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February 23, 2011


Jennifer Gallucci

Personally, I love your idea of stitching these together to make a throw blanket. What a score! My mind instantly went to warm home accessories. And, hello, I don't know that I've ever commented on your blog although I have followed it for about a year now. I really love it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, patterns, inspiration and farm life. I am so happy you're back. I cried when I got your chicken post. I am so sorry about your loss. The February Funk has gotten me this year, too. I am just now pulling out of it. Even though I have finally gotten my first winter cold and we just got a late snow in Seattle. Still, February is almost over!


Oh those look SO cozy. Can't wait to see what you do with them!


wash them really well right away to make sure there are no hidden surprises (like moths...) maybe freeze them too...


Ohhh! Those are great! I'd keep them just the way they are. I have some from an old woolen mill in Iowa, where they no longer weave their own fabric. They are from an old Amish community called "The Amanas." Anyway, they mean that much more to me because they no longer weave the fabric. Do yours have labels? I really like the one on top of the rest, in your top picture. The colors are so unique. Let us know what you decide to do!

Here is my {aPaD}post for today... http://madebyhandonplanetearth.blogspot.com/2011/02/apad-in-which-boys-trick-out-my-lego.html

Thanks, as always, for sharing!

Pam from Kansas

Jennifer had a good idea - I probably would not have thought of that. I think they would make a beautiful blanket. Lucky you!


i am on it! and for anyone who is reading #1 rule of antiquing and thrifting is wash, wash, wash. as a knitter i worry about the 'm' word and as a mother i worry about the 'l' word. so everything that enters our house takes a trip through the washer first.


hi jennifer! thanks so much for reading and i am so, so happy to hear from you too! we've all had colds for the past two weeks and can't seem to shake it. hang in there. i can feel spring on it's way.


suzanne, some are royal scot (but 100% australian wool) and some are macbeth made in scotland. i think I have another, but not from this lot, that is an amana. i'll have to check. if it is, it's yours :)

thanks so much for sharing your posts. i love them! i wish jorn could hang out with your guys. they'd have so much fun.


(a picture a day) see my blog.... I´m full at working so very little else is done but ... here is my picture from yesterday.
A boring one, but my daily reality, nowadays!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Collins

I think that's a splendid idea. You could sew them together by hand using leftover sock wool - but how long are they? Would you end up with a meaningful blanket or a shawl-like thing (not bad either)? As it's -27C here this morning, that seems like the perfect project to me.


yes! i was thinking of blanket stitching them together with some crewel that i have stashed. believe it or not the blanket would be almost large enough for a twin bed, certainly a very generous throw. each scarf is at least a foot wide and 5 ft long and i could always add more scarves as i found them too :)

Karen r

As a bed cover I would create a 'quilt' by adding a back with batting, ot they would be great as a table runner sewn double wide end to end.


Cool, Abi! That would be so neat if an Amana scarf made it out your way. Sometimes I wish I could track the lives of some of the things we have found at thrift stores...

I wish my guys could hang out with Jorn, too. Maybe someday!


These are beautiful! I love the idea of stitching them together into a throw. I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)


glad to see you back too.


I have an absolute OBSESSION with plaid. From my hubby's kilt to any scrap I can salvage from garage sales to auctions they line spare cubbies the house over. Scrumptious

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