Monday, October 5, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 5: I love my Granny

I received a HUGE suprise when I dropped into Tinniegirls house last week.

This beautiful pure wool granny blanket (which I wasn't expecting to be finished until next winter), was all packed up, ready and waiting to come back to my house!

It seems that she'd kept it a big secret that she was still toiling away in the background, sewing in all of those yarn ends. I can only imagine the number of hours that went into creating it.

The colours are magnificent. Just what my loungeroom needs to add some much personality and warmth.

I just couldn't stop taking photos of it hanging in the sunshine...

Thankyou so much Cathy, I love love love my new granny!


34 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

It's kinda nice to imagine how much love went into making that for you. She must think you are pretty good!

bubbachenille said...

You must be awesome friends for her to make this for you :-)

Melanie said...

What an awesome thing to have made for you. Lucky girl! Very yummy colours.

Christina Lowry said...

Wow! Go Cathy! Secret granny finishing must have been hard to keep secret. It looks lovely. :)

ren said...

It's wonderful! Makes me want to learn how to make one!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I agree with Nikki, so much love goes into something like that for someone, what a beautiful gift to signify your friendship.

Bellgirl said...

How gorgeous in the sunshine! A pure wool granny is a very special thing indeed.

Cass said...

Wow Cam that is fantastic. What a great friend she is

flossy-p said...

WOW. You know I remember when you gals first decided to meet in person... Now look at you. Making bags and blankets for each other. BFF's if ever I saw it!!! ;D

So lovely! The blanket and your friendship.

GemmaJoy said...

I love crochet blankets. I have 2 and want so many more.
Love the colours!!

Sarah said...

Owwww I love that blanket as well... Colours and all.

beccasauras said...

How beautiful, love the colours and craftsmanship. A good snuggly couch blankie (don't start sucking your thumb as well haha)

Kylie B said...

Oh wow it's beautiful!

julia said...

It's great!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is gorgeous and looks really warm :)

PaisleyJade said...

Love it Cam! What a neat, bright blanket. Super special.

Kate said...

Lucky you! It is gorgeous.

M* (Melanie) said...

Caw! What an wonderful gift! It's beautiful

Marlya said...

It's gorgeous!! Lucky you!

Marlya x

Tanya said...

What a great granny rug and what a lovely friend you have there!

Beach Vintage said...

I don't blame you for wanting to take lots of photo's of this beautiful blanket.

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

*whistles*

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful blanket!! You are a lucky girl!

mandapanda said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic present! The only problem is that winter is OVER!! Oh well...
Pop on over for my 100th giveaway Cam!

Claire said...

Oh so gorgeous - I am jealous! I am going to teach myself how to crochet now. I remember having a blanket like that as a child - I love that they are coming back, or maybe they never really went away. I will prob be finished in time for next winter! You can always use it as a fab picnic blanket in the summer anyway :)

Corrie said...

gorgeous! you are very lucky indeed!

Corrie:)

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Enjoy it Cam. It's going to look fab on your couch.

sewjourn said...

You are a lucky girl - it's beautiful!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Isn't Cathy a wonderful crocheter? Its turned out beautifully. And its just in time for the next spring cold snap - enjoy!

dillpickle said...

It looks so perfect for snuggling under over the next few days - if the weatherman's right, you'll need it! Fantastic cheery colours, too :-)

ArtMind said...

WOW, that is an amazing gift! What a fantastic blanket and I can tell how much work it has taken (I'm making one myself! ;)) She's such a sweet friend!

elizabeth said...

that is so beautiful!
i love it!
and handmade things are so full of love - what a lovely blanket to look at or to snuggle under. lucky you!

Ulla said...

Lovely granny blanket. Isn't it great to get one specially made for you?

Jenny said...

I love it too it is just gorgeous -a very special granny