Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crocheting a Wedding Blanket

(yes, Emmy is taking a picture at the same time)

So, we had some exciting news recently - Nolan (our second oldest son at 18) is engaged to his sweetheart, Rachel.  They have been best of friends for over a year and have decided that they are ready to commit their lives to one another.  On June 7th to be exact.  Pretty quick.

Rachel loves daisies so I thought I would crochet a daisy blanket.  The squares above are just some I made using yarn I had at home but  I need to decide on colors.   She also likes pink, but I am not sure if that would be a good choice for this... any suggestions?

I am finding my new book to be a truly special gift right now as our family navigates through both celebration and trial.   The author is Sister Jose Hobday who draws on her own experience growing up as a Native American Catholic in the American Southwest.    Stories of Awe and Abundance is a collection of essays on topics ranging from Native American Spirituality to living simply, women in church, and peace and justice.  Throughout the book Hobday stresses her enthusiasm for the presence of God in the ordinary.

Joining in with Ginny.


  1. First.... Congratulations!!! A June wedding with daisies will be lovely.
    As for the afghan... I can see it being pretty done in a very pale aqua with white petals and a pale pink center. You could also do it in all white with a pale yellow center or pale pink center.
    Can't wait to see it when you are done.


  2. Awwah! How exciting! Congratulations to the new couple. So wonderful. :)

  3. Congratulations to your family! Such a gift of love. Maybe you could do the main squares in a darker neutral color, the flowers white and each center a different color. The contrast between dark and light would really make the flowers pop.

  4. Congratulations! Such a lovely idea to make a wedding blanket. I love the colours you are using in the photo, not sure about adding pink but yellow might be pretty, a very soft yellow. The book sounds do you find such inspirational books to read?

  5. Such exciting news! I love the squares that you have done so far.

  6. What happy news, Tonya! Lots of love to your whole keeps growing!!!
    xo Jules

  7. Congratulations! How exciting and just a teensy-tiny little bit horrible imagining your boy leaving home to start his own! But ultimately that is our goal right? To raise good strong men, who are ready to face life and whatever it brings for each of them! (My oldest 3 are boys so this has been on my mind a lot lately) So very happy news altogether.

    As for the wedding blanket, I like the colors you chose, but if I were picking out a blanket for me, (also a lover of daisies) I'd probably go with either of the choices Tiff mentioned above. The very pale aqua sounds very pretty, and so does the all white scheme with just colored centers. I hope you'll show us the blanket as it progresses!

  8. This is heart-warming news! Congratulations to you all. And such a beautiful blanket. I love the colors you have chosen.

  9. wow, Tonya- how exciting!!! Congratulations to you all! And you are getting another daughter!

  10. Have you read Jose Hobday's Simple Living book?

    Also very good!