There were some lovely raffles and items auctioned and lucky, lucky me held the winning bid for a GORGEOUS custom crochet blanket made by the sweet and very talented Nicole from Dabbling all Day.
When I went back to read her auction post here, I had to have a giggle...'I was trying to figure out something I could make, something small and quick'.
She has been hooking away for many, many months and this week my beautiful blankie arrived...perfect timing, it's turned bitterly cold this week and we are all a bunch of sickies so there has been much snuggling on the couch.
When the parcel man handed over my package, I bolted inside-after saying thank you, of course..and ripped into it. I have been watching it's progress on Nicole's blog but oh my goodness, it is SO GORGEOUS in real life and SO, SO HEAVY! She had tied it with beautiful, bright ribbon as well as the sweetest card and a yummy chocolate too. I was SO HAPPY:) My lucky day!!!
And now the big reveal...
I am totally thrilled with it! It is so beautifully made. I'm sure Nicole probably thought she might be crocheting in her sunnies when I chose such bright colours, but our home is very neutral and very brown with splashes of colour so it is just perfect for us.
Imagine working on this night after night, week after week, month after month and then having to give it to someone else! I think you are AMAZING Nicole and SOOO GENEROUS OF YOUR TIME.
Such a wonderful, worthy cause and this little family will be snuggling under your beautiful blankie for many years to come:)