Saturday, March 5, 2011

OMG, Granny Stripe TA-DAH!

My blanket saga goes this way... I ordered my Rico Creative Cotton from England at the little yarn shop that Lucy recommended from Attic24 Blog to make the "Lucy Inspired" Granny Stripe blanket at the end of May last Spring.  I've been slogging along crocheting this for .. let's see... 9 months! Hmmm.. :-)  I had to order 2 more packages, then another order for the border, then another order for the border when the first colors weren't the right colors.. HA!  But it's done... DONE I tell you! Finished! :::whew::
Now before you say... well, dearie me, that's too small for that bed.. it wasn't meant for this king sized bed.  It's a snuggle blanket and will be taken in our trailer on "camping" trips.  
Closer photo.. pardon me if this blinds you. :-)
Another view.
The border I came up with that is supposed to look like pink tulips with green leaves and blue sky behind/above... but this is upside down.  Turn your computer upside to get a better view ... LOL
The sun came out for a brief moment so here it is slung over a garden chair in the sun on our deck.
Closer in case you didn't see it good enough the other times.. hehe
The border close up sideways.
So.. there ya go.. I'm sure you were dying of curiosity... (hehe) I am so glad to have this WIP done.  (For those non-crocheters, that means work-in-progress)  I even got another flower done on my flower shawl last night.

We're going out for lunch today then grocery shopping.  Our sons and their families are coming over for Sunday dinner tomorrow and we need some supplies.  We're making a quadruple batch of homemade Macaroni and Cheese with grilled ham steaks.  I might just get a photo of that.

Thanks SO much for stopping by and special hugs and lovies for those who leave comments - I check those quite often and it's just so uplifting to see my friends leave a note.  Have a great weekend!!

((Hugs)) Teresa

39 comments:

  1. Oh, Teresa - this Granny is fantastic ! I love the Colours - and OmG - what a Bed ! Are you a Princess ;-) ?!

    Oh, and I wish you a wonderful Sunday with your Family !

    Liebe Grüße
    Karin

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  2. Un-Frign'-Be-Li-vable.... Tryly amazing. I too ordered the A24 cotton. That is what was used for my circle of friends on my sidebar. I waited soooooooooooo long for the first pack. I don't know how you wait twice more. But, Lady, this is so worth it. Stunning. Perfect for the camper. But, are you really going to let others touch.

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  3. Your blanket is gorgeous, all those pretty colors. I too love your bed! That was the first thing I noticed, so pretty with the chandelier hanging down in the center. Very romantic.

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  4. I left a comment on Ravelry,but couldn't resist one here too after I saw the additional pictures. Your blanket is beautiful. You sound so happy to be done with it. Did you check my ravelry projects for the granny blanket I made last month? It's so soft and comfy that it's getting lots of use.

    I just have to say again...I love, love, love your bedroom and the chandelier. We have a slanted roof over our bed so I guess I can't talk my dear husband into one for my room. "sigh"

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  5. Teresa ... such a sunshiney, lovely, uplifting, smiley blanket !!!
    What lovely tadaaaaaaah pics too, and your home (bed) is so inviting, I could really snuggle in there ....lol :-)
    Hugs Fee xx

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  6. Love your granny stripe. The colors are so bright and cheerful.

    I love that bed even more. What I wouldn't give to curl up on that and sleep for say, I don't know, maybe a week straight.

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  7. Beautiful!!!...and I love the border! It DOES look like tulips. I want to know how you did it???

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  8. Beautiful! Such great colors, it will be a wonderful blanket for snuggling!

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  9. FO's are so good for the soul aren't they. You did a magnificent job and the result is stunning. Just love it !! Oh, along with all the others, I also love your bed. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. You are soooo talented! I am jealous! I couldn't crochet my way out of a paper bag whatever that means. LOL.

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  11. OMG! That is lovely! And I want your bed! That is one beautiful bed! I'm sure it lends itself to beautiful dreams. I hope you have lots of those!

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  12. Beautiful. And the border totally works, I see the tulips. Great job.

