Friday, 15 August 2014

A delight to behold!



There is a little story behind this beautiful blanket!   I have a very dear and wonderful friend of long standing .. in fact we were schoolgirls when we met, and we both, lets just say, have many 'wisdom highlights'!!
Two years ago, she had occasion to offer her home to my son who had just relocated to the UK .... it was such a relief for me to know that while he found his footing he was in a warm and welcome home.  Well, I committed myself, and promised her, that I would make her a blanket to thank her for her kindness.

Three false starts and nearly two years later and I was in despair;  I was not happy with any patterns I had started. Meanwhile a beautiful creation was in progress on FB, and I noticed that my friend was taking a particular interest in the posts as well.  Ahaa ... there it was .. the light-bulb moment ... I suddenly understood this was the blanket I was destined to make for her. 

And so I set out to make my version of the beautiful 

I didn't want to change too much, the colours in the blanket are inspired!  I was awakened to how blue and turquoise roses are absolutely OK and stunningly beautiful ... I would never have been so brave before!  And furthermore ... random is wonderful and liberating!    


Here are photos of the progress ......


~ a basket of prettiness ~

~ lovely blues and greens and lilacs ~

~ the base colour is Parchment, perfect ~




~ the last row of the border in a pretty turquoise ~

~ last threads to stitch away ~







~ finished and beautiful ~

I found the making of this blanket deliciously satisfying, crocheting flower themed squares fills me with pleasure ... and during the making of this blanket, a new flower popped up in the garden!

May I introduce
The Flower for Wendy



A pattern for the Flower for Wendy will be posted soon ~ I hope you enjoy making it.

A wonderful weekend to you all,
Pat xxxxxxxxx

Just had to add this!  Yippee
Wonderful to be chosen as No.1!



17 comments:

  1. Whew! Incredible! A gift I am sure your friend is going to be delighted with....who couldn't be.

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  2. How beautiful, and what a very special gift for your friend x

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  3. Just beautiful , love the colours !!!

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  4. What a beautiful and unique gift Pat. The colours are so lovely, I'm sure your friend will treasure it x

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  5. Wow it is so beautiful. I saw this on Pinterest last week and pinned it! Your friend is very lucky. I am sure it will be treasured.

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  6. It is absolutely PERFECT! I love the way the flowers show up against the "parchment"!

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  7. It's beautiful your friend is going to love it. :)

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  8. Beautiful :) Seems like you made it really fast, I saw a Heathers blog post about it recently, so we'll done you! And what a lucky friend you have!
    Jillxo

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  9. Bardzo ładny spokojny pled ! Pozdrawiam ! Ewa

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  10. Oh My goodness ..... how beautiful!
    love Jooles x x x

    P.S Thank you for your kind comment x

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  11. That is just gorgeous! What an accomplishment! Someday I want to make a blanket like that. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna


    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  13. An absolutely stunning blanket! Definitely one to go on my ever increasing 'to do' list. Well done for completing it _ a real heart and soul task. I am sure your friend will love it! Especially with the cold winters here in the UK! Von x

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  14. Gorgeous colors and a true labor of love! Hello from the USA!
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-blanket-pattern-prada-headband.html

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  15. Oh, what a beautiful and cheery blanket! I've been thinking of doing a flower throw for my daughter, now I think I might have to start ASAP. Love it!

    If you're interested, I'd love to have you link up at my Yarn Fanatic Party!

    http://philwife.blogspot.com/2014/08/yarn-fanatic-party-4.html

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  16. This blanket is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Found you at the Yarn Fanatic Party. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  17. This is a beautiful blanket! I wouldn't have thought have mixing some of those colours but it works perfectly! A gorgeous blanket!

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