Friday, September 30, 2011

On My Mind - Cushion or Blanket?

Joining with Down to Earth's On My Mind

On my mind today is this crocheting project that I started a few years ago.
I am shocking in the way I start many projects and never finish them.
I originally thought I might make a blanket with these granny squares, but out of laziness I decided to sew a few together to make a cushion cover. Now I am thinking that it would still look great as a blanket...

Here are the nine squares I sewed together and rested on another cushion...


I have some more granny squares to finish off with the green border, so I might just do this first and lay them out to see what it looks like as a blanket. If I like what I see I will continue on making some more squares.

I also found some other granny squares that I have made at some point, can't even remember what I had in mind to do with them. I was thinking I might put a border on these and crochet flowers to put in the middle and these can become a cushion cover.


What do you think?



*Update from yesterday's post...we have six little chickens and we have rain :)

18 comments:

  1. a-haa...are we getting our crafting mojo back? I certainly hope ...your squares are too pretty to stay in the cupboard. Go for a lap blanket for next winter ;)

    Love,
    Sue

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  2. Yes to everything! Or No! What do you think? I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!

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  3. I wish I could crochet, but then again that's even less sleep I would have!!!! LOL

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  4. Thank you for the well wishes for my son,,,yes they are going to Errappa he is really looking forward to it!

    I love the look of those squares as a cushion, then again it would also make an awesome looking blanket lol. Hmm I'm no help either!!

    Great to hear about the new little chickies, they must be soooo cute! You will have to take a pic to show us of the newest members of your family.

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  5. Go for a knee rug. Cushions are nice, but rugs are better.

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  6. your garden in the previouse post is looking good so there is a job well done! as for the granny squares, maybe combine them and make into a blankie!

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  7. Keep going, won't be long and you'll have a nice rug. I know what you mean and how you feel, I seem to start a crocheting or knitting project and then forget it and start another. You've inspired me to get my squares out and finish my rug. Maybe we could have a race to see who finishes first. I guarantee you will win. Cheers

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  8. Tania they are great. Please come and mentor me. :)

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  9. So cute, the little chicks! New life! I start projects too and then put them aside. It used to frustrate me, but now I feel some day I may appreciate picking up where I left off and it won't cost money as I already have it started. love,andrea

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  10. Like your granny squares. My wife does similar craft projects and we have a bed duvet made in a similar fashion. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  11. A country home isn't complete without a granny square afghan. I thought every household had at least one.

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  12. I would love to learn crochet. But I'm also one of those who have lots of half-completed projects all over the house. I've got a cross stitch that is still unfinished from about 6 years ago - in our move I forgot where it was packed so heaven knows when it'll ever get finished.


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  13. This is embarrassing to admit but I've still yet to make a granny square... I have several granny square blankets that are favorites!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  14. Definitely don't stop till you have enough for a rug! There's nothing more cosy than a granny square rug.

    Jen

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  15. Keep going Tania! Pretty soon you'll get there. I think sometimes it helps not to even count the number and just keep knitting/crocheting. I find that if I focus too much on the end (eg argh 100 more to go) I get frustrated so instead focus on the next stitch and just enjoy the moment.

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  16. Love Granny blankets.

    Got mine ready for the cold winter ahead.

    Sft x

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  17. They look really good. I'm trying to crochet at the moment. I left it too long though, and am diddling around with them again, trying to work out what I'm doing!

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  18. lov your crochet & im with everyone else go the blanket. also lov the flower idea

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