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It all starts with circles...

It all starts with an idea … and circles

This is not the blogpost which I had promised months ago.  You remember, don’t you?  Monet’s garden!  Yes, I promised, and I am looking forward to sharing my millions of flower pictures with you, just not today.

lots of colours

lots of colours

Today’s post is about reaching out to a special someone in your life, and letting them know how special they are to you.   I bet you just thought of at least 3 people!  I am pretty sure that most people don’t even know how special they are to others.

lots and lots of tiny pieces make up the whole... just like in life :-)

lots and lots of tiny pieces make up the whole… just like in our relationships 🙂

I am also pretty sure that every one of us is special to at least one someone.  Those words of encouragement, or no words at all while you listened, or the errand you ran because you could; all of those things add up.  The little things really are what matter most.

it takes time and patience

it takes time, patience and persistence… I sense a theme here

If we could just make the world a little nicer one smile at a time. (and oh, by the way, THANK YOU to the gentleman who helped me put air in my tires at the gas station last night! Your act of kindness was so appreciated!)

there are good days when we get loads done, and then there are other days when we just have to accept whatever we get done

there are good days when we get loads done, and then there are other days when we just have to accept what is…

The special someone I made the blanket for, well, I just wanted to show her how much she means to me.  She is a real gem. She doesn’t live nearby, and I haven’t figured out how to mail a hug just yet.  So I thought that with a blanket, it would be like me giving her a hug when she used it! (Yes, I know … that is just me.)

putting them all together

putting them all together

{ For my crocheting friends: The yarn is “Simply Soft” by Caron.  This is the third blanket I’ve made using the Simply Soft yarn, because I absolutely love it.  The pattern for the modified Sunshine Granny Square I found on-line for free here (http://nittybits.blogspot.ie/2013/01/sunburst-granny-square-blanket-tutorial.html), while I just figured out the joining process. I tried the join-as-you-go method first, but found it to be too messy for my liking, so I joined them at the end in a fairly traditional manner.  It is always great to learn something new!}

I used a lot of colours!

There are 11 different colour combinations.

It was a new pattern to me. I especially love what I see as butterflies in the corners where the squares are connected! Do you see them? :-)

It was a new pattern to me. I especially love what I see as butterflies in the corners where the squares are connected! Do you see them? 🙂

It is just big enough to keep you cozy while sitting and reading a book or watching tv

It is just big enough to keep you cozy while sitting and reading a book or watching tv (10 squares by 12 squares)

This is the back of it! I think the rows where they are stitched together look neat here, too!

This is the back of it! I like the different look of the back, with the ridges from where they are crocheted together.

a very simple edging

a very simple edging

I think hugs are pretty good, too, if you don’t know how to crochet. 🙂

Go on, show that special someone you care!

blanket on our kiddie rocking chair (before I put the border on it)

blanket on our kiddie rocking chair (before I put the border on it)

In Peace,
Dana

 

 

 

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