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Thread: new afghan for me from my daughter!!

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    Rachel just finished her first year of college. She's not the partying type (whew), so when she wasn't studying (she did a LOT of that--Bio/Chem major--3.86 GPA :D ) she was often crocheting or knitting. She needed to keep busy, so decided to make one for her dear old mama. I picked the colors and the design, but she decided which colors went where. I LOVE the edging.

    And it matches my chair so perfectly. :wink:

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    Pretty cool Mother's Day present. Pretty cool daughter too to do that for her mom!! It's GREAT!!!

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    That's pretty! And what a nice comfy afghan to curl up with, huh?
    What a great kid you have!!

    My mom knitted and crocheted (that word just doesn't look right).
    For wedding gifts, she would make everyone an afghan. They loved it. She made one for me, it's a cream color and the girls call it the "Vanilla Blanket". It's 21 years old and still looks like brand new. It travels in the suitcases when we move and if something were to happen to it, I wouldn't know what to do. I just wish I could do that. I can knit, but not crochet, my oldest can......

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    Beautiful afgan.......you can tell by the afgan an gpa that she makes good use of her time . smart girl...and pretty :D

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    Very snuggley looking afghan you have there Karla. Looks like you "done good" raising that one! :D :D

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    She did a really good job! She sounds like a great kid.

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    That was so thoughtful of your daughter to do that for you, especially at her age. You two must be great friends too.

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    Jackie--we are good friends. She had a hard time with homesickness when she first started college so we talked on the phone every single day. The hard part were weekends--there was NOTHING at this college to do, which made it so hard. Plus she graduated from high school a year early so she was only 17. So we spent a LOT of time talking to help her work it through. Plus she came home every other weekend. It was about a 2 hour ride to get her--but my husband has been out of work since July, so he was able to get her. Once she gained some friends, everything changed. I was lucky if I got an email every other day. :wink: She's transferring to a college that has all kinds of weekend activities next semester--AND it's only an hour away.

    I spent a day with her when I had a week off of school and it felt so nice to have my 18 year old girl so excited about spending the day with her mother. We went horseback riding. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Jackie--we are good friends. She had a hard time with homesickness when she first started college so we talked on the phone every single day. The hard part were weekends--there was NOTHING at this college to do, which made it so hard. Plus she graduated from high school a year early so she was only 17. So we spent a LOT of time talking to help her work it through. Plus she came home every other weekend. It was about a 2 hour ride to get her--but my husband has been out of work since July, so he was able to get her. Once she gained some friends, everything changed. I was lucky if I got an email every other day. :wink: She's transferring to a college that has all kinds of weekend activities next semester--AND it's only an hour away.

    I spent a day with her when I had a week off of school and it felt so nice to have my 18 year old girl so excited about spending the day with her mother. We went horseback riding. :D
    Isn't it great when you can sort of drop the parenting thing and become friends with your kids? I love hanging out with both my girls. Shopping, lunch, just girly things. Now, sometimes Laurens' hubby does come along, but he's great when we need to buy clothes....he gives us the thumbs up or down on them. Heck, he'll even pick out the clothes for us! lol

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    Awe, very beautiful! :)

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    that is beautiful. what a great kid. i know you are very proud of her.

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    What a beautiful afghan! I hafta ask tho', when do you get to use it? Oh yeah, when you're on the computer chatting with us! :mrgreen:

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    Ha ha Celeste--how do you know me so well? :wink: I sat in my chair today to read over stuff for school. I actually had a very down day--very tired for some reason. Makes me mad because there's always such a list in my head, but I have covered up with it for short periods. It sure is soft and snuggly. It's made with Homespun yarn--that was one of my requirements. :D

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    very nice gift..Nice colors too:D

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    Nice to see that creativity gene was passed down from you to your daughter! It looks gorgeous & soooo snuggly :D

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    Awww, it is so pretty and snuggly :D I bet you feel like you are getting a hug from her when you wrap up in it! :D

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    Love it!!! Is that not a special gift. Something you will treasure forever and isn't it great when daughters become such good friends!! I don't know of any friend I enjoy as much as I do my daughter we have great times together. The last 3 years for her birthday i have given her a day(that includes me) that is just for anything she wants to do(husband had to take care of kids--this day may last until into the night) last last year Michael
    Bolton was in concert on her birthday--that was a great day and night. She hasn't decided what she wants this year--hard to top Michael Bolton.

    But I just can't get her interested in any kind of sewing or neddlework. I am not giving up though.

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    That was so thoughtful.......its a beautiful afghan - ryou obviously are very proud of you family...and rightly so...you did a great job raising them and it shows :D :D

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    Such a nice present from your daughter. It will be cherished forever I am sure.

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