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  13. Its beautiful, I love the border what a great idea. xx

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  14. Ohhh it's amazing, what a brilliant job you have done... And I agree with everyone, lol: wowww your Bed!!! ♥

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  15. The border is really nice. And of course wonderful, uplifting colours.

    Have fun with the blanket on all your trips!

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  16. That was a real Ta-dah moment Teresa, what a gorgeous blanket, you will get years of pleasure from it. The tulip border is perfect to finish it off, very original. What a beautiful bed you have too, very "English" dare I say-LOL. Have a wonderful Sunday lunch with your family today, the meal sound scrummy.
    Jane x

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  17. Teresa, The blanket is just fabulous! Glad you finished it! I like the border, and your bed is SO nice! I love the woodcarvings! Wow!

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  18. Teresa,
    The blanket is amazing!!!!! You did a fantastic job and you will feel so bright and sunny with it wrapped around you. Have a wonderful day with your family,
    Meredith

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  19. Congratulations on finishing! It is GORGEOUS!!! Your bedroom is beautiful too! I would love to have a tour of your home, looks so fantabulous! ♥

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  20. Congratulations! It's beautiful and lovely and I'll bet you can't wait to snuggle under it.

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  21. Congratulations on finishing your granny stripe - it is WONDERFUL, love the colours and the border is great. I agree - your bedroom is beautiful!! Have a great day Jo x

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  22. Looks fabulous Teresa. Well done.

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  23. Stunning I say! Well worth the nine months...just like a baby! I especially like the two greens, then yellow rows.

    Sounds like a great day planned. We just had pita pizzas we put together using a little Caesar dressing for the sauce, shredded mozz., thinly sliced raw onions and mushrooms.

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  24. Wow, what wonderful comments from you dear sweet ladies!!

    Betsy, it's easy to put a chandelier on a slanted ceiling, you just swag it over on hooks and plug it into the wall. That's what we did!

    Denise, you definitely need a rest after what you've been through recently.

    The story of the bed is that we needed a new one, so I was out looking and I walked into this one furniture store and that bed was set up near the entrance and I looked at it and fell in love.. and although it overwhelms the room a bit, I just adore it still. I've often wondered if I should hang some filmy or lacy drapes from the top.. ??

    Hugs to you all!!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful blanket, Teresa, well done!! The colours are so vibrant and sunshiney - and I love how you've done the border, it does look like tulips! Have a lovely week.
    Helen x

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  26. BEEEAUTIFUL blanket Teresa!!!!! Thank you for sharing :)
    Renee
    xx

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  27. Congratulations on finishing your blanket! It looks lovely and like others have said that bed is amazing. I'd love something like that one day :)

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  28. Wonderful - a bright spot of sunshine and rainbows whereever it will be placed

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  29. Your blanket is very beautiful! It seems you can carry your own rainbow around!

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  30. Fabulous..going to look wonderful in the camper nothing like a bit of sunshine on one's bed hey? lol
    Hugs Suz x

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  31. Fantastic job! Well done you. It looks great!
    Esther.

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  32. Teresa! your blanket is super cheerful and happy!!!!
    Thanks for follow my blog... guess what??? you won the Giveaway!!! Congrats!
    PM me on Ravelry for your address and details!
    Thanks!
    Shanti

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  33. Very pretty! And I love your bed. I like the tall posts and the tops like that.

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  34. Hello Teresa have found your blog via Lucy's Attic 24. I stayed up very late last night reading it. You are a very, very talented lady. The blanket is wonderful and that bed is fabulous. Hope you had a lovely time with your family. Anne (West Midlands UK )

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  35. WOW Teresa, your blankie is truly stunning, it looks amazing in the rico cotton colours, so vibrant! Makes me want to smoosh it through my computer screen!!
    Lovely visiting with you, your blog is fabulous, bbbrrrrrrrrr at all those icy icicles !
    Lots of love
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  36. Well I think your blanket is lovely - and the edging is amazing. Well done you.

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  37. I know this is an older post but I had to leave a comment to tell you how wonderful this afghan turned out. :)

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  38. Just saw this beautiful blanket. Yes, I am so jealous! You do beautiful work and have never seen the tulip border....Have to try it. Hope you have a lovely week. marykay

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