Monday, 3 May 2010

Hidden treasures!

While i was clearing out boxes and cupboards at school, i came accross some manky crochet squares! They have obviously been hidden away in that cupboard for years, just forgotten about. I assume they were a class project at some point! I was about to just chuck them away when i had a thought, i know who would appreciate these...

So i packed them in the car and took them down to Newton Abbot to visit my mother in law Linda of Chalkys World. Our project for the weekend was to turn these lonely, forgotten about wonky squares into something beautiful for charity.

I started by going around each square with cream. I then sewed them together in rows of 5. We went round each strip in green and then red which brightened it up quite a lot! We joined the rows together and did one round of red around the whole thing. We then did two rows of cream, green and red again to bring the whole blanket together, followed by a couple of rows of double crochet in red to finish it off. Over all we are quite pleased with the outcome! Considering the squares we started with were all random colours, slightly squiffy and wonky, they turned out really well. So thank you to those students that made these squares all those years ago, you have helped contribute to the making of this blanket which will be sent off for charity, either for old ladies or little babies who need something to help keep them warm!

The rest of the squares went towards another blanket... this time Linda added bright turquiose and grey to turn them into something lovely!! I'll post a final picture when she's finished it.

I've had a lovely weekend down in Newton Abbot visting family, although the weather did put an end to my father in laws sky dive..shame. We came back to North Devon sunday night, bringing my in-laws Andy and Linda with us. We had a day out in the sun yesterday, lunch at the Tarka Inn and a walk along Saunton Sands beach. Finished the day with a really yummy bbq!!

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