Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cold weather + too many sweaters = the best blanket ever!

When I woke up this morning, I had dreams of the children at school and I have the entire day to FINALLY clean the house. I had motivation, I have good reason to get it clean, and I had the time....poof!

Reality, today was one of the coldest days in history and schools were closed. I went into my studio and tripped over a big box. What I found must have been part of a bigger plan. My collection of felted wool sweaters cut into workable pieces of felted fabric. Mittens? a Pill box hat? a blanket!

I spent the day cutting 6x6 squares, sewing them together and finishing them with some yummy Irish wool. I backed it with polyester fleece, so it's not so itchy and now am in love with my blanket! It's extremely heavy, incredibly warm and all mine! I was proud that I actually made something for myself, not a swap, not the kids, just for me. Then Allison found it. No worries, I'll take it back once she falls asleep, and sit down with a nice hot cup of tea. She got a new headband out of it, though.

Thanks for looking!


Gwendols said...

That looks amazing (and warm)!

cbshai said...

nice work

julierealtor said...

very cool Luanne...I need to make myself something!

n8tvtexan said...

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