Super snail!

Exactly a week ago, a lovely snail square arrived from ‘Young at Fifty‘. However, in order to include all the elements, she’d had to make the square a bit bigger than the standard ones for the Masterpiece. Over the past week, therefore, I’ve been working on creating a special part of the blanket.

I made some flowers (you may have seen some of these before):

An abundance of flowers

An abundance of flowers

I crocheted a wide border around the square, so that it’s the size of four of the standard ones:

A big square

A big square

And, once it’s stitched into the blanket, I will decorate it with some of the flowers:

It will end up looking something like this

It will end up looking something like this

What do you think? I’m really pleased with it.

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21 Comments

  1. It looks great.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  2. I love her work and I particularly like her snail. It is so expressive and the flowers around it look great. I am sure she will be very happy with what you have done with it. 🙂

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  3. It’s gorgeous!

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  4. Flowers have an important place in permaculture, and I see you’ve been raising a healthy crop of them! It’s looking very formal, though, I’ve never seen a permaculture garden that didn’t sprawl in all sorts of interesting directions…

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  5. Fantastic! I’m also struggling with making my square the appropriate size…it really wants to be 7″ by 7″. I will continue to try to make it submit to my will. 😉

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  6. It looks wonderful x

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  7. Ahhh crocheted flowers, it takes me back to my wedding. 🙂

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  8. OMG this looks gorgeous !!! You have really turned my snail into a masterpiece ! The flowers are all so lovely and cant wait to see your finished blanket.

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    • You really inspired me… all my focus was on joining squares until your snail arrived, and then I thought – what can I do with this? And the border and flowers just followed on. I’ve now made some leaves too and I shall embroider stems to give the snail a real garden to live in. Thank you, again!

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      • Aww leaves and flowers …what else can a snail want !! You have turned an oversize, ill fitting contribution into a central focal point of your masterpiece. Happy to be part of your creative enterprise 🙂

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