Wednesday, August 1, 2012

sweet granny blanket...

Happy Wednesday and the first day of August! July really flew by!
Last night I finished putting together my granny square blanket! It was such a great feeling to see these sweet squares all together as my first crocheted blanket. 
 I love all the pretty colors with the creamy white border. It is the perfect lap size blanket, ready for the cooler weather.  
 I am looking forward to making many more, and I already have ideas for my next one! I love quilting, but the process for crocheting a blanket is a lot quicker, and it can be done anywhere I go, which I like. 
 So, the last finishing touch is crocheting a scalloped border! This sweet granny blanket will definitely be treasured in my home. 
 I am also working on a little project for my home that I should be finishing up soon. I always have projects going to keep my hands busy. ;) Are you the same?
I have been wanting to find some California hankies, and I finally did on Etsy. Love the colors! And, of course I have a project in mind for these pretties. What projects are you working on? 
Wishing you a beautiful day sweet friends!!



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  1. That granny square afgan will be so cute. I love the California handkerchief. They make me chuckle...cute souvenirs from vintage era.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary!! Oh, I am so glad you like them,too! These souvenir hankies can be expensive, so I was glad to find them at a great deal!! xo Heather

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  2. That is beautiful - you've done an amazing job.

    Enjoy

    Nina x

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  3. When I saw your title in my reader, I could hardly wait to see the blanket! It is just as sweet as can be and you must be very proud!

    My projects? Eating chocolate to deal with all these men and animals around here!! Oh, and making a triangle/pendant shaped tag for my swap with E. :)

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    1. Aah, thank you Holly!! I am very proud, and it is even looking better with the scalloped edge I have been working on today! Oh, eating chocolate is what I have been enjoying, too!! I am sure your tag is going to be so beautiful!! xo Heather

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  4. Your blanket turned out great. You know how I love your eye for color combinations and seeing the end product is proof, as it sure is sweet. xo

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    1. Thank you so much Sherri!! Your comments always brighten my day! xo Heather

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  5. Heather, Your granny square blank is just lovely!! I don't crochet but my friends who do, agree with you...so nice to be able to crochet anywhere, any time! The hankies are so special, can't wait to see what you do with them. I have to finish friendship tags, and finish the binding on a baby quilt when I get home from Atlanta.

    Hugs, chris

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    1. Thank you Chris! Your tags are always so pretty and sweet! Can't wait to see the baby quilt!! xo Heather

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  6. Bravo, you finished and it looks so pretty and cozy!! Love those hankies, too, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for them.

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  7. What a beautiful finish! Your blanket is lovely!

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    1. Thank you Deborah!! You're so sweet! xo Heather

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  8. Hi sweet Heather!
    You are always busy as a bee :)
    You did such a wonderful job on the granny square blanket.... congratulations!

    I'm working on the gardens, and another project that I've kept pretty quiet... I'll have to reveal it one of these days~~~LOL!

    Have a great day!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Thank you sweet Kerin! I am always busy!! Oh, I am eager to see what you project is!! Can't wait! ;) Happy day to you! xo Heather

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  9. Hi dear Heather, Yes Yes I am the same..:)) I like quick and nice works as I want to finish them easily..:)) You granny blanket is absolutely amazing..:)) I bought new yarn today for beginning a new baby granny blanket.. Ohh I wish..:))
    All best wishes and all happy days...:))
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Beck! Oh, I can't wait to see your baby granny blanket!! It will be beautiful! xo Heather

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  10. Heather, I also have several things going . . . a quilt, two cross stitch projects, a blog project, some scrapbooking, and the list goes on . . .

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    1. Oh, I am glad I am not alone! ;) xo Heather

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  11. it is gorgeous!! i just LOVE it!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kerri!! I am loving it even more with the scalloped edging I have been working on today! ;) xo Heather

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  12. Well good for you! I could never get past the chain with my crocheting : /

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    1. Thanks Carla!! It took me forever to get the chain right, and one day, I just got it!! ;) xo Heather

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  13. Your blanket is wonderful and pretty! I love it, makes me want to make one so bad! lol. I don't know how to do that though, I hope to teach myself one day! :) Love it!! Great job Heather! xxOO Holly

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    1. Thank you so much Holly!! Here is the link to a post I did on a great online crochet school. You should give it a try! ;) I think you will love it! Have a great night! xo Heather

      http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/02/want-to-learn-how-to-crochet.html

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  14. I've never done grannie squares, but I do understand why people do them - they're so easily transportable! I like the hankies. I have a few that were my mother's and they're so special to me. And I really like those bird clothespins holding them on the line!!!

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    1. Crocheting is so transportable! Oh, how sweet and beautiful your mother's hankies must be! Thank you!! xo Heather

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  15. Hi there! I write for Beautifully Rooted, and that's how I found you, and I'm so glad I did, you are amazingly talented!!! I adore you blanket, I didn't realize they were crocheted I always thought granny squares were knitted, so maybe I could even make one;)
    Is it really soft? I love it!

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    1. Hi!! Thank you so much for visiting!! So happy to have you here! ;) Yes, it is very soft and cuddly! You should make one. They are really fun and simple to make! Heading over to visit your sweet blog! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

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    2. Heather, how would I ever get started?!

