May 24, 2014

Garden Blossoms




Hi Everyone!!!!  So sorry I've been MIA lately but there has been so much activity around here with the family, I just didn't have the time to sit and write up a post. Really, I haven't even had the time to photograph a single thing until today.  We have had many birthdays this month too. My daughter turned 16 on the 13th and my sweet little boy turned 6 on the 22nd!  Yes, they are 10 years apart and their birthdays are one week apart from one another~ so you can see.....just the parties kept me extremely busy. It was also the last day of school on Garrett's birthday, so we had a double party for that. Also.....my step-son had a graduation on the 19th and Lauren got her drivers license on the 20th.....she's street legal so look out!! ( I've been saying extra prayers all this week.) It's been and exciting whirlwind of a month for sure!!

 Now....as far as crafts go, I've only managed to finish making my blanket with all those squares I had worked on last month. The inspiration came to me in early Spring when things were just starting to sprout out and every corner you saw was just popping with color. But now the only thing in my garden are a few little roses and lots and lots of greenery.....nothing really is blooming right now~but still enjoyable!



It surely came to be a very inspirational blanket. I gave it a name cause it is waaaaaay to pretty, NOT to have a name and I've also made up the border which I like to call the garden fence border. A very pretty elegant lacy border. Each square is bordered with several rows of single crochet so each square would stand out from one another. ( I tried putting them side by side but I was not getting the look I wanted for this blanket so this is the way I went) Then each square was whipped stitched together so everything laid nice and flat. All colors where used in this blanket. Even those~not so pretty colors you may have stored at the bottom of the bucket, ( thanks Linda for that suggestion). It was a great way to use up your stash which I surely did.




Add all that up and you get a beautiful Garden Blossom blanket perfect for a garden swing, chair or just to lay upon the ground for a late evening picnic.







Nothing is more lovely!.....don't you think?


Well, that's about it for now. I so wish I had more to show you but hopefully the next few weeks I'll be able to get more done. I did notice however, that I have a few new blogging followers so I wish you all a big welcome and so happy you have taken the time to say HI!

Until next time......

xxxxx Shari

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Lauren and Garrett! Happy Graduation to you step-son! Happy Safe Driving to Lauren! And Congratulations on completing your beautiful Garden Blossom blanket, Shari! I so admire your artistry! xx

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  2. Very pretty blanket. It does look like a great way to use up partial skeins and your border is lovely. Busy month for your family. Congrats and Happies to all!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. So good to see you friend! And a very happy birthday to your sweet beans!!! Your blanket is absolutely beautiful! My goodness! And your blooms are stunning as well! Wishing you a great weekend with your family! Nicole xoxo

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  4. Hello Shari! So lovely to have you back - and with such a stunning blanket! My my, it is a beauty! Love how you've joined all the squares in cream (how I adore cream and white! Perfect with pink...), and the colours look so calming that I can't even tell which colours you don't like! Big congrats to the birthday kids, and Lauren getting her license, I remember what a huge accomplishment that was when I was 16...my girls are six years apart, and they adore each other, no competing for the same toys! ;-) Chrissie x

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  5. Hi there Shari your are so very busy I cannot believe you have time to do so much and still make such a gorgeous blanket. Beautiful, beautiful! Missed you and I'm glad you are back :)

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  6. Hello Shari - we missed you !
    Beautiful, beautiful blanket. I love the way each square is outlined in white to make it stand out, it gives such a lovely overall effect. Gorgeous border too.
    Kate x

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  7. Hi Shari, I have missed you it's good to see you back, Belated Happy birthday to your lovely children and congratulations to Lauren on getting her licence, I love love your blanket it's beautiful! I love the different squares and the lovely mix of colours well done on using up all those little bits.The border is a perfect finishing touch a work of art my dear. xxx

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  8. I love your new blanket such beautiful colours. No wonder you have been MIA with so many celebrations going on.

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  9. Another lovely blanket for your collection. It's a pretty one too. May is always a busy time of the year. So many things going on. Add to that we're moving out of state on the 30th. Talk about cazy!
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend,
    Beca

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  10. Lovely blanket! It is just perfect for a garden swing! What a great month of celebrations for your family!

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  11. Hello Shari, your blanket sure is very pretty indeed, I love it and the border is gorgeous! As usual your photographs display your makes perfectly and it is a pleasure to scroll through all your lovely pics! I really want to get a garden swing!!!! My children are all born at about the same time of year, I think it's quite a common thing :0) Have fun today, Sam xxxx

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  12. Your blanket is absolutely beautiful.
    Marianne x

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  13. Gorgeous blanket, Shari. It is a masterpiece. Congrats!

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  14. So lovely to hear from you Shari! Happy Birthday to all of your birthday babies and congratulations to your Graduate as well! You really have had lots going on haven't you. Your blanket is very pretty and I like the SC between the squares, it makes them each look like a little artwork in their own right. I hope that you will get a little more time to do what you want now that all of your busyness is over for birthdays and so on, although I guess that with summer holidays you will still be doing lots! Take care. xx

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  15. Well you sure have been busy. Congrats to the graduate, late Happy Birthday's to the birthday people and a big congrats to Lauren getting her drivers license. ANd during all that you still found the time to crochet a blanket, you are amazing.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  16. So many lovely milestones to celebrate including making this gorgeous blanket!! I love it! xoxo

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  17. Wow, you have had a busy time! Happy Birthday and Congratulations to you family members. Your blanket is gorgeous - I'm amazed you found the time to finish it! :) Best wishes, Pj x

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  18. Oh Shari, your blanket is stunning... and aren't the colours amazing together :-) Very inspiring.
    Tracey xxx

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  19. What a gorgeous blanket Shari!! It really looks so nice laid on the grass ready for a picnic :) You sound so very busy too ... Happy Birthday to the birthday peeps, and Happy Graduation to your son!! Very exciting milestones for everyone. My son turned 16 this month too and he's anxious to get his driver's license (they get their beginners at 16 and then their full license after a year). I'm not sure how I'll feel about going out with him driving. I've been thinking about you lately since I hadn't seen any posts from you and I've not been on the computer much either since the nicer weather has finally arrived. Hope all is well and have a great weekend! Wendy x

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  21. Hi Shari, I came to your blog via Tracey at Yarn and Pencil, and I too have been nominated by Tracey for the Leibster Award, so thought I'd pop over and say 'Hi'! Your blog is very pretty indeed and I love your cream coloured blanket. I will follow you on blog login and get all your updates. Wishing you we'll and look forward to reading your answers to Tracey's questions!

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  22. Hello Shari......I love your blanket and those pretty colours and such a lovely lacy border! All your photos are beautiful!
    Wishing you a happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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