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Monday, March 14, 2011

My Weekend!

I don't know about you, but I was pretty much glued to my TV set this weekend watching the news coming in from Japan. I can knit and watch TV at the same time so I felt productive, while sad and overwhelmed by what I was seeing. As you can see I am at the ninth of 13 stripes that go around the outer part of this baby blanket! Still knitting in the round!
I also made a few more yo-yo flowers from my
silk necktie collection!
The bright side was receiving a photo of my kids (front) and daughter in law (back)
from Oregon from my son's IPhone. My daughter traveled there with her daughter to celebrate the kids step brother's 50th birthday.
Sweet for me to see them together.
And seeing an elderly Japanese woman and two companions rescued from their car 20 hours after their tsunami ordeal this morning also warmed my heart. ♥

13 comments:

  1. quilt is coming along for sure. what fun to get an instant happening photo of yr loved ones. I send perpetual prayers for all in Japan.

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  2. I watched that video clip too...it was a bright spot in the midst of this terrible time. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog Lynn.

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  3. That is one of the coziest looking blankets I have every seen !

    Hugs and happy Monday, Lynn !

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  4. The blanket is looking great!

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  5. I don't know about you, but if that were me, I'd be brought back to the events of the weekend every time I see the stripes you knit while watching the news unfold. There is a bittersweetness to our memory banks when linked with what our hands are doing. You will be able to tell your grandchild of compassion and sorrow and how it is part of God's plan to knit human connections into our lives.

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  6. Sorry I didnt come right away. was without internet for several hours and then had a mess to clean up sfter the storm we had. This blanket is soooooooo pretty. and so are the flowers you are making with the ties.Loved what Kimmie said. You sure can tell your kids are brother and sister with that chin of theirs. :))

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  7. Loved seeing the flowers and all that you're doing. Just plain great stuff!
    I've had to back off a bit from the news,,,it's so overwhelming,,,but was thrilled to see the 4 month old baby found alive!
    God help them all!

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  8. That quilt is looking delicious!!! Just beautiful...can't wait to see it all stetched out for all the wonderful details!!!

    I, too, am praying for Japan and all affected!

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  9. The quilt is coming really well... Love the colours.

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  10. I love the colors on the blanket, and my... what will you do with those yoyos?

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  11. Your little yo yos are so sweet Lynn. They make wonderful flowers with button centers. The baby afghan is going to be marvelous. I would get too sad watching the coverage of the Japan tragedy. Just getting glimpses on the nightly news brings me to tears.

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  12. Fabulous quilt, Lynn! All of those vibrant colors are making my heart sing!!! Kim said it best, it IS one of the "coziest looking" and coolest blankets I've seen! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  13. Such a beautiful baby blanket in gorgeous colors. Creativity is a great way to deal with these overwhelming sad news. I count my blessings, hug my family. It is too sad for words.

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