Forest Reflections Shawl

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Shellie2355 wrote
on Jul 29, 2010 2:07 PM

Yes, I made a wedding shawl for a friend using the same yarn, but in white. It is Bernat Baby Coordinates and has a silvery thread woven through to give the shimmer. I thought the green would accent the "Forest" idea and I know she looks good in green tones. Thanks for all of your encouragement, Toni!

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Shellie2355 wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 7:26 PM

Here is an update about my Mom's birthday present, using the Forest Reflections Shawl pattern from the Summer, 2010 issue. 2 days before we were due to leave for North Carolina, my Mom had a third stroke and was in the hospital. My son and I traveled as planned, to celebrate Mom's 86th birthday. She had difficulty communicating with us, but when I gave her my gift, she asked me, clear as a bell, "did YOU make this?" She insisted on wearing it right there in her hospital bed!

She is holding the cake for the camera and is responding to a joke. It was wonderful to see her so interactive with us. She is at home now with my Dad, who has taken care of her since they were both 17 years old.

Thank you Interweave Crochet for giving me the perfect pattern for my Mom.

Shellie Dunn
Somonauk, IL
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Toni Rexroat wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 1:46 PM

That's amazing! I started to tear up when i read your update. There is nothing quite like handmade gifts crafted with love. I wish your mother good health and we are so amazingly grateful we could help you.

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Shellie2355 wrote
on Dec 7, 2010 10:18 AM

Just an update. My wonderful Mom has slipped into a coma after 4 more strokes. The prognosis is not good and we are just waiting now. She's had a long, wonderful life and 70 years with my Dad. We will miss her.

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Toni Rexroat wrote
on Dec 7, 2010 12:57 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She has been a lucky women to have such a wonderful family in her life.

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Shellie2355 wrote
on Aug 24, 2011 10:13 AM

A final posting to this thread:

My wonderful Mom passed away in her sleep on Sunday, August 21. After a long battle with multiple strokes, she passed quietly.

I am very grateful for having this wonderful crochet pattern that I gave her for her birthday last year. Thank you Interweave Crochet!

Shellie Dunn
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Toni Rexroat wrote
on Aug 24, 2011 12:17 PM

Hi Shellie,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am so grateful you invited us into your life and shared this experience with us. The beautiful relationship you had with your mother has touched many of us, myself included. I know I will give my mother a special hug the next time I see her. Thank you.

Best wishes,

Toni

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Astorin wrote
on Aug 28, 2011 9:34 PM

Gorgeous work Shellie! 

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Astorin wrote
on Aug 28, 2011 9:35 PM

Oh I posted this and then saw the updated posts about your mother. I'm sorry for your loss. I bet she enjoyed your shawl very much.

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Wolfykwe wrote
on Sep 7, 2011 9:52 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss.  What a beautiful gift it was to you and your mom to have been given the opportunity to share that moment of love together.  What a beautiful thing you did for her.  I'm sure it is a memory you will treasure for a life time.

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Shellie2355 wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 9:32 AM

Although my Mom passed away last August, my sister found some photos in her phone recently and sent them to me. I had never seen my Mom wearing my shawl except in the hospital. These photos were taken before she had her final devastating stroke.

I really miss her, but these photos make me so happy, because she obviously loved this shawl. 

Shellie Dunn
Somonauk, IL
http://4evercrochet.blogspot.com

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mamagriz wrote
on May 28, 2012 9:15 AM

Where can I get this pattern?  It is beautful!

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Shellie2355 wrote
on May 28, 2012 10:17 AM

This is from the Interweave Crochet Magazine, Summer 2010 issue. 

Thank you for your interest.

Shellie Dunn
Somonauk, IL
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teonaaa3 wrote
on Jul 3, 2012 3:04 AM

that's great, I thing my mamm won't be against to get such a beautiful shawl, too. I'll try to do this but with different color. How you think won't it be difficult to do in 2 color?

 

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Shellie2355 wrote
on Jul 3, 2012 9:36 AM

Ooo, it may be very difficult to do in 2 colors. The pattern is formed continuously. What I mean to say is that there is really no intermediate row where a color could be added (to separate the motifs). I think it would be hard to use a second color for the solid areas as that requires the advanced technique of color blocking. 

If you would like more than one 'color' look, I would suggest a variegated yarn. There are so many beautiful ones out there and you can get so many different affects from striping to pretty blocks. Here is a photo of a crocodile stitch afghan I created for my sister.

This is one stitch pattern repeated, but the yarn itself is variegated and creates this nice affect.

Hope this helps.

Shellie Dunn
Somonauk, IL
http://4evercrochet.blogspot.com

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