Thursday, February 4, 2010

BLANKET CLUB

I was asked in one of my comments to show some of my Blankets again, so I decided to do another post on what I refer to as "Blanket Club". I also realized that I do not have photos of all of my Blankets, so I'll have to take photos of the ones that I can...none of the ones I did for my kids are on the computer...hmm...

Anyway, Blanket Club was formed about 4 years ago. It all started after my dad passed away (5 years ago this month). At that time I realized what fantastic cousins I had in my life. Being an only child, with ageing parents was very difficult..and when my dad passed away at the age of 89, rather suddenly, I was left with the responsibility of my mom, who was suffering from alzheimers..although was very functionable with my dad in her life. When dad passed away, her life fell apart....anyway, my cousins, whom I had been close to has a child...played very important parts in my life from here on in. It was ironic, and I think in a sense a "gift" from my dad.....you see, for a few years before dad died, he'd always tell me that I should contact a couple of my cousins who lived fairly close to me..it had been ages since I'd seen them, and he wanted me to be in touch with them again.....(as we got older life got in the way and we just lost touch)....well...anyway, I didn't do that...however, it is one of these cousins that re-entered my life when he passed and we have been very close ever since! I like to think that somehow he had something to do with that......as horrible as it was loosing my dad, wonderful people had re-entered my life.

So..here is how Blanket Club started.....my two cousins and I were having lunch one day and decided that we needed a new craft in our life. The particular cousin that dad wanted me to contact told us of a craft that she had learned in Florida...."Swedish Weaving"....it sounded difficult, but her sister and myself decided to meet at her house the following Tuesday to see what this was all about...we did..the rest is history. The three of us meet weekly...usually on a Tuesday...I have made 17 of these so far...my other cousin is ahead of me in numbers!!
so there you have it!!
If you haven't entered my giveaways in the previous post...please do so...and I will add the photos on the weekend...I'm still making decisions as to what goes in each package......



10 comments:

Siobhan said...

Wow Marion, what great blankets! That is such a sweet story... I think God works in mysterious ways, and it sounds like your dad helped Him bring your cousins closer when you needed them.

Cole said...

What beautiful blankets! And your story is too, reminds me to remember what's really important in life :)

staci said...

What a wonderful way to connect with your family! And those blankets...what a treat it must be to snuggle under one :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

OMG.. those blankets are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Deb said...

Those are some beautiful blankets! And such a nice story! It really shows what really matters in life.

Alexandra said...

The yellow one is mine! Lucky me! It's wrapped around me right now as I sit at my computer!

I'm glad you are back to posting! I love looking at all your crafts!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Marion I just love your blankets and to have found your cousin's again is wonderful!! Hope things are good with you!! Take care!~Wendy

Sandy said...

Your blankets are beautiful. I'm so glad you were able to get back in touch with your cousins. I know what you mean in your story, I'm an only child too. This month must be incredibly hard for you. You're in my thoughts. Thanks for sharing your story.

Kathy A. said...

Marion, I love your blankets. Thanks so much for seeing them. I can appreciate how much work they are. I know we both really enjoy making them.

Kellie said...

Your blankets are beautiful. I think it is wonderful that you found such a support system after your father's passing.