Friday, August 1, 2014

Secret Project

Last month I was working on a "Secret Project" that I couldn't really share until it was gifted. The recipient has it in her little 2 month old hands and now I can share. I gave you a little glimpse in yesterday's post but here it is in its entirety


It wasn't anything super fancy. A log cabin blanket for my new niece. 


I matched the colors to the fabric they were using for her nursery. They were aiming for a McKenzie Child's theme so I knew what I wanted to do. 


It needed to be lined. In the black and white checked fabric. Now those of you who know me realize that I hate to sew. And here's where mom comes in. She's a master seamstress. She made my clothes growing up, she still sews her curtains - and I'm talking professional valances. So she sat at her machine and sewed the lining in for me. 


I consider it a group effort sorta thing. 

I think what I like best is that most of the yarn is leftover from items I knit for her brother and sister. 

Enjoy your weekend! 


10 comments:

Carole Julius said...

That is awesome - love the colors!

Patty said...

Beautiful! Lucky baby. ;-)

Bonny said...

What a lovely labor of love by you and your mom!

Linda said...

Oh wow! Love it! And I'm sure it will be treasured...

Linda in VA

Tracey ~ Clover said...

That is so sweet Donna, a treasure for sure.

Chrisknits said...

How adorable! And even more, sentimental from using yarns that mean something. Getting ready to start a baby blanket here with the Chevron pattern.

Janet said...

So, so sweet!

karen said...

what a secret, how did you keep that one? I would have burst! The blanket is gorgeous :) Garter stitch is so dead simple but a lovely stitch that speaks volumes!

Gale NoName said...

Oh I like it.

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Beautiful! Love the collaboration, Donna. Knitters and seamstresses -- the world needs both! xo Lisa

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