Saturday, May 9, 2015

Two Ta-Dahs

For the first time in a long time, I actually started and finished two baby blankets.  Several co-workers have recently given birth or are about to.  Blanket number one was presented at a surprise baby shower a week ago and well-received.
Ironically, as I was planning a surprise baby shower for Sahar before she started maternity leave, she was planning a surprise going away gathering for me.

Blanket number two was finished late last night and will be gifted this week.
An unplanned trip to the bookstore Thursday morning was quite a treat as I wound up with three new crochet books.
The possibilities are endless.

Happy Saturday!

30 comments:

linda said...

Lovely blankets Tammy well done on getting them finished. I love your book choices I have the middle one it's great if you like small fiddly projects I have to be in the mood but have enjoyed making a few things out of it. Have a great weekend. :) xx

Preeti said...

2 x Congrats
for 2 Ta-Dahs :)
Your blankets are so lovely !! I loved seeing your pics with your friends :)

Dagmar said...

Are you heading out on your summer vacation, or a change? love the photos, what a wonderful gift, handmade and beautiful.
Xo
Dagmar

Little Treasures said...

Tammy, you've done a fabulous job! The blankets look lovely and I am sure mothers are (will be) delighted!
And I also hope you are going to show us a peek into those fantastic books :)

Kate said...

Beautiful blankets, Tammy :-) I love the colors. Great finds at the bookstore!

Caterina Giglio said...

well done ... YOU! I remember making them for my step daughters many years ago... yours are lovely! xo

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Pretty! A handmade baby blanket with love is the best gift.

Linda said...

Lovely gifts! You're buying crochet books and I'm buying home decor books, received one in the mail the other day about cottage style decor for further ideas, though honestly I've been getting all of my decorating ideas lately off Pinterest. Completed several of those intense home renovation projects over the past 3 weeks in prep for a big party with friends here next weekend. Today, I need to get busy - off for our 2-week grocery shopping trip and then yard work. There's always tons of yard work - even though I do enjoy it. The grass needs mowing at least twice a week and sometimes more.

Have a nice Mother's Day weekend!
Linda

Betsy said...

Those are both lovely blankets Tammy. I just know the recipients will love them. Going away??? Did I miss something while on all of my travels? I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Susan said...

Wow, great job on the blankets, Tammy. I could NEVER do that.

Your friend was planning a going away gathering for you? Are you leaving the job? Did I miss a post on that?

Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day. Susan

J9sHappiness said...

ooooh the blankets are lovely!! Such wonderfully pretty and useful gifts made with love. Those books look really good too! Like you say - the possibilities are endless! Enjoy! J9 x

Chickpea said...

Beautiful blankets!! Well done for finishing them, I'm sure they will both be much appreciated x

Teresa Kasner said...

Tammy.. what a wonderful blanket you made! Now.. going away? Where are you going! Tell all! I hope it's something wonderful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Quinn said...

Congrats on the baby blankets! And now I'm wondering about the going away party...more changes? If so, good luck and I look forward to hearing about more adventures :)
That middle crochet book especially looks like just your cup of tea!

Mereknits said...

You are such a wonderful friend, the blanket is gorgeous and you can see how much it is appreciated. I am glad your friends celebrated you too!
Hugs,
Meredith

Wanda said...

Both are just lovely and precious, Tammy. How special...handmade things are the best.

Enjoyed the pictures too.

Laurie said...

I'm sure the mom's to be will enjoy their handmade baby blankets. They sure are pretty.

Createology said...

Beautiful Baby Blankets you have crocheted and gifted. I shall be staying tuned to see what new crochet pieces you create. Happy Mother's Day Dear...

June said...

They will be treasured, I know Tammy! They are beautiful. The best baby gifts I ever received were the ones hand made by my friends. I loved the photos of you beautiful girls!
happy Mother' Day!
sending hugs...

Anitha said...

Both baby blankets looks so pretty! Happy Mother's Day :) hoping you'll have a wonderful time.. Cheers :)

Pradeepa said...

Lovely gifts!

Taciana Simmons said...

Lovely blankets my dear friend and how fun to get 3 new books. Have a lovely Mother's Day tomorrow:)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful blankets, Tammy! Happy Mother's Day to you!! blessings ~ tanna

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely blankets, Tammy, and such happy photos with your friends too. Your new books look very inspiring, and I am sure you will be making some more lovely crochet gifts soon!
Happy new week!
Helen xox

September Violets said...

Baby blankets are always such a well-received gift, especially when made by a friend :) That is such a nice photo of you and your co-workers ... you're all so pretty! I think I have the companion book to your crochet creatures, it's one of crochet & knitted flowers. Fun stuff! Safe travels wherever you are headed!
Wendy

Kit said...

So lovely! I bet she was so thrilled! So what is happening with you? Changing jobs? Whatever it is, I wish you the best. :) Kit

Amy at love made my home said...

What beautiful blanket gifts! They will be greatly treasured I am sure. Lovely new books too! xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Wow, look at you girl how far you've come with your crocheting! I'm mighty proud of your work and for being able to give some happiness; that's a blessing.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Tanya said...

I think baby blankets are the best! These are SO happy in color! Bet the new Moms were overjoyed...XOXO

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Tammy, the baby blankets are beautiful and I know they will be cherished. It has been so nice perusing your posts that I have missed. Looking forward to seeing your sweet creations and the exciting things you do with your free time :)

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