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Friday, March 25, 2016

Green Valley in the Works

 This afghan originally was called pastel garden when it was designed because of the light spring colors.  Our friend Tristi began edging the squares with the dark green and it's taken on a different look.  We've renamed it Green Valley.  Makes me remember a silly thing from childhood, Down in the valley where the green grass grows, there sat Sandy sweet as a rose, etc.  Remember jumping rope to that song and inserting your name?   Come on, I'm betting some of you are as old as me and remember.  You're nodding now, I can tell.

Any way, I picked up where Tristi left off with the edging, then our friend SSeger (Sue), mentioned in a comment she'd like square that had flower to be in the middle.  There were 30 squares 6 x 5, so there was no middle.  I liked her idea...these afghans after all have squares made my many pairs of helping hands so it is truly a team effort.  I started moving squares around and pulling out some that I thought added less to the theme.  And here ya go.  More squares have been edged since it came back from Tristi's house and in fact, since taking this picture am up to 16 squares done...so moving right along
A little different view here for you.  Hoping to get this afghan finished soon, and will keep you posted.  Need to look through my stash to see what else I might want to add beyond the dark green for the edging once the squares are all connected.  I think right now (might change my mind), some of pretty tangerine or yellow might be the ticket to bring it all together.

Stay tuned and keep your yarn handy folks!

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4 comments:

  1. Green Valley is coming along nicely. I do like the flower in the middle. I am glad you tried it.

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  2. This will be stunning. I like the new name and the flower in the middle is a nice touch.

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    1. Thanks for popping in Yvonne, always good to hear from you.

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