Saturday, 6 August 2016

Ony 24 to go!

Just 9 more rose squares and 15 plain cream ones to make for my granddaughter Lauren's blanket/throw!

It should eventually look a little bit like this:

I did change the pattern slightly for the rose squares as they didn't turn out to be very square!

This is the pattern Roses Remembered Blanket Pattern

The blanket/throw is for her bedroom which I've been trying to paint this week. She's not a fan of blue, the room's current colour & my favourite. But if I want her to stay with us the colour has to change. I'm not a fan of pink, never have been so our compromise is an off white shade. I did agree to make the roses on the throw pink which was my compromise.

I must admit that I can't paint for very long these days, old age has nothing to recommend it apart from a bus pass. I just do an hour or so & then have a coffee crochet a couple of squares then go back again for another hour or so. It's going to take a while. Never mind I've accepted that it's better to do a little & not have loads of aches & pains even though it drags it out.

If I'm feeling adventurous I might try painting a couple of roses on the main wall & a bit of Parisienne writing to match the writing on the quilt & liven the walls up a bit.

I let Lauren choose the quilt cover although I said no to the pug one she wanted, I really didn't want to see that every time I went into the room. So her Mam bought that as a spare for her room at home. Have to say I don't get the craze for pug stuff. Kittens yes, pugs no!

Her second quilt choice was a Parsienne style one complete with Eiffel Tower which amazed me. I have no idea why she took a fancy to the Eiffel tower, she's never mentioned an interest in it or why she chose such a pale one, not what I would have thought an eleven year old would pick. Well not one who had originally wanted a pug quilt.

No sadly that's not the bedroom but it is the quilt set. I love those white floorboards but in our house the upstairs floorboards are not nice enough to paint and they are a bit chilly in our climate, noisy too! So we'll just have to keep the carpet. Might have to buy a new one as the current blue may not be her choice either even though it's a lovely wool one! Still we could always refit it in the smaller bedroom which also need a makeover. Not this year though.........


  1. Those grand-girls can sure get to you, but we sure give in.
    Your throw is just beautiful I like the pink rose very much.
    Lots of work and love going in to it.

  2. That throw is gorgeous! She should be so happy with it - I know I would have as an 11-year-old. What a nice thing for a gramma to do. That's interesting that she chose the Eifel tower. ...and I agree about the pug although I think they are cute - but for a bedspread kittens are so much cuter. When is your next trip?

  3. You are a good granny. What wonderful caring energy spent on your granddaughter.

  4. She should be one happy girl. It's going to be beautiful. I feel the same way about the cross necklace. Too many people getting way to picky about something that is none of their business to begin with. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week ahead.

  5. Are you redecorating the room for your Granddaughter's visits? I was thinking you had several Granddaughter, but perhaps I have you mixed up with another blogger. It is a pretty set. Myself, I would just get a couple of off white throw rugs and put on top of the blue carpet on each side of the bed. I hate painting. My Mother loved to paint the outside of their house, not so sure about the inside. Good luck and don't forget, show us a photo when the crocheted spread is finished.

  6. I don't get the pug obsession either. I must say I'd prefer the throw with cream roses rather than the pink too but it's all about compromise isn't it? It's very kind of you to redecorate a whole room for your granddaughter. I hope she appreciates it!

  7. Yes she did appreciate the room being decorated for her bless her. She saw it yesterday & she lay down on the bed & said "I feel really spoiled". So that was nice. Then we both went to Hobbycraft to potter about looking at all the craft stuff. She's just like me, not a bit like her Mam who hates that sort of thing.

  8. so nice to have a granddaughter like yourself. I have one that looks so much like I did as a kid - I once collaged our photos side by side and showed it to one of my daughter in laws recently and she thought it was the same kid.


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