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Friday, January 19, 2018

A Finished Afghan & A Give-A-Way Winner

While doing the Give-A-Way
I have spent less time blogging
and more time stitching:) 
I finished all of my blocks . . .
 Eighty to be exact.
This photo is about half of them.

 I decided to finish it off
with a scalloped boarder.



It feels so good to actually be
completing some projects
this early in the year.

Now what you all came for,
Drum-roll please . . .  
The winner of my $25 Amazon Give-A-Way is:

Henny Penny
(I don't know her real name)
of 
Henny Penny Lane
http://hennypennylane.blogspot.com 

If you have never visited her blog,
take my word for it . . . you will love her.
She has a heart of gold and she 
shares her love with her husband and 
all of her wonderful animals. 

I wish that every one of you 
could be a winner,
but I'm afraid that would blow
by budget big time.
Thank you all for entering . . .
I'll be doing this again one of these days.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

60 comments:

  1. Wonderful crocheted creation, Connie, just beautiful. Congratulations to Henny Penny on her win. xx

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    1. Good Morning Liz, Thank you! That is the first crocheting that I have done, in like what seems forever. I am happy with how it turned out:)

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  2. Congratulations to Henny Penny, I love to visit her blog too, Eli is a particular favourite. Love the afghan, the colour combination is beautiful. Have a great day.

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    1. I know what you mean about Eli, he is the prettiest dog that I have ever seen. She must brush him everyday or maybe twice a day to keep his coat so amazingly white and fluffy. Can you imagine how he would look if he lived with a family that didn't pamper him the way she does?

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  3. Congratulations to Henny Penny. Your afghan is beautiful. It looks great on the bed and that scalloped border was a nice finishing touch

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you . . . it was fun to make, but I'm happy that I've finished. Now I'm going back to quilting, LOL.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth . . . you are such a sweetheart:)

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  5. How pretty it looks on the bed! You are talented it so many ways my friend. Congrats to your lucky winner! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Good Morning Diane, thank you and thank you too for entering the Give-A-Way. It was fun! The last 6 years of blogging have just flown by and I have made so many lovely blogging friends. Everyone with talents to share and encouraging words to keep me going :)

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  6. Congratulations to Henny Penny (I don't know her real name either - LOL)! Beautiful work Connie, have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Good Morning Kelly, thank for stopping by. I don't think that our sweet Henny Penny has checked her email and that she knows that she is the winner yet:) When you post it on a Saturday you run the risk of them not seeing it until Monday. We can all be happy for her, just the same. Thank you for being such a sweet and loyal follower and blogging sister. When I think about you, I wonder if you are skating on your pond. Does it freeze over?

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  7. Hi Connie, Congratulations to Henny Penny on winning the prize! I enjoy reading her blog also and her dog Eli is so beautiful. Your afghan is so pretty and good for you getting it done! Love the colors! Have a great creative day! Nancy

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    1. That afghan was a great project for winter TV watching. If I don't have a project I fall asleep, LOL. Right now I am working on two quilts . . . one for handwork in front of the TV and one for sewing out in the barn . . . I like to stay busy during these cold month until I can get out and start gardening again. I just made a seed order, so I'm watching the mailbox and thinking Spring :)

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  8. Connie, thank you! I can't tell you how excited I am. You mention "blogging sisters" a lot, and what a great blogging sister you are...always doing something for others! Oh my, I'm going to enjoy spending that $25.00! Thank you!

    That afghan you finished is absolutely beautiful! I love the pastel colors and how it covers the bed.

    Thank you too for the kind words.

    Love,
    Melba (Henny)

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    1. Good Morning Melba and Congratulations! It is always so much fun to contact the winner after one of these Give-A-Ways. I'm going right now to check my email and order your Gift certificate. Have fun shopping:)

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  9. First of all congratulations to Henny Penny, (Melba). I love that name. :-)
    Second of all, congratulations on finishing that beautiful blanket. I love granny blankets. However, I DO NOT enjoy sewing all of the blocks together so I now use the "join as you go" method and I love putting them together now. Have a lovely weekend Connie!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Join as you go . . . that sounds better and you don't have a pile of squares all over the place:)

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  10. Congratulations Melba! :)
    Connie your blanket is so beautiful!

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  11. OOH, I'm so thankful Henny (Melba) won your generous giveaway! She will be so blessed by your generosity :) Dear Connie, your talented hands are always making some incredible things! I just love this afghan blanket you've created! It looks just perfect on the bed! You are always an inspiration with your clever and fun projects! I am so thankful for the giveaway I won from you last time, it brought such joy to us through the holidays. Many blessings to you dear friend!

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    1. It's so nice to see another blogging sister get this excited about another sisiter's win. That's the way it should always be. I find over and over that my community of blogging sisters are joined not only in a creative way, but, also in friendship, love, spirituality, and that there is a great scent of being there for the purpose of building up and encouragement. We all can use more of that in our lives. Melba is a dear sister blogger and one with a huge heart, but so are you :)

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  12. Congratulations Henny Penny!!!
    And OMGoodness. That afghan is lovely!! I would love to make one of those granny square afghans but Im not confident I can sew or crochet the squares together neatly. Do you have any suggestions or links I can learn to sew the squares together? Meanwhile I bought some crochet thread to attempt to make a doily for the first time. I have to look for a pattern first though. Pinterest, here I come. Lol.
    Lisa

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    1. I knew that I would not be the best at sewing my squares together and that was why I planned my squares with all of them having the same blue boarder. If they had been different colors where I joined them, my stitches would have showed up more and probably not looked as good:) I joined them with one of those large plastic needles and not with a crochet hook. Not because it was right, but because it was the only way I knew to do it. I'm just a beginner.

