Friday, February 13, 2009

A HAPPY "PINK" VALENTINE'S DAY

Welcome to another Pink Saturday at my blog. If you would like to participate in Beverly's Pink Saturday just click on the Pink Saturday logo below or on my sidebar. Thanks Beverly for all you do.

Last week another person showed a picture of a quilt she'd been wanting to make for many years. Now I can't recall who it was, but for me seeing that quilt was a light bulb moment. I knew what I would show for Pink Saturday this week.

When I was pregnant with our second son in 1970 my friend taught me how to crochet squares for a baby afghan. I sat for hours making little pink and blue squares. Back then no one knew beforehand what they were having, so I made my squares in both colors so the afghan could be used for a boy or a girl. The predominant color was pink. Needless to say, I never finished. Throughout the years the unfinished afghan moved with us numerous times. It always had a place of honor on the top shelf of my closet. I had good intentions and always intended to finish. I thought I might get it done for the birth of our third son in 1976. Then I thought I might finish it someday if I ever had grandchildren (which I don't). Many years (39 to be exact) have gone by and now I don't even remember how to finish it!

And of course, little Zoom had to check things out. She was a big help while I was taking pictures.
Oops! If I ever get around to finishing it I wouldn't want to be missing a square. :)

I bought all the yarn while we were living in Sicily. That means my unfinished afghan has traveled from Sicily to NJ, Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, back to Oklahoma, and finally back to Texas. If nothing else, it's well traveled.


And since it's also Valentine's Day my Chatty Cathy's had to get into the act. Here are two of them all dressed up in pink for this special day. The one on the left is wearing an adorable pink Valentine's Day sweater under her jacket. You can see the hearts peeking out. I recently won the sweater in a contest that Loretta at House of Houben ran on her blog. The one on the right is wearing a pretty Valentine's Day dress that Loretta made a few years ago. Loretta has been sick all week, so I hope she sees this and it helps to cheer her up.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday/Valentine's Day! See you next week.



46 comments:

  1. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day Betty!

    Susan

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  2. Betty, that is the cutest kitty photo, and the cutest Chatty photo! I'd forgotten all about that dress & the sweater looks so cute...Guess what I have? Bronchitis. Now I feel really stupid as I've had this on and off all my life and you'd think I'd learn by now to go to the Dr the moment I can't breathe. I've taken one pill and it's already working. The raspy wheeze has died down. Have a very spectacular Happy Pink Day and Valentine's Day!

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  3. You'll just have to learn how to put those blocks together when that special grandbaby comes along! ;>)

    Have a great Valentine's Day, Betty!

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  4. Happy Valentine's day Betty and Happy Pink Saturday...if you take a peek at my blog for today, there is a very pretty quilt on it also! My Chatties are still dressed for Christmas so I had to reuse an old picture from years gone by instead of a new one! Your chatties look darling in their Loretta creations!!
    Linda

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  5. Happy Valentines Day to you Betty - hope you have a wonderful day. You visited my last saturday pink saturday and requested a bible verse from the Bread of life box :)

    Isaiah 58:9 "Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer."

    Take care, Judith

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  6. LOvely story. Happy pink Valentine's day

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day, Betty, and I love you, Zoom, you are the cutest ever.

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  8. My gosh, I've got something similar hiding in my house, too, only it's an afghan I started for my son and his wife about 16 years ago...sigh. Let's get these things done!

    Happy Pink Saturday, oh, and ♥Valentine's Day♥ too!!

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  9. Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day too!!

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  10. Happy Pink Sat and Happy Valentines Day too. I know what it's like to have pieces of unfinished projects just waiting to be completed....Char

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  11. Happy Pink Day and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. What a sweet post....funny but tender at the same time. I have the same problem...squares that have never been attached. I should try to do it during the week and give up watching TV until it's done. You've inspired me!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day too!
    Deanna :D

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  13. Your afghan...well traveled..., very funny. Your cat seems to love it...and who knows one day it will be one large gorgeous piece. Happy V.

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  14. Betty, your kitty is darling and so is the unfinished afghan. I enjoyed your story.

    My husband's Grandma was from a little village in Sicily, and we need to visit. How fun to have lived there.

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  15. I'm sure it will all come back to you to remember to get it done. I hope! I myself have so many projects that need to be completed as well! Have a Nice Day!

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  16. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BETTY AND HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
    I LOVE THAT LITTLE CAT WANTING TO TAKE UP KNITTING...LOL
    I HAVE TWO CATS...THEY ARE QUITE THE CHARACTERS AND MY LITTLE RESCUED SCHAUZNER IS THE ANGEL. THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS TO ME....
    BOY WHEN YOU GET THAT BLANKET TOGETHER IT WILL HAVE QUITE A HISTORY
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  17. Happy Valentine's Day and happy Pink Saturday!

