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Emileia
« on: January 03, 2010 04:38:40 PM »

Hey craftsters,

I have been crocheting for a long time, off and on. My sister's wedding was coming up and I had no idea what I wanted to give her, because I wanted it to be special. So, I decided to crochet her a bedspread. I picked a square pattern, bought the yarn (about 9 14 oz. skeins of Sugar and Cream unbleached worsted weight cotton), and started the 6'x7' bedspread made of 12" squares. Unfortunately, after about a month of work, my sister called off the wedding because of her fiance's continuing mental health and related drug problems. This was a terrible tragedy for my family as well as her fiance's, but it became a cathartic task for me to finish her bedspread in time for when her wedding was supposed to be (June 2009). I finished it and gave it to her when she came to visit me in place of getting married.

I wish I had better pictures, but suffice it to say that this was truly a labor of love. I spent about four hours on each square, and there are 42 squares, and then I had to sew the squares together and make a border around the whole bedspread, so it took me a very long time, but it was definitely worth it.



Edit: I found better pics, and thanks to fantasticimo for making the other picture show up!







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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010 05:12:25 PM »

The bedspread is beautiful, but more importantly, your sister is lucky to have you. Smiley
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Emileia
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 06:28:08 AM »

Thanks, Miss Barbara. She really loved it!
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ConnieStieler
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 06:54:13 AM »

Wow! Beautiful bedspread  Smiley  I hope things work out for your sister
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lyly2760
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010 07:33:49 PM »

so sweet Smiley
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boberry
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010 08:15:20 PM »

absolutely lovely bedspread and story, truly moving!
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Lindsay517
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010 08:21:24 PM »

This is amazing, darlin! I wish I had a sister like you.
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macgillie
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010 09:44:51 PM »

Yes, beautiful bedspread and lucky sister!
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Sarcastra
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010 09:59:16 PM »

You made a beautiful blanket and it is full of love.
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whisp3rd
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010 11:43:37 PM »

This will totally be something that someone is going to admire a hundred years down the road.

Like when we walk through a thrift store or sort through an old house's attic and pick up something that makes us go "Oh my goodness!" Yeah, this is one of those things.

Thank you so much for sharing this labor of love Smiley
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