Saturday, March 15, 2014

Berties Blanket #3 is well under way

Hard to believe that I haven't been out here since September.  Yikes!  I apologise for my absence on The Berties Blanket blog.  There has been activity... I haven't been very good about sharing it...  Sorry :(

With your help, the sock yarn blanket is coming along nicely, and should be close to completion very soon.
75 squares competed.  16 to go!  Wooot!

Here are some of the squares that were completed since I last blogged here:

BB hospice square (Sam)

Sam: BB Squares

Berties Blanket

Gift from Andi

BB Sock Sam

We are on the home stretch!

I've found a local hospice organization that are eager to get their hands on this blanket :) 
Looking forward to finishing this - it is going to be a beauty!

Thanks again for all the help,
Sam
xxx

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bertie's Blanket - Number 2

Thank you soo much for all the help to make these hospice blankets. We have now completed blanket #2 - the Aran weight sampler in shades of the sea.

Berties Blanket Aran

It's hard to believe that it has been 2 years since Dad was diagnosed, and passed from brain cancer. I started this effort one year ago... my thought was to channel some of my feelings and energy into something good; something that would help bring a small comfort to those who also have need for hospice care. What began out of sadness, started to turn into joy when you kindly helped with words of support and generous donations of squares. And here we are with 1 blanket delivered to Trinity hospice already and this 2nd one to go in the mail this week.

My sincere and heartfelt thanks go to you for your kind help and support of this project. 

With much love and gratitude,
Sam xxx

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bertie's Blanket - Number 1

This is the first of the Bertie's Blankets to be completed:
Yeaaaaaah!!

 Berties Blanket #1

In addition to the 3 blankets that I've been seeking your help with here, Mum was also pulling a blanket together back in the UK. This is a lovely Aran weight blanket with contributions from friends and family back home.

It turned out lovely, didn't it! I really like the pops of navy, red and fuschia in with the cream.

Now, I need to get my bum in gear and finish seaming the 'seaside aran' that you all helped me with.  I'm halfway there and hope to have pictures to share soon.  :o))

Love,
Sam
xxx

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Some more log cabins

One of the lovely ladies at Quilt Guild brought these log cabin squares to me the other week.  I'm hugely thankful for the support.

BB Log Cabin: Michelle

Thank you Michelle!

I am also still plugging away on sewing up the Aran blanket and looking forward to sharing that with you soon.

Thanks again, and hope you are having a lovely weekend,
Sam xxx

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Teaser Shot

I've been playing around with the layout of the Coastal Aran Blanket:

Bertie's Blanket layout

This is just a little teaser shot. Next up, some seaming and a crochet border.
Thanks again for all your kind contributions - this is a beauty!
Hugs, Sam xxx

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Success: We have enough squares for the Coastal Aran Blanket

Friends,
I received a package in the mail yesterday from Jennie (ColoradoMom on Ravelry) - she'd kindly sent 6 aran squares for the coastal afghan. That brings us to the 45 needed to complete this blanket! 
BB Aran Squares: Jennie

I can't tell you how ridiculously happy I am right now, knowing that we have enough squares to complete the first Bertie's Blanket.  I'll be doing some seaming over the next few weeks, and posting completed pictures here before I send to Trinity Hospice.

BB Aran Squares: Jennie

Thank you soo much Jennie.  I was only expecting a couple of squares in the mail, but knew as soon as my daughter turned the mailbox key that we'd hit the jackpot with your parcel!  Not only did you provide 6 squares (wowza, thank you), but they are soo beautiful, and I'm loving the floral knit bow that you wrapped them with :)  I'll be using that in the blanket as an embellishment, it is soo very pretty.

What a great feeling, thank you all.
Much love,
Sam
xxx

PS - If anyone has aran squares in progress, we can still use them.  Bertie's Blankets will be an ongoing effort, and so I'll be starting a new aran blanket using the same general size/yarn guidelines.  This next one will be using Cath Kidston inspired colours - so we can use blues, greens, creams and add new pops of red and pink.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More sock yarn squares

Thank you Kim:

BB Sock: Kim

This brings us 60 sock squares completed, or 2/3 of the way there.
31 squares to go on this blanket.
I think this is going to be beautiful when done.

FYI, here's a couple more that I worked on earlier this month, but hadn't yet posted.

BB Sock: Sam

xxx Sam