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Sewing the Recovery Blanket and Knitting

Today I am ready to start sewing the Recovery Blanket together. My father passed away at the end of August, it was such a tragic loss…. We began a wonderful project a few weeks earlier, a healing project, where we decided to knit a blanket. This blanket was originally started for my dad as a comfort to him on his road to recovery after a stroke. Sadly, he is no longer here with us and it has left a huge vacuum in our lives. This project was continued for my dear mom, it will be hers to wrap herself in a warm hug and remember all the wonderful years she shared with my father.

Today, I took out all these beautiful rectangles that have been knitted by my family and so many wonderful and caring people from all over the world. Some of these people, I have never even met before, they saw the pattern on Ravelry, read the notes  and wanted to send a rectangle to show their love and support. I am so grateful to all of you. As I sew this special treasure, I am humbled that so many sent in these beautiful pieces of knitting and felting. Thank you.

I have also been working on patterns for the animals for my Christmas Nativity Set. I have added the changes for yarns and needles sizes so that the animals will be the same scale as the Holy Family, you can see more about this here on my Ravelry group. I wrote new patterns for the sheep and goat so that they will be to scale as well. Their patterns are on Ravelry and are called Nativity Sheep and Nativity Goat Patterns.

I am off to prepare for our St Nicholas celebrations tomorrow:)

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Creative Friday

Needle Saver / Book

Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my little Nativity Set, I really appreciate it!!! I have had many knitters write to me asking about the scale of the other farm animals and them fitting in with the nativity set. I have been working on the the donkey pattern so far and if he is knitted in a thin DK yarn with 3mm needles, he is the perfect scale for the nativity. I will be working on the rest of the patterns over the weekend and will be updating the animal sizes, yarns and needles sizes over on the Nativity Set thread on my Ravelry group. I think thas will be the best place to keep all the information together.

Happy knitting!

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,

Linda

PS I am offering a Christmas advertising special on my blog for December.

My blog has over 100 000 page views per month.
Facebook: Mamma4earth + Natural Suburbia: 2100 likes
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$ 15 / R 125.00 (usually $ 30 / R 250.00) for December

First come, first served

I would love to share your beautiful handmade items and lovely blogs with my readers:)

You can email me if you have any questions and also include your shop link: lindadawkins@mweb.co.za

Thanks Linda

 

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Christmas Nativity Set and a Giveaway

 

Hello:)

I just wanted to share my little Christmas Nativity Set here with you, I will be placing it alongside out advent display a little later this year. I really enjoyed designing these characters, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus and love its simplicity.

The pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry.

I am so looking forward to Christmas this year, the festive feeling that fills our home, the decorating, St Nicholas Day on the 6th, family coming all the way from Zimbabwe to spend Christmas with us, we haven’t seen them for years… all such good things happening, my heart is very grateful. Kye and Caiden have made little calenders and are marking off each day.

Giveaway:

I am giving away 2 Nativity Set Patterns to 2 of my lovely readers, if you would like to win, just leave a comment and if you would like to earn extra entries, just share on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and let me know here in the comments that you have shared.

The winner will be chosen on Saturday the 1st of December.

Congratulations to:

Becky November 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

Love it!!!

AND

Barbara Szatkiewicz November 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

Very nice and with the camel and donkey my Nativity set is complete. Thank you.

PS My 20% off sale on Etsy is going to continue until Friday evening, coupon code; LOVE1

xo

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Creative Friday and Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

Hello,

I am so grateful for all the support you show me with your lovely comments and your purchases of my knitting patterns.

Thank you and to show my gratitude I am offering a special discount in my Mamma4earth shop from today, Black Friday, through to Cyber Monday.

I am offering a 20% discount on EVERYTHING in my shop, just use Coupon Code LOVE1 in the checkout to claim your discount.

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,

Linda

 

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