5.30.2011

Joining Squares And Other Happy Things

 I've been happily stitching squares together every free moment I get. The little girls and I tried laying out all 266 squares before stitching them together. We decided that was a bit overwhelming and stacked them nicely by color and began stitching them together randomly. So far it's working out quite nicely I think.
 I had planned on whip stitching all these squares together. But then started thinking that was just plain crazy... So I googled and stitched and then settled on Lucy's Joining Granny Squares method.
I really really like it!
 Besides joining squares there has been lots of yarn crafting at the Tangled Happy household. The little girls and I gathered all our yarn scraps and made Nest Ornaments. A few to give away and a few to hang and share with our neighborhood birds. Mine have been hung and I've been happily admiring them hanging in our backyard tree.
 One more happy thing... Our fairy garden has had a spring cleaning. Complete with a tiny pond and a teeny tiny sitting area. A perfectly magical place. We have been watching for signs of visiting fairies and are quite certain we have had teeny tiny visitors. Wishing you all a happy magical week.

21 comments:

  1. Ah...if only I'd read this before I started making my skirt!

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  2. I LOVE your fairy garden! You sound to be such a good Mommy! I want to be one of your little girls...you do lots of fun things! And your squares...hmmmm, those are splendid. That's a lot of work! But looks to be so well worth it! I just love the white with all the color.

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  3. Wow, that rug looks amazing love all the colours. What a job stitching it all together.

    That fairy garden is just lovely, if I were a fairy I would definitely stop by for a visit.
    I hope you manage to see some.......

    Claire :}

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  4. A fairy garden sounds so wonderful for little girls and big girls. I think I might make one in hopes a fairy will come and live there. Your blanket is looking wonderful.
    Have a great day Sara,
    Meredith

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  5. It's funny to see how the things you do look like the things I do! I also crocketed a blanket and made a fairy garden with my youngest.I keep looking at your blog to get inspiration!

    Marty

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  6. Coincidentally I've been using our Bank Holiday weekend to do exactly the same thing with my Attic 24 Summer garden granny square blanket! Mine looks really similar to yours as well - I do like using a lot of white.

    Sadly I decided to whip stitch them as I have yet to try the join-as-you-go method. It seems these blankets take forever to complete!

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  7. I love all those bright colours on white! Coming along beautifully!

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  8. It's looking so pretty! I think I might make one like that for my girls. I did mostly whip stitching on my afghan, but attached some sections using that method and I liked it much, much better.

    I love the fairy garden, too. Might be something we work on this summer. =)

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  9. Your fairy garden is so precious. I'm going to have to make one of those with my girls during summer vacation.

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  10. I wish an 18 year old boy would like a fairy garden to have a pretext for making one :) I love it! And I also love your blanket, one of my WIP's is sort of like it--but waaaaay behind lol
    xx

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  11. Oh Sara your blanket is too beautiful, well done for your enduring patience with this, defnitey well worth every stitch. Loving your sweet fairy garden too, perfect for little ones to day dream by xox Enjoy your week x Penelope

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  12. Your blanket is going to be amazing! And I love your little fairy garden. What a cute idea for kids.

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  13. I LoVe the nest ornaments. That is such an awesome idea. Brilliant!

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  14. The blanket is going to be gorgeous! The colours look so fresh and summery. I've been crocheting squares for a while now and coming to the point where I'll need to stitch them together; don't relish it at all, I'm a total newbie to crochet.

    The fairy garden is delightful! I did something similar as a child - I remember using a small mirror as a pond! Memories for your girls to cherish.

    Nicki xx

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  15. Hi, I love your blog and I've just nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. Details on my blog.

    S x

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  16. Oh Sara, your blanket looks soooooooooo beautiful! Such a great inspiration to me! Also love your fairy garden, it's really cute!
    Thank you so much for your sharing! It's very nice of you all the time!!! xoxo

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  17. How beautiful! The colors really pop against the white.

    Your home sounds like a happy place to be.

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  18. Oh this little fairy garden is so sweet! Love it!!! I remember loving everything miniature as a child...this is great for the imagination!

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  19. i love your fairy garden,so cute .it looks so english to me.I'm terribly fond of miniature .Y.S

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  20. Aww... Thanks Busir! Wishing you a happy week. :)

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