October 2003 Archives

As it turned out, yesterday was Make-A-Difference Day - and I made a difference by donating 13 lap blankets and 1 full-size blanket to Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro where there is a skilled nursing facility. The blankets were dropped off with Patient Activities personnel who will distribute the blankets to patients. It felt good to give them to people who will enjoy them!

All blankets in the photo were donated - the "Nine Patch Granny Lap Blanket - Browns" lap blanket is missing from the photo (it was hiding in another box I didn't find until after the blankets had been packed for delivery so I wasn't about to unpack them for another photo shoot!).


  1. Varied Squares Afghan Lap Blanket - Scraps
  2. Bright Memories Lap Blanket - Scraps
  3. Basic Granny Square Lap Blanket - Yellow, Cyan
  4. Granny Stripes Lap Blanket - Scraps
  5. Clay's Choice Afghan Lap Blanket - Pinwheel - Blues, White
  6. Lace Swirls Afghan - Yellow (full size)


  1. Basketweave Lap Blanket - Aran
  2. Stained Glass Afghan Lap Blanket - Scraps
  3. European Afghan Lap Blanket - Greens, Cream
  4. Cheerful Checks Lap Blanket - Scraps
  5. Double Shell Stitch Lap Blanket - Oranges
  6. Spiderweb Lap Blanket - Navy
  7. Floral Sampler Hexagon Lap Blanket - Black, Purple-multi

Cheerful Checks Lap Blanket - Scraps

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Size: 34 inches x 44 1/2 inches
Colors: Various
Pattern: Cheerful Checks - Design by Nancy Fuller
Book: Scrap Wraps - Leaflet 75028 - Copyright 2002 - Leisure Arts
Date: October 2003

I started this lap blanket after taking a few days break from working on Tamela's blanket - and a matching pillow (which I still need to photograph and post). The border on this blanket was completed Friday evening, October 24. Oh, and, yes! that's my Cleo making sure the blanket is warm and comfy.

Size: (forgot to measure it!) approximately 57 inches x 76 inches
Colors: Off-white and scraps (Dark Purple, Gold, Mint Green, Claret, Medium Blue, Plum, Red, Light Blue, Orange, Navy, Beige, Dark Green, Rose, Burgundy)
Pattern: Bowtie - Design by Lorain Axup
Book: Ultimate Book of Quilt Afghans - 12 Afghans - Leaflet 872217 - Copyright 2000 - Annie's Attic
Date: October 2003

I finished Tamela's blanket Monday evening, October 6 - just in time to surprise her with it when we had lunch that Thursday! She loves it! She wanted it to be large enough to cuddle up on the couch with - and it is definitely that! She picked the pattern out of one of the many crochet blanket pattern books I have.

One of the 4-square blocks I had made for the blanket was light pink and it just didn't fit with the other blocks. So, instead of unraveling all that work, I bought an 18-inch x 18-inch pillow at Michaels, made another 4-square block using Burgundy and crocheted the 2 blocks around the pillow in Burgundy - the same color as the last border row. I'll give the pillow to her when we have dinner on November 5.

Sketch of Cheryl

About Cheryl

Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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