Monday, December 7, 2009

Made with lots of LOVE

I was talking with Lallee @ Lallees Cottage about her beautiful crochet items.
I love to crochet

I am working on a few scarfs right now!
{in all my spare time}
I wanted to show you all this....
I think this is the last big crochet project I did.

Hubbys' Gramma Hilda was suffering with lung cancer and was always cold so I told her I'd make her something to keep her warm

I crochet this afghan with lots of love.

Can you read it?
{Sorry for the bad pictures... its late and the inside lighting is bad!
I have done a few for weddings and babies,
what I really want to do is make one for each of our children and grandchildren!

The above scarf is just a taste of whats in Lallees shop!
Don't you love it?
I love it!!!!!
Go visit her and take peek at her yarn creations!
She is amazing!
Do you crochet?
Whats your latest project?
Warm Hugz,


Julie Harward said...


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How sweet is that! Lovely work!


I am wondering how you got lettering on the red afghan.... the scarf is lovely too.

Val said...

I'm sure Grandma will feel the warmth and love. Great work, the afghan.

Lori said...

Dolly, that afghan you made is amazing!!! i love the scarf from Lallee too!!

Lallee said...

Dolly, your afghan is amazing!!!! What a beautiful work of love. Your grandmother must have felt so loved at a difficult time.

Thank you so much for the mention. You are a dear! As I have thought about the scarf and stitch, I am now thinking it was HDC stitch that I used, and a large needle for a more open weave (still using the front/back post). You'd think I'd remember since I made the red one just recently. LOL Holiday pressure has gotten to my my brain ;-)


Holly- Girls At Heart said...

The lettering is so cute, Dolly! It looks like pom poms! ♥

Claudia said...

I do crochet, but don't have any projects going right now. That red afghan with the lettering is amazing, Dolly! I am in awe!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What beautiful work! Just lovely.... LaurieAnna

PattieJ said...

LOVE your blog! Nice to meet another crocheter! You do beautiful work! I LOVE red!


Dolly said...

~~ Thank you ladies ~~
I don't do many of these afghans since they are so time consuming!

Gwendolyn, The stitch I used for the lettering is a popcorn stitch....but the whole thing is designed on graph paper first!

Gramma has since gone to heaven... I put the blanket away for awhile but bought it out for us to use to keep warm and cuddley! I know she'd want it that way!


Kathleen Grace said...

That is amazing Dolly! I have never seen anything like that, I can't imagine how hard it is to write perfect letters as you crochet. As for Lallees work, it is always beautiful:>)

She'sSewPretty said...

Dolly, that afghan is amazing!! I love Lallee's crocheted pretties too. she is also another talented crocheter! My projects never seem to get finished!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Dolly, your afghan is just beautiful and so creative! Awesome!
Lallee's scarf's are so pretty too!
I love all your chickens also - and the names you have for them! Have a wonderful Christmas, may God bless you and your family.

Amy said...

Lovely afghan!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow! that afghan is amazing. I learned to crochet when I was 7 but I'm afraid I don't remember -- learned to knit that same summer, and that's the skill that stayed with me.

Gorgeous ... and the scarf is darling, very chic!

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, that's a beautiful afghan - great job! Pretty scarf, too. Oh, and I adore your cherry ornaments! ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oh Dolly, what a beautiful afghan! And I love the scarf! Thanks for sharing and a belated Happy REDnesday to you. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Christmas blessings,

daylily777 said...

That is the sweetest , most loving thing you have done. I know it really helped & made her feel loved .Your scarfs are beautifully made .
Merry christmas !

Catherine Holman said...

What a gorgeous red afghan!