Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Baby afghan for great niece, Elizabeth.
Sweet Valentines for great nieces, Alayna, Allison,
 and Elizabeth.
Hi there!
How are you doing today?  I finally mailed out a project
that took me far too long to finish.  My great niece,
Elizabeth, was born several months ago.  And, I finally
mailed out the afghan to her along with cute little CAS
Valentines for her and her sisters.  I can't remember when
I made a card so simple, but I did want to get them out in
the mail today.  I came up with this simple design and put
a little something inside for their piggy banks.  They live
in Michigan and I don't often see the little darlings.  I'm
sure they will have lots of fun on Valentine's Day!
My cards were so easy to make with Bazzill white base.
I used SU heart punch, pearls from Queen&Company, and
twine from Doodlebug.  I can't tell ya how relieved I was
when I mailed this package today...hehehe!  I have
another niece that is due in May with a boy.  Yikes,
I better get started on another afghan to finish it in time!
Well, that's it for now.  Thank you for viewing the afghan
and cards I made!  Hope you are having fun with your
crafts!  Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!


  1. Oh, the afghan looks so beautiful! I'm sure it will be treasured. The valentines are adorable! (BTW, you don't look old enough to have great nieces!)

  2. You don't look old enough to have a great niece:)
    These are so sweet and I just love the simple design of the Valentine's Day cards.


  3. Maria, what a beautiful afghan you made. It looks so soft. I can just feel it almost.
    The cards are so sweet, too. I'm sure they will love receiving them..and the money. :-)

  4. Sweet valentine cards for your niece's, Maria! And I love your crochet blanket!!!! It will keep Elizabeth warm and cozy!

  5. That afgan is adorable!!! I with I could knit and crochet :-) They will love the sweet cards too!

  6. So sweet! What a great gift for little Elizabeth! Sweet Valentines too!

  7. What a beautiful Afgan! I love trio of cards too. :)


  8. Lovely little cards, and love your sweet blanket too.

  9. Aw, love your heartfelt projects, Maria! The baby blanket is really beautiful. Reminds me of a personal story: my beloved grandmother loved to crochet (never knew how to knit, though), and when I found out I was pregnant with baby #1, I asked her for a white baby blanket. She loved using crazy colors all the time, but I specified white and even bought the yarn for her. It was the end of January, and I was due at the end of May. She had not even begun the blanket, and then she died in her sleep. I was crestfallen. My great aunt (my grandmother's sister) took the yarn and crocheted the blanket, which she presented to me at my baby shower. Very touching.

    I know your blanket will be appreciated too! And the monetary gifts...well, those never go out of style. ;)

  10. What a lucky baby! Love that afghan and the cards are darling :)

  11. You are sooo talented, Maria! How sweet!

  12. You are lucky when you have a great aunt like you. The afghan is lovely and will be cherished. Love the Valentines you made too!

    It;s always nice too have your project finished and sent on its way to the recipient:)

    Time for a new project:)Enjoy your day!