Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My CAL Homies Part Six

It's been a while since I have posted about my CAL homies and their projects.
Surely, I have missed some and for that I apologize. 
Please send me your project photos or links and I would be delighted to include them on the next post.

Here are the latest:

Glenda in the UK crochets while caring for her 90 year old mum.
Her mum taught her to knit and sew as young girl, 
but couldn't get to grips with crochet as mum is left-handed and Glenda is right-handed.
Recently, Glenda learned the Tunisian stitch and made this spectacular afghan:
She certainly got a grip in on this now.
Mum will use this blanket in the car to keep her warm.
Glenda and her blind mum also knit square for rescue animals. 
Mum knits the squares and Glenda crochets them together and adds a border. 
She also noted that all this needlework keeps them out of mischief.
I'm still smiling over that one. :-)
Thank you for sharing your afghan and your story Glenda,
it made my day!

Look at the fun pin cushions from Mavi at
Mavi has a wonderful crafty blog sprinkled with humor.
She claims she is caught in a spider's web of crafts and is not trying to get out.
(I hope I got the translation correct.)
Clicking on the photo will lead you to additional photos of this adorable project.
I'm feeling another stash-buster coming on.

Here are a couple of clever ideas for the granny roses
from Eve at 
Roses used as...
A very pretty necklace

and
A baggage identifier.
How very clever!


It's been a little while but check out these adorable entries from Melissa and Linda:

Melissa made this amazing afghan for her mother.
There are three rows of alternating rose colors and all rose squares alternate with granny squares.
A lucky mom indeed!

She even lined the back with fleece.
You Rock Linda!

Kacie made this precious pillow for her daughter Rosemary.
I love the feminine colors.

Kacie does not have a blog to link; however, she wrote to me that the joining method changed her life. haha. I wish I could take credit for it but it's not my invention. It can be found with Google searches.
The pillow was made Caron Simply Soft and the pillow is extra cuddly.

This beautiful cushion is by Jam at the Fairy Dress Blog.
It's so delicate and these colors are so deligthful.
I'm taking in that stitched item in the background with lots of fresh air, too.
How lovely!
The blog is in Japanese.
The granny rose knows no language barriers. :-)

Thank you all for trying out these patterns.
I love seeing what you make!


These are also posted on the "CAL" page.

19 comments:

  1. S much fun to see what all see other ladies have made ...they all did a fantastic job and hurray to you for organizing the CAL. So much fun!

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    1. Thank you Taci! It has been a lot of fun!

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  2. Such beautiful creations! I am wanting to learn the Tunisan crochet stitch. I love the textured look!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo Kris

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    1. It's a great stitch to learn. Doesn't take any counting so it's a good multi-tasking activity. ;-)

      Let me know if you make something. :-)

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  3. Lovely beautiful things, you have inspired so many Astri, I love Glenda's Tunisian blanket, just lovely :)

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    1. Thanks Linda - you are inspiring many others as well!

      Yes, I love Glenda's blanket too - I like the varied widths. Who'd a thunk it?

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  4. Hello Astri,
    what a beautiful posti, what is not to love about grannies!
    xo

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    1. Yes, you are right - grannies are so lovable!

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  5. DEAR ASTRI THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US THE ROSES AND THE REST... I DID A NICE PILLOW CASE WITH YOUR ROSES AND IT CAME OUT REALLY BEAUTIFUL... BE WELL MURIEL

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    1. Muriel - please send me a link - I would love to see it and post it. :-)

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  6. Glad to know that these projects inspire many people, and delight!!


    Thank you for always being here enjoying my work!


    Kisses and hugs

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :-)

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  7. Wow, Glenda's blanket is a knockout. I love the colours and the way she varied the block sizes.

    The luggage marker is a FANTASTIC idea! If I didn't carry a purple suitcase (which is always easy to spot) I would for sure put a crochet rose identifier on it. Perhaps I will anyway! :)

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    1. Purple - why of course! I bet it's an awesome suitcase.

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    2. So glad to read that you like the luggage identifier, Mrs. Micawber! Credits to Fiber Flux (http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2011/03/free-pattern-luggage-blossoms.html)for the original idea.

      Thanks to you, Astri for the pattern! I've just removed the 3-rose-pendant from the necklace and placed them on my bag as identifier too!

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  8. Those roses just keep making people happy and that is great. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Thank you very much Astrid. The translation is correct.
    That rich crabs ...
    Kisses.

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