! ;) xo Heather

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  23. That is a stunning finish! And I covet your red bench!

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  24. Oh I am so in love with that granny blanket! You did a beautiful job.

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  25. that blanket is gorgeous! i've loved getting to look around your blog - I think we could have SO much fun shopping together :)

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    1. Thank you so much Carina! Oh, I would love to go treasure hunting with you! Have a great night!! xo Heather

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  26. Wow Heather your blankets are superb! You are so talented! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ada! You're so sweet my friend! xo Heather

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  27. Your granny blanket is wonderful! I so wish I had paid attention when my great-grandmother tried to teach me to crochet. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

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    1. Thank you Tina!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  28. Your granny blanket is wonderful! I so wish I had paid attention when my great-grandmother tried to teach me how to crochet. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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  29. Your granny blanket is so amazing! I envy your talent and patience. What a perfect blanket for the coming fall season.

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  30. Heather your crochet blanket is absolutely beautiful!! I'm so jealous of your amazing crochet skills. Fantastic job, can't wait to see more of them :) have a lovely week.
    Jessie, xo

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    1. Thank you Jessie!! You're so sweet!! Have a lovely week, too!! xo Heather

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  31. Heather, Love how your blanket turned out!!

    chris

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  32. aahh your blanket is beautiful and looks so warm and inviting. Your Gran's blanket is a lovely design and colour to and in wonderful condition. Enjoy your next project. dee x

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    1. Thank you Dee! Wishing you a beautiful week!! xo Heather

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  33. Your blanket is so pretty Heather. I love the color combinations. Congratulations on completing this project. It's truly beautiful.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  34. Oh my your great grandmothers is beautiful and yours is nothing short of that either;)
    I love the colors in hers and yours. I have a similar one to your GG, it is chevron pattern though, but the same colors!

    You did a fabulous job on your afghan!!! Oh I hope to crochet again--I started a long time ago, with making a scarf, but I gave up and it ended up being a Barbie Doll scarf for my daughter's barbie LOL

    xo congrats on finishing!

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  35. Hi Heather,
    Your afghan is so colorful and I do love the scalloped edge! The one your G-Grandma made is in one of my favorite colors! Yes, I do have a quilt that my Grandma made, a tablecloth that my Aunt made, another quilt that my other Aunt made..and a few more! Guess I didn't realize how many I had!
    LOL!!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  36. Your new blanket is gorgeous, Heather. I love the scalloped edge....and I love your red bench too :)
    Have a wonderful week.
    Helen x

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  37. Heather, your granny squares are beautiful! I love the scalloped edge too! What a sweet blessing to have such a wonderful treasure from your great grandmother! I love the colors she chose!!!

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  38. so very lovely! love me a crocheted blanket. :) thanks for following me...welcome! :)

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  39. Heather your lap afghan turned out so beautiful. I love the scalloped edging you added. What a great job! Have a nice weekend.

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  40. Love your granny blanket. The scallop edge is very pretty!

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