Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Aunt Joy

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This is my Aunt Joy and her doggie Ana. Joy is my mother's sister, and had a large part in getting me started in the world. When my dad died, she came to the funeral, and at that time invited Chris and me to come visit in Sugarland, Texas. We decided, on sort of short notice, to take her up on her offer. I worked furiously, but was unable to finish a blanket for her before we left. I brought it with me in the hopes that I might finish it while on vacation. Pack the hook, the yarn, find some kindergarten type blunt nose scissors, the label, needle and thread. Good idea, but I forgot one essential item. The pattern.

Dward was taking care of our kitties back at the house, so I asked him to send me the file in an email. The two days I could have been crocheting non stop were the two days I spent waiting for that file. After it arrived, there was too much else going on, what with seeing the sights in and around Sugarland and Houston, so the blanket got finished after we got home again.

Here's the clip art I used as a template for the dove, along with the finished product. Finding just the right font, size and position for the name was something Chris and I spent a fair amount of time working out.

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