With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Pretty Pink Afghan with Roses in Tunisian/Afghan Stitch

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Pretty Pink Afghan with Roses in Tunisian/Afghan Stitch

Growing up, my very best friend lived right next-door. My family moved into our new house when my mom came home from the hospital after giving birth to me, so we were friends from infancy. She is less than a year younger than me and was a grade behind in school, but we were always together. Her dear mom enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful items. One day she told me to pick out an afghan from one of her pattern books and she would make it for me. I am guessing I was about 10 years old.
This is the very pretty result of her kindness. I have always loved this pink afghan with the pretty roses on white diamonds. I even took it to the hospital when my youngest daughter was born 17 years ago.
My friends mom called it the afghan stitch but I have also heard it referred to as Tunisian. Here is a close-up of the stitches.
Yes, we remained friends ~ she was even in my wedding. We lost contact for a long time after children came but reconnected a couple of years ago. hmm... I haven't talked to her for some time... think I'll give her a call :)
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17 comments:

Melinda said...

This was such a great story! It's so great in this day and age to hear about lasting, lifelong friendships, and having such a special keepsake adds to the special feeling of continuity.

ceekay said...

Your afghan is lovely and what special memories. Yep, I would call your friend. How wonderful that you are still in contact!

Serenata said...

How lovely to have that beautiful afghan. It is really pretty

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely afghan. I've never seen one so pretty. I can see why you treasure it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Gina

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh, oh my GOSH!!!

This is stunningly beautiful. I love to crochet myself, but this one....just WOW!!!

My show n tell is not published. I finished a painting in watercolor, finally! Come by and see it if you can find time.

Happy Friday.

Hootin' Anni said...

oops...my 'not' means now...typo. LOL

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful! The color is a perfect pink. Such detail.
Cindy

marie said...

What a special memory and what a beautiful afghan! I can totally understand why it's such a treasure to you.
I hope you get/got to speak with your friend today!

Have a joy-filled day!

Nanna said...

what a beautiful afgan, & the sentimentalness of it makes it even more beautiful, I learned to crochet way back in the day & often think of picking it back up again
Helen

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful gift!!! And how great you've been able to reconnect again after years apart! I would love to get together with you the next time I head down to Ft. Dix. I've only been one time!!! But maybe I'll talk the Colonel into taking us down for a few days in over the summer, who knows?? I will definitely let you know!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Lady Katherine said...

How beautiful it is! Your so lucky to have such a wonderful made gift!

Briana said...

That is so pretty. What a special treasure full of wonderful memories.

Leann said...

Wow, before you said this was crocheted I thought it was a blanket.

What great memories and a great friendship!

Call her:)

Leann

crochet lady said...

Very nice to have those gifts that mean so much through the years. It a very beautiful piece. I have never tried doing the Afghan stitch. I'll have to give it a shot sometime.

Thanks for following my blog. I'm always blessed when I visit your's.

Elena said...

What a beautiful afghan and such a beautiful story behind it. Thank you for sharing this special treasure!

Boo-Bah said...

How nice to have kept it so long. It is really beautiful and the colors are especially pretty. Such special memories you have that go along with the afghan. A wonderful treasure to share with all of us.

Iris

Noor said...

How pretty, I love it.

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