Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ta-Dah Tuesday

Good morning 

Thank you lovely people for your comments on my last boys. All doing ok here and getting used to our new routine and its scary to say I am finally getting organised and the poor house is getting a good clean!

Anyhow its Tuesday and time for a Ta-Dah moment. I've mentioned that my baby sister and her husband are expecting their first baby is about 6 weeks time - though if baby is like her Mum with time keeping it will be a bit longer!!

I wanted to make something for them that would be useful and decided to make a blanket. I asked about colours and was told as bright and cheerful as I wanted - excellent - no pastels here.

I started off really well and managed the first 18 of 36 squares in no time at all but the final 18 and the boarder took much longer. I picked up my hook again over Christmas and finally finished it the day before a family get together to celebrate the birthdays of my Dad and 2 others sisters!

Here it is - both little sister and my brother-in-law loved it and I can't wait to see my new niece or nephew snuggled up under it;


The edging is made up of rounds of single crochet in my six favourite colours from the project;


Yes you can see loose ends - I took the photos first as the light was fading ;)

As well as this project I shall use this weeks Ta-Dah to share 3 lovely new blogs I've found with you - all well worth a look and all gorgeous;

Scarlet-Sometimes

Ladybird Diaries

Oh Crumbs!

Right this mug of coffee is empty so time for a refill and then to chase those boys of mind - they are supposed to be getting ready for school but I've a feeling they aren't!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


22 comments:

**Anne** said...

Your blanket is gorgeous Vicki, lucky baby! :)
Anne xx

tini tani said...

Oh, so cool! I love it!
tini-tani BLOG

greenthumb said...

That's so pretty I'm sure they will love it.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Beautiful! They will definitely love it. You are way ahead of me this morning, I will have the Ta-dah Tuesday link up up in a bit xx

Beckah said...

The blanket is lovely, really cheerful.
So glad to find you adjusting to your new routines.
At your mention of cleaning the house a rush of guilt hit me so I'm off to shed that feeling, the vacuuming should help!
Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, although, before I vacuum I just have to take a peek at the other two listed :) X

Jacquie said...

Awwww, it's such a happy blanket made with love Vicki. I love the colour blocks and the rainbow border....wonderful :0)
Jacquie x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

So pretty. I especially like the colours of the border - beautiful. xx

thriftwood said...

Lovely 'happy' blankie!

xxx

A Glittery Heart said...

A lovely, lovely blanke! The rainbow edging is great too.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I really like the edge you've done! :) x

delia hornbook said...

Im not suprised they both love that blanket its beautiful :-) Little one will love it to when he or she arrives. My little one is a right pain to get up in the morning infact its been a real battle for the past few weeks and its shattering. Maybe its a boy thing. Have a good week, dee xx

Liz said...

Little blanket is gorgeous and I love the edging.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Vix said...

That's beautiful, so colourful and pretty! x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Wow thank you so much for mentioning my little blog! I am so touched :). I just love your crochet blanket it is gorgeous and the colours are wonderful.
M xxx

Irene said...

Brilliant blanket with such gorgeous colours.
luv
irene
xxxx

lavender attic said...

Gorgeous blanket Vicki, much admiration for your 'getting on with it' approach. I too am not having a great time at the mo, if ever you feel like a chat feel welcome to email me.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

lovely work Vicki. I like the edge too. Now, off to check out those new blogs you mentioned (like a need any further distraction)
fee x

BadPenny said...

gorgeous x

Primroses Attic said...

Love your blanket. The bright colours are really pretty.
Rosezeeta.

Little Dotty Bird said...

Hi there! I love the rainbow edging, its looks very gorgeous and retro. I can't remember if I've messaged you yet..but I was wondering what you would like to swap for the Vintage sheet addict raggie doll swap. I could make a name hanger Owl/fox/badger! ...or a stuffed owl!!?? or Ive got a few butterfly and dragonfly brooches left. I also have an almighty stash of fabric so could send you some of that too! Email me at littledottybird@hotmail.co.uk and let me know your address and the kind of thing you'd like x

Little Dotty Bird said...

Hi there..I haven't had a message through email... and I've checked the junk mail thing too, nothing there. My email is littledottybird@hotmail.co.uk good luck this time :) x

Claire said...

i just read your last post, sorry to hear, but its definately at times like this that you realise you have good friends. Hope it all works out, oh and your crochet is lovely! love the colours. I just finished mine, well i ran out of wool with about 2 inches to go! gutted! don't know if i should unpick the whole last round, or buy more wool to fill the gap!!