Tuesday, January 13, 2009

KEEPING MY HANDS BUSY

That's right.......grandma J has been told over and over that she has too much time on her hands. Well, not anymore. Yesterday my neighbor and I went to what we refer to as the "next best thing to the big city", that would be Temple Tx. If we had gone to the real big city, it would have been Austin or Dallas. Ummmmm, friends in So CA, don't get jealous...Temple is like going to the Tyler Mall circa 1980.

I needed a good selection of fleece material, and she needed a good selection of yarn. I make "no sew" blankets for cancer kids, and she crochets the most prize winning money grabbing afghans in the world. She has even named some patterns.
Back to me....this is my blog, and these are the fleece combos for the blankets I will be making. Hopefully I will have them done before I leave for So. CA again. Tell me what you think.....


And if you are an Aggie, please be kind! I will be making a maroon and grey one too.





18 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those prints are lovely. What a wonderful gesture.....
I can't stand it when people tell others they have too much time on their hands. (isn't that why you retired though?)
You do good stuff with your time...that is what counts!!!!!
I bet JJ never said that to you. :)

The Incredible Woody said...

You have to be the most wonderful person I know!!

Anonymous said...

I love the prints and I love the fact that you do this!

Postcard Cindy

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

How incredibly generous and wonderful of you to do this.

Hey, if you have extra time on your hands, remember to add another 15 minutes of walking to your daily exercise routine. Keep upping it by five minutes every couple of days until you're at 30 minutes. It's super easy exercise and very good for you.

I went for 45 minutes during my lunch break today in the freezing cold. You can do it!

WomanHonorThyself said...

I love fleece!..make some for me ..lol

Pumpkin Delight said...

Those blankets are great. I love fleece...it's so soft and warm.

hollywood said...

Awesome project! No sew blankets? How do you do it? Mighty Putty?

Baby Favorite said...

I think you are wonderful.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

That is such a wonderful project. I am always so impressed with the things you do for others. What a generous offering.
Love the pattern combos.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

The ducks are my favorite....because soon spring will be here and I will be hatching the little ducklings again :)

Go Grandma J! Isn't it cool to do something fun for some deserving little ones?

Anonymous said...

I'd like a Homer Simpson blanket it you're taking orders.

Hollywood, if Grandma J doesn't sew, I bet she uses duct tape.

Colin

The Running Girl said...

Since you promised to make an Aggie one, then I'll say you did good. I'm sure the kids at the hospital love them. You rock!

Tabby ~ Godzchyld said...

Those prints are beautiful and the fact that you create them for ill children really grabbed my heart. What a blessing you are!

big hair envy said...

Any child would be honored to receive one of your blankets. The rubber duckie print is my favorite:)

Life with Kaishon said...

Just when I think I couldn't love you any more I come here and read this : ). I did know this about you from when Mary and Postcard Cindy had the fundraiser, but it warms my heart to be reminded : ).

I love the blankets. And I love your heart that shines thru in each one. You are a marvel!

PS I laughed out loud when you said you allot yourself 8 hours of sleep a night : ).

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, and PSS I also laughed about your mall circa 1980. SO funny!

Life with Kaishon said...

PSSS I like the duck one best too. I like yellow ducks. The baby blue bear one is adorable also. Texas? Well, that one is nice too. It's simply too hard to pick!

CGS said...

I like the Aggie one the best. Or at least I will once you make it! Good job!