Memory Making

Just finished up with 2 projects I had on the back burner. That’s always a good feeling.

Not to long ago a cousin sent me a box with a few old t – shirts, 1 swim trunks (or is it swim trunk or swimming trunks?) and 1 sun visor she had saved belonging to her husband who had passed away in 2007. She asked me to make a quilt with them for her.

Ummmm…there was no way I could and that’s all I’ll say about that but I did come up with something else I think will make her happy and keep his memory close to her heart.

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I made a small memory pillow for her. Pillow measures 8″ x 8″, his name embroidered in corner with b & d year. I’ll be sending it to her for Christmas ~ oh, no worries, she doesn’t follow my blog so the surprise is not spoiled

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No one in mind making this crochet baby blanket. Whether you call it the popcorn or bobble stitch it is one of my favorite stitches for making a heavier weight baby blanket.

 

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I have a container where I am keeping baby blankets I have made for ‘grandchildren’ for their ‘grandchildren’ I guess I could call it my ‘crochet legacy container’

 

8 thoughts on “Memory Making

  1. Deb October 29, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    She’ll cherish that pillow ,I’m sure! I like the popcorn stitch myself ,fun to do. The blanket is very pretty,and I like the title of your container. We always said swimming trunks around here… not sure why it’s in the plural form.

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    • nwpaintedlady October 29, 2019 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks Deb – plural it is 🙂 I think she will too and I am glad she asked me to do it so I could make something special for her.

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  2. Texas Quilter October 29, 2019 / 6:20 pm

    What a pretty pillow and she will love it! Something she can hug at night! Baby blanket is so sweet and it is one of my favorite crochet stitches!

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    • nwpaintedlady October 29, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you Nanette. I enjoyed making it for her. I love to crochet at night watching tv 🙂

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  3. kathyreeves October 29, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    Both of these are lovely projects, Sharon! That pillow is a wonderful gift and huggable too.

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    • nwpaintedlady October 29, 2019 / 6:56 pm

      If I couldn’t do quilt I thought – pillow – huggable – your exactly right 🙂

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  4. dezertsuz November 2, 2019 / 4:23 am

    Two lovely projects. The pillow is so clutchable and the fabrics will remind her. I like that stitch. The one I use doesn’t stand out quite that much, but it’s easy to do. I will have to look up the terms you used and see what other options there are. I don’t crochet much these days, though, carpel tunnel.

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    • nwpaintedlady November 2, 2019 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you Susan- I like that clutch able that ‘s what I wanted. I am slowing down with crocheting so I get it ~ there’s a lot of wrist action – ooch

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