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  13. Oh your Afghan is just gorgeous, it looks great with your quilt hanging on the wall too! Such pretty colors and love the scalloped border, Congrats on getting it done!!

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    1. Hi Connie, thank you . . . I like how it looks, but I do have some problems in it that I need to learn to do better, for the next time I try a project like this. The truth is I seem to learn a little bit more with each project I do. I'm just an old dog learning new tricks and learning from my mistakes, LOL.

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  14. Your afghan is so lovely, I can only imagine how many hours you've worked on it. You sure get things done!
    I am so happy Henny Penny won the give-away. She is the sweetest.

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    1. I'm delighted that you like my afghan . . . it was a learning experience and a fun evening project. Even though the finished work looks pretty good, there are many things that I learned that I will do better and different on the next one . . . It was a learn as you go project, LOL.

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  15. It is lovely! Enjoy!!! Amazing how much we are able to accomplish when taking a little break from blogging.

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    1. That is so true. I also completed another small quilt and I have started two more. I wouldn't want to take too long of a break though . . . I missed the comradery of by wonderful blogging sisters.

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  16. Makes me want to turn my pink bedroom (about the color of yours!) into blue and pink, rather than green and pink! I used to LOVE blue and rose.. those were my colors... until I gradually turned it into pink and green. You've done a beautiful job and so nice to get it done! And love the pink scalloped edging. I always like to do a scalloped edging on my afghans (the few I've made). I love that room! Happy Sunday... Marilyn

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    1. I like that little bedroom, too. I don't see the need for a larger room . . . it's for sleeping, right? I think that there can be too much going on in a bedroom sometimes that it actually that away from the tranquility of restfulness:)

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  17. You didn’t need any help with those granny squares!!! That Afghan is beautiful! Congratulations to Henny Penny. On my way to her blog right now.
    Connie you are so sweet to have the give away. I don’t doubt for a minute that you’d give us all a gift card if you could. Have a wonderful day!
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, actually I could have used your help with this afghan . . . it may look pretty, but there are many flaws . . . especially in the way that I connected some of the changes in thread color. It would have been nice having a pro like you to answer questions as they came up.

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  18. Beautiful! So many hours went into such a pretty blanket. It will be a treasured heirloom for sure.

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    1. Hi Jennifer that is so sweet, thank you for your kind words:)

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  19. The granny square afghan is so sweet.

    And, I had to laugh about not knowing Henny Penny's name. Someone asked me last week on Instagram if I knew how someone was doing. I told her I didn't know who she was asking about because I tend to think of IG people just by account names.

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    1. I know . . . I would have thought her name was Penny or Henrietta, but we all know the children's stories of Henny Penny and the cute and catchy names given to blogs. I often wish that I would have come up with a cuter name for my little corner of Blog-land. I just wanted to get started blogging and didn't give that must thought to the name of my venue.

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  20. Your crocheted blanket is so pretty. I love the colours!

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  21. What a delightful finish on your crocheted blanket. The colors a lovely. The little scalloped edge is a sweet touch.

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  22. That is a beautiful piece -blanket or throw...just lovely!
    Congrats to Henny Penny. I don't know her blog so I am going to go visit her right now. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I'm happy that you like my afghan and I know that you will like Melba's blog.

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  23. HI Connie, Congratulations on finishing your afghan ! We love the pretty, soft colors, and the edging is delightful! Among your other many talents, you do beautiful, even crochet work ! What a great productive way to start the New Year by completing a work in progress ! Blessings to you, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

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    1. It's nice to get 2018 off to a productive start . . . now we'll see if it finishes that way, LOL.

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  24. Hi Connie, Good morning to you and greetings from the west side! :-) What a beautiful blanket you made for the give-a-way. Henny Penny is one lucky blogger! I have learned a lesson here ... I need to pay better attention to Crafty Home Cottage! :-) My wife is still working, bless her heart, and one of her dreams is to get into quilting when she retires. I am going to introduce her to your blog. Thank you, as always, for sharing your blog and for your kind comments on mine! Wishing you a great week ahead! John

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    1. Hi John, I'm sorry you got the wrong impression . . . I'm not the angel you think me to be . . . The Give-A-Way was a $25 Amazon gift card and the afghan was for the bedroom, right here in our home. I am happy that you like it though and I will be looking forward to meeting your wife as soon as she retires. New blogging sisters are always welcome:)

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  25. Oh my we are bedspread twins. I have one that a friend made me a couple of years ago. I’ll email you a photo when I find one
    LYNN x

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    1. That is so amazing, because ever since finding your lovely blog I have thought that we were kindred spirits from two different generations :) You make me feel like a young woman again . . . it is truly awesome to me that someone as young as you, could have a love of the old fashioned vintage way of life and decorating your home.

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  26. Connie, your afghan is absolutely adorable. It looks perfect with the bed. I love it! Congratulations to Henny Penny. xo

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    1. Good Morning Nancy, and thank you!
      Now, go have a wonderful day . . . do something fun and stay warm:)

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  27. What a gorgeous afghan! And congratulations to Henny Penny!

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  28. Belated happy blogaversary, Connie! Looks like you have been very busy.

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    1. Busy, yes . . . but time flies when you're having fun :)

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  29. Wonderful crocheted work Connie.
    Congratulations to Henny Penny on her win.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, it had been a very long time since learning this granny square, i'm so glad that we can keep those things stored in our memory banks . . . my long term memory is excellent, it's the short term memory that concerns me . . . walking into a room and wondering why I came in here, LOL.

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