Daddy-O’s 96 Birthday Blanket

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My father  just turned 96 this year, I thought a new blanket would make his day. This is a nice soft cozy blanket using mostly Caron simply soft yarn. Can’t wait to see his face when l give it to him.  ❤

Lucky Stripes Blanket

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I call this blanket Lucky Stripes because I was lucky to receive a large container of  beautiful yarn, just by chance. I was in the hospital get a procedure done and I  was talking to the nurse about Project Linus and how much l  like to make blankets. The nurse couldn’t believe her luck as she  had been driving around for a few days with a Rubbermaid container full of yarn, and she wanted to find someone who could put the yarn to good use. I truly believe that things  happen for a reason. 48×52

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted. GARRISON KEILLOR






Spring is here, & it’s GIVEAWAY time!!!

Great Giveaway!

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And it’s bigger than my last Thanksgiving giveaway, too.  Ooooh, I’ve been waiting to be able to do this one!  Lets jump right into what you could win!  You could win ALL THE THINGS:

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Let’s go into details, shall we?

What you’ll win:

Item #1: Frozen Lake Wool of the Andes Sport Sampler

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  • 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
  • 2 full size balls each of 3 colors: Sapphire Heather, Midnight Heather, & Thirst Heather.
  • Total yardage: 822 (752 m)

Item #2: Llamarama Tall Mug

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  • 14 oz (about 3/4 of a pint)
  • Porcelain

Item #3: Llamarama Steel Pencil Case

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  • 8″ long x 3″ wide x 2″ deep (20 cm long x 8 cm wide x 5 cm deep)
  • Can hold small tools, crochet hooks, etc.

Item #4: Inspiring Mandalas Coloring Book

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  • Mandalas in crochet…

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Tulip Blanket

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This is a very sweet cheerful  spring inspired blanket that l just finished today. Cute popcorn stitch trim on a corner to corner rectangle blanket.  l think a little girl should love. 43×50

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence


Fishy Blanket



I have been working on a few crochet projects  and have this cute blanket finished, just in time for Easter.     Fishy blanket was a fun  blanket to make, adding  sweet little appliques to a conner to corner blanket with a “V” stitch trim. 48×54…


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. ~Franklin P. Jones

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Peppermint Blanket

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The Peppermint blanket is my first blanket of 2016 for Project Linus and is  named after all the cool minty colors. I received a nice bag of all the same brand yarn from a friend of mine , so it was very easy to get the idea.  The blanket is a simple corner to corner rectangle pattern, and the trim is one row of single crochet, the next row is a V stitch and then finished off with a row of single crochet. I love how it looks. 52×45

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff

Cozy Blanket

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Here is another blanket my sister made before she left, out of  scraps that were left over from my donated yarn stash. It’s a small blanket but I’m sure it will be cozy for small child. 37×37


True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery



A few days ago I received this  heartfelt thank-you note from a little girls mother that had been hospitalized. I was touched that she took the time to pass this note on to me and say how much they cherish the blanket. This little note  makes every single crochet stitch in every blanket, more than worth it. ❤

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri

Pisgah Forest Blanket

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This  Project Linus blanket  was inspired by the autumn, colors  of the  Blue Ridge Park Way. It was one of the few days that was sunny and clear  in October. 48×48


“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.”
  — Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author


Class of October 2015

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“The Class of October 2015” are the result of a very rainy October. These comfort  dolls are  given out with a small blanket for  a sick child from my Project Linus chapter. My sister, husband and I had a lot of laughs making these cute dolls, that will give comfort to a small child. Can you guess what doll was the first one?

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank –