Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Achieving Something and Another Cheshire Heart - Wednesday Blanket Update

It is not easy to get everything you plan done. Not easy but possible, same as possible to get my crochet blanket growing and updates being posted :) I hope you can see the difference between the last update and this one. I didn't crochet much though and added only few more squares. I haven't sewed any of them into  the blocks yet. If my calculations were correct I'd be able to finish crocheting all the squares in 5 weeks' time, making 20 squares per day (no weekend crochet). What in its turn means that the blanket will be definitely ready by suppose August-September. I can't wait to see  it spread on our big bed!
 My side project of the last week was made for an American lady, our preschool's mentor I told you about in the last to last post. I wanted to give her something what would be cute and light in weight... I am grateful that I am able to make such thing myself. I couldn't help but crocheted this Cheshire heart which will fly across the ocean to the Key West in a couple of days! The lady liked it very much, especially the colors. I was more than pleased to get this feedback :) 
I have gifted few of these hearts already to the friends in India and abroad as a gift-symbol of love and care. My husband though seeing this (another such) heart, asked why did I make it so long, and suggested to make it broader and perhaps shorter... I tried to explain it was my style, design and so on... but he just looked at it and my slightly disappointed face ( I am very sensitive towards critics:)) and said that it was still beautiful and good for gifting. Thank you, D! :) I am also thinking of designing something new soon and sharing a pattern. The Cheshire Heart pattern is here if you wish.
Last weekend I was experimenting with new art forms and would be sharing what I had done soon.
Bye till then and have an enjoyable second half of the week, my dears! 

49 comments:

  1. Hello, Your crochet blanket is going to be wonderful when finished I will enjoy seeing this.
    I really like your heart and the colours you have choose, and this is a lovely idea for gifts.
    have a wonderful week.
    Julie.C

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Julie, for your kind words about my crochet projects :)

      Delete
  2. Some hearts are wider and shorted and some are longer, yours is perfect just the way it is. I bet the woman you gave it to was thrilled. You did a beautiful job.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, she liked it a lot and I hope she would find a nice lace for it in her house :)Thanks, Meredith!

      Delete
  3. Your crochet heart looks beautiful and is glittering with all those sequins :) I am not as such sensitive to criticism, but if hubby does that then it is of course an unforgivable act ;)
    All the best for your blanket!! I am eager to see how you are going to join them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Preeti for praising the heart :) Well, I shall be more precise here - when my husband criticizes me I take it very seriously!
      You expect some magical joining from me:)..I hope I'd find one which suits the blanket.

      Delete
  4. I think both the blanket AND the heart are perfect just the way they are. I LOVE mine - I still need to post it on here...time got away from me with the quick trip home and all.

    Guys just don't "get it" sometimes. How sweet of him to "get" that he had dissappointed you and gave you the sweet comment - good on him! Happy Wednesday (or whatever day it is there), Anna!!! XOXO Tanya

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Tanya! There is really no deal if you don't post on it, because I am already happy that you have it with you every day :)
      He gets everything pretty well, that is why he can suggest me. But yea, he is also very sweet to make me feel better in the end, hehe.
      Hugs to you too, Tanya!

      Delete
  5. The hearts are very nice. I like the long shape, and your squares are so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot for liking, Deborah!

      Delete
  6. Oh, I like the elongated heart shape -- it looks more "artistic" that way!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I too am eager to see your blanket done!! The heart is cute. It'd be a cherished gift. Gifting is an art in itself. Its a lovely gift Anna.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cherished Cheshire Heart...you gave me such a lovely name for it, Aishwarya! Thanks!

      Delete
  8. You can do 20 squares a day? WOW! About how much time does it take?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I could, Jojo! But no, I do 4 squares a day which equals to 20 per 5 days a week.

      Delete
  9. I like your long hearts - sometimes men just don't understand. :)

    The blanket is looking very pretty - those peach squares really light it up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They don't and they have their own vision of the things :)

      Yes, I also like peach squares, and can't wait to finish the blanket to decorate my room!

      Delete
  10. Already looking so lovely Anna.. I am sure you are enjoying the process as much as you want to finish it. The heart is very precious.. I am sure it will be well received! And don't mind the hubbies.. They are not the crafty and arty type..also why are we blogger friends for na.. ha ha..

