Today it's a bit of colour and prettiness. Crochet. Where would I be without it? These are two of my favourite blankets. The bottom one is my Happy Blanket, it has magical powers you know. If you are feeling even the tiniest bit blue, as soon as you put it over you, all that blue is replaced by happy colour. I made this blanket not long after I'd started to crochet. It did me the power of good when things were very difficult. I say I crochet, but I don't really crochet, not like some of you. I'm a bit of a fraud, crochet doesn't come naturally to me, and I can't follow any difficult patterns. I'm happy however, with what I can do so it's ok.
The top blanket is my Mothers Love Blanket. Now this one has my tears within its threads. I had started to make it for my mum. She loved all things crafty, it's where I get it from. She also had Alzheimer's. My hope was that as she watched me make it for her, on my visits, it would somehow reignite some of her old memories. She was certainly very interested in it, and would look intently at the colours. (Actually if ever she had managed to used it, it would have cooked her...its blooming hot, and we all know how warm care homes are!)
Sadly, when I was about 3/4 of the way through Mum became seriously ill, I finished the last few stitches just before she died. Those hours I sat beside her bed, were filled with huge amounts of love, and buckets of tears, many of them fell into this blanket. I've one photo of her with it, but she was too ill to see it. I believe she can see it now though, and she knows just how much of my love went into it.
Have a beautiful day, see you tomorrow.
Amanda :) xxx