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  18. How cute!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

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  19. What a fun post! Makes me want to go out and buy some yarn and also relearn how to crochet those squares (it just dawned on me that I don't remember too lol).

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to know where you got your Chatty Cathys or did you have them from childhood. I would love to get one for my sister - Cathy. She had one when we were kids but who knows what happened to it.

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  21. Chatty Kathys are looking good. I have several baskets of good intentions in my sewing closet. I still mean to get them finished some day. I love your squares.

    Have a gret Sunday.

    Jennifer

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  22. Hi Betty! I was so excited to see my first comment! From you!! That was very sweet. I enjoyed reading your blog too. What is Pink Saturday? I am learning as I go here, but I've been reading alot about tablescape Thursday and Pink Saturday. It all sounds so fun, I just don't know how to join! I feel like such a blogdork!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Kim

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  23. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥ Diane

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  24. Your pinks are just lovely. I have really enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and hope to see you once again at Pink Saturday.
    Patricia
    http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

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  25. Betty,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
    What a beautiful photos of your cats. I love cats.
    Hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  26. Betty,
    What lovely photos of your kitty.
    When I was pregnant with my youngest daughter I crocheted a hair pin lace baby blanket, it was the first & last thing I ever crocheted.
    Hope you had a lovely Valentines day.
    Blessings ~Mary~n :-}

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  27. In regards to your post about your mother's wedding dress--I have a wonderful vintage dress that fits perfect with the look of our powder room. I put a fancy hook up on the back of the door, put the dress on a pretty hangar, and so visitors to my powder room get to enjoy this great dress! I do worry about a kiddo wiping their hands, so I have plenty of towels in there!

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  28. Love their little shoes. Your mothers' wedding dress is precious. Hugs, Rosemarie

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  29. Betty ~ Thanks for answering my question about Chatty Cathy - I'll keep my eye out for them!

    Have a good day!

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  30. Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day. Loved reading about the traveling squares. I also have a few unfinished pieces have traveled for over 20 yrs. I just can't part with them, I know that one day they will be complete.

    Thanks for coming over to visit and I hope you come again. Love making new friends.

    Hugs :)

    Irma

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  31. Hi Betty! That really is.a sweet story! Maybe one day you can finish it. The kitties seem to like it!;) your dolls are lovely!
    Hugs,
    Sheri

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  32. Hahaha........now that sounds familar. I bought some yarns and knitting needles and they are still lying idle somewhere in my cabinet...lol. I hope you will finish it one day. :) Happy Pink Saturday.

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  33. Happy Belated Pink Saturday as well as Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you had a loved filled day. Zoom is adorable..I remember to crochet those squares as well.Thanks for the visit darling..hope to see you again soon..hugs ~lynne~

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  34. Kitty is so cute! Looks like Zoom is going to take over your handiwork.

    Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

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  35. Hi Betty,

    I'm still working on setting up my blog and I have a question I thought you might be able to answer. How did you get the pretty background for your blog?? I can't figure that one out (and my hubby's a computer whiz!!).
    Thanks a million!
    Kim

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  36. CUTE kitty! Hope you had a GREAT Valentines weekend!
    Fifi

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  37. Your kitty is so adorable!!!
    Happy Pink Valentines weekend!
    Thanks for stopping by;-)

    kayellen

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  38. Betty - thank you for visiting me earlier. And thank you for sharing your unfinished afgan with us. I have my own unfinished knittings for years and am relieved to hear that I am not the only one to carry them around. Happy belated Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day. Chloe Patricia

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  39. sweet post. there is never enough time and always something "else to do" Happy Valentines and PS

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  40. Oh, you should finish the afghan - it's lovely and has such a history! I adore your dolls.

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  41. Betty!! Thanks for the info on the blog background - I'll be working on that tonite. I just can't get enough of this stuff! Poor Rich is afraid he's never going to see me again - HA!!

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  42. P.S. You have to add yourself as one of my followers on my blog to make me look good!! LOL!

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  43. Thank you Betty! You're the best!

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  44. Hi Betty - still busy over here decking out my blog!! Oh what fun!!
    I love your kitties - Buddy and MaMa look just like the two I used to have - I miss them.
    Btw, my Amy just loves your dolls! She is in the process of saving up her birthday money to buy herself a new Amercian Girl Doll - she wants Molly. Have you ever been to the American Girl store in NYC?? It is amazing! I'll tell you all about it sometime.
    Kim

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  45. Hi Betty,
    Great post!
    I LOVE the sweet little blocks that you made! I have many projects sitting undone in my sewing room - some date back to when my children were very young. Also - it's never too late to finish up a project either. You could probably find a pattern online that matches the one that you were making.

    You could also make it into a pillow or use the blocks sewn together for little satchets for your dresser.

    I love them displayed in the basket just how you have it. Your kitty obviously does too!
    Have a blessed day today,
    Kymber

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  46. Cute cute cute. All of it. I love how your yarn squares have traveled so much!

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