I made this blanket as Beau’s Christmas present. I have been really busy ever since then, and finally found a few free minutes to upload it. This is my first afghan/blanket I have ever made, it took a long time to do and definitely need some time off before I make another one. He likes it and while home, slept with it every night. Now it just sits on the couch and is a pretty decoration since we are together. Hopefully he’ll continue to like it and use it.
My mom bought this for Beau and I to make this Christmas. We didn’t get around to it till the 30th though. We had to make the rice krispie treats that make up the houses ourselves, and it didn’t go so well. It wasn’t sticking together as well as it should have and made the process much more frustrating. Once we got started though, it became fun. Beau’s house is on the left, and mine is on the right. We “borrowed” some ideas from the box it came in. They must have had a professional decorator doing those.
Beau took his house home and showed his parents. His mom knew what it was and said he did a good job. However, his dad thought it was fruit. After explaining it to him, his dad was finally able to see what it was supposed to be. I suppose its a good thing that Beau didn’t go into architecture like he wanted to in high school.
Over the summer, Beau’s mom needed help cleaning up the attic. While cleaning, his mom found pillowcases her mom had embroidered. One was so moth eaten that she reluctantly decided to throw it away. We rescued it from the trash without her knowing and every month since then I have been working on making an angel bag holder to stitch it onto. I finished just in time for christmas and gave it to her as a gift. She was so happy, she was in tears. She had it hung up immediately, and now brags about it to everyone who will listen. I’m really glad she enjoyed it, I was very nervous about it and kept asking Beau if he thought it was okay and pretty, probably enough times to drive him crazy. I started to use a pattern online but didn’t like it and came up with my own. Also, I have found some new techniques to improve on it since then.