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« on: July 30, 2008 09:23:27 AM »

I think I have the right place to post this, its a for the home thing/wedding thing.  I don't know I was confused.  ANYWAY!
My friend got married last week and I had no idea what to give her so I asked.  She said "you bought a sewing machine, I need a new throw, the dog ate my old one"  so I thought, and went OK I will make a throw for her.  Its a fairly simple one (I am new to sewing.) I got this awesome plaid material from walmart thats not just dyed plaid but each individual string is dyed then wooven together, and it was only $1 a yard.  Needless to say I have a ton of it now!  and got some soft matching green fleece for the back and went home and figured out how to make my blanket.  I didn't really measure I just held it up and went I will make it this big! then I thought hey lets make is special and I learned how to use the monogram feature of my sewing maching.  Was kinda hard to do free hand but I figured it out.  I also had a lot of help from the pets in making her throw. 
and I took lots of pics because I know that my friend would want to see them.

My helpers:  there is another ferret hiding under the fleece

Opus holding down the ends for me.  he loves to help.

my first attempt at monogramming ( I practiced a lot first)

Lots and lots of strings I took a needle and tucked them all away into the blanket before putting the back on, then glued them in place! 

my first blood, I stabbed myself with the machine needle while the machine was off.  And I always wondered how people did it, now I know.....  hard to see the owwy, but its there and it hurt!

the finished throw.  Its hard to see the monogramming because of the color of the thread, but thats OK because it also hides the really bad parts of it too! 

the back side.  I decided to sew the extra lines (?) to keep the blanket from bunching funny. 

I really liked the throw, I didn't want to give it up!  But since it had their initials and name plus wedding date I guess it would have been silly to keep it myself!  But they loved it, and promised to keep the dog away from it!  It was the only thing they got with their wedding date on it. 

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 09:44:54 AM »

I always wondered about how you could even get your finger into that tiny space and sew it... until I did it too!  Although, the machine was on and stitching away on my favorite coat.  A little pain, very little blood, and no damage to the coat Smiley

Love the throw!  I'm REALLY impressed with your freehand wording!  Very nice job.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 09:45:30 AM »

I love this, one, it's totally practical, two, it commemorates their wedding without be cutsy and blaring "Wedding".
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008 10:27:47 AM »

Ok first things first ....
Your ferret is adorable. I totally get them "helping" they really do try so hard. (I have 3)
And the dog cracks me up. My dog does the same thing! So frustrating. Or it's the cat becasue they have to test the softness/squishiness of the fabric.

I love the colors you picked for the blanket they are fabulous! So pretty. And the main plaid is awesome! Great monogramming. It looks fine to me and I'm sure your friend will love it.

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 10:39:54 AM »

what a sweet and practical gift!

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008 11:35:03 AM »

ohmygoodness i can hug yur puppeh?!?!? I <3 Opus!

That is a good idea for a personalized wedding gift. I hate to go buy something off the registry like some consumerist robot. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008 04:52:39 PM »

ohmygoodness i can hug yur puppeh?!?!? I <3 Opus!

That is a good idea for a personalized wedding gift. I hate to go buy something off the registry like some consumerist robot. 
Of course you can hug the Opus, he loves ppls. 
My friends are not into the super wedding gift thing and the whole wedding registry.  Something practical was way more their style. 

Thanks to everyone and the nice comments Smiley  I feel even happier with my gift now.  My friend even enjoyed the puppy/ferret smell it came with (she loves my animals too)

« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009 01:37:32 AM »

I love your throw... or should I say their throw. But what really caught my eye was your baby in the first pic.. I like opus too, he's cute, but dogs aren't my thing.  Wink
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