Monday, 29 November 2010

Presents and a finished project (yes really !!!)

I was very lucky to win the giveaway at Amandas lovely blog - it arrived on Saturday and I was thrilled.

It is so beautiful, thank you so much Amanda - I will treasure it - I'm still trying to decide where it will be shown off to its fullest potential - I love the colours, how homely it looks and of course the beautiful message.

She was also very naughty and included some fabulous fabric, ribbon and buttons.

At last my crochet blanket is finished - I did a different edging to the pattern as I love the flower squares and I was worried that it would be "too frilly" - I think I like the red stripe, though I do keep looking at it and wondering if I should add something else.

Its quite a small blanket - almost cot size but Miss T and I have both used it over the weekend and as its so heavy it really does help keep the chill out.

We've lit the coal fire for the first time on Friday - I love how relaxed it makes me feel, I don't want to go out at all when the lounge looks so snuggly.

I probably wont be back now until Wednesday with my giveaway winner so if you haven't already entered there's still time


Sheila said...

That is a lovely win there! How beautiful, i really want to make one, it wont be that lovey and people will think my nephew made it....but all the same!!
I love your blanket so much, ive said it before but i have major blanket (and come to think of it-coal fire)envy!

Jill said...

What a beautiful prize - well done for winning.

I love your crocheted blanket - I hope it keeps you all cosy warm in these cold wintery days.

Amanda said...

Your crochet blanket is fabulous! I'd love to see it spread out in all it's glory. I'm in the middle of a ripple blanket, but I'm a bit disheartened as it's getting more and more trapezium shaped as I go! I can't bear to rip it out so I'm just carrying on, in denial! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

What a beautiful keepsake Amanda has made - she`s good that girl!I absolutely adore the colours on your blanket too.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Stunning blankie, love the colours. Beautiful prize too - lucky you!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely blanket - really, really nice colours - looks so cosy! Great win too!

bellaboo said...

What a lovely win!I wonder where you will hang it?
Gorgeous blanket,I think it looks perfect just as it is.You really need it right now.I agree with you about staying in by the fire and getting cosy.If I didn't have to walk Bella,I don't think I'd venture out at all! :0)

Serenata said...

Gorgeous snuggly blanket it looks lovely - well done on finishing it! Wonderful prize you lucky girl :-)

Clara said...

Beautiful blanket and congrats on the win.

Taz said...

Oh that blanket looks gorgeous and very snuggly.
Cute wee house, like you said lovely colours.

Heidi said...

Oh my what a lovely gift....I'm jealous and drooling at the same time!!!! lucky you.
I love the blanket best!

Rosabears said...

a little to late for your giveway, but not to late to say I love your grannie blanket. Great colors.
Greetings Marja.

Lucille29 said...

Wow nice!!I like it!!!
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Joanna said...

the blanket is simply stunning.