Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Eight months down...

We've been logged in for eight months today. I'm really hoping that this puts us firmly at the half way mark to referral. If things speed up at the CCAA that would be great, but I'm trying to accept that realistically we are at the half way point right now.

I know that we all complain about the wait, God knows that I've had my moments, but I have to admit that these first eight months have really flown by pretty quickly. I'm sure that those of you who are further along are going to tell me that the closer you get, the slower time goes. That's kind of what I'm expecting. Is is true?

I finished my first fleece blanket project and sent it off to my Secret Pal. It has a really cool edge finish that Nancy taught Heather and I a while back. Of course, I never actually finished my own blanket that I had started back then, but I did this blanket in one evening.


The back is done in a contrasting color...




and the way the strips are done it makes a really cool border on the front of the blanket. Pretty cute, huh?

I hope my Secret Pal likes it. This is the last month of our exchange, so it's reveal time!

*** Update: Since several of you have asked, I will be posting photos of how to do the border on this blanket very soon! ***

20 comments:

Nancy & Brian said...

I am sooo proud of you! You did a great job.

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Hey that's a really cool blanket! Great colors.

Robin said...

That is one awesome blanket! If nothing else, this wait time helps us all learn to be more creative. :-)

Lisa~~ said...

Very nice!! You have to tell me how you do the ties to make that border as I like it much better than how I've been doing it.

L~~

Doris & Dan Clark said...

That is a great blanket. Super choice of colours.

Good for you!

Keep smilin!

Eliza2006 said...

So cute!!!

Tiffany

Connie said...

Awesome job! I bet you have a very happy SP :0)

chicknboy said...

oh my heck! That is so cool! and you made it in one day?!

Kathy and Joel said...

I make those blankets as well and they do make lovely gifts!! Yours is so colorful and sweet! What a thoughtful Secret pal you are. :)

Shannon S said...

Gorgeous!! Isn't fleece the snuggliest?!
Time goes *more* slowly from now on?! Please say it ain't so! I am so holding onto 18 months max til we see our sweeties' faces, but pray it holds at 14. =) Looking forward to seeing you in China!

Anonymous said...

I love your blanket! I have to make 8 of these for X-mas gifts only one down 7 more to go. I love how it looks could you share how you put this together? You may have to blog again on this so all of us interested can learn from you if your willing to share how you made this cute blanket.

Kimberly Evans

Christi said...

That's great! My SP made me one and I love it. I am taking it to China and may even use it myself on the airplane!

Lisa and Tate said...

Happy 8th!!! Love the blanket!!! Colors, patterns, design.... You are so talented in putting all of it together!!!

Lisa

Mommy Spice said...

Found your blog from another link. My name is Laura Elizabeth, and my daughter's name is Lauren. She is from China, and we are paperchasing for Mei-Mei.

Stacy said...

Congratulations on 8 months!!!

I have made several of the fleece blankets. Last Christmas I gave all of the in-laws one. They are so much fun. They are also VERY warm and cozy!

I love the fabric!

Dawn and Dale said...

I've seen blankets like this before and I love them!! I want to learn too!! Can't wait to hear about how to make them!!

Joannah said...

Congrats on so many months down!

I love those blankies! I have one on my bed right now that a student made for me a couple years ago. It's not really my style, BUT it's so soft and cuddly - just perfect for cool autumn evenings!

Anonymous said...

Those fleece blankets are really fun to make (and oh so comfy). Great job!

Susan said...

I love those blankets! We have 3. One I made for Miss O during the wait and two were gifts (one from Auntie Shanny. They are warm and cozy.

rubyiscoming said...

you are so talented - i love the blankets! wish i was crafty!