Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WHAT TO DO WITH GRANDMA'S OLD AFGHAN

It was incredibly cold today so I stayed home to sew.  I really only got two tote purses done because I took time to bake a pound cake and fix a nice dinner.  Do you have one of those old afghans like our grandmothers made?  Here is an idea for you.  These are fully lined with an inner extra pocket, vintage button closure and the backs and straps are denim:



10 comments:

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

I wish I do have one of those Afghans, and I also wish I could make them. You did a good job in dividing them into small totes.
Wishing you a wonderful week Bernideen.

Marijana said...

Lovely! I love the color mix.
Hugs

kitty said...

How pretty your tote bags are, Bernideen! I still make granny squares!

Jill said...

What a great idea. Granny squares are very popular.

Beth said...

Your tote purses are amazing, Bernideen! Love them! I don't sew; wish I could but I just don't have the patience! Hope your week is going well and that you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I hunted for yarn last year until I had enough to make one of those old fashioned afghans - it holds such happy memories from my childhood and now I have one of my very own.

Beth L. said...

I think the idea of using those afghans for totes is terrific. Now I "know" I have one around
somewhere......

janice15 said...

They look lovely, great idea with love Janice

maria13corvette said...

Beautiful! I live in California and I'm always asking myself how can anyone handle that cold? I guess you get used to it, but I lived as a young girl in the mountains of Chihuahua Mexico and it snowed there, I don't enjoy the snow anymore. Its beautiful but at my age, cant handle the cold either. Great post, thank you

KathyB. said...

I have an afghan my cousin gave me that was crocheted by my grandmother . The afghan was crocheted with wool yarn many years ago. I could not bear to cut it up ,so my husband & I use it at the foot of the bed to warm us for the many cold winter nights. I have realized over the years I really appreciate the work that went into this simple afghan , the colorful warmth & comfort it offers us , and the generosity of my cousin who gave it to us. I am hoping to in turn gift it to an appreciative grandchild in the coming years. I write this because I have spun up and woven many rugs and table linens, sewn many quilts, and wish my loving labors to be appreciated.

That being said, I really do give to special people in my life my hand-work. When I give a gift I do relinquish ownership. Then it is theirs; to do with as they please. I only hope they know even a fraction of all that goes into a hand -worked gift that is lovingly given.

Using the afghan squares to create many more precious items is a creative way to share the wealth !