I have chosen a crochet related post as my Five On Friday this week (as usual hosted by Amy at Love Made My Home). As some of you know I am making 2016 a year where I am trying to do as much as I can, in my own small way, for charity, so have challenged myself to make twelve blankets to donate to a local residential care home for them to distribute to the residents at Christmas plus I am making another blanket for an old school friend of mine who is running a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House in Southampton (a home where family of sick children can stay so they can be close by the hospital where their children are being treated). My friend's grandchild has been in hospital since she was born awaiting a heart operation and the parents are staying at Ronald McDonald House which is entirely run on charity donations so this is very dear to my friend's heart).
I have already completed three blankets this year (the butterflies on them are the symbol of SIBOL (Sunshine International Blankets of Love) which is the organisation that I am creating the blankets for.
When I am creating the blankets I am always thinking ahead and trying out new ideas for future blankets so my Five On Friday are squares that I have lined up to be used later this year. Apologies that some of them don't look very straight at the moment, these are just the prototypes and when I am making the squares for real they will all be blocked properly.
|This daisy design will be my next blanket and will be the one to be donated to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House|
|I love this snowflake design although the navy border looks very dark on here, not entirely sure which colour(s) I will use for the border yet - watch this space!|
|African Flower hexagon, I have my colours lined up for this one, you will have to wait and see what I come up with but looking forward to starting on this.|
|Maybelle flower square, I am planning to crochet this one with lots of different colour flower centres and possibly edge each square with cream.|
I hope you have enjoyed this week's Five on Friday and will go and seek out other Five on Friday posts that are linked from Amy's blog.