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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 12:08
Subject: This is the afghan...
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that I was going to donate to the Ann Arbor Academy's fundraiser. I haven't previously responded to comments regarding the disposition of the afghan, but I have been mulling them over. So far, I have concluded that putting the afghan up for bid on eBay isn't practical. As for donating it to Marcon, I've never been and the afghan isn't fannish, so that doesn't seem like an ideal solution. As for giving it to an animal shelter, well, in January, when I laid out my crafting goals for the year, I reserved a spot for a donation to an animal rescue group. I did some hunting around on the web, found a few patterns, and learned that rescues prefer not to receive items made with an open weave -- they don't want their critters at risk of snagging a claw or toenail in their bedding. It looks like this afghan will be donated to Project Linus unless someone suggests a better alternative.



Finished size: 70" x 62"

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User: lorelei633
Date: 2007-04-03 17:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, that's really pretty. You must have put so much work into it! I'm sure wherever it ends up that it'll be for a worthy cause. :)
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you!
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silver_chipmunk
User: silver_chipmunk
Date: 2007-04-03 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very pretty!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:13 (UTC)
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Thanks! And before I procrastinate for the millionth time, will you please send me your snail mail address via regular email. Or here if you don't care about privacy.
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silver_chipmunk
User: silver_chipmunk
Date: 2007-04-03 22:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Er... whatcha' need it for?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-04 01:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If I tell you, it'll ruin the surprise.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-04 01:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was going to say MorganLogan can vouch for me, but I'm not sure I've sent her anything via snail mail. And she hasn't responded to my last email -- not sure what's up with that. The only other person we seem to have in common is enednoviel and I know I haven't corresponded with her in RL. If you were active in XF and Oz, I could give you a good dozen references.
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Laura: keith urban....surrenderismuchsweeter
User: wolfens
Date: 2007-04-03 18:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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oh that's lovely!!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks! :-)
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betagoddess: ShinySequins
User: betagoddess
Date: 2007-04-03 18:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:ShinySequins
It's a beautiful afghan! Whoever gets it is a very lucky person and whatever cause gets the profit will be lucky, too!

It's very generous of you to have done this! =>}
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, I dunno that I'm all that generous. Crocheting gives my fingers something do while I feed my addiction to crime shows.
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betagoddess
User: betagoddess
Date: 2007-04-03 21:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
LOL! Still, you COULD keep it for yourself! But you don't! =>}
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Polly: Alex by syrenslure
User: polly_b
Date: 2007-04-03 19:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Alex by syrenslure
Have you considered donating it for the annual Moonridge auction (which is a Sentinel fan auction, it's coming up real soon, supporting Moonridge Animal Park in Cali which provides a home for formerly wild animals).

www.mafg.org alyburns is the contact person for donations (and a friend of mine, *g* )

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Polly: Nick Lea Oh Geez
User: polly_b
Date: 2007-04-03 19:54 (UTC)
Subject: Doh!
Keyword:Nick Lea Oh Geez
and I should have added, the afghan is simply gorgeous. Love the colors!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:09 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Doh!
Thank you!!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Have you been reading my mind again? Yes, I had thought about it. Hadn't gotten as far as writing you to ask for contact info.

(And if you are reading my mind, I do hope you were tuned in around 6:00 this morning as I was having a gorgeously pornographic dream with Mitch Pileggi in the starring role.)
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Polly: Walter
User: polly_b
Date: 2007-04-04 03:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Walter
I do hope you were tuned in around 6:00 this morning

Oh, I wish! lol
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User: sionnachair
Date: 2007-04-03 20:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's lovely. Can I ask how it is made?
Claire
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-03 21:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Crochet -- granny squares to be specific. Sets of three DC (double crochets) worked around in increasing squares. If you've never done a granny square, you start in the middle -- *three DC, chains 2* four times worked around a magic ring (see www.crochetme.com for instructions -- I *love* the magic ring), then turn over, and start the second row.

Each square is then bordered with three rows of single crochet in the sage green, then the squares are crocheted together with more of the sage green. Then, to finish it off, four rows of single crochet in the "embroidery print" yarn. Embroidery Print is one of the "colors" Caron Simply Soft produces. the texture is different than most of the other yarns in the Simply Soft line, but I *love* the blend of colors.
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User: sionnachair
Date: 2007-04-04 20:37 (UTC)
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I've made granny squares and sewed them together, but this is another level. It's beautiful work.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-09 22:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you *very* much. It means a lot to hear such flattering remarks from another needleworker.
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jebra
User: jebra
Date: 2007-04-04 00:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You know . . . it looks awfully good in that room.

It's a pity -- I suspect The Lads would rip it to shreds.

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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-04-04 02:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Funny you should mention that, I was thinking that very thing when I took the photos this morning. On the other hand, you already have two afghans, one made by your grandma and the other one made by three of mine.
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