5 years ago.  Maybe 6, but lets not count.  Instead, let us focus on the task being complete and the joy it will bring.  

My Grandma taught me how to crochet.  She was soooo patient as I created another and yet another triangle shaped blanket.   Keep in mind, I was about 8 when these lessons started!  Since triangle making was my best skill at the time, she dared not teach me how to actually read the pattern.  It may have caused me to run from crafting forever -- or not.  So to this day, I cannot read a crochet pattern.  This blanket was created without a pattern, so please don't ask for one!  A friend of mine taught me basics and I went from there.  The blanket was completed over several long road trips or quiet weeks at a cabin.  I will even admit that it was in our family room for several months with hundreds of strings hanging out all over!  No worries, the Super Bowl provided the prefect opportunity for me to sit and mindlessly weave in threads.   And now it is finished.
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The blanket will reside in our bedroom.  Matches perfectly in our purple bedroom.  Grayish purple.  And just so you know, I really am not a fan of purple, but I do like my bedroom color.   Maybe purple is growing on me....

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What was I thinking when I picked the yarn colors?  That is what your are thinking too, isn't it?  The answer -- I have no idea. None. They were not even in the clearance bin!

Maybe they work after all.  You tell me.  Do they?

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This is one of my favorite spots in our home.  These woods are my view every morning when I wake.  LOVE IT.  

02/15/2013 3:59pm

What a beautiful blanket! I've pinned one in similar colors on Pinterest...they're so pretty and peaceful together. This looks lovely in your room...jealous of the window and the view!

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Ann
02/20/2013 10:24am

Thanks Dee! Glad to hear you like the colors.

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02/16/2013 7:15am

I absolutely *love* the colors you've put together in this!! It's absolutely gorgeous in that room on the white with scrumptious wall color.

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Ann
02/20/2013 10:25am

Really Lynette! So kind of you to comment. Thank you.

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02/16/2013 7:59am

I actually LOVE the color. Like, really, REALLY love them. They are all my favorites, and they are perfect together. Also, your bedroom is fantastic. The gray-purple color, that window seat ... divine!

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Ann
02/20/2013 10:25am

Thank Em! I have to give my husband credit for the paint colors. He picked them and talked me into it. I am glad he did!

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Donna
02/17/2013 6:29am

I love purple. I don't see anything wrong with purple.

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Ann
02/20/2013 10:26am

It is growing on my Donna!

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02/17/2013 6:33pm

It doesn't matter how long it takes. I have some VERY extended projects. This is great. Lucky you to have a Nana to teach you

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02/18/2013 3:26pm

How perfect! I have a granny square project in the works (going on 2 years now?), but I'm nowhere near done. You've given me hope!

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Ann
02/20/2013 10:28am

Glad I can give you hope Wendy! I found it better not to put deadlines on projects, but take the time to enjoy working on them when I want to. Now starting new projects....that is a whole new story :) Good luck with your granny square!

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02/20/2013 1:18pm

Popped over from Freshly Pieced and WOW this is gorgeous!!! love the colors. My mom taught me how to crochet... isn't great how you can carry it on to your family??!!

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Ann
02/20/2013 1:45pm

Thanks Paula! Your blog is great. Love the quilt heart :)

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02/21/2013 9:20pm

So beautiful! I love the colors!! Thanks for sharing this at my <a href="http://www.dianarambles.com/search/label/Pin%20Meme">Pin Me Linky Party</a>.

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