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  16. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you next week!

    Rachel
    www.lalalists.com
    Wonderful Wednesdays Co-Host

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  17. Your blanket looks lovely! Job well done! Your so right about July flying by can't believe we are already in August. Love the hankies too!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  18. Heather, your Granny blankie is truly gorgeous! - enjoy snuggling under it when winter comes around. Have a joyous day! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Gilly! Have a great Friday! xo Heather

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  19. Lovely new blanket, it looks so pretty. Love the sweet hankies too, they were a great find:)
    Wishing you a happy, creative August, Heather!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  20. Oh Heather...your granny blanket is amazing! I simply love it! What a great talent you are!!! by the way the bird clothespins are precious! Keep on creating my friend -- you can really rock that wool!!! : ) sending hugs...

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  21. Your granny blanket is so pretty. I love all the color combinations. Granny squares are so easy and crochet can go with you wherever you go. Love that! I see a little cross-stitching there. Looks great with that black and white fabric backing it. You know I am busy, busy with hook and needle in hand. So fun to create! Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! It is so fun to create!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  22. Love your sweet granny blanket Heather, beautiful. Well done :)

    Sandra x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  23. Hi Heather, I LOVE your granny square throw. the colors are so cheerful! great job. so whatcha gonna do with those hankies? I'm curious! I shall be back.
    happy day
    vivian

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    1. Thank you so much Vivian!! I am planning to make them either into sweet pillows, or mini quilts for my wall. :) We'll see what I decide! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  24. Heather, your granny is beautiful! Yes, I always have several projects going at once. If I didn't have a creative project to pick up I don't think I'd know what to do! Your hankies are so pretty! Have a sweet day! Twyla

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    1. Thank you so much Twyla! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  25. I love anything with granny squares. I'm with you, I like the creamy white border on this throw. Love the vintage hankies!

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  26. Heather, it is gorgeous! I love the colors! Did you join the squares with a slip stitch or do you use a yarn needle? I am trying to figure out which way I want to join one that I am slowly working on, too. Just wondering which method others like the best before I get that far. I am like you, in that I have to keep my hands busy. It is almost like a nervousness if I am not! And crocheting is the perfect answer! Because it is portable, I can take it to my kids karate class, or whatever. Right now, I am working on embroidering by my small emb machine the logos on several shirts for my son's charter school. I do it for his and a few other people to make a little extra supply money. It's not the funnest, but it will keep me busy for a little while! Oh, yes, love the hankies.. really nice!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie! I joined with a yarn needle, catching the outer hoops. I can send you the site for how to do it that way if you would like. :) This was my first time, so I haven't tried anything else, but really like it and it was easy. Wishing you a beautiful weekend, and happy crocheting and creating! xo Heather

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  27. I like having projects, as well. I have plans to start a stitching quilt sampler like the ones at Clover and Violet.

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    1. Oh, I will have to go check the sampler out! ;) xo Heather

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  28. Beautiful!!! The colors are gorgeous together! And your squares stayed square... unlike mine. ;-) I'm redoing mine with looser tension and 3 chains at the corner to see if that makes a difference. Otherwise I may have failed both crochet 101 and crochet 102.

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    1. Thank you!! It took me awhile to get the tension right, but you will get it! Did you get a chance to check out the crochet school? xo Heather

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  29. Congratulations on your Quilt/Afghan getting all DONE!

    Be sure and see my post tomorrow, k?

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    1. Thank you Renae!! Will do!! xo Heather

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  30. Your blanket is amazing! I so love the colours....your creativity amazes me...you are always making something lovely. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Koralee!! You're such a sweet friend!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  31. Great blanket! I would love to learn how to make my own blankets/scarves/etc. Maybe one day.

    -Lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren! Thank you! Oh, yes, you would love crocheting! I just learned this past year, and I am so glad I did! Wishing you a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  32. Very pretty blanket! I'm hoping to make myself a granny blanket soon as well!

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    1. Hi Lesley! Thank you! Oh, how fun!! They are so lovely to make!! Wishing you a wonderful day!! xo Heather

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  33. It's wonderful! What a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see the scalloped border. Wish you could teach me to crochet! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Renee!! I wish I could, too!! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  34. My stars you have a way of finding the most charming vintage treasures. I love your afghan - what fun colors. Have I told you before that I really need to learn how to crochet? Well I do so I can make a darling blankie like you!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, you really do need to learn, and there is a great online crochet school where I learned that is great!! Let me know!! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  35. oh man, you are so stinking talented (I'm pretty sure I tell you this every comment?). But you are. I am loving those colors!

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  36. The granny blanket is perfect! My friend is hoping to teach me crochet, I've warned her I have 2 left hands! Ada :)

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  37. Oh, the pretty colors! Congratulations...on a job well done, sweet Heather! What a huge accomplishment!
    I love the crisp white finishing!
    Stunning!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Carolynn

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  38. Heather well done on your granny square lap blanket. What a great idea to put a scalloped edging around it. It will add a softness to the border but I think it looks devine the way it is now too! Great job! Have a beautiful day.

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  39. love love love the blanket you made! so pretty!

    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

    xo brie
    www.sophistifunkblog.blogspot.com

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  40. I'm in love with that blanket! great job.

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