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The First Ta-Dah of 2012 January 5, 2012

Filed under: Awards,Christmas,Crochet,One a Day — vintagehomespun @ 12:09 pm
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Or the last of 2011 if you prefer as it was actually finished on the evening of Boxing Day!

I’m talking about my ripple blanket of course, and although it wasn’t finished in time for Christmas Day, I did finally get there. Everything else was completed and wrapped, sent off or tucked into stockings, and only the ripple remained. But then events conspired against me and between the weather and the scaffolding(!!) I just couldn’t finish.

However, the moment arrived when every last end was sewn in and I folded it up and handed it over to my daughter. I don’t think she could quite believe it was for her. But it now has pride of place on her bed and is carried around the house to wherever she needs it. I love the thought that this could be with her for many years, keeping her warm and cosy.

So now for the photos…

The ripple ends!

The folded ripple

The ripple in place

Hip, hip hooray!!

And another and most wonderful thing was that I received a Liebster Blog award from Niamh of The Craft Giraffe.

I’m so chuffed that she chose to give this award to me, I just can’t put it into words. A big thank you to Niamh, and thanks to all of you who read my posts, and for all your lovely comments. I love being a part of this community.

And now I get to choose my own favourites to pass on the award to. The idea is that they are blogs with less than 200 followers, and once chosen, they get to choose five of their favourites. After much thought, the five I have chosen are:

1. Beberouge

2. Knitspiring Odyssey

3. Little Things Made With Love

4. Crafts from the Cwtch

5. Kashi’s Corner

It was difficult to choose as there are so many wonderful blogs but these are ones I check out regularly – they are quirky, often funny and definitely inspirational so please check them out when you get a minute.

So, I guess for today that’s all. Lots of love to everyone and good wishes for 2012 xx


9 Responses to “The First Ta-Dah of 2012”

  1. Ailsa Says:

    It looks gorgeous – the girls were most impressed!

  2. kashi Says:

    Oh my goodness! Thank you. I really appreciate it and will blog about it later today. The Ripple is really pretty. Doesn’t it feel good to have it done? Congratulations on the award, I always enjoy reading your blog.

  3. beberouge Says:

    Wow the ripple looks amazing. What a treasure for your little girl sure to become a family heirloom. Thank-you so much for the award it is such an honour, I’m so pleased u enjoy my little blog I do love checking in on your little world thanks again xx

  4. Kepanie Says:

    Mahalo plenty for making me one of the awardees! I am so honored! I will blog about this tomorrow.
    Your ripple totally rocks!!!

  5. Your ripple is AWESOME – I just love the colours so much!

    Thank you so much for the award, I am honoured to be listed with such lovely blogs 🙂


  6. I’ve just found your blog via the Liebster Award “chain” of happiness, and I must say, this ripple blanket is really wonderful! I don’t know how to crochet, but I do have some basic instructions in a book given to me at Christmas, so I just need a hook and then I’m going to get cracking! This blanket is an inspiration.

  7. Barbina Says:

    Congratulations to your award! And thank you so much for passing it on to me! You made me very happy! 🙂
    Your ripple looks amazing, I love all the wonderful colours you have used!
    I wish you and your family a very happy New Year! xxBarbina

  8. Janette Says:

    Beautiful beautiful. You must be so happy with it it looks just lovely. Congrats on the award too 🙂 Jxx

  9. […] keen to start another blanket soon! And big thank yous to everyone for your lovely comments on my ripple ta-dah post – it’s been a wonderful journey that I’ve really enjoyed sharing with you […]

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