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Friday, June 10, 2011

Mom's Leafy Top

I am REALLY pleased to announce that my Mom's Mother's Day gift is finally DONE!  I worked really hard the last two days to finish it, and I'm really pleased with the results.  I'm not sure how long it too me, I'm terrible as writing down start dates.  I think I'll start jotting the date down on the pattern to remind me.  It felt like forever, but I don't think it actually took that long.  Here it is on the hanger:


And here it is on me.  OK, before you say anything, yes, it is about 2 sizes too big on me.  However, I wanted to show how it will look on a person, because you can't really see the sleeves on the hanger.  I won't see my Mom until July so I can't post a picture of her in it just yet.  However after our visit, I will!



Speaking of my visit with my parents, they had to cancel their trip over to the UK to see us.  My Dad is having some trouble with a subdural hematoma and he can't fly.  It isn't a big deal (according to the doctors, because it is going away on its own) but we were all bummed the trip was a no-go.  Then the girls and I decided we would make it a GO again, and now we are going to fly to the states to visit the family instead.  It is great because we can now see my parents, my grandparents, my aunt, both sisters, and all my nieces and nephews.  See how we turned that bad news around?  Just don't judge me by my carbon footprint.


Lastly, I saved my yarn bowls until the end.  I am like a proud Mama with these two.  I've been on a crafting highs since I brought the bowls home and then finished the top.  Don't you just love when things turn out as you had hoped?  I LOVE the darker colored one the best, and I've been using it since I brought it home on Wednesday.  The blue one is nice too, but lighter weight and not just as pretty.  I am sure it will get use as well however! 








And very lastly, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for their nice comments and encouragement on my blog.  It is wonderful to have found such a supportive crafting community, and it means a lot to me!  THANK YOU!

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25 comments:

  1. I love your yarn bowls - I keep meaning to get one as I tend to have yarn rolling around all over the place ;)

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  2. The top is beautiful!!!I've never seen a yarn bowl before! what a lovely idea!

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  3. Wow you have done a great job with that top, your mum will love it! And I've never seen anything like those yarn bowls before - what a brilliant idea. I love the green one. They are really pretty. You are very creative!

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  4. Your Mom's top looks wonderful and your yarn bowls are brilliant!! Nice one

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  5. I have yarn bowl envy! They are so cool, I really want one! I think your mum will be really pleased with the top, its lovely

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  6. Those yarn bowls are AMAZING!!! The top is absolutely lovely - your mom will love it!!! Nice job!!

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  7. The sweater turned out wonderful, and I love the yarn bowls!

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  8. The top is lovely, I do like the sleeves.
    And how fab are those bowls?! I want, no, I neeeeeeed one!

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  9. Wow, that shirt is one of those garments that looks like mess on a hanger but AWESOME on a person. I think that even though it's big on you, it looks great in that picture.

    Also I want to take time out to add that I love your header font. :)

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  10. That sweater turned out amazing, I'm sure she'll love it! The bowl is lovely, too.

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  11. The top is awesome! Your mom is going to LOVE it!!! I love the leaf pattern on the bottom. Okay, your yarn bowls are AMAZING. I'm so jealous!

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  12. Your sweater is lovely and I really like the yarn bowl at the bottom because you can take the yarn out if you need to move it for some reason.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  13. Beautiful yarn bowls. I have a swap planned with a friend to make me a bowl in exchange for a scarf.

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  14. Wow the lace pattern on the sweater is lovely, your mom will love it! I'm totally smitten with your yarn bowls, they are both so attractive. Lucky duck!

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  15. Sorry to hear about your Dad's difficulty, hopefully it will be resolved soon. Your yarn bowls are very pretty. I have a couple that a friend made and they're priceless. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  16. Yikes, I hit the button too soon. Love your sweater! Such a pretty pattern and it looks very nice on you.

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  17. I've never seen a yarn bowl before, but these are lovely! What a good idea.

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  18. Love the sweater ... but want the yarn bowl. :)

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  19. The vest turned out great... I love the leafy pattern across the bottom.

    Your bowls are beautiful!

    And yay for turning lemons into a trip across the pond to see family. I hope your dad recovers quickly.

    :-)

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  20. Why'd you eat my first comment, Blogger? :(

    I love the leaf texture on that sweater, it's just amazing, especially in the shot of you wearing it. That's going to be a seriously fantastic gift.

    And I'm head over heels for your yarn bowls, the colours and ripply-ness are beautiful. I wish I had one!

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  21. The yarn bowls are amazing! Great job. Your mom's sweater is beautiful and I hope you post a photo of her wearing it too.

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  22. Those bowls are fabulous! I can't decide which one I like better, and I usually immediately choose whatever is blue!

    I love the leaf pattern around the bottom of the vest. The whole thing looks so precise and perfectly knitted!

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  23. The sweater is beautiful, I'm sure your mom will get lots of compliments. I hope your father is soon feeling better & that you all get a lovely visit.

    The yarn bowls are just too gorgeous -- WOW!

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  24. The yarn bowls are amazing! That's a brilliant idea! I love it!

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  25. I love BOTH bowls and your mother'sweater is Gorg-ous!!! I'm sure she'll love it.

    I found this post from "Home Sweet Farm's" WOB Wednesday...

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