    Have a great day ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rajeshwari!
      My husband is an artistic person, and he has his own vision of how the things shall be created :) so his opinion matters too :)
      Thanks for support!

      Delete
  11. Plans have a way to take their time to be accomplished, and most times they have nothing to do with what we have in mind. But the happen, and that's what counts. Your blanket is coming along lovely. I bet the one who gets your handmade heart will be as delighted as I am about my star (It leaves on my altar space!) ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Magaly! I feel really good when I do crafting :)
      Oh wow! My star is on your altar space - it is honored, as well as me :)

      Delete
    2. And my altar is brighter ;-)

      Delete
    3. I had this thought in my mind - to bring some yarn colors to your room :)

      Delete
  12. Super napreduje ćebe!!
    Oduševljena sam tvojim izborom boja!
    Pozdrav!:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Ljubinka! I am glad you liked the colors :)Veliki pozdrav!

      Delete
  13. Your blanket is coming along beautifully and I love your heart, I was looking for some just this shape and was going to try and design one but you have done it for me thank you!.... long shaped hearts are quite the thing now...men haven't got a clue! xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Linda! I am glad if you use this design, but you yourself such a nice designer!
      I am sorry I couldn't proceed with your lacy heart, but I'd do when I find right time :)

      Delete
  14. I love your heart ;o) It's very creative ;o) It's actually, how I make my hearts ;o) Your blanket is already gorgeous! I can't wait to see it done ;o) Hugs ;O)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great! I'd like to see your heart too :) Thanks a lot! I am so inspired to finish it soon!
      Hugs to you too!

      Delete
  15. It's a lovely rustic heart. A prim heart, as they're always that elongated shape. Hubby must like little chubby hearts and they have their appeal too. Me? I love the colours. Very sweet!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, he must be having his own concept of the heart which is a little sweeter than the ones I make... but tastes differ :)
      Thanks for liking the colors, Rhissanna!

      Delete
  16. Hello Hindustanka....I love the hearts. And your blanket is going to be a work of art. You are so talented!

    Thanks so much for your visits and comments, too. Susan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Susan! I am glad you liked my creations :)
      Have a wonderful week ahead!

      Delete
  17. Hi Anna, your blanket is coming along nicely. I seem to steer away from long term projects preferring a quick finish but lately haven't been doing much crocheting at all. I love the Cheshire heart -- doesn't D know they come in all shapes and sizes. :) Last night we went to visit friends and I took one of my crocheted candleholders with a large tealight candle. They said I must have a lot of patience to do such work. The previous time I gifted a bunch of crocheted dishcloths and doilies. It is nice to give a gift made by your own hands. Have a lovely day. Tammy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right, Tammy, gifts we make with our own hands are even more precious! Because they are designed for especially :) And I do enjoy making special things for my close ones!
      Have a nice day too, Tammy!

      Delete
  18. Your blanket is going to be AMAZING!!!! I love how it looks so far. The heart is adorable too, the sequins are great xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Elisabeth! I am so thrilled to have the blanket finished soon, but I wish had more time for crocheting.

      Delete
  19. Thank you so very much for stopping by to leave a sweet comment about the 'Simply Irresistible French Blog Party'...I still have many blogs to view.
    I do love to crochet! It has been one of my favorite crafts to do since I was 13, when my grandmother taught me how. Thank you for the Cheshire Heart pattern that you have so graciously shared.
    XO
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad you liked the heart and no thanks, Teresa.
      Have wonderful week ahead!

      Delete
  20. Wow, Thank you so Much for sharing your beautiful heart pattern <3
    http://tiggyzcabin.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, Tiggy! Thanks for stopping by :) I am glad you find the pattern useful.

      Delete
  21. So pretty you are really good at crocheting!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the look of your heart. You shouldn't change a thing. It is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Crocheting is such a talent you have mastered Hindustanka! Your blanket will be gorgeous. You have put in so much time in creating it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. The blanket's looking great, as are your hearts ... I love there shape and length :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow! The blanket will be great: You are so
    good with colours...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great blanket progress!! And the blanket is so sweet, I love it :-)))

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...