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!

4 comments:

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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