Ta-dah!

HURRAH! In the past few days I’ve received the paperwork confirming that I have passed my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and I’ve completed my masterpiece blanket, which illustrates my diploma journey.

I promise that I will now update the masterpiece pages here on the blog and on Pinterest. I also plan to create a more user-friendly way of looking at all the squares and reading their stories… watch this space!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the blanket – yarn, squares, support, ideas – without you all it wouldn’t have been possible.

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  1. Eluned Evans

     /  August 1, 2014

    Congratulations – really well deserved. And the blanket truly IS a masterpiece.

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  2. Well done! Not that I doubted you would pass. And looking forward to seeing the blanket for real in just over a month’s time!

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  3. It’s huge! I hope it doesn’t weigh a ton on the bed. I love the idea of you sleeping under a wealth of creativity and good wishes, though. Congratulations, well done on both fronts. Now, what are you going to get us to make next…?

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  4. I don’t think the Diploma was ever in doubt but Huge Congratulations anyway. The Masterpiece is just that and is absolutely beautiful. You’ve done a wonderful job balancing out all the contributions and framing them so well.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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    • I’m feeling very pleased with myself this week… need to sort out my scrapbook now with all those lovely letters (yours is already in there, but there are still quite a few to add).
      xxx woolly hugs xxx

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  5. So gorgeous!!!

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  6. Congratulations, well done and well deserved! That blanket is indeed a masterpiece, it looks fabulous. have a great weekend! Johanna

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  7. Many congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Congratulations on passing your diploma – the blanket looks incredible!

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    • Thank you! Half of the squares in the blanket were made for me by my blog followers, friends, family and other diploma apprentices, so it s a truly collaborative effort and wouldn’t have been possible without all those amazingly generous people ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Congratulations and wow what a wonderful heirloom blanket! So great that it was a collaborative effort. It’ll be telling your story for years to come. Thank you for sharing it. Moke x

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  10. Wow, what a ……..well, masterpiece, it’s beautiful, it’s come together wonderfully. Congratulations on both your successful finishes. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your Tree of Life, I’d like to do something before I go away at the end of the month if possible, any thoughts yet on the finished size of Tree, that would give me a starting point.?

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    • I keep looking at your lovely row of sunflowers in the blanket… they really make me smile!
      The tree of life is going to be on a single bed blanket and will include trees and roots. I should think that leaves, flowers and animals between a couple of inches and five inches would be ideal. I am planning to make some crochet flowers about three inches across.
      Thank you so much for offering to contribute to another project ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Thanks for this, now I know what size I can start “something”. And if you’re wanting to ‘pay it forward’ I have an ongoing project where I’m making and collecting squares, between 6 and 8 inches, not knitted though, fabric. I’d love it if you’d like to contribute Jan. We could email if you’d like to know more.

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  11. WOW! That is breath-taking! I remember seeing from time to time comments on blogs we both follow about squares being ready to send, sent or ‘sorry I’m so late sending my square’ notes – and my interest was piqued. What you have is amazing – this is truly an heirloom blanket! You must be so happy with it and feel so supported in your being and your work. Congratulations you have birthed a collaborative creation of great beauty – and use! I am totally in awe โค โค โค

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  12. That’s wonderful news, Jan – very well done ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love the Masterpiece!

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  13. Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you… and thank you for your beautiful contribution. I love handling the squares that were sent from all around the world and feeling a little closer to the friends who made them.

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  14. So wonderful! A map to a beautiful future … thank you!

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  15. Congratulations to you. What a marvellous achievement. The Masterpiece looks so amazing and I get such a thrill to see my square amongst all the other lovely ones. You’ve put the whole thing together so beautifully, too. It was such a great idea and a fantastic way to help spread the word about the importance of permaculture. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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    • I’m still blown away by all the contributions and how fabulous they all look together – what amazingly creative friends I have! Soon I will get going on my Bavarian blanket… yarn is just waiting for me now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Let me know when you are making your next international jobby and narf will be there with a square for you :). I see Ms Teddy/Totties gorgeous Bavarian square and so many others. I particularly love the “L” plate one and the snail. How could it not have a snail or two? ;). More congratulations and praise heaped on top of everyone else here’s praise and congratulations and you deserve it because we can never have enough permaculturalists in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • The L-plate probably took the longest on any square to make – it was Mr Snail’s contribution and he learned to knit in order to make it. I suspect it’s going to be the only thing he ever knits!
      And, in fact, there’s another snail up at the top left that’s not so obvious.

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