Saturday, November 10, 2007

Kitties and Fleece ...

Monica (my dil) came over on Friday to give Lisa and I a lesson on how to do the tied fleece blankets. We moved the dining room table and set up the fleece on the floor .. Beau decided he needed to learn how to make a blanket with us .. he was really studying Monica's cutting technique! lol

Cutting the fleece is tiring work! Beau decided he needed a little nap, using the scraps as a pillow .. a couple of minutes after I took this picture he actually slide up so his head was really on the pillow of scraps .. too funny!

Lisa an dI had a great time learning how to make the blankets .. so I Saturday we went shopping for more fleece. We found two great sales!! Joann's was having a sale on patterned fleece .. 50% off most of the patterns we picked. I think the most we spent was $6.00/yard. The plain colored fleece wasn't on sale .. not a bad regular price, it was $8.00/yard .. but we decided to get the prints and go to another fabric store to see if we could find any other sales .. well, Hancock Fabrics had all their fleece on sale for 30% to 50% off. We couldn't believe our luck! And we were able to find solid colors that worked with all the patterns from Joann's. Here's all the blankets ready to cut and tie .. I'm sooo happy with everything we picked out! Here's a list of the blankets ....
Starting at the top left .. the Frogs are for Lisa, the plaid for her sister, the apples for her sil, the Seahawk print is for her younger son Travis, the pawprints is for my friend Cheryl, the reindeer is for me, the multicolored flowers is for my friend/neighbor Joan, the penguins is for Monica, the University of Washington print is for Lisa's husband Ken, the other seahawk print is for my son Robert, the Christmas plaid is for Lisa's mom, the leaves is for my dad's girlfriend Jean, the sunflowers is for my friend Pat, and the Christmas Cats/Trees is for my sil Tammey.

And here are the two blankets we made Friday night .. they are 5 X 5, perfect lap blanket size.

Saturday night I decided to start on one blanket .. got it all cut and ready to tie. I had put it on the dining table while we had dinner and watched a movie .. when the movie was over .. look what I found ... Subie and Chloee had found the fleece blanket and were sound asleep on it .. had to take a picture .. they were sooo cute! lol What is it about cats and blankets?? Think I might have to make them their own little blankets for Christmas! lol

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

I'm grateful for our kitties ...

12 comments:

Sally said...

It looks like you are going to be very busy making blankets Michele! I love the ones you have made.

I guess the kitties like the fleece because it will be comfy and warm:)

Vonna said...

They look warm and cozy! :)

Barbara said...

Your kitties look like the 'purrfect' feline fluffballs. :) I just love those fleece blankets!!!

Michelle said...

Michele, this post is great! DH and I made these blankets last Christmas and everyone loved them. I bought the fleece that was pillow-sized at Joannes and that is what my kitties got from Santa. Have fun!

karen said...

Michele you will have fun making these. we made a couple last year and probably will make more. I made a camoflauge one for DH and he loves it for hunting. the dogs really like these too. LOL hugs, karen

staci said...

Congrats on finding the fleece on sale, woohoo!!! My mom made each of my kids those fleece blankets and they just adore them, they're so soft and warm (and machine washable, lol!)

ps. Love all your finishes that you got back, they're all so wonderful!!!

~Kim~ said...

Those are the best kind of blankets, and so easy to make!

Tip - remember to double knot each tie, or you will be doing it in the future.. LOL Learned from experience!

~Kim~

Michelle said...

Very cute (the kitties and the blankets). A friend of mine made a whole bunch of these one year for Christmas gifts and they were a big hit!

Heidi said...

wow looks like you'll be sick of cutting and tying by xmas! LOL :)

Shelleen said...

love the blankets. My SIL made some one year and I would like to make a couple this year. How many yards do you buy for one blanket?

Sharon said...

Fleece and fur - what a "purrfect" combo! It sounds like you had fun and my goodness, what a lot you accomplished!!! I'm sure you'll have lots of happy friends and family!

stitcherw said...

Your blankets look like they'll be wonderful, soft, warm, snuggly, and cute. And obviously the kitties think you are making them for them. :)
Sue