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Thread: a turtle for a one year old's birthday

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    a turtle for a one year old's birthday

    We are honorary great grandparents to little Gia (Gianna) and watched her mother grow up next door to us many years ago. Now she is married and her hubby, her and baby are in Alaska, as he serves in the coast guard. I want to declare I will never ever ever ever ever ever.....knit this turtle again. GIGGLING. It came out of a very old knitting toys book I bought and what her mother picked out for Gia for her birthday. I hope you enjoy it. It is so ugly it is almost cute. (Laughing at my silly self)

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    Like a cabbage patch doll! it grows on you! She will love it! and I like the quilt patches on its back!!

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    Well my 15 yr old loves it and wonders if you have a pattern.She likes to knit/crochet. Kind of like a pillow pet. It looks huge on the pictures. Something to wrestle with, hug, drag around and sleep on. Great!
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    Anna....check your PM message reply please


    Glad everyone likes the monster turtle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    Well my 15 yr old loves it and wonders if you have a pattern.She likes to knit/crochet. Kind of like a pillow pet. It looks huge on the pictures. Something to wrestle with, hug, drag around and sleep on. Great!

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    He's gorgeous...love his facial expression...that's one happy, cuddly and unique turtle Thanks for sharing.

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    I think you should be proud of that turtle: they live a hundred years you know!

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    nicely done
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    Wow, that is great! Bet the little one will LOVE it!

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    thanks so much for taking time to notice the turtle. I sure hope baby Gia will enjoy it for some time to come. I appreciate your comments. Big hugs to all.

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    Look at the smile on his/her face. It's happy to be here and a part of your life. I am sure your honorary GGD will love it and play with it for years to come.

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    Well blessing to you for being who you are. I too had honorary Grandparents, Our real ones had passed before we were born. And what a blessings my honorary Grandparents were. that is an awsome turtle you made and I am sure she will have lots of fun with it.

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    She is going to love it! I agree, a bit ugly but...very cute, too...
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    Looks great! I like it.

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    I can picture a happy tot bouncing up and down on the turtle's back. But if you ever feel the need to make another reptile....patchwork one, and save yourself the knitting grief.

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    I just know that turtle will be loved to death! It will be hugged, loved, dragged around, wallowed on, and anything else a young mind can think of.

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    thanks Iraxy. You only live 2 hours from me. I'm in Crescent City! We've been here almost 23 years now. I appreciate what you wrote and hope that will be the case.

    Last night I made 3 quilted cloth turtles (stuffed with polyester stuffing) (not big like the one above.) I have to finish the 3rd one today. I will post a picture when there are 3 to show. Like to sell but no clue what one would pay. They are about 5 by 7 inches and could be decorative or used as a pincushion.

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    I have always loved turtles. Your's looks great!! My adult daughter has two Real turtles and one is over 14 yrs. old!! The other about 11 yrs. old. Wish mine lasted me a few months when I was a young girl..mine never lasted for years.
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    thanks everyone for your replies on the big old turtle. I sure appreciate each one. HUGS TO ALL

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    awe that is just too too cute!!!! I know she will just love it........
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    Thanks Myrna. I sure hope you are right! I have packaged up your small turtle and will get it in the mail tomorrow. Hope you like it. It would also make a cute pin-cushion. I don't know what plans you have for it. It is also just a nice size for babies fingers. Now who do you know and are VERY close too, that has little baby fingers???? ggl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    awe that is just too too cute!!!! I know she will just love it........
    Last edited by wordpaintervs; 10-08-2012 at 04:24 PM. Reason: typo

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    She will love it! My daughter had a crocheted siamese cat when she was little.

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    thanks. Hope you are right. Glad you liked it.

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