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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Something a little different

The 'Grande Plan' project is continuing, but it's really rather boring, so I won't share further pictures until it's done (which should be this week if all goes well).  In the meantime, I finished a sweet little crocheted baby afghan for....drumroll.....our new expected grandbaby due to arrive the first part of September!!!!  Much excitement here and plans are in the works to drive out to see our #2 son & daughter-in-love and new baby...a trip of over four thousand kilometers.  Rather daunting prospect, but the reward  once we get there makes it SO worthwhile!  We've often talked about driving across Canada and now is our chance.

The pattern for this blanket is called 'Cable Puff & Lace' and was in the book 'Best of Terry Kimbrough - Baby Afghans'  published by Leisure Arts. The yarn is Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in a soft grey.

Here's another of the autograph book entries, dated Aug. 1, 1929.... 

Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul
May keep the path, but will not reach the goal,
While he who walks in love may wander far
Yet God will bring him where the blessed are.


  1. Congratulations - what exciting news! And such a pretty afghan for the coming grandbaby :)

  2. Oh you will have such an adventure and to visit your family and meet the precious little new one will be so worth all those miles. Beautiful baby afghan and with a bamboo yarn it will be as soft and cuddly as the new baby. Congratulations Dear...

  3. Congratulations! Beautiful afghan for the baby and what a fun trip that will be to go see them!

  4. Beautiful patterned afghan. So pretty. And big congratulations on the coming new baby! Yippee!

  5. Congratulations!! A new grandbaby!! But living so far away :( The blanket is lovely. Well, a drive across Canada should give you plenty of time to make a few more, lol. Seriously, a new baby is such a wonderful gift for everyone.
    xx, Carol

  6. What a beautiful afghan and what a lovely keepsake.

  7. Congratulations Mary Anne! How exciting for you all!! What a beautiful baby blanket and I do so hope you get the opportunity to drive all that way and deliver it in person! What a wonderful adventure!! Christine x

  8. I agree, congratulations! lovely crocheted baby blanket.
    How fun, road trip, and Canada is so beautiful.

  9. Congratulations Mary Anne! What a journey you will have! How exciting for you! And what a beautiful heirloom blanket!!love it!
    Barbara xx

  10. That will be one big amazing roadtrip - how exciting and congratulations. I love your afghan, what a special gift to be cherished.
    Wren x

  11. How exciting! Congratulations!!! The blanket is darling. I love the quote, too.


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